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Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 20026
1077 North Service Road #39
Mississauga, ON L4Y 1A6


Note:  this is a mailing address only – it is not a shelter.
Our foster homes and cats / kittens are located all over GTA

 

Saving one cat will not change the world,
but surely for that one cat, the world will change forever. - Karen Davidson
 



URGENT NOTICE:

Due to an unprecedented demand (especially for kittens) we regret that we are unable to respond by phone to all of the applications we are currently receiving.

We are only able at this time to phone those applicants who have sent in an online adoption application where their criteria matches what the particular cat or kittens' needs are.

We regret any inconvenience caused as we do our best to meet the overwhelming demand we are currently experiencing.


URGENT! CATS NEED REHOMING ASAP

We have six beautiful cats who are confused and heartbroken due to the sudden passing of their caregiver. They urgently need new homes and are used to a quiet, loving environment. They haven't been around dogs or children. (Here are five of them pictured below)

***Adoption fee will be waived in lieu of a donation in order to rehome these cats as quickly as possible.***


RESCUED! MEET CALLIOPE AND HER 7 KITTENS

Meet Calliope and her 7 kittens. Part of the rescue from a Shelter north of the city. If you're interested in helping us save more cats, please get in contact by filling out a foster application. Thank you!


MEET NOVA AND HER TWO KITTENS, ORION & CALLISTO

Nova came to Abbey Cats as part of a large rescue from a shelter north of Toronto with her two kittens aged 4 weeks. Nova is a tiny, gentle soul who loves being around her foster mom, and sometimes follows her around and asks for pets and love. She balances this with spending time away from her two babies to rest up and take some well-needed me time. She is doing a great job with her babies Callisto and Orion. Callisto is a diluted calico like her momma and is the leader of the two siblings. She is a feisty sister who has lots of spunk! She is just learning how to run and coordinate and is taking advantage of that by frolicking after her foster mom and brother. Orion takes after his mother's disposition and is a demure sweetheart. He often follows his sister's lead and loves to snuggle up with her for naps. He loves to let you know when he needs something with his tiny meow squeaks. Callisto and Orion will need to be adopted together.


UPDATE: FOSTER HOME FOUND FOR CHARLOTTE!

Meet Charlotte less than a year old and dumped with her baby in a Conservation Area. Her kitten was picked up but Charlotte was left behind to fend for herself and you can see from her face how unhappy that made her. She will be seeing a vet on Monday to establish if she is pregnant or not. Thanks to all who showed interest in her story. We will provide updates soon. Her new foster mother reports she is delightful with a purr louder than a Mercedes!

 


GOOD NEWS!!

AbbeyCats is happy to announce that due to everyone's hard work we've been able to find homes for all of the kittens and mommy cats from the North Bay situation. Pictured below is Jade (the tri-coloured cat), one of the pregnant cats brought down from the North Bay shelter and has quickly settled into her new foster home.

She is an extremely friendly and loving girl, that is still recovering from an old face wound. She has quickly adapted to her new home, and is always begging for cuddles, purring as soon as she sees her foster parent. Also in the pictures are other cats that we've been fortunate to relocate.

We thank everyone for their kindness, compassion and diligence in helping with the North Bay situation. It is not everyday that we can say we've helped over 20+ cats find warm, loving homes on such short notice. However, it is always best to be prepared for these types of situations and we can always do better! Please consider signing up to be a potential foster parent in case of situations like this or if you'd like to become part of our foster family:

Click Here For Foster Application

OR if you are unable to foster please consider donating anything you can manage as every little thing helps us help more cats in need. To find out more info on donating and how the organization operates/uses donations follow this link (you can also find a link to donate through PayPal there) Donate here 

Heather Rennie

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden death of Heather Rennie who has been a mainstay of Abbey Cats for the past 15 years. Heather never wavered in her life long love of animals and her wish above all to provide them with the help they often so desperately needed.

There was nothing she wouldn't do to help an animal in need and she especially took pride in the incalculable contribution she made on a daily basis to Abbey Cats, plucking cats out of dangerous or highly unsuitable situations, to place them instead in a dedicated foster home and give them their best chance of a better future than they had a past.

Heather wore many hats in the organization.

Screener, ensuring cats would be placed in permanent homes where they were well matched and well suited to their new environment.

Foster parent support where she would provide help and guidance for new fosters to find their feet, to share her extensive knowledge of animal care, or to help experienced ones deal with the heartbreak of losing a kitten, or indeed a whole litter, who had zero chance of survival but where we fought to the end anyway.

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Heather did all this and more and she did these tasks with both humility and grace. Day in and day out.

We will miss her terribly and we sincerely hope that tonight she is busy greeting those pets who have gone on before her, catching up with all of them, sharing their news and getting reacquainted with the many whose lives she touched and transformed..

Rest well, Heather. The next hundred cats we save will be dedicated to your memory. I know you would think nothing could be more fitting.

Lily Anne and Kittens

Lily Anne was found living outside. She was rescued just in the nick of time before having her babies..

We urgently need a foster home for Lily Anne and her kittens. If you can help please contact us right away at abbycats.org or call 416 284 2140

Mother and Kittens from Hoarding Situation

This mother was rescued from the hoarding situation during the birth of her kittens. Mother and babies are doing well.


Cat Responsibility

We at Abbey Cats love to tell you about our adoptable cats and kittens, how they’re beautiful and playful and smart and cuddly and a wonderful addition to any home and family. But let me tell you a little bit about us - I mean, all of us. People domesticated cats 8000-9000 years ago. That means that although they still look a good bit like the original wild animal, they have long lost their connection with the wild, in fact millennia ago.   

Yes, a cat will kill and eat birds and rodents; that part of their essential nature has not been lost. Hounds will chase and kill a rabbit, horses will run for the sheer fun of it. Some things are hard wired. But hounds are not very likely to be left to fend for themselves outside, at least not in Canada. It is a sad reality that many cats are. The perception that they “belong” out of doors, and even worse, that they can fend for themselves, is so pervasive and so wrong that it is heartbreaking. Outdoor cats are exposed to the dangers of cars, weather, predators, getting lost, disease, pregnancy, and aggression from other cats. Abandoned, discarded, unwanted “strays” and ferals also face a slow death by starvation. They are not able to fend for themselves. After 8000 years they have forgotten how. Can you blame them?

We invited cats to join us on our evolutionary journey to modern man. Now we have a collective responsibility to make good on our part of the deal. How? Be a responsible cat owner; keep your cats inside, care for them medically, physically and emotionally, protect them and love them. Spay and neuter your cats. When it comes time to adopt, adopt a rescue, give a kitty another chance, repair the damage done by past relationships and abandonment. Remember when you adopt kittens, adoption is for life. You will see those babies through the good and the bad, including the sick and the old.

Not sure you can afford a cat right now? You’re right, costs can be significant - quality food, litter, toys, spay and neuter surgery, medical costs, boarding. If the timing is not right, consider fostering instead, volunteer at your local shelter, cat sit for family and friends. Are you facing some uncertainties in your future? Serious illness, marital break-up, job loss? Provide for your cat; be responsible. Find a new home, with a firm commitment, in case you have to give your cat up. Arrange for its secure future, allowing you to concentrate on your own.

And - speak up if you suspect neglect or abuse. Be their voice, their advocate, their rescuer.

Cats have enriched our lives for so long, life without them is unimaginable. They feel the same about us. They love us, but they also need and depend on us.

It’s an awesome responsibility. 

VOLUNTEERS URGENTLY NEEDED!!!

Abbey Cats is currently in the process of expanding our volunteer team, and we are seeking cat lovers to join!

We desperately need drivers, and adoption counsellors 

If you are able to help, please fill out an application today!!

We also have several leadership positions open - please indicate in your application if this is of interest to you.

Volunteer Today!!


POEM TO MY FOSTER CAT

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Abbey Cat Adoptions is a registered Canadian charity #88190 0401 RR0001