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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.





COVID-19 Adoption Process Changes

Abbey Cats is still functioning as close to normal as possible inasmuch as we are still responding to rescue calls and requests from Shelters to take cats into our program. We are NOT closed.

We are doing contactless pick up (contactless from humans) and have significantly modified our operations.

All paperwork (Contracts, fees etc) are done digitally.

All home visits are now done virtually through apps such as Zoom, What's App etc. This includes foster home visits as well as adoption visits.

Pick up is either done by way of a "curb side" as in the carrier is handed into the foster home and the cat is placed inside the carrier and given to the adopter OR

The adopter comes inside the home wearing mask and gloves and stays at least one metre apart from the foster parent. This will be a joint decision by the foster and the adoptive parent.

Stay safe, everyone!

Morse

This is Morse, one of the rescues from the recent hoarding situation.

Fae

This is Fae from the hoarding situation being bottle fed by her foster parent and looking a little happier than she did when in the Shelter a couple of days ago where the first pictures was taken.

Alyssum

This is Alyssum, she is another one of the rescues from the hoarding situation, she is 5 months old.

Yardley

This is Yardley, one of the rescues from the recent hoarding situation. He is 6 months old.

Rescues from Hoarding Situation


What is it about cat hoarding that makes people laugh?

The “crazy cat lady” inspires cartoons, jokes, and standup routines. But cat hoarding is a no laughing matter. It is the dark side of pet ownership, hidden from view, suspected but unchallenged until things reach a crisis. As the ASPCA warns, the implications are far reaching, encompassing not just mental health but also public safety and animal welfare. Imagine a one bedroom apartment in Toronto - overcrowded with young adult cats and kittens, no air conditioning and no fans. The sweltering stench of misery and suffering is indescribable

Abbey Cats is involved in evacuating a tragic hoarding situation in Toronto and the first batch of 15 cats & kittens are urgently looking for foster homes. If you’ve ever thought of fostering, contact us now to discuss it. You literally could save a cat’s life by keeping it out of a shelter, and helping it become the kind of adoptable pet we all want.

These are two tiny survivors from this hoarding situation. The smallest and the most vulnerable.They are only 4 weeks old and already learning what a harsh place the world can be.

They are presently being cared for in one of our foster homes where they will receive the best care we can provide for them.

Please help us help more of them who are still sitting in cages in a municipal shelter until we can find foster space for them. If you can't foster perhaps a donation towards food or vet care? No amount is too small to make a difference



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.

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POEM TO MY FOSTER CAT

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