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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





***We regret that due to a high volume of calls, we are unable reply to those applicants who ask for only one kitten and have no kittens at home.*** 

***Because of the high volume of interest that we are getting, we process online applications for kittens first and we may not get to telephone enquiries either in a timely fashion or perhaps at all***


IF FOR SOME REASON YOU ARE HAVING TROUBLE
FILLING OUT THE ONLINE APPLICATION
PLEASE CALL THE PHONE LINE -  416 284 2140 

GRETEL URGENTLY NEEDS A NEW HOME!!!

Imagine how hard life on the streets can be for a little cat.
Cold, hungry, wet, dodging 
cars, cowering from foot steps in a grim race to survive another day.

How much harder that life would be if that cat had once been a pet, warm and fed, loved, playing with children, sleeping in laps.
Would the little cat on the street even remember that time, or think it was a dream, something she imagines before she falls asleep behind a 
dumpster.

Now the little cat has kittens - three tiny kittens who also need food and shelter.
Her life just got three times harder.

A kind lady saw the little cat and her babies, saw the struggle to survive and helped by bringing them to Abbey Cats.

Things got better. The adorable kittens grew up in the safety and comfort of a foster home and were adopted into excellent homes. 
Then, after spay surgery and recovery,
Gretel’s day also arrived and she went to her own forever home.

Happy ending.
Or, it should be.

But Gretel is back. She is miserable in her new home.

She is bullied by the other cat, terrified to come out from under the sofa.


She goes repeatedly to the door, trying to find a way out because even the streets can have moments of security.

The other cat pounces on her in her litter box and poor Gretel doesn’t know where she can safely go.


Worse, the human has already replaced her - a new kitten is arriving from a breeder at the end of the month.

Gretel needs a new home.

We don’t know how long she was on the streets. Her rescuer and her foster mom say she is not feral.
We do know she is unhappy, and scared and probably has absolutely no reason to trust people ever again.

But we’ve seen cats like Gretel before; it’s what we do.

Gretel needs time, comfort, security and consistency.
She needs to be an only cat.
She will respond to love and attention, but nobody can predict how long that will take.

Can you be the one who rescues little Gretel again?

If you have enough love and patience to give Gretel the home she needs and deserves, please fill out an application foster or adoption, and one of our volunteers will get back to you.


FOSTER HOME NEEDED FOR CHARMAINE AND HER 8 KITTENS!!!!!

Charmaine gave birth to 8 kittens on September 16, 2019... they are in a shelter waiting to be placed in a foster home.

Of course, this is was not the ideal situation for this young mom to be in to welcome her babies in to the world.
While Charmaine will be well cared for in the shelter, it's not the same as being in a loving and nurturing Abbey Cat foster home.

Second only to finding a permanent home for each and every cat in the program, fostering is one of the most important aspects of Abbey Cat Adoptions.
We do not have a shelter and rely exclusively on volunteer foster homes to care for our cats and kittens while they await placement in permanent homes.
Our Fostering page will provide you with additional information on how you can become a foster parent to a cat in need.

If you would like to offer Charmaine and her kittens a safe, warm and caring place to hang out until everyone's ready to be adopted, please fill out a foster parent application.


SWEET SWIRL NEEDS A HOME!! 

This beautiful young girl was found wandering with her mother and sibling north of the city.
When the people who have her now went to rescue the family, the mother and sibling had disappeared, but they were able to take in Swirl and have had her for about a month.

They would love to see Swirl adopted to a loving home and have contacted Abbey Cats for help.

This little lady (4-5 months old) loves to play and is allowing her rescuers to pick her up and pet her.
Swirl is a distinctive looking silver, broad stripe tabby, who is still somewhat frightened by loud noises.

In time, and in the right environment, Swirl will be a wonderful addition to a family.
If you would like to foster Swirl and heap loads of love on her while she's waiting for a permanent home, please fill out a foster parent application.


EXPERIENCED FOSTER HOME NEEDED FOR A PREGNANT CAT!!! 

We are trying to get this pregnant cat out of a shelter and in to a foster home where she can give birth to and raise her kittens until everyone is ready for adoption.

The person who found her had housed her for about a month before surrendering her.
The mom to be was fine with the finder's kids and dog(s)…however the other cats at the shelter are stressing her out.

She’s a bit grumpy at times when she sees the other cats, but when she’s one on one with just people she’s very outgoing and loving.
This little lady is not much more than a kitten herself -  maybe just over a year old.

Do you have room in your home and your heart for her and her impending family?
If the answer is YES! please fill out a foster parent application.


KAMILLE IS STILL WAITING FOR HER PERMANENT FAMILY!!

Kamille, an elegant little tortie, was surrendered by someone who could no longer care for her.
She wasn’t hungry or neglected. Perhaps she was loved.
But what is almost certain is, Kamille believed she was.
How do we know? Because when she arrived in her foster home, Kamille was distraught, cowering from her foster family, neglecting her grooming and wailing all night for the only home she’d ever known. 

Today, not even six weeks later, Kamille is a sassy, confident and playful young cat.

She only cries if the foster mom isn’t fast enough getting the food out.
She seeks cuddles, and turns on the purr machine when she gets them.
She loves the other cats in the home, and plays energetically with them.

She would be sad if she didn’t have a cat playmate.
She is, however, fearful of small children, and likely has no experience with them.

Just like people, cats have quirks too.
Kamille’s guilty pleasure is TV. She cannot pass a TV screen without pausing to watch.
She loves Days of Our Lives. We don’t have the heart to tell her Modern Family is coming to an end.
She thinks the laptop is hers and will climb up waiting for her squirrel and bird videos on YouTube.

Lewis Capaldi sings: “I was getting kinda used to being someone you loved.”
Kamille lost the one she thought loved her, but with the gentle, expert care of her foster home, she has regained her confidence and is a happy and well-adjusted cat. 

Can you make her feel once and for all that she’s someone who is loved?


Kamille MUST be adopted to a home where there is another cat for company.

If Kamille is the girl you`ve  been looking for, please fill adoption application today!!


 ARE YOU THE PERSON FOR MISTY??

Misty is looking for someone to love.
It’s not really accurate to say she is looking for a home.

She has a home, sort of, at the shelter and still she’s miserable..
Misty is warm and sheltered, 
safe, fed, even given playtime and cuddle time and her heart is breaking,
Why? Because she 
knows that she doesn’t have a person.
Our companion animals have been bred for thousands 
of years to be just that, our companions, and Misty is no different.

Misty needs a warm unmade bed where she can snooze while her human is in the shower; some cats like Misty like to sit on the toilet seat and watch the morning shaving or make-up routine.
Misty needs a human to talk over the day with her and look for her opinion on what not 
to wear.
Misty is looking for a soft lap where she can get her ears stroked while her human 
checks out FB, Twitter and Instagram over morning coffee.
Misty needs a window that looks 
out on a street that is her street or a garden that is her garden so that she can be rightly indignant if a bird or squirrel trespasses on it.
Misty knows the sound of her human’s car, or 
footstep or key in the lock and her little heart swells when she realizes her human has come back, back to her and their home and their life together.

Misty lived all her life with an owner who might have loved her once, but didn’t any more.
What 
happened to make her drop Misty and the other cat at the shelter?
Was she moving to a place 
that didn’t allow pets? Was she missing the frisky kittens they once were, and had lost interest in a mature cat?
No one knows.
The other cat was adopted because she was younger, and 
Misty, abandoned and sad, is still waiting for someone to love, as she once loved that owner who didn’t love her back.

Mature cats like Misty have much to offer a discerning person.
Initial costs are lower because 
she is already spayed and has had veterinary and dental care.
An older cat has learned the 
rules of the house, knows to leave kitchen counters and people food alone, doesn’t knock over knickknacks or swing from curtains, or zoomie through the bedroom at 3 AM.
A mature cat ties 
its daily rhythms to those of its human.
Almost everyone who has adopted a mature pet says
they know, they realize you’ve rescued them and they’re grateful. Misty doesn’t like other cats, likely because the one she lived with wasn’t introduced well, and is skittish with noise and sudden movements so probably best in a home without small kids.
Misty wants to love you - 
can you love her back?

If you could be Misty's human, please fill out an adoption application and one of our volunteers will be in touch shortly.
Let's get this gal out of the shelter and in to a permanent, loving home!!

 LULU'S STILL LOOKING FOR HER FOREVER FAMILY!!

Lulu has gone through a lot of change during the past year of her life, which has caused her to be very nervous.
When she first arrived at her current foster home, she hid for the first week.
Since then she has made a lot of progress and now snuggles with her foster mum and the other cat in the home.
Although she has made great strides and loves to have her chin scratched, she still needs a lot of patience and is still very nervous about wandering during the daytime.

Lulu has recently discovered that she loves toys.

She prefers to play cautiously with a wand toy from under the couch with her foster mom during the day, but if her mom is in bed she becomes much more adventurous and will play with toys all over the home.

Lulu gets along well with the other cat in the home, and will often rub up against her and likes to be groomed by her. As long as she is given a safe, quiet space to adjust and is introduced to the new cat slowly, we think she could do well with another (friendly) cat.

The key to winning Lulu over and getting her affection is food. She loves food! She knows the sound of a can opener and as soon as she hears it she begins to meow and follows her foster mum and rubs against her legs begging her to hurry up.

Lulu needs a quiet, calm home, with a room where she can adjust and fell safe. Too much open space is challenging for Lulu, especially in the beginning.

Lulu is a sweetheart who is just waiting for the perfect human(s) to have the patience to let her come out of her shell at her own pace and be the cuddly, playful cat she is destined to be. Lulu does better the more time someone is at home with her. They will see her confidence improve a lot more quickly. The wait will be well worth it.

Lulu MUST have another cat for company, she would be very lonely on her own!

To learn more about Lulu... fill out an adoption application, and one of our volunteers will get back to you.


NEW KITTENS

Abbey Cats is always taking in new cats and kittens who will be looking for permanent homes...
Until they are ready to be adopted, we rely on our wonderful volunteer foster parents to take care of them.

If you are interested in becoming a foster parent - please fill out the foster parent application today.
We are always in need of experienced (or those willing to learn) to join our foster parent family.
 Foster Parent Application Form


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, adoption counsellors and foster parents!!

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