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Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 39504
Rpo Lakeshore Cawthra
Mississauga, ON L5G 4S6


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, and who can provide a vet reference.

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

Please Note: we answer adoption requests giving priority to online applications rather than voice mail ones.
If we are unable to answer your phone calls it means that we are busy dealing with online applications.
We are unable to answer all calls because of time restraints.

Unfortunately, due to a high demand, we are unable to respond to requests on our phone line to surrender cats at this time.
Our foster homes are full, so if you wish to surrender your cat please submit an online application.



KITTEN SEASON IS HERE
AND WE ARE LOOKING FOR FOSTER FAMILIES!!

****At this time we are looking for fosters who have experience looking after PREGNANT cats and NURSING moms!!****

Over the next few weeks / months, there will be many pregnant cats and orphaned kittens needing our help, and we cannot do it without your assistance.

If you are have experience looking after PREGNANT cats and NURSING moms and are able to foster, please fill out an application

If you are unable to foster at this time but would still like to help us with these little families, please consider making a donation...  no amount is too small to make a big difference.


JOIN OUR FOSTER SUPPORT TEAM!!
Do you like (love) cats and kittens?
Do you have good people and writing skills?
If you answered yes to the above questions, you might want to consider being a part of our foster support team!

You must be able to talk to our foster parents in order to get to get a sense of what their cats / kittens are about, and be able to convey that in writing.
We need to know about their personalities, what kind of home they would do best in and any funny quirks the kitties might have so we can profile them in the best adoptable light on our web pages.

Good spelling and grammar skills are not only an asset, they are a must!!

If this sounds like something you'd like to take on, please fill out an application.


GNOCCHI NEEDS A FOSTER HOME!!

Gnocchi is a 6 year old male, Flame Point Ragdoll cross who is looking for a new home.

He's not getting along with the other cat in the home, and both cats are stressed, so it is with a heavy heart that his current person is looking to rehome him to family that has no children or other pets.

Gnocchi's a bit shy, not really a lap cat, but he does love chin and butt scratches and playing with the wand toy.

It will take him a bit of time to adjust and warm up to a new situation.

If you have the time and patience to give Gnocchi in a foster home, please fill out an application


CAN YOU PROVIDE A FOSTER HOME??

These cats and kittens are in a shelter north of the city where their chances of being adopted are far less than they would be if they were part of the Abbey Cat program.   

If you are able to provide a loving, nurturing foster home, please fill out an application.
Let's get these cats out of the shelter and in to forever homes!!
  
     
Roxy DOB Jan 01, 2021
(mother of Pip) 
Pip DOB Oct. 01, 2021
(mother of Majesty) 
Majesty
DOB June 01, 2022

Majesty and her Grandma (Roxy) and Mom (Pip) found themselves at the shelter because their family had been evicted from their home, and left the cats behind. 
Roxy is very friendly and social (loves people) and would do well with another cat in the house. 
Pip likes people and children, but she can be a bit shy.
Majesty is friendly and playful -  good with people, fine with other cats. 
They came from a home where there was a dog.
It would be wonderful if Pip and her daughter Majesty found a home together.
     
 
 Cindy DOB - Sept. 01, 2022 Adele DOB - May 1, 2022

Cindy was found abandoned on the side of the road with 17 other cats and kittens.

She's very friendly and playful and would do well in any home, especially one with children.

Adele was one of the cats and kittens found with Cindy, abandoned on the side of the road.
She's very sweet and friendly and would do well in almost any home, she needs to have a kitty companion.



 FOSTER HOME NEEDED!!  

Jolene and Tapestry are looking for a foster home together.  
If you're able to foster either pair, please fill out an application.
We are hoping to bring them in to the city this weekend.
   
Jolene and Tapestry!!  
 
 
DOB estimated February 01, 2022
   
                

Jolene (on the left) was abandoned at a farm along with her sister,  and about a month later the pair brought into a shelter north of the city.

Jolene has been a big sweet cuddle bug and is much more outgoing than her sister Tapestry. 
Jolene loves getting her picture taken and loves to get lots of attention
Tapestry is more reserved than her sister but still likes to have attention as well.


FOSTER HOME NEEDED FOR BOWIE!!!

Bowie's desperately in need of a new home.

He was found as a stray and taken in to be a companion for the resident cat, but it wasn't a match made in heaven.  

He is not getting along with the other cat and has been segregated to a small room in the house, and both felines are feeling frustrated.

Bowie is about 9 months old (he's a big boy) affectionate and loves being around people...  and he loves his toys.   

We would like to be able to get Bowie out of his current situation and in to one of our Abbey Cat foster homes... but we can't take him unless we have a foster home for him.


Could that foster home be yours?  If so, please fill out an application.
 


FINN NEEDS A FOSTER HOME!!

 
This saucy boy desperately wants to be your friend, but he just doesn't know how to go about it.



Finn is around 2 years old and currently in a shelter waiting for humans to call his own..




If you have the time, patience and love to give Finn while he blossoms into his full potential, please fill out a foster parent application.

    

     
THE SITUATION UNFOLDING IN THE UKRAINE IS HEARTBREAKING!!

Humane Society International's  Animal Rescue Team and country office staff are on the ground in Europe, helping Ukrainian refugees fleeing the conflict with their beloved pets by providing funding and supplies such as pet food, collars, leads, toys, treats and water bowls, as well as veterinary care. 
Please consider making a donation to support their emergency response for Ukraine and other lifesaving efforts worldwide.  
***Contributions to HSI Canada are not tax-deductible***

  

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!

Have a skill set or extra time you can lend to the organization? We want to hear from you!

We desperately need a foster parent coordinator, 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