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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***



Do you remember when the great Muhammad Ali was called Cassius Clay?
I think of him when I see Abbey Cat’s Cassius. They have a lot in common. They were both fighters, survivors, champions.

Our Cassius came from a hoarding situation.
A young un-neutered male, Cassius challenged the older males in the house and was banished to the outdoors.
The family fed him, and say he was friendly.
When they surrendered their many other cats, though, we had to work to get Cassius.
They were going to move away and leave him behind.

When Cassius arrived at his foster home, he was thin and malnourished, testament to his struggle to survive outdoors. He was also terrified.
His foster mom has worked for months at reassuring him, making him feel safe and loved.
He will accept pets now, and treats certainly, but he has a long way to go.
Cassius has had little reason to trust people, and if we are going to ask for that trust, we’ll have to work for it.  

“The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses - behind the scenes, in the gym and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights.” Muhammad Ali.

Cassius is trying so hard. He wants to stay inside with his foster family. He wants the pets and scratches and tickles, but he is so scared.
He will be a loving cat some day, his foster mom is sure of it.

What he needs now is a special home - a forever home, or a long term foster home where he can be the only cat.
He needs an experienced cat lover who knows where he’s coming from and what potential lies in his beautiful eyes.

Can you be the one for Cassius?

If you are that special person, please fill out an application today... foster or adoption... and one of our volunteers will get back to you.


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 

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.


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.


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.


While waiting for a foster home - Arabella gave birth to 6 healthy kittens on September 20, 2019.

We are trying to get this family out of the shelter  (a very stressful situation for a new mom) and in to a foster home where they can be loved, and nurtured until everyone's 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 6 kittens?

If the answer is YES! please fill out a foster parent application.


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


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