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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, 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.


ELOISE HAS GIVEN BIRTH!!!
     
On June 29, 2022 Eloise gave birth to 4 little ones.
Sexes and names are still to be determined... stay tuned for updates.

Eloise was found living under a deck and rescued by someone who contacted us.
Fortunately we had room in one of our foster homes and Eloise was able to give birth in the safety and comfort of a loving and nurturing indoor setting.
There will be many more pregnant moms out there looking for shelter..
if we can help them we will, but we need your help in order to do so.

Please consider becoming a foster parent.



FOSTER HOMES STILL NEEDED FOR OUR RECENT RESCUE!!! 

These four little ones were recently rescued from outdoors.

They are currently in a very temporary foster home but will need to be moved soon.
If you can give them love and shelter while they wait for forever families, please fill out an application.    
     
Kendra - female  Kenzie - female  Lucien - male  Lorna - female 
     
We can't do what we do without your help!!             


FOSTER HOMES FOUND FOR ALL FOUR!!!
These four cats are currently in a shelter north of the city.
We would like to bring them in to the Abbey Cat program where they will have a better chance of finding forever homes, but in order to do so, we need foster families!!
If you have room in your heart and your home to welcome and nurture any of these kitties, please fill out a foster parent application.




Peony
 
is a very sweet and relaxed cat she loves to cuddle with her human friends.

There is a possibility that she could be in the early stages of pregnancy.   
 

Lily
is a beautiful cat who loves to greet anyone who walks into the room at the shelter.
From what they can tell she would get along with other cats as she doesn’t seem to mind when other cats walk by her cage.
Lily is a one year old Snowshoe cross    

(now available for adoption)
Preston
is a very sweet boy and loves to be around everyone.
He is currently being housed in the shelter adoption room where there are other cats and he doesn’t seem to mind.
Preston is 3 years old   

Rosie
 
was surrendered to the shelter due to her behaviour changing when the family got a dog.

Upon arrival she was placed in the adoption room where there were others cats, unfortunately Rosie’s behaviour did not improve much.
A couple days later they were able to move her to a room by herself and she has turned into a completely different cat.
She loves being around her humans and having her head and chin scratched.
Rosie is 5 years old.
  



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!!

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