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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.


BRAVEHEART NEEDS OUR HELP!!!
AND WE NEED YOUR HELP TO HELP HIM!!

Just a scrap of life.
A tiny scrap of dirty fur and enormous odd eyes.
Braveheart, when he was found by his rescuers, cut such a pathetic figure it was hard to imagine he would last the day.

His devoted little mother, barely out of kitten-hood herself, did her best for her litter of six. But the cold and the hunger overwhelmed her; rescue didn’t come a moment too soon.


Tiny Braveheart wasn’t ready to give up either.
When he came to an Abbey Cats foster home, he had never had regular meals before, had never been warm enough, had never played, was never loved.
His beautiful eyes, so infected they were crusted shut, were carefully cleaned and inspected.
He is blind, his corneas so scarred that he has likely never seen.
But that doesn’t stop this indomitable kitten from just getting on - he has catching up on life to do, and Braveheart was named for his heart. This is no quitter.

The dedicated team at Beaches Animal Hospital attended to his eye infections and assessed the damage.
It is thanks to them that Braveheart arrived at Toronto Animal Eye Clinic, and the incomparable Dr. Wolfer.
The news was unbelievably good, literally a Christmas miracle.
Braveheart will regain some vision with carefully staged surgical repair.
These delicate eye procedures will give him a life he has never known, a miracle the Toronto Animal Eye Clinic
does every day.

Braveheart’s surgery, recovery and foster care will be expensive, but there will be many expenses and many damaged cats in the future.
Our work goes on, and we can’t do it without you.

If you can spare a few dollars to help us help Braveheart (and others like him) please consider making a donation.
No amount is too small to make a big difference in the lives of the cats and kittens that come in to Abbey Cat Care.

Saving one cat will not change the world, but surely for that one cat, the world will change forever - Karen Davidson
 

FOSTER HOMES NEEDED!!

There are several kittens in need of foster homes... they're currently in a shelter north of the city.. where their chances of being adopted are much less than if they were in the Abbey Cat program.    
    
Isaac, Ivy, Hailey & Jayde 
siblings DOB Nov 29, 2021
Jingle_ female
DOB  Jan 01, 2021
3 x 4 month old siblings
DOB Sept 01, 2021  

These babies were rescued from living outside in sub zero temperatures and taken to the shelter where they have been assessed and deemed ready for foster homes and adoption.

Can you help us find them permanent homes by fostering?
Please fill out an application if you have room in your heart and your home for these little ones....
    


DREAMER IS PREGNANT AND NEEDS A FOSTER HOME!!
  Dreamer is currently in a shelter north of the city where she was taken after being found dumped and deserted on a farm.

She is very calm and friendly and loves to be petted.. and, is very close to delivering her kittens.

Dreamer is around 4 years old, and this is apparently not her first litter.

Can you offer Dreamer a safe and loving home where she can birth and raise her babies until all are ready for adoption?

If you would like to have the enriching and nurturing experience of fostering, please fill out an application.

If you are not able to foster at this time, but would still like to help us help Dreamer (and others like her) please consider making a donation... 
   

 
FOSTER HOMES FOUND FOR THESE 3 CATS!!
     
Glenna
approx - 4 years old 
Arlo 
approx - 2 years old
Ronald 
approx - 4 years old 

These three are now settling in to their foster homes and will soon be available for adoption.
Once they are ready for permanent homes they will be posted on the available cat page.

 

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