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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

 

Burton

Beautiful, brave Burton is looking for his forever home. Burton is a young neutered male who was dumped at a local feral cat colony. He was somebody’s pet once, maybe a birthday gift or a Christmas surprise, which is never a good start for a living, breathing, feeling animal.

Burton is a handsome boy, and was probably an adorable kitten with his black and white coat, his emerald eyes and pink nose. He was loved, cuddled, petted and showered with attention. But kittens grow up, and somehow his family lost interest in Burton, tired of him, moved or moved on.

How did they come to do the cruelest thing possible? It can be hard to find a new home for a cat, but it can be done, and there’s always rescues and shelters who will accept surrendered pets. But Burton’s family dumped him, and they chose a feral colony to do it. Feral cats in established colonies are intensely territorial; they fight for food, water, shelter, mates. They fight in fact for every inch of survival in their short lives.

Burton had no idea what had happened, where his humans went or why he was outside. He had no skills to survive on his own. Worse, he was rejected by the colony, and attacked repeatedly. If there was a silver lining, it was that this particular colony was a managed one. That means a group of caretakers visited daily, fed the cats, provided shelter and TNR to break the vicious cycle. They noticed poor beaten up Burton, knew he was a simple terrified house cat and rescued him from certain death.

Now in his foster home, sweet Burton is showing us the good boy he always was. He is smart, gentle and affectionate and craves human contact. Although his wounds have healed, he is sensitive about touch in certain taboo areas, like his back legs, undoubtedly a legacy of his harassment from the feral cats.

Burton wants so much to have a family again, this time for the rest of his life with people he can trust to care for him and love him. He has so much love to give in return.

Additional Info

  • Sex: Male
  • Age: Adult
  • DOB: May 29, 2017
  • Colour: Black and White
  • Breed: Domestic S Hair
  • Spay/Neuter: Yes
  • Special Needs: No
  • Good with Kids: Yes
  • Good with Dogs: No
  • Good with Cats: No
  • Adoption Date: June 5, 2020
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Leave a detailed voice message with the name of the cat you are interested in adopting, along with details of your current pet owning situation and previous history.

Please leave a daytime and evening phone number along with your email address and we will get back to you within 12 hours.

Need help finding the perfect fit for your family?

All of the cats under Abbey Cats care are in foster homes, where they receive one on one attention in a home environment.

Our adoption counsellors are familiar with each cat's unique needs and personalities
- please give us a call and we will be happy to help you find your match!


** Please note, due to the nature of our organization we are constantly rescuing new animals.
If there is a specific breed / age / gender that you are looking for, we encourage you to keep checking back.

Once a cat is ready for adoption, they will be posted on the website - we do not have waiting lists. **