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We offer cats and kittens for adoption in Toronto (GTA), Markham, Thornhill, Richmond Hill, Aurora, Newmarket, and South York Region. Serving these areas, we rescue and provide veterinary care to homeless cats and kittens, and follow through to recovery and finally adoption.

North Toronto Cat Rescue is a volunteer run, non-profit, registered charity, genuinely concerned with the welfare of all cats and kittens.

Most rescue organizations in our area employ the use of foster homes to house rescued animals, NTCR is unique in that NTCR cats live in the NTCR shelter.

Since we are a no kill facility, this means that our kitties get to stay with us until they find their forever homes. This can take a while, because more often than not, they do not come to us in an “adoptable” condition. It is through hard work, saintly patience, and a lot of love and compassion that our volunteers are able to help these cats transform into “respectable” pets!

Most of our cats have either been evicted from their homes or are children of “evictees”. They arrive after having experienced varying degrees of hardship, both at the hands of uncaring and abusive owners, and while trying to cope on their own out in the hostile street environment, where they suffer hunger, frostbite, injuries – often fatal, and even poisoning – by humans who view them as mere pests.

NTCR is also unique among other shelters. Our no cage policy means our kitties are free to romp and play; they are provided with the opportunity to learn to “play nice” with others, animal and human, and to experience a life style that is as close to the home life they will have when they find their forever homes. Our cats live in compatible groupings, each group having its own room in the shelter.

A community project. In addition to providing a home for our cats, our shelter is also a community project, where school children come to experience hands on caring for the animals. It is through this type of community service, that they learn the value of giving and caring.

This community project needs your help! By giving a home to one of our cats, you become part of the animal rescue effort! An added benefit – each adoption makes room for another desperate animal to be brought in from the cold.

By volunteering at the shelter, you help our work force achieve even more. There can never be too much help!

It is impossible to convey the sense of joy and satisfaction we achieve from turning the sad stories that walk into our lives into the “happy tails” that walk out, and yes, we do have many happy endings!

By donating either funds or skills, you can help us to continue running, maintaining, and upgrading shelter facilities for the benefit our our fabulous feline. If you can help with either time or funding, you can do so online or by mail.

If you would like to speak with someone, please call us at: (905) 940-CATS (2287)

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