Sponsorship is like adopting, except we look after and care for your cat/cats.

NTCR has become the permanent home for over 20 “long-term” shelter cats. These are those unfortunate souls who may never be adopted into a furever home due to illnesses or other physical conditions. Some have Feline Leukaemia Virus (FeLV), Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV), may spray to mark their territory, or are so scared and fearful that they continuously hide when people are around.

These cats will live out the rest of their lives here at the NTCR shelter, where they will be given a home, food, in many cases medical attention and medication, and lots of love from you, their sponsor, and our volunteers.

We offer you the opportunity to sponsor one or more of our “Long Term Cats” or any of the shelter’s cats and become our VICP (Very Important Cat Person)!

An additional benefit for any Corporate Sponsorship of $500 a year is a mention in our Quarterly News Letter for $1000 you will have a specified space to put an Ad or link on our website.

Sponsorship Cost:

  • You can save a life for as little as .82 cents a day or $25 per month.
  • Payment can be made monthly, bi-annually or annually.

How to Sponsor:

Option 1: Mail your cheque to:
North Toronto Cat Rescue,
28 John Stiver Crescent,
Markham, Ontario L3R 9A8
Please note that the above address is a mailing address only.

Option 2: Donate via Canada Helps

Option 3: Email Money Transfer to: donna@northtorontocatrescue.com

In return for your Personal Sponsorship, you will receive a thank you package which contains a picture or pictures, a copy of our quarterly newsletter either by mail or email, and periodic updates to let you know how the cat(s) are doing. We welcome you to come and visit us at the shelter (by appointment) to see how your funds are used and meet your sponsored cat(s).

BIG THANKS to our wonderful sponsors, present and past, helping to make our work possible.


Here are some of our long-term residents who are in most need of sponsorship:

Grey Wolf (aka Wolfie)

DOB: January 2011

Grey Wolf we affectionately call Wolfie he is such a handsome Russian Blue with bright green eyes he attracts lots of attention but has never found a forever home. His name Wolf comes from his growl, which makes him sound so mean, but once you move pass the growl he will settle just not on your lap. It may take a while for this big guy to finally come around for a pat and even longer for a cuddle. Wolf is very friendly with other cats and likes to chase that red dot. We are hoping the right adopters will show up one day and give him a chance. 

Let us know if you would like to sponsor Wolfie.


DOB: February 2010

Special Needs: Mouse sprays to mark his territory

Mouse is a young cat who was born in the shelter. He is a very nice cat who is always around, especially if there is food within smelling distance – he loves to eat, but is lovely and slim. He’s a very busy cat. Mouse has gone to a couple different homes but was returned due to his spraying, so we will be his forever home. He loves to have the company of other cats and you will find him snuggled against someone. He loves attention and is our Instagram star.

Let us know if you would like to sponsor Mouse.


DOB: May 2015

Special Needs: Tested + with Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV)

Wally, his 7 siblings and mom were rescued from a life on the streets as a newborn kitten. He is a super handsome brown tabby – energetic, lively, silly, social, fun loving fella with wonderful purrsonality, who has a very curious nature and loves to play, explore and have fun! Wally is excellent with all his roommates and would make a great companion. 

Let us know if you would like to sponsor Wally.



DOB: July 2009

Special Needs:  Sprays to mark his territory

Winston is a very distinctive gentleman who loves to wander around the shelter and is always found in a different location, except for when it “dinner” time! He has sat by and watched many of his playmates and “girlfriends” leave for their “forever” homes. Winston is a handsome shy-guy with a gentle, timid nature. This unique and beautiful boy would be ideal for a nice quiet, calm home. Unfortunately, Winston sprays to mark his territory. He may do this as a response to the competition from the many other cats who roam free in our shelter. In a home, without other cats, he may not feel the need to mark his territory. Good with other cats, he will need a little patience, coaxing and extra cuddles, but once established Winston can be quite affectionate and will continue to blossom into a very loving little companion.

Let us know if you would like to sponsor Winston.


DOB: July 2010

Special Needs: Long term resident

Misha is a sweetheart who is shy, with a gentle and timid nature. She has watched many of her playmates leave to their “furever” homes and doesn’t understand why she has not been picked. We believe that this has left her a little insecure and would be ideal for a mature adult home. Fantastic with other cats, (she loves to snuggle up and sleep with her roommates) she will need a little patience, coaxing and extra reassurance to help her on her journey to becoming a confident cat.

Let us know if you would like to sponsor Misha.


DOB: April 2010

Herbie is a survivor. He was found wandering on his own as a small kitten. He must have been part of trap, neuter and release program as his ear is trimmed. He is a feisty little soul, who still is quite shy. He gets on well with the other cats. He is quite happy to hang out but it would be wonderful to find a home for this survivor with someone who would work with him to improve his sociability with people.

Let us know if you would like to sponsor Herbie.


DOB: July 2010

Special Needs: Tested + for FIV – Feline Immunodeficiency Virus & Tested + with Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV)

Patiently waiting for a “furever” home of her very own, Whisper is a positively stunning little beauty with a sweet, gentle soul who can be very shy, timid and sometimes insecure. When she first arrived at the shelter she was a little overwhelmed, very scared and would run and hide every time you entered the room. She has a come a long way on her journey in that she is now learning to trust people and will stand her ground and watch you. When approached slowly she will happily sit and take treats from you. She is excellent with other cats and would do well with in multi-cat home or in a single cat home. Whisper will need a special owner who is patient, understanding and loving to help her develop her trust levels and confidence.

Let us know if you would like to sponsor Whisper.


DOB: June 2014

Special Needs: Litter Box Issues

Claire was brought in to NTCR with her sister, Zara. We received a distress call about a rescuer who had become terminally ill and was no longer able to take care of her rescued cats. When Claire and Zara first came to NTCR, they were both scared and stressed from their experience but were able to find comfort in each other by huddling and cuddling together. Thanks to our volunteers, with daily patience and unconditional love given, they both began to trust in a very short time. Zara has since been adopted. Claire is a darling short haired small tuxedo with blazing amber eyes, with the cutest black and white paw splashes and a gentle nature. She is a little insecure and timid to start but will accept petting and stroking with a slow approach. She is happiest and most confident when she is next to one of her cat buddies. Claire loves her wet food, you would not know it by her slim shape, but she will go around cleaning everyone’s dishes even when they are not finished.

Let us know if you would like to sponsor Claire.