Help save the NTCR!

NTCR was established by Donna Cox, whose goal was to take vulnerable cats off the street and bring them in to a secure environment, where they could live in complete safety until they find their permanent home.

In 2008, NTCR moved in to its current shelter location, and today, approximately 160 cats live at the shelter, away from the horrors of the street and the harsh lives they previously led. Over the years, more than 2,400 cats have benefitted from the services of NTCR and are now living the lives they deserve as part of a loving family. However, the future of our shelter cats (and others like them who still need to be rescued from the streets), is uncertain due to the planned demolition of the shelter in June 2017 to make way for a new property development.

NTCR needs your help to ensure these cats remain safe and secure. They need to find a new shelter location, and need to do it fast!

The consequences of not finding a new property are impossible to consider, with the cats facing either a treacherous life back on the streets or being relocated to other rescues in the GTA where those unable to find a ‘furever’ home will face probable death. NTCR is the only no-cage and no-kill facility in the GTA. It also receives no financial support from the Province or City, and all funds come in via adoption, sponsorship and donations.

NTCR is run entirely by volunteers and operates purely on donations and the generosity of its supporters. Its intake policy is non-discriminatory, and cats come to the shelter from all over the GTA and even as far as Quebec. If the need is there, NTCR will do all that they can to respond and rescue any cat. Every life is precious.

The challenge therefore is to buy or rent a new property or a plot of land, complete renovations and relocate all of the current cats quickly and safely. This ofcourse comes with a significant price tag, with the cost of purchasing a property likely to exceed $1 million. This is where your help is desperately needed to save these precious animals.
The first stage of the journey is to raise enough money to do all the preparatory work, including: searches, land or property downpayment, satisfy legal and regulatory requirements, etc. Having this in place will put NTCR well on the way to relocating to a new location.
Without this money NTCR will fail to exist and this is just not an option. With your help, NTCR will continue to offer security for its current cats and any new cats that come through its doors. No donation is too small, and you can be assured that every single dollar raised will go towards providing essential shelter and support for the cats. 

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  • You can help us to help them by bringing them out of the cold, treating their injuries and ailments, giving them shelter for the duration they need to recover, heal and regain their faith in humans.
  • In winter, your donation can help cover the costs of heating, thus truly keeping our kitties out of the cold.
  • Running a shelter is a financial challenge in every way; there are numerous ways your contribution can benefit its feline residents.
  • Your dollars can go go toward the spay/neuter program which is crucial to reducing the numbers of strays living horrendous lives on the streets.
  • $2.00 a day would cover the cost of food for one colony cat for one day.
  • All shelter workers are strictly volunteers. None of our volunteers are paid. In fact, in most cases, our volunteers are donors too!
  • We are a registered charity and can provide receipts for income tax purposes.
  • We would be honored to accept donations in memory of pets who have passed away.

Donations can be made quickly and securely online via any of these channels:

Donate via gofundme

Or send a cheque or money order to:

North Toronto Cat Rescue
28 John Stiver Crescent
Markham, Ontario
L3R 9A8
Please note that the above address is a mailing address only.
North Toronto Cat Rescue is a Registered Canadian Charity: Tax Receipts Provided (Number 83607 9673 RR0001)

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