We are a small group of committed volunteers with animal care and rescue experience. Many of us have jobs outside of this rescue (but not necessarily outside of animal care). We spend hours of our lives to make sure that we are doing what we can do to make a difference.
We take cats that are abandoned or born in colonies that animal control for the area they are from does not wish to accept or keep. We have taken cats that other rescues cannot place due to location, age, colour, or quantity. We will take owner surrenders if other options available are unwilling to accept and owners have not been able to rehome. In short, we take in cats that have few to no other options, but only when we have space. There are dozens currently on the waitlist that we have committed a future placement if one is not found before that time.
We are not a rescue that is using our resources to help individual owners find or pay for vet care or food. We cannot provide temporary housing for a pet, and our fosters are full of cats that had no other options. For many of the cats in our care, death was the other choice. We will treat a cat for medical issues, and assist a cat adjusting their behaviour to give them more options to find a new home. We have some fosters who have chosen to take on cats that need palliative care, who have a terminal diagnosis and will never be adopted. When nothing more can be done, euthanasia is the practice of intentionally ending a life to relieve pain and suffering. We do not make that choice lightly and at least two of our board members will be in agreement before we take that step.
Q: Can I change the name of the cat? A: Absolutely – even if the cat “knows” their name, they will learn the new one, or you can make it close if you want to alter it. Cats do seem to respond better to something with an “eee” sound at the end – Misty, Baby, …
One of the first things often told to someone who has had a cat get lost (or slip out of the house) is to place their litter box outside. The difficulty with that is the reason cats bury their waste is to avoid detection by predators. Litter boxes and food may attract something that would …
Some of our cats can be found at My Kitty Cafe
117 Wyndham St. N. Downtown Guelph
For questions about the cats or to arrange a visit with a cat in a Markham foster home, please call Noella 416-804-3582