Last week at the shelter 3 kittens were born, by a kitty rescued from outside late the night before. Here they are at 3 days old, just before going to a lovely foster home. Thankfully they were not born even 12 hours earlier, outside in the cold…… Now they will never know anything other than […]
There are cat beds, and then there’s a bed of cats…… Alfie, Snoopy and Cheddar are laying on the cat bed, and Fritz is laying on THEM! That’s one way to conserve heat, boys!
A BIG thank you to Coral and Vivian for holding a baking marathon of cupcakes & cookies and presenting the proceeds in the form of a cheque to NTCR in the amount of $400.00 ! On behalf of all the fur babies at NTCR, thank you Coral & Vivian!
Isn’t this great? We have been recognized by Toyota. 24 nominations chosen out of 700 submitted. .http://www.toyotawishmaker.ca/wish/16
Winning this award would help pay for all of our cats expenses and find a new place for the shelter. North Toronto Cat Rescue @ Aviva Community Fund Please VOTE DAILY!!
If your cat never seems to drink much water, don’t be too concerned. She’s not sick. Most cats have a relatively low thirst drive. It’s because their wild ancestors once lived in desert environments, where water was scarce and the only available moisture came from the bodies of prey animals. So is it possible for […]
These are cats in Room 7. The picture with Esso and 3 of his friends was taken a while ago. They are in the green bed, a very large comfortable and comforting place for these scaredy-cats to snuggle together. Someone removed the green bed a while ago (to clean) and it hadn’t been returned. A […]
One of my favourite rooms for placing our socialized “scaredy-cats” is room five. Chastity is first to welcome recently- crated cats arriving nervous in their carriers. Here, the transition will go more smoothly, not only because of my furry colleages but because the room is no so large that the newly-released are difficult to […]
April’s crate has been emptied to make room for the carrier.
Like the rabbit in “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”, Mugsy’s small demeanour can be deceiving. This little beast, just a smidgin over two pounds, is a force to be reckoned with. What began as a bid for attention has led to leg-climbing and then […]
Thank you, Lorna Jones, for showing me how to begin giving these cats some loving. There you were placing your hand- albeit inside a heavy-duty welding glove- alongside the crate and gently stroking this beast. It was, at this point, that working with these cats became a passion. That was in June of 2013. I […]
Why do Laura and I kitty foster? It fills a need but not ours. It’s that little furry one that requires special care and meds to survive or the helpless ones that desperately need critical feeding because Momma can’t deliver. The downside of fostering? Giving ’em back after they creep into your heart. So big […]
After syringe feeding this little one for almost six weeks(at one point, hourly), little Watson has discovered dining on her own. If a picture is worth a thousand words, this video says it all. We are thrilled that she is finally gaining weight nicely. Enjoy!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxZG0PKCxww&list=UU1RpdsZUN-YoGDlGe7Dysxw
When socializing cats, that first touch is a most amazing feeling. No words needed here, please meet KC kitty.
Trooper came to visit today. He was adopted a while ago by one of our volunteers and renamed Rocky, but we still call him Trooper. Every once in a while he comes over to catch up on all the gossip at the shelter and have a play date with his friends. He inspects all the […]
So why is that new cat peering over the edge of the litter box, preferring lay in its own litter rather than that comfy-lookingl cat bed? Thanks Esther, for providing one possible answer when we were first dealing with the menace called Brutus – the security of having a hiding spot. […]
Some Background on George George would maintain a low menacing growl as soon as anyone entered the front room where he was crated. He would lash out if you came near. To make it safer for volunteers cleaning his cage and myself for cleaning and socialization, I replaced his whisk broom with the “George Broom” […]
A Big Thank You and a Huge NTCR Cats Off to the Nielsen Corporation for including us in their volunteer program and helping us out today
All Three Momma’s are now in foster care. Thanks Darlene, for taking in Treasure and her trove of 4 also. The other mom and family are now with us. A huge thank you to NTCR volunteer Darlene for taking in five new tenants. She’s giving extra care to Momma Wonder and her four babies […]