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Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 20026
1077 North Service Road #39
Mississauga, ON L4Y 1A6


Note:  this is a mailing address only – it is not a shelter.
Our foster homes and cats / kittens are located all over GTA

 

Saving one cat will not change the world,
but surely for that one cat, the world will change forever. - Karen Davidson



URGENT NOTICE:

Due to an unprecedented demand (especially for kittens) we regret that we are unable to respond by phone to all of the applications we are currently receiving.

We are only able at this time to phone those applicants who have sent in an online adoption application where their criteria matches what the particular cat or kittens' needs are, and who can provide a vet reference.

We regret any inconvenience caused as we do our best to meet the overwhelming demand we are currently experiencing.

Please Note: we answer adoption requests giving priority to online applications rather than voice mail ones.
If we are unable to answer your phone calls it means that we are busy dealing with online applications.
We are unable to answer all calls because of time restraints.

Unfortunately, due to a high demand, we are unable to respond to requests on our phone line to surrender cats at this time.
Our foster homes are full, so if you wish to surrender your cat please submit an online application.



KITTEN SEASON IS HERE
AND WE ARE LOOKING FOR FOSTER FAMILIES!!

****At this time we are looking for fosters who have experience looking after PREGNANT cats and NURSING moms!!****

Over the next few weeks / months, there will be many pregnant cats and orphaned kittens needing our help, and we cannot do it without your assistance.

If you are have experience looking after PREGNANT cats and NURSING moms and are able to foster, please fill out an application

If you are unable to foster at this time but would still like to help us with these little families, please consider making a donation...  no amount is too small to make a big difference.
 FOSTER HOMES URGENTLY NEEDED BY FRIDAY!!
 
 Bowen - 3.5 months
bonded with Briony
Briony - 3.5 months
bonded with Bowen 
Brooklyn, Brea, Braydon, Brandt
- 8 weeks 
Lady
- 3 years
 
      
Selena, Shaun, Slater, Stewart                Simon   
             3.5 months                                1 year
Gemma 4 months
Gloriana 5.5 months
 
Ulani and Uriel
2.5 months 
  Oceana
Senior
  Ophelia
Senior
Laurel 2.5 months,  Lyra 3.5  months
Laney  2.5 months
Vincent and Viola
  5 months
 
Abbey Cats has been asked to help out an overcrowded shelter north of the city, but we can't do that without having foster homes lined up for these cats and kittens.
If you have room in your heart and your home and time to give these guys love and a nurturing environment until they are ready for permanent homes, please fill out a foster application ASAP!!
We don't have a lot of time to spare!! 

FOSTER HOMES NEEDED!!
     
We are trying to place these kittens in foster homes.
They are currently situated north of the city where their chances of finding forever  homes is not as good as it would be if they were with Abbey Cats.

Can you help? 
To foster, fill out this application, and one of our volunteers will be in touch.
If you're not able to foster at the moment but would like to help Abbey Cats continue their work to save and find homes for cats and kittens like these, please consider making a donation... 
We can't do what we do without your help!

 
 FOSTER HOME NEEDED FOR 2 ARABIAN MAUS!!
        
        
 
These boys are coming in to Pearson Airport on September 24th and the foster home we had lined up has fallen through.
They are 5 year old neutered male Arabian Maus and in good health with exams done for travel.
Peanut (ginger & white) is quite affectionate and friendly, and loves to play fetch.
Billy (white & black) is cheeky and curious. The two are fairly boisterous.
They're good with other cats (currently living with 2 others) but haven't been exposed to children and dogs. They come from a quiet home with 1 adult male owner.

(The Arabian Mau is a short haired desert cat native to the Arabian Peninsula, found in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman and the United Arab Emirates thought to have evolved from the African Wildcat) 

If you can provide a safe haven for these boys, we will be able to bring them in to the Abbey Cat program and find them a forever home together.

We are always eager to welcome new foster parents, and if you think you've got what it takes to care for kittens (and cats) until they are ready to be adopted, please fill out a foster parent application.
If you are not able to foster at this time but would like to help with the cost of food and medical care when needed, please consider making a donation

  

THRIVING IN FOSTER CARE!!

         
           
Mavis and her 5 kittens were recently taken in to an Abbey Cat foster home after being found living outside under a bush.
The kittens are growing and thriving and Mavis and her babies are very happy to be surrounded by love and comfort.
They were born August 21, 2021 and are much too young to be adopted out, but keep an eye on our available kitten page in a few weeks.

If you'd like to foster with Abbey Cats, please fill out an application!


Cat Responsibility

We at Abbey Cats love to tell you about our adoptable cats and kittens, how they’re beautiful and playful and smart and cuddly and a wonderful addition to any home and family. But let me tell you a little bit about us - I mean, all of us. People domesticated cats 8000-9000 years ago. That means that although they still look a good bit like the original wild animal, they have long lost their connection with the wild, in fact millennia ago.  

Yes, a cat will kill and eat birds and rodents; that part of their essential nature has not been lost. Hounds will chase and kill a rabbit, horses will run for the sheer fun of it. Some things are hard wired. But hounds are not very likely to be left to fend for themselves outside, at least not in Canada. It is a sad reality that many cats are.
The perception that they “belong” out of doors, and even worse, that they can fend for themselves, is so pervasive and so wrong that it is heartbreaking. Outdoor cats are exposed to the dangers of cars, weather, predators, getting lost, disease, pregnancy, and aggression from other cats.
Abandoned, discarded, unwanted “strays” and ferals also face a slow death by starvation.
They are not able to fend for themselves. After 8000 years they have forgotten how. Can you blame them?

We invited cats to join us on our evolutionary journey to modern man. Now we have a collective responsibility to make good on our part of the deal. How? Be a responsible cat owner; keep your cats inside, care for them medically, physically and emotionally, protect them and love them. Spay and neuter your cats. When it comes time to adopt, adopt a rescue, give a kitty another chance, repair the damage done by past relationships and abandonment. Remember when you adopt kittens, adoption is for life. You will see those babies through the good and the bad, including the sick and the old.

Not sure you can afford a cat right now? You’re right, costs can be significant - quality food, litter, toys, spay and neuter surgery, medical costs, boarding. If the timing is not right, consider fostering instead, volunteer at your local shelter, cat sit for family and friends. Are you facing some uncertainties in your future? Serious illness, marital break-up, job loss? Provide for your cat; be responsible. Find a new home, with a firm commitment, in case you have to give your cat up. Arrange for its secure future, allowing you to concentrate on your own.

And - speak up if you suspect neglect or abuse. Be their voice, their advocate, their rescuer.

Cats have enriched our lives for so long, life without them is unimaginable. They feel the same about us. They love us, but they also need and depend on us.

It’s an awesome responsibility.


 

VOLUNTEERS URGENTLY NEEDED!!!

Abbey Cats is currently in the process of expanding our volunteer team, and we are seeking cat lovers to join!

Have a skill set or extra time you can lend to the organization? We want to hear from you!

We desperately need drivers, and adoption counsellors 

If you are able to help, please fill out an application today!!

We also have several leadership positions open - please indicate in your application if this is of interest to you.

Volunteer Today!!

POEM TO MY FOSTER CAT

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Abbey Cat Adoptions is a registered Canadian charity #88190 0401 RR0001