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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
 





***We regret that due to a high volume of calls, we are unable reply to those applicants who ask for only one kitten and have no kittens at home.*** 

***Because of the high volume of interest that we are getting, we process online applications first and we may not get to telephone enquiries either in a timely fashion or perhaps at all***



***AN ONLINE APPLICATION WILL BE PROCESSED BEFORE A VOICEMAIL ***

However, if for some reason you are having trouble filling out the online application 
Please call the phone line - 416 - 284 - 2140

COVID-19 and Our Pets

Below is a summary of what we know to date. Please be aware, however, that information about coronavirus and transmission is changing daily. It would be advisable to also refer to Dr. Scott Weese's (leading Canadian researcher on infectious disease) website called Worms and Germs (https://www.wormsandgermsblog.com/)

Can my pet get COVID-19? To date there is no evidence to say that dogs and cats can contract COVID-19. COVID-19 is a different strain of coronavirus causing upper respiratory illness in people. The strain of coronavirus that affects dogs and cats show mild diarrhea signs and those strains are NOT the same as COVID-19

Can my pet transmit COVID-19 to me? There have been no cases to date whereby a household pet has transmitted COVID-19 to their owner. Having said that, the news on COVID-19 is changing day by day and we will continue to update you via our social media. It would be reasonable in the interim to avoid high traffic areas for the time being for the safety of yourself.



Chanel and her Kittens!

Chanel has given birth to six healthy kittens!
 

 

MIRANDA

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Miranda went from a shelter to an animal care program in a college and then returned to the shelter. She was not doing well with the other cats so was admitted to our program. She is now in a foster home and will be available for adoption soon. She was born March 2018.

 


 

ADOLPHUS

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Adolphus is a Ragdoll mix born August 2019. He will be available for adoption soon!

 


 

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!

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.

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POEM TO MY FOSTER CAT

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