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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.


WE ARE LOOKING FOR A FOSTER PARENT COORDINATOR!! 
Would you like to join our AC team?
We have an immediate opening (and a need) for a foster parent coordinator.
to learn more about what this opportunity entails... click here.

If this sounds like something you'd like to take on, please fill out an application.

4 CUTIES STUCK IN A CAGE IN A SHELTER!!
CAN YOU HELP US GET THEM OUT?

       
We have been contacted by a shelter north of the city in the hope that we could bring these kittens in to our Abbey Cat program.
We'd like to help but all our foster homes are full at the moment.
Do you have room and the time to commit to saving these lives?
If you answered "yes" please fill out a foster parent application.


FOSTER HOME FOUND FOR THE 2 KITTENS SAINT AND CLAIRE!!

We were contacted after this trio was found in the stairwell of an apartment building.
They are currently in a very temporary home but cannot stay there for more than a couple of days. 

        
 
If you can offer them a longer residency while they are being assessed for adoption, please fill out an application.
                 


KITTENS, KITTENS, KITTENS!!
WE HAVE A BATCH OF ORPHANED KITTENS
IN URGENT NEED OF A FOSTER HOME!!
All of these babies are currently in a shelter way up north of the city
where there are no resources and zero foster placements.
This is no way to spend one's infanthood!!
Please help us help them!!!

         
  
  FOSTER HOME FOUND for these 4 (almost 9 week old) kittens
They will be available for adoption soon!!.

   
             
    These 5 kittens were brought to the shelter by a person who could not care for them.
They are about 6 weeks old now, all very snuggly and playful with each other.
They are small in size but are healthy and eating well...
we are looking for a foster family who will be able to feed them every 3 or 4 hours for the next couple of weeks..

There's been no knowledge of what happened to their mom..

We DESPERATELY  need foster families.. if you can help please apply here.    


FOSTER HOMES URGENTLY NEEDED!!


3 orphaned kittens (about 8 weeks old) - all very friendly
They were found on their own in someone's back yard.

Time is of the essence to get these kittens in to a safe environment.   
If you can open your heart and your home to help, please fill out an application

FOSTER HOME FOUND FOR PATIENCE JUST IN THE NICK OF TIME!!!!

New mom Patience was in her foster home for less than 24 hours before she gave birth to 4 wee ones.
Here's a sneak peak at mom and the babies...     

   
          


COURTESY POST!!
JANET IS LOOKING FOR A HOME!!

Oh Janet you're a beauty queen and oh so sassy!

Janet is a talkative lady that will tell (and show) you her likes and dislikes.
Likes: FOOD, soft beds, food and catnip… did we mention she likes food? Hypoallergenic food to be exact!

Dislikes: being told what to do, belly rubs and the other cats at the shelter.

Janet is 5 years old, spayed, microchipped and vaccinated.. probably good with children and probably good with respectful dogs.

If you are in search of an independent and charming little princess to join your family, please fill out an adoption application for more information on Janet.




ZOE HAS A FOSTER HOME!! 
She'll Soon Be Available For Adoption!!
This adorable 8 week old tabby kitten is sitting in a cage in a shelter north of the city.
We are seeking a foster home for her so we can bring her in to the Abbey Cat program and find her a forever home.
If you can be that foster home, fill out an application here.


MEET OUR MOST RECENT RESCUE!!!
Petra and her six 2 week old kittens are now safe in one of our nurturing foster homes
where they will be pampered, played with and prepared for permanent placements.

We were able to save this little family from the streets because of our wonderful foster parents.
If you think this might be something you'd like to help with, you can apply here.


FOSTER HOME STILL NEEDED FOR POPPY AND TOMMY!!

3 year old siblings Poppy and Tommy, through no fault of their own find themselves looking for a new family.

We were contacted in the hopes that Abbey Cats could help relocate them.
We can help, only if we can place them in a foster home.
Can you offer this sweet pair a soft place to land for a while?
If you answered yes... please fill out an application

           


FOSTER HOME FOUND FOR CARMEN AND SANDY!!
THEY WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION SOON!!
Carmen (on the left) and Sandy were surrendered to a shelter north of the city and are currently in the same cage in the hopes that Sandy's super social personality will help ease Carmen's more timid nature and help her come out of her shell.

            

Both girls are approximately 2 years old - DSH Brown Tabby and White.
If you have room in your heart and your home and the time and patience to help Carmen blossom into a confident cat like her mate Sandy, please fill out a foster application.     


KATE HAS GIVEN BIRTH!!!


On July 27, 2022... Kate gave birth to 4 kittens...

Her foster parents say: she is THE SWEETEST MOST AFFECTIONATE CAT ON THE PLANET EARTH.
 

Stay tuned for more information on the new arrivals..



THE SITUATION UNFOLDING IN THE UKRAINE IS HEARTBREAKING!!

Humane Society International's  Animal Rescue Team and country office staff are on the ground in Europe, helping Ukrainian refugees fleeing the conflict with their beloved pets by providing funding and supplies such as pet food, collars, leads, toys, treats and water bowls, as well as veterinary care. 
Please consider making a donation to support their emergency response for Ukraine and other lifesaving efforts worldwide.  
***Contributions to HSI Canada are not tax-deductible***

  

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 a foster parent coordinator, 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!!

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