Toronto Cat Rescue and Toronto Animal Services had a busy weekend as they spent Saturday removing hundreds of cats from a single Toronto apartment. Over 300 cats were discovered in the Toronto home this weekend in the second hoarding situation that Toronto Cat Rescue has had to respond to this month. Now, Toronto Cat Rescue is warning Torontonians exactly how many cats is too much under the laws of the city.
“This is the second large cat hoarding situation we have been involved within a month! It’s very important that this NOT continue,” Toronto Cat Rescue said in a statement on its website.’
The felines are now in foster care and are said to be doing well. They will be spayed or neutered and vaccinated before they’re put up for adoption.
In March, Toronto Cat Rescue was contacted after at least 105 cats were found inside a local home. Many of those cats needed to be treated for fleas, worms and fur loss.
The city allows a maximum of six cats in one home. To report a cat hoarding situation you can make a report to the City of Toronto by calling 311 to be directed to the appropriate department.
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Toronto Cat Rescue is currently responding to a very sad hoarding situation. Over one hundred cats have been found in one home, and all the cats must be removed immediately. The situation is dire, so TCR was contacted to help. We acted immediately over the weekend, and brought almost fifty cats into our care! While the cats were in transit they were definitely scared and did not understand what was going on. Imagine how disorienting it must be to live with so many felines, only to find yourself inside a cat carrier, and then placed into a new home? Only 24 hours after arriving in foster care, our foster families are reporting that even though the cats are still shy they are beginning to trust and seek out (and give!) affection – this is such inspiring news. As you can imagine, with large rescues like this one, come large vet bills. We know that every single one of these cats will need to be spayed/neutered, dewormed and vaccinated. Some of these costs will be covered, but not all of them. And we have two pregnant mother cats (and their babies) who will all need care as well. Are you help by donating today? Any help you can give to aid this rescue would be incredible. A donation of $30, $50, $125 or whatever you can spare will allow us to keep giving the care these cats need. Are you able to open your home and heart to foster a feline in need? We would love to hear from you! Please fill in our foster application today. Together we are making a huge difference to the lives of cats! Thank you for all your support! #catsofinstagram #hoarding #catrescue #donatetosupport #foster
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