$24,480 of $250k goal

Raised by 215 people in 11 months
Donna Cox  Markham, ON
North Toronto Cat Rescue
Tel: (905) 940-CATS (2287)
Registered Charity # 83607 9673 RR0001


Our shelter home is scheduled for demolition!  150 cats face a bleak and uncertain future without your support!

NTCR was established by Donna Cox, whose ambition was to take vulnerable cats off the street and bring them in to a secure environment, where they live in complete safety until they find their permanent home.  In 2008 NTCR moved in to its current shelter location, and approximately 160 cats are living at the shelter today, away from the horrors of the street and the harsh lives they previously led.  Over the years, more than 2,400 cats have benefitted from the services of NTCR and are now living the lives they deserve as part of a loving family.  However, the future of the current cats, and others like them who still need to be rescued from the streets, are uncertain due to the planned demolition of the shelter at the end of 2016 to make way for property development.

NTCR needs your help to ensure these cats remain safe and secure.  They need to find a new shelter location quickly!

The consequences of not finding a new property are impossible to consider, with the cats facing either a treacherous life back on the streets or being relocated to other rescues in the GTA where those unable to find a 'furever' home will face probable death. NTCR is the only no-cage and no-kill facility in the GTA.  It also receives no financial support whatsoever from the Province or City, and all funds come in via adoption, sponsorship and donations.

NTCR is run entirely by volunteers and operates purely on donations and the generosity of its supporters.  Its intake policy is non discriminatory, and cats come to the shelter from all over the GTA and even as far as Quebec.  If the need is there, NTCR will do all that they can to respond and rescue any cat. Every life is precious.

The challenge therefore is to buy or rent a new property or a plot of land, complete renovations and relocate all of the current cats quickly and safely.  This of course comes with a significant price tag, with the cost of purchasing a property likely to exceed $1m. This is where your help is desperately needed to save these precious animals.

The first stage of the journey is to raise enough money to do all the preparatory work, including: searches, land or property downpayment, satisfy legal and regulatory requirements, etc. Having this in place will put NTCR well on the way to relocating to a new location.

Without this money NTCR will fail to exist and this is just not an option.  With your help, NTCR will continue to offer security for its current cats and any new cats that come through its doors.  No donation is too small, and you can be assured that every single cent raised will go towards providing essential shelter and support for the cats.

Please refer to the website  and Facebook page  for further information on North Toronto Cat Rescue.

Please join our cause and help Save NTCR!

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Update 14
Posted by Donna Cox
1 month ago
February is the month of LOVE! Here at NTCR we love our cats and kittens and know that you do too. Our shelter home is overflowing with love but very soon we'll need a new home to move all that love to. Your donations and support are always appreciated. Please share the LOVE.

Wishing you a Happy Valentine's Day!
A pile of Love
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Update 13
Posted by Donna Cox
3 months ago
As the year comes to a close, we'd like to thank you once again for your continued support. It means so much!

Happy Holidays from all of us at NTCR
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Update 12
Posted by Donna Cox
4 months ago
November is typically a cold gray month but here at NTCR you'll always find lots of warm hugs from our cats and kittens! The time to adopt is now, before the busy holiday season is upon us. It's also a wonderful time of year to get into the giving spirit. We could really use your help with donations. Please share to help us find a new home for North Toronto Cat Rescue.

Thank you for your ongoing support and love.
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Update 11
Posted by Donna Cox
5 months ago
Happy Thanksgiving

At this time of year we'd like to give our thanks to you for continuing to give, care and share. Our families, friends and communities are our best allies in difficult times.
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$24,480 of $250k goal

Raised by 215 people in 11 months
Created April 16, 2016
20 hours ago
Sarah White
8 days ago
Peter van Dop
17 days ago
Jasmina Emmanuel
19 days ago
Shirley and Jason
21 days ago

National Cupcake Day was a great success! We hoped the funds we raised will help the NTCR and its loving residents find a new home.

Cecil Leung
23 days ago
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