Toronto Cat Rescue

Toronto Cat Rescue

Toronto Cat Rescue: A no-kill, all-volunteer group working with the public to promote individual responsibility for animal welfare.

Toronto Cat Rescue (TCR) is the Greater Toronto area's largest all-volunteer cat rescue organization, with approximately 300-400 active volunteers and an average of 400-600 cats in foster homes and pet store adoption centres at any given time. We are proud to say that in 2011 we successfully adopted out 1,786 cats into their forever homes. We also have been awarded the 2010 Reader's Choice Best Rescue Award from Toronto Pet Daily and were featured in the 2009 documentary Cat City by Justine Pimlott. None of our members, including the Executive Board, are paid for the many hours they devote to animal welfare. All of our programs rely on money raised through fundraising and adoptions as well as generous donations by animal lovers, as we are not given any government funding. In addition to rescuing cats from situations of impending euthanasia, abandonment and the harsh reality of living as strays, TCR tackles the feline overpopulation problem in Southern Ontario through a Trap-Neuter-Return program for feral cat colonies. Un-adoptable feral cats are sterilized and returned to their colonies, thus preventing future unwanted kittens from being born and greatly improving the quality of life for the colony members. TCR also works tirelessly to educate and empower the public to tackle feline overpopulation in their communities.

The 2012 TCR team for the Scotiabank Marathon raised over $30,000 — Help us surpass this fundraising goal this year!

Why Join the TCR Team?

TCR needs your help to sustain our rescue program. Join our team today to participate in the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, Half-marathon or 5k Walk/Run.

Get Started!!

  1. JOIN OUR TEAM. To learn more about getting registered and starting your fundraising efforts, contact Sarah May at
  2. PLEDGE A RUNNER on the TCR team. If you would like to pledge a runner please click the link below that says “Sponsor a Participant” and scroll through the list to select a registered individual.
  3. PLEDGE THE TEAM. If you would like to sponsor the entire TCR team, click the link below that says “Sponsor a Team” and do a search for Toronto Cat Rescue.


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