You can’t buy love but you can adopt it!!!!!

February 2014   A gentle touch, a warm lap, a hug . Our previously abused or neglected cats have maybe never known any simple acts of kindness until they came here. They are unloved. The unwanted. And they are desperately waiting to be rescued.

Most of our cats were rescued from a high kill Quebec shelter, a shelter that takes in all unwanted cats. Unfortunately, because of the failing economy in that area, the shelter is overrun and due to this high volume, cats must be euthanized if they can’t be placed within several days of their capture or drop-off at the facility. The shelter partly relies on Bay Cat Hospital to save as many as we can. We cannot save more cats from this shelter until our current family gets placed. So please open your homes and hearts if you can.

Thank you all for your assistance in our endless rescue efforts in the past and thank you for spreading the word about these previously disposed of cats. We couldn’t have placed them without you.

Please look at some of  the 100’s of cats you  have recently helped us save by clicking on the link and please help us save more!

Recently Adopted :see some of our success stories!

Sugar Pie Sweetness 9 19 17

rescues 9 19 17 femaleWas abandoned outside in Quebec and fending on her own. She was so friendly and craving human love…..she was struggling to survive on the streets of Quebec.

She is darling and photos do her no justice, She may have Maine Coon in her as she is very long and has big ears and HUGE whiskers. She is trusting, gentle and accepting. She is viral negative, dewormed  and will be spayed ASAP

Miss Maude 9/14/17

MaudeMaude in shelter aThis beautiful girl who was abandoned by her owners in Quebec. They left her behind when they moved. No flood, no fire…just because they moved! She’s a senior cat who needs a gentle, quiet place to spend her time… It has taken a bit of time for her to start showing her personality, she was very sensitive to all the new sounds and surroundings here. She’s so sweet, she loves tummy rubs, and can be quite chatty. She’s happy to snuggle on your lap, give you nose kisses, and purr and purr. She’s a little chubby with short little legs and the cutest squishbean (declawed) paws you’ve ever seen. I think she would be happiest as an only pet, in a home that’s quiet and calm. If you know someone very special who might be a forever person for Maude. She is in Foster home right now as we are full up!

Ziggy 9/13/17

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This is Ziggy and is currently a foster baby in a loving heart’s home! He  was on the streets in Quebec for a while. Can you imagine – this regal, elegant boy on the streets? It’s a guess that he’s about 10, he’s still full of playfulness and curiosity. He doesn’t seem scared (but still not fond) of dogs or his roomie Maude, but personality wise he would love to be an only cat. He is SO affectionate and loving. He is happy is be with you all the time for snuggles and belly rubs. He will lie across my desk while I’m working, and if I don’t pet him he just rests his paw on my arm. Just so I know he’s there.
Ziggy is seriously one very special dude, full of personality and love. If you know someone very special who might be a forever person for Ziggy, please let me know. His adoption is through Bay Cat Hospital.

Elliot ( came to us April 6 2017)

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This black well actually salt and pepper short haired dude  had survived at the shelter longer than most because he is so gentle and pathetic looking. NO rescue would step up for him. On the day of euthanasia I was approached and he busted out of the shelter and headed west to Bay Cats. He is with us now. His color is cool …he is black but there are random white hairs everywhere! He looks beat up and sad but we will work on  that.  Let the Bay Cat Makeover begin! He is viral negative  and we are letting him get his game on again before neutering and vaccinating but we will. Adopt this hard done by boy. He was overlooked  and undeserving of that!

Youppie 8/29/17

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Jubilee 8/22.

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I love her. She is so awesome. She let me take her blood and cut her nails and examine her even with a thermometer without a hiss or a evil eye look :-).

 

 

Lia 8/10

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What a young pretty little girl that has the biggest feet because she has all sorts of toes :-)!! She is a young small girl that is now spayed! She is currently in a foster home so she can heal from her surgery! The shelter tells us she loves to play and is friendly and affectionate. They thought she may now enjoy the company of other cats….but is a shelter you can never tell. She may be best as an only cat.

Sasha the best Black Mom and her Kittens Orange and Green 8/4

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From the streets…they were overloaded with fleas and tapeworms but they are Viral Negative. We are getting them back on their wee feet and then they will be ready for adoption!  Sasha was spayed 9/6/17. Her two babies Orange and Green  are darlings, little circus performers but also very affectionate.  You can definitely see different personalities emerging.  ❤️Times 2❤️ Orange is turning into a BLACK TIPPED silver kitty!

VEGAS 7/27

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Oh my!!!! This is a heart breaker kitty I just couldn’t say no to. He travels today from Quebec. He was surrendered to the shelter there after experiencing a severe trauma to his left front leg. We suspect it got trapped in something and he desperately tried to get away. I hope someone will open their hearts to this kitty who may remain a bit of a gimp if we can save him at all. Stay tuned. I will be posting more once he has been viral tested and after we assess his tragic injuries…. I hope we can help him! 🦈🙏🏻😿😓 He is a neutered Declawed male that is the coolest cat ever!!!! Loves everybody and every other animals and sitting on our chairs and cat nip! :-) #nobodyisperfect

Vegas got his NEW custom made splint from the USA today! 8/28/17

DD (Doudone) 7/11

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Coco 7/11

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Coco weighs in at 2.75 soaking wet and full grown. She is a tiny white with black domestic shorthair female. She ended up at the shelter with kittens in March. They like her so much they kept her until today 7/11. They were going to put her to sleep but we got her first. She is viral negative and dewormed and spayed!

She is playful and fun to be around! She loves other kitties! She craves love from other kitties and accepts and grooms and snuggles with them all if they will have her. She started mothering our black kittens and let them even suckle on her!!! Just a perfect little lady!!! She purrs when she is stroked and loves our laps. She plays with toys and loves to stretch. She is a crowd pleaser. Just a little nervous still after being in a tiny cage at the shelter for so many months.

One of our clients described her like this on face book “Coco is a delicate ballerina. She is graceful, even when she plays, and the spot at the end of her tail is super cute. She has a sweet, soft purr that matches her size. She was fun to watch running around with Tewks. She would be a great roomie and bff“! One of our volunteer cat cuddler’s  describes her like this “Coco is a lap cat. Coco gets on well with other kitties, even grooming babies who aren’t hers. And barking dogs don’t seem to phase her. She has a soft purr and adorable markings. She is pretty and wee.  I think people get confused when they meet her because she is tentative at first. Don’t be fooled by that  – she’s a darling. ❤️I love to visit her (tomorrow Coco) but she really wants a home.❤️”

Pearl ( June 10)

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A petite sweet 2 yr old female. She is a little timid in our busy clinic  but she is oh so gentle and easy to cuddle and love and purr…she loves to purr when you stroke her soft belly fur!  She is simply lovely! sHE IS OUR Agnes’s HOME TO GET SOME tlc. sHE LOVES TO BE PICKED UP AND LOVES TO SLEPP ON YOUR BED IN HER BED :-) also she has the cutest, high pitched meow ever. She’ll always greet you with a meow when she comes over to you on the couch or in bed & when you go over to her to pet her she always meows Hello. So sweet.

Why I rescue

RESCUE EXPLAINED……
The neglect changes you.
The abuse hardens you.
The suffering breaks you. …
The ignorance angers you.
The indifference disturbs you.
The injustice destroys you.
On a daily basis…your faith will be tested.
Your heart will be wounded….
Your soul will be altered.
On a weekly basis…you’ll question yourself.
You’ll question your strength.
You’ll question the world.
On a monthly basis…you’ll fall down.
You’ll get up.
You’ll go on…
On a yearly basis…you’ll look back…
You’ll see faces…
You couldn’t save them.
You’ll learn to mourn.
To grieve.
To sob.
You’ll learn to trust a little less.
To do a little more.
To fight a little harder.
You’ll learn to try.
To hope.
To pray.
You’ll learn to fail.
To succeed.
To accept.
You’ll learn when to hold on.
When to give up.
When to let go.
You’ll learn who you are.
What you stand for.
Why that matters.
Then… at times… you’ll forget why you matter.
You’ll question what you’re doing.
You’ll wonder if it’s worth it.
But…here’s the good news… When you forget…
When you question…
When you wonder…
All you have to do…
Is take a look around…
And you’ll see them.
You’ll see their faces.
You’ll see their smiles.
You’ll feel their love.
In their eyes, you’ll see their journeys…
You’ll remember their beginnings…
You’ll know how far they’ve come…
You’ll remember when they didn’t know you…
When they didn’t trust you…
When they’d given up.
You’ll remember how you healed them…
How you loved them…
How they loved you, too.
And as you look back…
You’ll want to move forward…
For them… and because of them.
In your darkest hours, you’ll look around…
To find the differences made…the hope given…
and the lives saved…
Because you existed.
In those moments, when you look into their eyes…
Every doubt will be erased.
Every question will be answered.
Every worry will subside.
Because in that instant…in each of your hearts…
You both share the very same thought: “Every bit of pain was worth it…for this moment here with you.”
And honestly…no matter what else happens…
Those moments hold all the strength you need…
To keep going.
Rescue is pain.
Rescue is joy.
Rescue is worth it…because they are worth it.
And that’s the honest truth.
~ Ashley Owen Hill