Adoption & News

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!

Pearl ( June 10)

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Molly June 10

mollyA delicate 5 year old still to be spayed female. She is so thin right now. She loves to be brushed and she kneeds with her paws when you do and she loves treats!

Vera and Flannigan : Gatineau Flood Victims 5 25 2017 Cyres, Lola and Kashmire adopted

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There are only one female and one male medium haired fluff balls available now  ( 6/7/17). They are awesome happy kittens and are well adjusted to everything!
These 5 kittens are all orphans from the severe flooding in Quebec. There are 3 black kittens and there is a grey and grey and white. They are from two separate litters. They travelledin a horrendous rainstorm to get here  May 25!  More to come!

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Jasper_3691bailey and jasperbaileyA perfect brown tabby that was described at the shelter as non stop purring. He was so happy at the shelter :-0. He just loves life I guess! I would put my money on him being Jasper’s brother as he was dropped off at the shelter on the same day as Jasper and because his owner died and their admittance numbers are just one apart. These two stole my heart when I saw their photos. No one wants to leave their cats at a shelter when they die to be put to sleep. These kitties obviously were the owners only reason to live…I wanted to let her or him be at peace in heaven and show that Jasper and Baily will be loved!

Jasper 5 17 2017

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jasper ajasper dJasper and OkiojasperJasper is the  sweetest declawed neutered male who ened up at the shelter when his owner died. He was there with another cat one number apart that was there for the same reason so I think Bailey and him are brothers. They seem IDENTICAL in all respects but color. He wouldn’t stop purring when we were taking blood and examining him! Darling ~ 10 years young! Bailey and Jasper will make amazing amazing confidantes

Kima (babies Stringer Bell, Avon and Marlo have been adopted) Rescued Friday March 17

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6/7 Kima is now spayed. We also did a dental cleaning and tooth extraction on her and she is ready to go to her new home. She is so friendly and submissive to other cats and takes comfort in their presence. She is submissive to people to and just melts into you when you hold her. All her kittens are so friendly and happy and playful and have all been adopted. Don’t forget the MOM…please don’t forget the mom needs a home too…a quiet home to start!  SHE HAS BEEN HERE 3 MONTHS :-(

Sweet Marie 2 21 2017

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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