On May 2nd the Toronto Cat Rescue (TCR) is hosting its tenth annual Bowl-a-thon.
To all of my friends who have already contributed, a big THANK YOU for your financial support. I can’t tell you what a wonderful feeling it is to ask for a donation and actually get one!
You probably have no idea how important your donation is in making a difference. Before I became involved in fund raising and bowling for the TCR, neither did I.
The Toronto Cat Rescue is no ordinary rescue organization. Like many other animal organizations, they have a no-kill policy. Unlike other, there is no building where cats are kept in cages. Instead, they operate from a series of foster homes run by volunteers.
If someone wants to adopt a cat or a kitten, they are thoroughly screened. Then they can pick and choose from the many cats and kittens on the TCR website. The last step is a visit to the foster home where the specific feline they want to see is kept. Hopefully, if there’s a match, a kitty gets a forever home and the person gets a loving cat.
Needless to say, caring for so many animals is costly. Not only is there food and kitty litter to consider, but also the important step of neutering/spaying to prevent more unwanted kittens. This important medical step is very costly.
TCR does even more though. To control the cat population in Toronto, they trap feral cats and spay/neuter them. After their visit to the vet, they are set free again because their feral life has made them unadoptable.
Your donated dollars makes all this possible. Because of you, cats and kittens are well fed, have clean litter boxes, and receive excellent medical care.
If you haven’t donated yet, please visit https://www.canadahelps.org/en/pages/toronto-cat-rescue-bowl-a-thon-5/ where you can make your contribution directly to the Toronto Cat Rescue.
Don’t let the suggested amount on the website deter you. Most people have donated cash or made their donation to my PayPal account at firstname.lastname@example.org . Any amount you can spare will make a difference.
Thank you for opening your heart and your wallet for Toronto kitties.