Category: “Events & Fudraising”

Adoption Weekend at PetSmart

Adoption Weekend at PetSmart

For all those who have been waiting for kittens, they are arriving Friday for adoption weekend.Please also look at the other wonderful cats we have. Closer to the weekend, we will be posting a collage of cat photos in the Adoption section of our website.

Cats are $195 CASH each (or $350 for a bonded pair of adult cats). You must have a carrier to transport kitty to your home.

Visit our Articles section of the website for information on what you need for your new kitty, how to introduce your new cat or kitten, or find out about our “two kitten rule”.

PetSmart Locations

Oakville PetSmart
2501 Hyde Park Gate
Oakville, ON L6H6G6
(905) 829-9999

Etobicoke PetSmart
158 North Queen Street
Etobicoke, ON M9C1A8
Ph: (416) 620-4648

Burlington PetSmart  
1200 Brant Street
Burlington, ON L7P5C6
Ph: (905) 331-5454


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Don’t Miss Our Joshua Creek Tea!

Don’t Miss  Our Joshua Creek Tea!

Time is running out! Buy your TICKETS now! As of September 4, only 10 tickets are left! Tickets will be on sale until Saturday, September 8 at 6:00 pm.

Autumn is almost here. Time to treat yourself and what better way than by joining us for our first Ninth Life High Tea at Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre on Sunday, September 9th, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm.

Bring a friend or come solo and meet new friends. Dress up or be casual. Tickets are $40 per person and include tea samplings, flavoured waters, fancy sandwiches and desserts by Chef Kimberly Ann Masco from Reds Restaurant. Raffles and draws. Live piano music. Everyone goes home with a thank you gift.

The grounds at Joshua Creek alone are worth a visit. There is a huge labyrinth, benches with a view of the valley, art installations throughout the property and artwork inside, a huge produce garden, flower beds everywhere, a pond, and more. The two story Barn Gallery is an 1827 barn that has been rebuilt.

You have probably heard about wine sommeliers. Well, a tea sommelier similarly shows you how to best pair tea with foods in order to enhance the flavour. The correct pairing of food and tea can make a huge difference. If you have always been meaning to try something other than pekoe tea bags, here’s your opportunity. Learn how to make a perfect cup of tea.

Sommelier Tracey Carr-Snyder will increase your knowledge of tea in a delightful way. Did you know that for centuries tea was used only as medicine? It took 3,000 years for it to become an everyday drink. Tea arrived in Canada in 1716, imported by the Hudson’s Bay Company, and took a year to arrive. In the mid 1700s, afternoon high tea was for working men, taken standing up or sitting on tall stools, thus “high” tea.

We are a volunteer organization and all funds raised go directly to the Rescue cats.


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Why is Ninth Life Hosting a High Tea?

Why is Ninth Life Hosting a High Tea?
Please help us save lives and BUY A TICKET today.

Is caring too much a bad thing?

At Ninth Life Cat Rescue, we don’t think so although we do find our large hearts add significantly to our always increasing veterinary bills. At this time of year when our foster homes are bulging with pregnant felines producing litters which need proper vet care and vaccines, it would be so easy to say we only will accept the healthy and easy to adopt cats into our rescue.

But how can we turn a blind eye to those in real need? Like little Avery who was found outside and required extensive treatments for a severe infection in the uterus and chronic ear infections? Definitely this was an exceptional case but what about all the other little ones like Stella who required a full mouth extraction or Mitzy who had a lump on her belly and needed it removed during her spay. These sweet babies were made healthy so they could eventually find their forever homes.

Kittens found outside often need to be treated for flea infestations, severe upper respiratory diseases as well as serious eye infections. Cases like baby Athena are common to us. She was born at only 65g and had swollen eye filled with pus at only 2-3 days old. This had to be lanced and drained and then she was put on eye drops and oral meds. Sometimes complications arise and the eye has to be sacrificed. Athena was lucky that her foster mom got in to the vet in time to help her.

Besides helping those who arrive with health issues, we continue to support our long term fosters who need special care. Mr. Higgins is a diabetic whose blood sugar has to be tested several times a day and who has now developed a heart condition. As a rescue we need to continue to help him and support him in foster care. The same goes for beautiful Bergen who may require neurological testing as she has developed a self- mutilating condition over recent months. We can’t toss out these darlings because they are costing too much.


And for these reasons and so many more we are asking you to come to our fund raiser at Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre for High Tea on Sunday September 9 from 1-4 pm. Thanks for your support.


Article: Patti Altridge
Feature Photo: Grace Robertson
Avery Photo: Kendra J
Athena Photo: Steph PN
Mr. Higgins Photo: Agnes M
–Ninth Life Cat Rescue Volunteers

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Draw for Weekend Barbeque Basket

Drop into Pet Valu Hurontario and Eglinton and check out the amazing Weekend Barbeque Basket! You can have the chance to take this home, just in time for the long weekend, with a donation to Ninth Life Cat Rescue! Receive one ticket with a $5 donation or three tickets with a $10 donation. 

Find out if the basket is yours on Friday, May 18, at 8pm.

Basket value: $350.00

Pick up of basket is at Pet Valu, Hurontario and Eglinton in Mississauga.

ONLINE tickets

To purchase tickets online, e-transfer your donation ($5 for 1 ticket or $10 for 3 tickets) to:, and use the password tickets. In the message area, include your name, phone number and e-mail address. Upon receipt of funds, we will create your ticket and email confirmation. Good luck and thank you for supporting Ninth Life Cat Rescue!



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Join us for Coffee at Starbucks

Join us for Coffee at Starbucks

Come and join us tomorrow from 4-7 pm at the grand opening of Starbucks in Erin Mills Town Centre. Make a donation to Ninth Life Cat Rescue and get a free drink!

Thank you Starbucks for picking Ninth Life Cat Rescue to be there to help you celebrate your grand opening! Join us near centre court, look for our volunteers! Read More →

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