Category: “Paws”

Love for Violet Auction

Love for Violet Auction
Love for Violet Auction: March 9-14, 2018
Bidding starts Friday, March 9th at 6:00 pm.

Our mini-auction starts Friday, March 9, 2018 at 6:00 pm. This time, instead of Facebook, we are trying an online auction in support of Violet. You can view the first few items now, and we will continue to add, even once the auction has begun. To place a bid once the auction starts, you must create a login (easy and simple). Under the Help menu there is a demo auction you can try. The system will track bids and automatically generate increments, as well as notify successful bidders. Have fun!

To create a Login:

1. Go to:
2. In the blue top bar that has the 32auctions logo, the rightmost side says Help and then LOGIN. Click on “Login”.
3.You will see a blue login button in the centre and, to the right of that, “Don’t have an account? Create an account now.”
4. Click on that and complete the form.

For more information re logins check this link:

Bitter cold with wind chills of -26 degrees greeted southern Ontarians the first week of January this year. On one of these frigid nights, January 7th, a little miracle was to happen and her name is Violet. A small tuxedo cat crawled into a garage and pulled herself up onto a warming plate that the owner had put out food on for strays. Little Violet was fighting to stay alive but was frozen in place with very weak vitals when found. A volunteer from Ninth Life rushed her to the emergency where she started her road to recovery. This week, Violet moved from full-time veterinary care to a foster home but requires ongoing treatment.



Introducing Kitty to Your Home

Introducing Kitty to Your Home

Introducing Kitty to Your Home

You are excited to bring home your new furry friend. The carrier is opened, and kitty races for the nearest place to hide, often under a bed where you cannot reach them.

Patience! Some cats adapt quickly to their new home but it is far more common for the cat or kitten to hide initially. As great as your new home is, this is a major adjustment for kitty, who may have had a not-so-good experience in a previous home.

Initially, even if your cat is the only pet in the house, it will help to confine it to a pet-safe, smaller area like a bathroom or laundry room. A bedroom also works well, especially if kitty has a window where he/she can look out. Take a look around the location for areas that might not be a good. Cats are excellent climbers and like heights. At the shelter, a kitten once managed to leap up, dislodge a suspended ceiling tile, and get into the duct work above. If there are no hiding spaces, provide a box (or even your carrier) for kitty to retreat to. Water, food, a litter box should all be nearby.

What can you do to settle kitty and let him/her know she is safe?

– Give your new cat or kitten time to adjust. How much time will vary but two weeks is an average, during which time you will see slow but steady progress. Make sure kitty can reach water, food and the litter box. Probably when it is quiet at night they will venture out.

– Spend short periods of quiet time with your new kitty, talking to them or simply being near, but do not attempt to pull them out of their hiding spot. Kitty must decide when it is safe. Kitty might find classical music calming. Keep direct eye contact to a minimum.

– When you feel kitty has calmed somewhat, try luring them out with treats, a wand toy or piece of string but, as always, let kitty decide if he/she is ready.

– Try to limit loud noises that might scare kitty and wait until kitty is comfortable before introducing him/her to others.

– Feliway is a calming spray that can be obtained from your vet, Amazon, or some stores carry it as well. It is also available as a diffuser. You spray the area, not the cat!

If you are worried, call the shelter where you adopted and speak to a volunteer, especially if you believe kitty is not eating and drinking after the first day.

Before you know it, kitty will be comfortable and truly at home.


Article written by: Grace Robertson
Photography by: Darren Rutherford
– Ninth Life Cat Rescue Volunteers

Rescue cats featured: Lena and Mystic



Help Raise Funds with ResQwalk

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Do you walk, run, or bike?

Whether it’s everyday or once in a while…you can help!

We are excited to announce that we are fundraising with ResQwalk. It’s a simple concept and a great way for you to help us raise money for the rescue by doing something you already are doing. There is no cost to you, and by participating you are helping Ninth Life rescue and care for more cats and get them healthy and into forever homes.

How does it work? 

Download the app for your iPhone or Android device.

Select Ninth Life Cat Rescue as the organization you would like to support.

Any time you go for a walk, jog, run or bike ride, open the app and start tracking.

Every kilometre adds up and at the end of every month ResQwalk will donate to our organization. It’s that easy!

Download ResQwalk on Android

Download ResQwalk on iPhone

A Few More Details

Check out the ResQwalk main FAQ page for answers to most common questions.

There is no cost to Ninth Life or to participants walking on our behalf. The app uses GPS to track your distance moved, not your data plan.

Every month a pool of corporate sponsors donate and the money is divided to participating animal welfare charities based on how much we walk. So, the more we walk the bigger the slice of pie.

We hope you will get walking, running or cycling for Ninth Life Cat Rescue today! We will keep you updated periodically about how much money we are raising with this initiative!

Share with friends and family…

And get more people moving for Ninth Life Cat Rescue!

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Successful Fall Fundraising!

We love you guys! The outpouring of support is wonderful! Between our three main events including Fall Flowers, Painting for Paws and the Hudson’s Bay Giving Back Program that have been running this fall we’ve raised more than $1600 that can go directly towards paying down vet bills and lets us continue to rescue, foster and adopt more feline friends!

Special thanks to Sheri and Liane and the other volunteers for all their hard work.


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