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 . Mimi & Magic .
 . Mimi & Magic .  . Mimi & Magic .  . Mimi & Magic .
  • Domestic Long Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without small kids
Good afternoon! We are here today with the latest members of the Ninth Life Cat Rescue Family, Mimi & Magic. Welcome ladies! Ninth Life Cat Recue: So, Mimi, let's start with you. Tell us a little bit about yourself. Mimi: What can I say? I'm fabulous looking, don't you think? Don't you just love my long, flowing hair? NLCR: Well yes, it is stunning. How old are you, Mimi? Mimi: You don't expect a divalicious lady like me to tell her age, do you? NLCR: Ummm...well, actually, yes. Potential adopters really like to know this. Mimi: Fine then. We're both six years old. Old enough to know not to climb your curtains, but young enough to still play. Well, when I feel like it, of course...if you have one of those feather things. NLCR: So Magic, what about you? What is your favourite thing to do? Magic: Who me? Uh...I'm not sure...I'm shy...why are you asking me? What are you looking at? NLCR: Sorry, don't mean to make you feel uncomfortable. Do you like pets and scratches? Magic: Oh well actually, yes I do. I think I like them more than Mimi. NLCR: What do you like to do for fun? A lovely pair like you two must like to have a little fun every now and then, right? Magic: Oh, uh, well ok, we do like to have a little catnip every now and then. NLCR: That's understandable! Who doesn't like a little 'nip? So, tell us then - what is your favourite food? Mimi: We LOVE wet food with gravy, especially the ones with shreds of chicken. You need to make sure our new home has lots of food for us, ok? And treats! Don't forget the treats! Can someone get me some water? Magic: Oh yes, me too please, if you don't mind. NLCR: Of course, Mimi! I sense from speaking with you that you are the more adventurous one? Mimi: Well, you could say that. I like to think of myself as Magic's protector. Magic: Yes, but sometime she's bossy too... NLCR: Tell us ladies, what is your ideal home? Mimi: Besides having lots of food, treats and toys, our perfect home will be quiet, with no little children or other pets. Magic: Yes please, just a nice quiet home for us. We just want to feel safe. Is that ok? NLCR: Yes, of course it is. We'll find you the perfect home. Now, I know it's probably hard to talk about, but how is it you came to be here? Did you have a family before? Magic: Well yes, we did have a home. Not sure why, but for some reason, they decided they couldn't take care of us any longer. Mimi: Ya, not sure what that was all about. How could anyone give us up? Especially me? NLCR: This might be a bit personal, but we have to know. Are you really sisters? Mimi: No, no we're not. But that doesn't matter - we've been together forever, so we really are the best of friends and have to stay together. NLCR: Well ladies, it's been really nice getting to know you. We're sure the perfect family and home is out there for you. Where can the nice people come to meet you? Magic: We're at PetSmart in Etobicoke. So please come by and meet us soon! Mimi: Or you can use that computer thing and fill out an online application: http://ninthlifecatrescue.org/adopt/adoption-application/
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Honey .
 . Honey .  . Honey .  . Honey .  . Honey .
  • Maine Coon
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without catsPrefers home without small kids
Hi, I'm Honey and I really am as sweet as my name. I'm five years young and love to play! My favourite toys are ping pong balls and the laser light. I can play all day with that thing! Do you like my long, flowing hair and beautiful green eyes? I'm part Maine Coon, you know! I even have a beauty mark above my lip - just like a famous model. I am shy and do get scared easily. I tend to hiss when I'm startled but I'm really all bark and no bite. Eeew, dog analogy! Gross! Anyway, in a gentle and quiet home, my sweetness will flourish! I'm a clever kitty you know. I can open cabinet doors and even bedroom doors! Comes in handy when I need to find a hiding spot. I like head rubs and will purr away when you give me lots of them. I need to be the only princess in the home. No young children please, they are a little too much energy for me and they don't always understand that I like it peaceful. My first home had to give me up because their young boy developed severe allergies. I was sad to leave them, but I know I will find a new forever home where I can be your one and only princess. I know you would love to come home to me and say, "Honey, I'm home!" So take me home already! If you would like to meet me, please stop by and visit me at Etobicoke PetSmart or you can fill out an online application: http://ninthlifecatrescue.org/adopt/adoption-application/
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Missy .
 . Missy .  . Missy .  . Missy .  . Missy .  . Missy .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without catsPrefers home without small kids
Oh hey! Nice to meet you. My name is Missy and I'm 11 years old and looking for my forever home. Don't you think I'm pretty? I think so. I'm a social girl and I just LOVE scratches behind my ears. Do you like my nice, svelte figure? You see, when I arrived, I was very obese. My little legs were having trouble holding up my body. I think my previous family thought the only way to show me love was to feed me. I would have just as much enjoyed a hug or two, but it's ok now. I went into foster care and my foster mom put me on diet and I've lost a lot of weight. Trust me, I'm MUCH happier now. I'm still a wee bit of a chunky monkey and my head might look a bit small for my body - but it's ok - we're still working on getting those last few love pounds off of me and I'm much healthier. There's just more of me to love! I do like to play, and when I eat or play I make the cutest little growling sounds. Don't worry - I'm not angry - they're my happy sounds. I really don't like other cats invading my space, so I'd prefer to be the only pet in your home. A mature home would be best too, as my new owners will have to know how to maintain my diet and be able to lift me. I was surrendered to the rescue when my family said they couldn't take care of my anymore. That's sad, because I am an older gal and needed some help to lose weight. But it's ok. My foster home was great and I know my new home will be great too! If you would like to meet me, please stop by and visit me at Oakville PetSmart or you can fill out an online application: http://ninthlifecatrescue.org/adopt/adoption-application/
Senior, Female, Large
 . Kisses .
 . Kisses .  . Kisses .  . Kisses .  . Kisses .  . Kisses .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without catsPrefers home without small kids
Hi, I'm Kisses. I may be tiny but I make a big impression. Sometimes it's not the best impression but hey, that's not my fault. I really don't like other cats and they are just everywhere in this adoption centre room. It's hard for a little girl like me to get the attention I deserve (which is ALL the attention). Some of the volunteers say I am a diva but I like those who say I have a lot of potential. I'm not sure what that is exactly but I am positive I have oodles of it. You see I am just over three years old and I have this kittenish body and angelic face so naturally I want to be the centre of the universe. Is that too much to ask? I don't think so but the other cats keep getting in my way. How annoying is that, right? So I hiss a bit and sometimes I accidently direct the hiss at possible adopters. My bad, I am directionally challenged maybe. I only want to say to an adopter, "Look at me, I'm cuter than the rest of them. Please take me.". I just want a home where I will be your one and only and then I will be devoted to you. Um...you are the one who will give me treats and catnip, right? I don't want to misdirect my natural charm to the wrong one. So this is what I am thinking. I need one of you out there to see this all this potential I have that the volunteers have mentioned and come in and see me. Offer me some treats or catnip and I will follow you anywhere that I want to go. I can really be sweet when I am on my own, so what's taking you so long? I'm at Oakville PetSmart. Come in and ask for Kisses. No other pets. No children.
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Franka & Flopsy .
 . Franka & Flopsy .  . Franka & Flopsy .  . Franka & Flopsy .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without small kids
Hi, my name is Franka and I am 2 1/2 years old. The volunteers at the adoption centre say I am a sweet and gentle little girl. I guess that is why whenever a new arrival comes and is scared they put them with me. That's how I met my roommate and best friend Flopsy, who is two years old. I thought I was shy but I really have to look after this little girl. You'll see us curled up together a lot. Sometimes people don't realize there are of two of us in the bed, we blend so well together. I will come out of our cage and look around sometimes and find a quiet corner to lie in if possible. If someone has the feather wand out, I'll be there playing with it. Eventually I will go back to be with Flopsy because I don't want her to be alone too long. If someone is petting her, I'll wait because I know how much she loves that. We need someone who will be patient with us and let us develop trust in our own time. We are afraid of large open spaces so we would need to spend some time in a small room getting used to our new home. Our ideal home will have no dogs and no small children. I was rescued from a hoarding situation in Scarborough where there were 68 cats and one dog in a 2-bedroom apartment. Needless to say, my people skills need a little help as I lived most of my life with cats. Flopsy was found outside alone with her littermates before she was brought inside. Do you have a quiet home and enough love for the two us? We can't wait to find our new forever home, where we can spend the rest of our lives together. If you would like to meet us, please stop by and visit us at Oakville PetSmart or you can fill out an online application: http://ninthlifecatrescue.org/adopt/adoption-application/
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Lily & Sabrina .
 . Lily & Sabrina .  . Lily & Sabrina .  . Lily & Sabrina .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without small kids
Hello everyone! My name is Lily, and this is my sister Sabrina. Let me tell you a bit about us. We are 10 years old and I'm the one with the black nose. We are both declawed. I am very friendly and just love company. I love to follow you around to help you with whatever it is you're doing. I'm very curious and love to explore. I do this cutest little thing where I use my front paws to hold my back legs up so that I can clean my back paws and the fur on my back. Ok, so this might be because of my portly figure, but it's still cute. Sabrina is smaller than me and a bit more reserved, but she's still a friendly girl. She just doesn't like change and stress and will sometimes hiss and swat, so she needs a little extra time to adjust. Even though she doesn't like to be picked up, she loves being petted and likes to roll over for tummy rubs! She LOVES that - it makes her very happy. Did I mention that I love laps? So if Sabrina doesn't want to be on your lap, don't worry because I do! We both LOVE our food. Perhaps a little TOO much - now we have to eat diet food. But that's ok because we know it's best for our health and it will help me get my girly figure back. With a proper introduction, I think we'll be ok with other cats and dogs, but because Sabrina gets stressed with change, a home with only older, respectful children would be best. Unfortunately, we were surrendered when a family member moved into our house who was allergic. It's sad that we had to lose our home at our age, but we know we'll find a great new home together. If you would like to meet us, please stop by and visit us at Burlington PetSmart on Brant St. or you can fill out an online application: http://ninthlifecatrescue.org/adopt/adoption-application/
Senior, Female, Large
 . Baby .
 . Baby .  . Baby .  . Baby .  . Baby .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without catsPrefers home without small kids
Dear nice cat rescue people, I was saying to myself just this morning, "Baby," I said, "Baby, you know what you need? You need a person all your own." So I am writing this note to you, because apparently that's the kind of thing you do - find nice homes for lovable, slightly temperamental kitties who are...I shudder to type this...LAPLESS. That's right: I have no lap to call my own. Could you please find someone to give me theirs? While I love all the attention I'm receiving at the adoption centre, you know what I really need? A home of my own! By myself. No other cats. No dogs. No kids. That's not too much to ask is it? Once I get to know you and have time to learn to trust you, I can be sweet and affectionate. I'm only six years old, curious and love my catnip. I just need some time to adjust to a new home and new people, but that's not so bad, is it? Do you see what I'm reduced to? Cuddling with a STUFFED ANIMAL instead of a warm, breathing, can-opening, treat-dispensing, cat-toy-wielding, real, live human person to call my very own! Nice cat rescue person, you need to fix this problem for me IMMEDIATELY. It's not my fault I ended up here. I was surrendered by my owner because they had a bad time and lost their home. I wasn't allowed to go with them to their temporary home, so they had to let me go. So you see, nice cat rescue person, it's about time I found a home of my own. Now. While l love hanging out with all the nice cat rescue people at the adoption centre, it's time for me to move on. So I would really appreciate it if you can get on it right away. Purrs and head bumps, Baby PS - If you would like to meet me, stop by Burlington PetSmart on Brant St. or you can fill out an online application: http://ninthlifecatrescue.org/adopt/adoption-application/
Adult, Male, Medium
 . Addy & Avery .
 . Addy & Avery .  . Addy & Avery .  . Addy & Avery .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without small kids
** COURTESY POST ** This adorable pair is Addy & Avery. Addy is the cute black girl, and her brother Avery is the handsome white and black guy. They are eight months old and are typical kittens in every way! Addy & Avery love to sleep curled up together by foster mom's side in bed. While they are a little bit on the shy side, they are sure to come around in the right environment. They would do best in a mature environment without young kids. They get along well with other cats and will tolerate the dog in their foster home. Addy & Avery have been together since birth, so it is preferable that they be adopted together. If you would like to meet Addy & Avery, please contact their foster mom, Josee, directly at 905-501-9109 or 416-417-6555.
Baby, Female, Medium
 . Blackjack .
 . Blackjack .  . Blackjack .  . Blackjack .  . Blackjack .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Special NeedsPrefers home without small kids
You know that old expression, "never judge a book by its cover"? Well that would best describe me! My name is Blackjack and while I may look older and a bit rough around the edges, I'm only two years old! I am a very playful boy. I just love to watch the world go by and the other cats, perched in my favourite chair. Oh and that little red light? I AM going to catch that thing one of these days! I don't care how long it takes, because I love to play with it so much, but I will catch it! I love lots of attention and I just love to talk. I can go on forever telling you about my day, asking you how your day was, life in general. I just love to talk. I'm not much for cuddles, but I still like to be around you so I can get all the attention! I may look like a big boy, but really I'm all muscle. Sometimes I forget that fingers aren't toys and will sometimes give a little nibble, so it's probably best that my home only has older children. I get along just fine with other cats too! I have had to fend for myself on the streets ever since my owners moved away and left me behind. I'm not aggressive or dominant, so I was picked on a lot while I lived outside. The people say that's probably why I look a bit rough. That's probably how I got something called FIV too. But now that I'm safe inside, I want everyone to know that FIV+ cats can live with other cats, can live normal lives and that FIV does not spread via scratches or eating & drinking from the same bowls. Just in case you're worried, here are some facts about FIV: - FIV stands for Feline Immuno-deficiency Virus. - FIV is a cat-only disease and cannot affect humans or other animals. - It is a virus that affects a cat's immune system over a period of years. - FIV is transferred through deep bite wounds. - FIV cats can lead a normal life as long as they are kept indoors & fed a high quality diet. - FIV negative and positive cats can live together as long as they are properly introduced and get along. - Two FIV positive cats can live together. Please don't let my FIV+ status scare you away! I can live a long, healthy, normal life in a house with other cats and pets! I hope you will stop by and see me soon. I really can't wait to find my own forever family and home. If you would like more information on FIV, just let the nice people at the rescue know, or check out these links! https://www.thespruce.com/fiv-in-cats-p2-552157 or http://www.vet.cornell.edu/fhc/Health_Information/brochure_fiv.cfm If you would like to meet me, please stop by and visit me at Oakville PetSmart or you can fill out an online application: http://ninthlifecatrescue.org/adopt/adoption-application/
Adult, Male, Medium
 . Snowshoe .
 . Snowshoe .  . Snowshoe .  . Snowshoe .  . Snowshoe .
  • Domestic Medium Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
I am a very sweet five year old boy who loves his people. I warm up rather quickly to new people - especially if they give me Temptations treats, or brush my fur - I LOVE to be brushed. Have you noticed how soft and shiny my fur is? I make sure my foster mommy brushes my fur every night so I stay this handsome. When I'm done being brushed, I start nibbling on my brush and want to play. I love all sorts of toys - wand toys, the laser light, and catnip mice. During the day, my foster family hears me chasing my mice around the room - I like to hide them under the dresser for my foster mom to find. When I've had enough of chasing mice, my favourite spot to nap is on top of the dresser. I love attention from my humans, and demand love often. When I'm happy to see you, I trill, and you can't miss my big rumbling purr when I'm happy. I love to be scratched around my head and neck, but while you're loving me, I would prefer to sit beside you rather than on your lap. I don't mind if you lift me onto a bed or into a carrier, but I would rather not to be picked up and carried. I would enjoy having a cat friend in my new home, especially a calm older cat like myself. I wouldn't mind having kids in my home to love me, but my foster mom says they should be over five years old and respectful of my boundaries. I have come far in learning that hands aren't toys to nibble on, but sometimes I still give a little love nibble when I get excited. I came to the rescue from a colony in Hamilton, but at some point in my past I had a home. I don't miss being outside one bit - the indoor life is a life of luxury! I'm happy to look out the window and watch the birds in the tree, but I'm a bit scared of the outside noises and won't sit in an open window. My purrfect family has someone who is able to spend quality time with me every day, playing with me and helping me keep my fur soft and shiny with lots of brushing. Perhaps if you work from home, I could be your secretary and best friend? Are you the purrfect family I'm looking for? If you think you could give me the home that I so deserve, or would like to meet me, please contact Ninth Life Cat Rescue at (905) 301-3532, email: info@ninthlifecatrescue.org or fill out an online application: http://ninthlifecatrescue.org/adopt/adoption-application/
Adult, Male, Medium
 . Bergen .
 . Bergen .  . Bergen .  . Bergen .  . Bergen .
  • Domestic Medium Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without catsPrefers home without small kids
Is there a kind person out there who will love me? My name is Bergen and I am nine years old. At the adoption centre, people told me I was beautiful, but no one gave me love because I was afraid to accept it. I had lost the ability to trust people after my family gave me up. I was boarded for about a year and then given to the rescue. I would sometimes hiss, swat or growl when people approached me and the volunteers would say be careful, don't touch her. No one knows that I was really crying inside and that my heart was breaking. I would lay with my head down and my hopes shattered. It hurt so much to see others receive love and affection while I got so little. I pretended it didn't matter when all I really wanted was for someone to care for me. Someone to say I will love you and protect you from all the bad things. Just once for someone to say my name with softness and understanding. A little while ago I didn't feel well so I was taken out of the adoption centre away from all those other cats and put into something called a foster home. I had an entire room for myself and 'foster mom' said nice things to me. I felt safe and could it be, 'happy'? All of a sudden I felt a rumble in throat which 'foster mom' said was a purr and I showed her that I remembered how to play. I could snuggle and be nice. The foster lady said if I wished really hard I would find my own "home" which would be mine forever. So now I am wishing so hard my whiskers are twitching. All I want to hear is "Bergen, I'll try" that would make my heart lift. All I need is time and patience and knowing that someone does care. Will someone please just say "Yes, Bergen, will you be mine?". I really just need the chance to show you what a different cat I am outside of the adoption centre and in my own loving home, a quiet and mature home without children or other pets. I just need someone who understands that trust takes time and who will be patient with me. To that person, I promise I will give my whole heart and gratitude. If you think you could give me that home, or would like to meet me, please contact Ninth Life Cat Rescue at: info@ninthlifecatrescue.org or fill out an online application: http://ninthlifecatrescue.org/adopt/adoption-application/
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Mavis .
 . Mavis .  . Mavis .  . Mavis .  . Mavis .  . Mavis .  . Mavis .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
This stunning calico girl is Mavis! Mavis is approximately four years old. A shy, timid girl, Mavis is not much for playing, but she loves her Elmo toy! She is very attached to Elmo and will sleep with him every night. Mavis is looking for a loving person or family who will be extremely patient and who will have time to work with her as she learns to trust humans. Once Mavis gets to know you, she loves her belly rubbed and purrs quietly. Mavis does not like to have her back end touched and while she will not bite, she may hiss or swat as a warning that she needs space. Mavis is FIV+, but please don't let this scare you away from this beautiful girl. FIV+ cats have the same life expectancy as any other cat; they just need to be kept indoors and away from other sick animals due to their slightly weaker immune systems. Mavis would benefit from a quiet home, perhaps a small condo or apartment with a room of her own where she can't hide, as she will need time to adjust. Mavis has made progress in her foster homes since she has been with us, but she will need an experienced adopter who has had experience dealing with feral or semi-feral cats. Mavis came to us as a feral from a small well-managed colony. Mavis gave birth to two litters before she was trapped and spayed. Mavis was the only cat in her colony who would interact with the colony caregiver, and would often sit at the back door and stare inside! Mavis will need a very special home with a family that will allow her the time and patience she needs to get to familiar with her new home and get comfortable with new people. Is that home with you? This girl needs a second chance to live her new life indoors. If you think you could give Mavis the home that she so deserves, or would like to meet her, please contact Ninth Life Cat Rescue at (905) 301-3532, email: info@ninthlifecatrescue.org or fill out an online application: http://ninthlifecatrescue.org/adopt/adoption-application/
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Mr. Higgins .
 . Mr. Higgins .  . Mr. Higgins .  . Mr. Higgins .
  • Domestic Medium Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Special Needs
Mr. Higgins has been through so much in his 6 years of life. He was abandoned by his family and left out in the cold, scared and lonely. Eventually he was brought to Hamilton Animal Services, his face covered in scabs from street cats beating him up. For 2 months, Mr. Higgins waited in a cage hoping for someone to take him home. And then, one of our volunteers saw him. Fostering is never easy. Soon after his arrival, Mr. Higgins started scratching his ears until they bled. A visit to the vet confirmed that he had allergies so he was put on a special diet. Like many abandoned cats who do not know when their next meal might be, Mr. Higgins started eating and drinking a lot. Still foster mom sensed that something else was wrong. Another visit to the vet revealed that something he ate while outside had blocked his intestine and he was basically "bursting from the inside" because he was eating so much but it wasn't digesting. Surgery resolved this problem and Mr. Higgins is recuperating with his foster mom. However, futing the pre surgical tests, the vet discovered that Mr. Higgins has diabetes. Cats, like people, can live normal and long lives with diabetes. It can be successfully managed by insulin shots and checking blood sugar levels. Mr. Higgins had been through so much and his foster mom says "He is the sweetest boy in the world with not an aggressive bone in his body. He just wants to love and be loved. All I wish for him is a forever home. So I ask you to ask around to see if anyone is willing to adopt him along with his special diet and his insulin shots. Aw, wouldn't it be loverly?" Mr. Higgins is currently with his foster mom. If you are interested in adopting this sweet guy, please contact us at info@ninthlifecstrescue.org
Adult, Male, Medium

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