There is a national crisis of feline overpopulation across Canada. It was estimated in 2012 that there is one cat to every three humans in Canada. In addition, there are at least 600,000 stray cats roaming the streets. The problem with most cat shelters is that they don't have enough exposure and they aren't perceived to be an attractive place to visit in the public eye.
“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way in which its animals are treated.”
― Mahatma Gandhi
After careful consideration, Catoro Cafe agreed on an exclusive partnership with Cat Therapy and Rescue Society (CTRS). This charity started in 2016 and focuses on urgent medical cases and special needs cats that are often turned away due to expensive medical treatments. They receive zero government funding and 100% of their funding comes from private donation. On average, CTRS takes in and adopts out about approximately 1200 cats per year, and since inception in 2016, they have adopted out nearly 5000 cats. These numbers do not even account for the thousands more that are taken in and provided treatment, but then cannot be kept in their care due to overflow. Even if you do not wish to support Catoro Cafe, please donate anything you can to CTRS. Just last year the medical expenses were up to $100,000. Any small donation helps, and anything over $25 will qualify for a tax receipt.DONATE NOW TO CTRS
CTRS is always looking for dedicated volunteers concerned about the welfare of abandoned, abused and surrendered cats who are willing to donate their time, energy and passion to our rescue efforts.APPLY NOW
The purpose of this GoFundMe page is specifically for us to build a safe, functional and sanitary shelter for the cats within Catoro Cafe. These are based on the recommendations of CTRS and the Provincial Health and Safety Guidelines outlined by the SPCA. Below is a short list of equipment that we require to keep the cat room sanitary as well as keeping all the cats healthy and well. 100% of your donation will go towards purchasing these items. Future donations to our page will continue to fund the efforts to rescue as many sick, injured or stray cats and give them a second chance at life.
1) Quarantine cages
2) Biohazard cleaning station to sanitize litter boxes, dishes and toys
3) Proper Ventilation
4) Steam/Sanitize Washer & Dryer
5) Cleaning supplies & chemicals
6) Vaccinations & tests
We plan to have a long term partnership with CTRS and develop a local community rescue space that can expand to help more cats in the future.SUPPORT CATORO
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