“Ms. Maude was a lovely, chatty and super affectionate girl.”
“She’s our opinionated little love bug, for sure.“
Adoring quotes befitting a Diva. But Ms. Maude is no infamous Star of stage or screen! Neither is she just a feline rescued from a cat colony in want of a loving home. Ms. Maude’s benevolent facilitators became smitten with her charming personality. It struck a chord setting off a wave of mutual appreciation of their collective efforts in rescuing, fostering, and adopting cats in the City of Toronto.
Jen – Foster Mother
“She showed up in a managed cat colony in the west end …with her kitten Lucy late last fall.. (2015).” Jen said, a volunteer with the (TNR) “I don’t know whether or not Maude previously had a home. I assumed they were feral and trapped them for TNR.” Jen fostered the pair while they recovered from being spayed. Normally, they would be returned to the colony. But Jen was deeply touched by Ms. Maude’s “lovely, chatty, and affectionate personality”. Ms. Maude deserved a real home. The Annex Cat Rescue facilitated her quick adoption. It was “a week and a half!” Jen exclaims. “The folks at ACR have always been incredibly helpful and supportive.” Ms. Maude is cherished in her new home. She has settled in “beautifully” says Jen. These happy endings make her feel her volunteer work is worthwhile. (Lucy was ready to be adopted in March of 2016)
Nora – Adoptive Mother
She “has all the personality!” Nora, Maude’s Adoptive Mother gushes. “Cheerful! Self-possessed! Chatty! Loving! Playful Girl! We are so, so happy she’s part of our family!” She’s a “funny baby” waiting just inside the door when she hears the key in the lock. Yelling to be picked up for a “long purr-y cuddle and chin-scratch session.” But mischief lurks on the other side of her demands for affection. Knocking over unattended water glasses. Breaking into the catnip and feeling not an ounce of remorse. These are a few of her misdeeds. And if Maude wants attention? She scratches the couch knowing “it’s a sure fire way” to get noticed. Maude loves to socialize but is no lap cat. She welcomes visitors. But Ms. Maude makes it known to all HER guests. They are in HER home! But Nora is forgiving of Ms. Maude’s territorial nature. “Thanks so much ACR for facilitating her into our home.”
Ms. Maude has now assumed the role of Diva. She rolls over in her comfy bed to stretch. Pride gleams from her jade green eyes. Her attitude could be misconstrued as indifference. But Ms. Maude is paying her new family the greatest compliment. A truly happy feline expresses their appreciation when they are themselves. Ms. Maude is at peace knowing she can thrive in the loving home she has found.
Jen and Nora can’t thank the ACR enough for seamlessly facilitating the relationship between a foster and an adoptive parent. Jen has been involved in “stray/rescue” for years. She thinks the efforts of the whole #ACR team are outstanding.
The #ACR is a not for profit registered Toronto charity facilitating adoptions and controlling cat colony populations with spay and neuter programs. The 100% volunteer network operates without shelter, office, or government funding. “Foster parents” provide food, litter, and toys in exchange for a tax receipt. This allows 90% of funds to be spent on felines transitioning into “forever homes”. The Annex Cat Rescue believes humans have a responsibility to care for cats since we domesticated them to suit our needs.
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