My name is Motley Mia!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Toronto, Ontario - Motley Mia
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Facts about Motley Mia

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Calico Or Dilute Calico
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Female
  • Hair: Short
DOB December 13, 2011

Meet Motley Mia (she says "just call me Mia") she is a very special girl who is in need of an even more special home. She was one of 50 cats rescued from Quebec and brought to Toronto after Humane Society International rehabilitated them in an emergency shelter.

Mia was considered the most challenging cat of the entire group, because she is very unwilling to be handled. We don't know anything about her history, but for whatever reason, she will not let people touch her. We're confident this will slowly change with a lot of patience and TLC, but anyone adopting her should be prepared that it will take a lot of time.

Surprisingly, however, Mia is not shy in the traditional sense. She doesn't hide, she loves to play, and she will eat food off of her foster mom's fingers. She just likes to keep within a few feet of any hands that might reach for her. For this reason, we are sure that what Mia needs is to be a house cat, as she is perfectly happy to be one.

Mia loves to play with all kinds of toys, and enjoys catnip and feathery toys the most. She loves to rip them apart like they are real mice! Mia is a sun bather who will sit in your window at the perfect time in the afternoon. She has a very healthy appetite and will approach people for food and generally has relaxed body language around her people. We're confident that her next step in socialization will come in time.

The best thing about Mia is that she loves other cats. If you are looking for a companion for your cat, consider this girl! She loves to follow cats around and to cuddle and play with them. In fact, she loves her foster brother Dali and they would make a fantastic pair if you are looking for two cats, because he is very confident and takes the lead.

There's one more thing that you should know about Mia, and that is that she has FIV. Sadly, many people turn their backs to FIV cats because of misunderstandings about the virus, but Mia is hoping you'll overlook a blood test and love her forever.

FIV is a lentivirus, in the same class of virus as HIV. FIV typically causes a weakening of the cat's immune system, however most FIV cats can live normal, happy lives if provided with a healthy diet and regular veterinary care. FIV is also only contagious to other cats through deep bite wounds, so Mia would be happy to be adopted into a home with or without other cats. She is a healthy girl with a great coat and good appetite, so you'd hardly even guess came back positive!

Mia is finally ready for her furrever home, a new loving family with lots of patience, love and attention to give.

About Toronto Cat Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Toronto Cat Rescue is a registered, no-kill charity run by volunteers.

Our mission is to rescue and find homes for abandoned, sick or injured cats from situations of abuse, neglect or imminent euthanasia.

Our vision is for Toronto to be a city in which no adoptable cat is killed and rescue organizations such as Toronto Cat Rescue are no longer needed.

Our registered charity number: 889-198-727-RR-0001

Our Adoption Process...

Decided on the cat or kitten you would like to adopt? Please call 416-538-8592, or email

An adoption counsellor will return your call and give you more details about the cat you are interested in and ask some questions about your home to make sure the cat will be a "purr-fect" fit. We are happy to answer any questions you may have as well.

You will be supplied with the foster home address to have a meet and greet with your kitty. If both parties are happy, you can sign the TCR Contract of Adoption, pay the adoption fee and take your cat home with you in a safe carrying case.

Adoption fee is $175 per cat. This ensures that the cats that come into our care receive the attention they need, are spayed or neutered, and receive a rabies vaccination at the appropriate age. It includes 6 weeks of free pet insurance. For City of Toronto residents, the adoption fee includes a mandatory City of Toronto cat license that is valid for one year. As you can imagine, these fees only begin to cover our costs; donations and ongoing fundraising efforts carry us the rest of the way!


1. ALL senior cats (8 years or older) have an adoption fee of the adopters choice, vs. our standard adoption fee of $175.

2. Our adoption fee for an adult bonded pair (8 months or older) is $100 per cat vs. $175 per cat.