My name is Lionel!

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

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Gray Or Blue (Mostly)
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Male
  • Hair: Short
DOB January 6, 2011
Lionel is a very unique kitty looking for a very special forever home. He is a very loving cat and loves to head bump you and rub his head on your hands. Lionel is a lap cat and will insist on his lap time – being a small cat, it is sometimes possible to have Lionel and a laptop on your lap! Though he will also try and help you type and has been known to tweet by himself!! When he is asleep, he is so asleep you can brush him and trim his claws and he doesn’t even notice.

He can be very energetic and playful. He loves to stalk his prey - which is mainly the red dot, his wand, and the humans!! He will relentlessly chase his fosterers round and round the pillar in their lounge until they get so dizzy they give up and collapse in a fit of giggles on the floor. This little boy will keep you smiling and amused. Although he is not great at jumping, he makes a valiant attempt at leaping for his balls and makes the funniest noises as he runs after them – it’s like he is part cat, dog and horse! He’s definitely a very quirky cat, but that’s all adds to his unique charm. He has a good repertoire of meows and other noises and this helps the humans understand what Lionel needs.

Lionel is good as gold when left alone in the house when you go out to work, though he will, of course, expect lots of attention when he sees you! He loves to sleep on the bed with you and is very good overnight.

Lionel has been checked out by a vet - he only has one big kidney, but blood and urinary tests show it is working fine and he is healthy.

Lionel would be better in a household with no kids or other pets – he doesn’t like other cats. Lionel needs to be adopted by experienced cat owners who can see the endearing kitty he is and bring this out through love, play and understanding. Everyone who meets Lionel falls in love with him - there is just something so special about him and his big eyes. He was very stressed when he moved to his current foster home and it took a while for him to settle in, but he has blossomed into the sweetest, most endearing, and quirkily funny little kitty his fosterers have ever had.

Lionel can’t wait to be part of his forever home, chase you around the room until you giggle and have his belly gently rubbed as he purrs and purrs.

Thank you for welcoming a special needs cat into your family. An adoption fee of your choice is appreciated as opposed to our standard fee of $175.

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 a bonded pair is $100 per cat, vs. $175 per cat.