My name is Caesar!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Toronto, Ontario - Caesar
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Annex Cat Rescue

Facts about Caesar

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Brown Tabby
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 9575419
  • Hair: Short


Tony and Caesar came from a feral cat colony as kittens and were soon placed in a home where they were loved and allowed to adjust to indoor life at their own pace. They were in their new home for two years until their human became suddenly ill and had to be hospitalized. They are now in a foster home waiting for their forever home.


The boys still show signs of nervousness and are skittish but they are also gentle, affectionate and enjoy human companionship. They initially hid and were frightened in their foster home but have made remarkable progress in the past two months. Caesar meows and greets his foster mom for strokes and belly rubs and follows her around. When approached too quickly, he will dart away, but he quickly returns to seek attention. Tony also loves to be stroked and patted but he also still spends some time hiding. However, when his foster mom sits on the bed, he jumps up to seek attention and snuggle beside her.


The boys are bonded and play together, chasing each other up and down the hallway of their foster home. They seem to get along well with other cats as they are curious about the resident kitties in their foster home, even if they get chased or hissed at. They are so good-natured. They don’t hiss, swat or bite, not even when frightened. When at the vet clinic, they were frightened but tolerated being examined and having their nails trimmed. We are not sure how they would get along with a dog. They are very easy-going despite being skittish so they could be okay with a gentle, friendly dog who likes cats.


They lived harmoniously with one older child in their first home. Because of their skittishness, they would be best in a quiet home. They need an experienced and understanding guardian who will wait for them to come out of their shell at their own pace. Once familiar with their new person, they will be interactive, expressive and affectionate, though they will still likely hide when visitors drop in, but that’s not uncommon with any nervous cat.


They are three years of age and healthy, up to date with shots and microchipped. They are indoor cats which would be best given their nervous nature.

About Annex Cat Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Cat Adoption with a Difference

The Annex Cat Rescue began as a group of volunteers living primarily in the Annex neighbourhood in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. We now have members from all over the city. We share a common bond -- a love of cats and concern for their welfare. We are a non-profit organization and have no government funding.

It is our goal to eliminate cruelty to animals by providing for the fostering and adoption of cats that are homeless, abandoned, or where their owners (through illness, age, or death) can no longer care for them. We try to educate members of our community regarding the proper care of cats and to provide information aimed at reducing the feral, homeless, and abandoned populations. Throughout the year, we assist in the feeding of many feral cat colonies and operate a trap-neuter/spay-return (TNR) program.

Please lend your support to our cause by adopting one of our wonderful cats or by contributing a small donation!


The success of Annex Cat Rescue depends on the dedication of our volunteers -- not just the foster homes and trappers who work hands-on, but also those who support ACR's rescue work behind-the-scenes. If you, or anyone you know, is interested in becoming a volunteer, or expanding your work within the organization, please apply online.

Please see our website for some ways you can help. Our experienced volunteers are always there to support you, and even a few hours of your time every month can make a big difference.

Donate money! The Annex Cat Rescue is a registered Canadian charity and thus is able to issue tax receipts for donations over $10.00.

CHEQUES/MONEY ORDERS: Please snail mail your donation (payable to "Annex Cat Rescue") with the donation form that can be printed from our website.

VISA/MASTERCARD/AMEX: Now you can also make a secure online donation with your credit card or through your bank's e-mail money transfer system! Visit to contribute and receive an E-receipt for your gift.

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Come Meet Our Pets...

The Annex Cat Rescue is a grassroots community organization. We are 100% non-paid volunteer-run. Our organization attempts to make a real difference for the homeless, stray and abandoned cats in this city through direct intervention and education. Every day, many people turn to us for help when Toronto Animal Services cannot.

ACR does *not* run an animal shelter. All of our cats/kittens live in volunteer foster homes across Toronto where they are allowed to blossom and grow in a "home" environment (rather than in cages), and where they receive individual attention and love.

While this prevents possible behavioural problems associated with caging animals, this also allows us to get to know each animal intimately and thus we can make excellent matches with adopters. Potential adopters are required to make appointments to view the animals in their respective homes.

Our organization is "no kill". This means that cats in our care remain in foster homes are not euthanized (except for dire humane reasons). City shelters do not have such a policy.

Our Adoption Process...

If you are thinking of adopting a cat or kitten, please contact us. Annex Cat Rescue has matched over 1000 cats and kittens with good adoptive homes since our group started!

Annex Cat Rescue cats live in real homes with our foster volunteers -- not in cages! This way, the cats live in normal homes and receive good food and medical care -- and lots of personal attention. We get to know each cat, so we can help you find the best cat for you. It's kind of like a kitty match-making service!

All of our cats are vaccinated, have been de-wormed, and are spayed or neutered once they reach six months of age.

We are always available if you have questions or concerns as your new cat is adjusting to your home.

Here is our adoption process:

  • Please leave a voice mail or email.

  • One of our Adoption Team volunteers will contact you to find out more about the kind of kitty you are looking for. We will suggest which of our cats might be the best match for you, and put you in touch with a few foster homes for you to contact.

  • You can go and visit the cat in the foster home and see if you think it's a match.

  • If you fall in love on the spot (so easy with kitties!) we ask you to go home and think about it overnight, since it's an important decision for you and for the kitty.

  • Then, if it's a match, you can bring your cat carrier (and the adoption fee -- which is modest and does not cover all of our expenses) then take your kitty home! We ask all adopters to sign our adoption agreement, which just sets out some basics so we all understand our roles, with the kitty's best interests first and foremost!

  • A day or two later, we'll call you to make sure all is well and provide any suggestions that might be helpful, if needed.

The Annex Cat Rescue's motto is "Cat Adoption with a Difference." If the adoption does not work out (a rare occurrence, in part due to our excellent "match-making"!), whatever the reason, the cat will always be welcomed back to our organization. We want the best for our kitties!

Please contact us today!