My name is Lance!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Toronto, Ontario - Lance
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Toronto Cat Rescue

Facts about Lance

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Black & White Or Tuxedo
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Male
  • Hair: Short
DOB March 1, 2010.

Lance had made his home in an abandoned car in a junk yard for almost a year before being rescued. He is slowly learning that life is much better on the inside! He is super quiet, very low maintenance and non-aggressive, but he is extremely shy and still very skittish. He will need time to come out of his shell, but he loves to eat, loves getting treats and enjoys head and chin scratches.

He has a very healthy appetite and could win a speed eating competition without a doubt. You turn your back for a second and it's all gone. He is very stealthy and the only way to know he ate it is to listen for his loud lip smacking. He makes the cat equivalent sounds to "nom, nom, nom". It's pretty cute.

Lance was living in an abandoned car in a junkyard for probably almost a year before being rescued. Lance has tested positive for FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus). FIV+ cats can live long happy lives with a good diet, low stress, indoor homes, loving families, and annual vet check-ins. He does not require medication. He can live in a home with other non-FIV+ cats, as the virus is only passed to other cats by blood (ie. deep bite marks). Please do not judge him based on a blood test!

TCR is one of the most successful rescue groups to re-home FIV cats, so we tend to have a lot in our care. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Lance is still very shy but he has made a lot of progress in the few weeks spent in his foster home. His eyes and ears have perked up and he is becoming more comfortable and curious with his surroundings.He is comfortable in places that are a little more private, so that he can watch his surroundings and feel safe, but he is slowly coming around and learning that cuddling with his foster mom (with a little coercion) isn't so scary after all! He has even started purring and rolling on his back to get belly rubs! He is becoming much more comfortable, and clearly likes the attention. With time and attention, Lance will be a great pet for someone!

Though he is most likely to be braver and scope out his surroundings when he thinks you aren't looking, he has been playing with his foster brother and his eyes tell me he wants to join the social club and with a little encouragement and patience, I think he will come around.

He may hiss at you if he is startled or feeling defensive, but his "bark" is much worse than his bite, and he is not at all aggressive.

Lance is now ready for his second chance at a furrever home, one with lots of attention and affection would only suit. Is Lance the newest addition to your loving family?

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.