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My name is Meisha!

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

Facts about Meisha

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Orange Or Red Tabby
  • Age: Senior
  • Sex: Male
  • Hair: Short
DOB July 1, 2006.

This loving, 10-year- old boy was rescued after being abandoned by his owners. Left to fend for himself outdoors in the extreme heat and cold, Meisha wandered busy roadways and dangerous neighbourhoods seeking shelter and attention. One night, Meisha was found cold and shivering in a ditch by some kind passers-by. After warming up and enjoying a nourishing meal, Meisha quickly began to show his gentle and loving nature – and his wonderful personality has continued to shine ever since.

Meisha suffers from a condition known as Eosinophilic Granuloma Complex (EGC), which is a treatable, inflammatory skin response. It is an allergy/hypersensitivity disorder. Due to lack of treatment when he was abandoned, the condition became severe and his face became slightly disfigured (we still think he is as handsome as ever!). He is currently being treated with Prednisone (an anti-inflammatory drug), as well as Cyclosporine (an immunosuppressant drug). He also eats a strict hypoallergenic diet. With these treatments in place, his condition has improved significantly! Meisha is otherwise a healthy and VERY happy boy!

Meisha will need regular vet check-ups and will likely remain on one or both medications for life. He can only eat his wet and dry food off of a flat metal or glass dish due to permanent tissue damage around his mouth. It is recommended that he remain indoors, due to his long history of being left outside. He has proven to be a much happier cat inside!

Meisha has settled into a safe and loving environment. He is a laid-back, sweet boy who demands love and remains energetic. He has a favourite ball that he enjoys chasing. Meisha has lived with children, cats and dogs; however, he may be happier in a quieter, one- or two-animal home (stress can trigger or aggravate his EGC). Anyone in contact with Meisha will automatically fall in love with him. He is waiting patiently for his new home and will be a wonderful addition to a loving family.

Thank you for welcoming a palliative care cat into your family - an adoption fee of your choice is appreciated versus our standard adoption 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 adopt@torontocatrescue.ca.

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!

Note:

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.