My name is Bessie!

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

Facts about Bessie

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Orange Or Red Tabby
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Female
  • Hair: Short
DOB September 20, 2010. Bessie is a 'Ginger', a very special cat. Orange tabby female cats are a real rarity, especially ones with Bessie's special range of personalities. She is gentle, placid, affectionate with humans, and she has a strong cat personality with very definite preferences.
Bessie is a very beautiful cat and she knows it. She is a great poser, always stopping to arrange herself so that she can be seen to her best advantage, either sitting straight up or lying down with her feet tucked in so you can appreciate her beauty, and the rich colour and texture of her ginger striped fur.
While she can co-exist with other cats, Bessie would probably be happiest as a single cat, where she can get all the attention and pampering she deserves.
Bessie is a very vocal cat with a range of calls to make her feelings known. She knows exactly when, where, and how she wants her food served, when her litter box must be changed, when and where she wants to be scratched or caressed, and she won't hesitate to make her feelings known with a series of abrupt persistent calls for your attention.
Bessie comes to Toronto Cat Rescue from London, Ontario. Though she was a stray when she was picked up in London, she gives every appearance of being a house cat used to a very established routine. Her ease with being handled and having 'conversations', indicates that she is used to receiving lots of personal time and attention from a cat loving owner.
Bessie is a big girl cat and a big eater when she is depressed and not sufficiently stimulated. It is recommended that you keep her on the diet she is currently eating: dry kibble (Indoor Hairball and Weight Control) and measured portions of wet food (she likes any wet food and will eat a whole tin at a sitting if given the chance) with lots of fresh water.
Bessie is a very special cat with a big personality. You will love everything about her, and she'll return the same unconditional love and affection. She can't wait to be your new best friend, so come adopt her today!

About Toronto Cat Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

***ALL cats over 8 months of age have a reduced adoption fee of $100 for the month of August 2016!!***

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.