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My name is Chester *Declawed*!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Toronto, Ontario - Chester *Declawed*
Photo 1 - Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Toronto, Ontario - Chester *Declawed*
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Photo 3 - Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Toronto, Ontario - Chester *Declawed*
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Toronto Cat Rescue

Facts about Chester *Declawed*

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Brown Tabby
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Male
  • Hair: Short
DOB: October 14, 2010
Chester is an affectionate, silly, handsome little guy with bright green old-soul eyes and gentlemanly whiskers. After a day or two, once he realizes you are not going to leave him, he warms right up and prefers to cuddle on his people's chests (perhaps the reason behind his name Chester?) and can eventually be picked up and handled. Otherwise he can be found snoozing and purring close to his people with a few gentle head buts or paw pokes when he'd like some pets, playing with his people's shoes (not damaging them) and toys, exploring the house or performing his neighbourhood watch/snoozing duties by a sunny front window. He is very tidy with his business and does not get into any trouble/damage around the house.

Chester announces his cuddles with a little purr, and can be a little pushy about cuddle time (can't we all?! He can be nudged if you need some space). Sometimes he sweetly drinks water from his paws. He loves to gently sniff and bat about shoes, which is hilarious to watch as he doesn't damage them.

He was surrendered when his owner died and found cage and shelter life to be quite stressful. As a chubby guy, it's likely his owner overfed him and perhaps did not create opportunities to play. At the shelter he was sad and sometimes grumpy with staff and other cats and took to licking his belly so much that his tummy has no fur. But as soon as he got comfortable in his foster home and realized he had space and affection and peace, his anxiety improved immensely and he now licks his tummy less and less, is losing weight and is becoming more and more happy and affectionate. Like most cats, sometimes he needs alone time and will move to a quiet space or let you know with a meow and tail swishing. Give him his space and he will be back in no time to sit near his people and get some cuddles or supervise activities.

Chester is an example of a true rescue. Had he stayed in the shelter, it's unlikely he would have been adopted. In a home with a peaceful, loving family, he blossoms and fills the home with love and humour.

As a chubby guy, he is working on reducing his food intake and exercising more through playtime with his foster family. It is important to avoid treats for now and stick with a high nutrient weight-loss formula. He is licking his belly less and less, but when you notice it, it's helpful to distract him with toys. He takes a while to warm up to guests and can be skittish, so best to let him be when new people are around. He eventually comes to visit. We don't know exactly how he would be with other animals in a family setting, or with children. He didnt' seem to like cats at the shelter, but that environment was stressful for him. A safe bet he'd likely do best in a quieter home without other pets and only with adults and older children.

Chester is a wonderful little gentleman who really deserves a happy ending. Losing his family so young and struggling to cope in the shelter was very tough on him. But he proves, within hours, how trusting and loving he truly is and will only continue to thrive and melt hearts as the sweet and playful boy he is in a permanent loving home.

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.