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My name is Joel!

Posted 1 year ago | Updated 13 hours ago

Facts about me

Domestic Mediumhair
Gray or Blue (Mostly)
Pet ID
Hair Length

My info

Small red x Not good with kids
Small red x Not good with cats
Small blue checkmark Has special needs

My story

You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.

Joël, ou Jojo pour les intimes, est un chat qui a été trouvé errant dans le quartier d'Hochelaga à l'hiver 2021. Il venait souvent près de la porte d'une gentille personne qui a vu à quel point il semblait mal en point. Il a donc été trappé et amené au Réseau Secours Animal afin d'y recevoir tous les soins nécessaires à son bien-être. Joël était en mauvais état et avait besoin entre autres de soins dentaires urgents qui ont été faits quelques semaines après son arrivée au refuge. Résultat: Joël n'a plus de dents! Pourtant il déguste ses croquettes et se comporte comme un chat en pleine forme! Après quelques mois au refuge, nous nous sommes rendues compte que Joël avait de sévères allergies et nous l'avons donc mis en famille d'accueil afin que sa nourriture puisse être régulée de manière plus convenable. Joël a passé un bilan complet d'allergies et prend maintenant de la médication quotidienne. Le refuge a aussi payé un dispendieux traitement pour potentiellement régler ses problèmes d'allergies pour de bon, mais nous n'avons pas encore les résultats finaux. Si cela ne fonctionne pas, il devra continuer la médication quotidienne. Il a aussi eu un problème d'oreille interne qui lui a laissé une petite tête légèrement inclinée. Il est aussi porteur du virus de l'immunodéficience féline (VIF). Pour en apprendre plus sur le VIF: En terme de caractère, c'est un chat curieux et affectueux qui vous suivra partout. Même s'il est peureux au premier abord, dès qu’il vous accepte, c'est un ami précieux qui viendra s’allonger sur vous dès que possible. C’est un chat qui profite de la vie et mérite qu’on lui donne de l’amour. Il se cherche une famille sans autres chats, sans jeunes enfants. Nous savons que les chances d'adoption pour Joël sont minces, mais nous espérons que quelqu'un souhaitera lui donner une maison pour la vie! Joël a plus d'un an, donc les frais d'adoption pour lui sont de 290$. Il est stérilisé, vacciné et  micropucé. Il est positif pour le virus de l'immunodéficience féline (VIF), mais négatif pour la leucose féline (FeLV). Des assurances santé de 6 semaines viennent avec son adoption. Vous pourrez avoir recours à l'aide de l'équipe des adoptions aussi longtemps que vous en aurez besoin. Vous avez aussi droit à une consultation vidéo gratuite de 30 minutes pendant le premier mois suivant l'adoption avec notre consultante en comportement félin FelineGood (       


Afin d'avoir une chance de l'adopter, veuillez remplir notre formulaire d'adoption directement sur notre site web:         


Joel, or Jojo to his friends, is a cat who was found wandering in the Hochelaga neighborhood in the winter of 2021. He often came near the door of a kind person who saw how bad he looked. He was trapped and brought to the Animal Rescue Network to receive all the necessary care for his well-being. Joel was in bad shape and needed urgent dental care which was done a few weeks after his arrival at the shelter. Result: Joel has no teeth! However, he eats his kibbles and behaves like a healthy cat! After a few months at the shelter, we realized that Joel had severe allergies and we put him in a foster home so that his food could be regulated in a more appropriate way. Joel has had a complete allergy check-up and is now on daily medication. The shelter also paid for an expensive treatment to potentially fix his allergy problems for good, but we don't have the final results yet. If it doesn't work, he will have to continue the daily medication. He also had an inner ear problem that left him with a small head tilt. He is also a feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) carrier. To learn more about FIV:  In terms of character, he is a curious and affectionate cat who will follow you everywhere. Even if he is shy at first, as soon as he accepts you, he is a precious friend who will come and lie on you as soon as possible. He is a cat who enjoys life and deserves to be loved. He is looking for a family with no other cats, no young children. We know the chances of adoption for Joel are slim, but we hope someone will want to give him a forever home! Joel is over one year old so the adoption fees for him are $290. He is sterilized, vaccinated and microchipped. He is positive for the feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) but negative for the feline leukaemia virus (FeLV). Health insurances are offered for the first 6 weeks following adoption. You will also have access to the help of the adoption team as long as you need it. You will also have access to a free 30 minutes video consultation within the first month following adoption with our cat behaviour consultant FelineGood (  


In order to get a chance to adopt him, please fill out our adoption directly on our website:


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October 3, 2023, 11:23 pm

Animal Rescue Network/Reseau Secours Animal

Contact info
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P.O. Box 32203, St. André Station, Montreal, QC H2L 4Y5

Their adoption process

Additional adoption info

All new adoption homes are carefully screened to determine if they are suitable. There is an adoption fee that includes the sterilization, initial vaccination of every animal, testing for FIV and FeLV of all cats at the shelter, and a 21 days trial period. A contract is always signed between the ARN and the adopter for their protection. A follow-up by an ARN adoption coordinator is often done either by telephone or by visit, and we also offer help/cousel for the life of the cat.

Go meet their pets

We hold weekly adoption clinics at pet supply stores throughout the Montreal area, and the South Shore to find permanent homes for our cats and dogs.
We'd love to meet you at our next adoption clinic!

At our last adoption clinic, we had 5 cats adopted!

Adoption Days:
  • March 13th: Naturalanimal & Pawtisserie 4932B Sherbrooke West (Westmount)
  • March 20th: Mondou 8001 Boul. Newman, Ville LaSalle (Montreal)
  • Mondou 4067 St Jean Blvd (DDO)
  • Naturalanimal & Pawtisserie 4932B Sherbrooke West (Westmount)
  • : Mondou 2032 Victoria Avenue (Greenfield Park)
  • : Mondou 5580 Chemin Côte St-Luc (Montreal)

  • You can also visit our many shelter cats and let one of them adopt you! Visits to the shelter are by appointment only so please contact our adoption coordinator at .

    Ways You Can Help:

  • Sponsor a Cat! With a donation of only 12 dollars per month, you could sponsor the cat of your choice. Check out our sponsorhip page for more details.
  • Join Our Team! We are always on the look out for new volunteers. Give as much or as little time as you can. We need more people in our teams, for the following tasks:
    cleaning, giving meds, fundraising, adoptions, finances, communications, recruiting and transport. If you are interested, call (514) 938-6215 option 2 and our volunteer team leader will contact you within a few days. Check out our volunteering page for more details.
  • Donate! We are not subsidized by the government and rely solely on your generous donations to care for our animals. You can make a secure donation through Canada Helps or by cheque to "Animal Rescue Network". Your cash contributions are tax deductible! Income tax receipts will be issued for donations of 10$ or more. Please include your complete contact information so that we know where to send the receipt(s).
    If you don't want to donate cash but would like to help out nonetheless, check out our cats' wish list here.
  • More about this rescue

    The Animal Rescue Network's mission is to bring about a day when no unwanted animals are destroyed in shelters or pounds, and when every cat and dog can be ensured a happy life in a good home.

    We are the largest no-kill shelter in Quebec, run entirely by volunteers. We receive no funding of any kind and rely entirely on private donations to sustain and care for all the animals at our shelter.