Every day of the year in every kind of weather, Annex Cat Rescue volunteers feed vulnerable homeless cats in 19 managed colonies across downtown Toronto. Without this daily feeding, many cats would simply not eat. In addition to providing essential nutrition, daily colony visits provide caretakers with critical oversight of cats that may need medical or dental care. Just $35 will supply a colony caretaker stewarding a smaller colony with wet and dry food for one month.
What is a feral cat colony? A colony is a population of feral cats. The term is used primarily when a noticeable population of feral cats live together in a specific location and use a common food source. Most of our colonies are now "kitten-free" as we have spayed and neutered many of the cats, using the Trap-Neuter-Return strategy, and the cats are older. Often feral cats resist domestication so we take care of them so they can be as safe and healthy as possible outdoors.