We are a small group of volunteers who simply love cats. Forgotten Ones Cat Rescue is dedicated to rescuing cats, kittens and nursing moms that are scheduled to die in high kill Animal Control Shelters. Hundreds or more healthy and friendly cats die every year all because they have no where else to go and we are often their last hope. Municipal pounds and Animal Control Centres keep cats 3 - 7 business days and if not claimed by their owners within that time period they become property of the Animal Control Centre and can be legally destroyed or sold for research. It is less expensive for the municipality to euthanize than try to keep them alive before they find their forever home, and it is often a lack of space that determines their fate, and most never get a second chance.
About Our Charity
Once they are in our care the cats are seen by our vet, spayed or neutered, vaccinated, treated for internal & external parasites and microchipped. Some cats that have come into our care have needed dental surgery, bladder stone removal etc. We will do necessary bloodwork or tests if they are recommended by our vet.
Once the cats get the OK, they are put up for adoption on our website or our in store adoption centers. We require a completed adoption application that must be approved prior to meeting with the cats. We charge a nominal adoption fee to help offset our vet costs.
We are challenged with the every day costs of caring for the many cats in our care. The cost of food and litter alone is overwhelming. Add the price of veterinary care and we are always finding ourselves in debt. We rely solely on donations from the public, fundraising and our adoption fees, which covers only a portion of our costs. Most of the time the money is coming from our own pockets.
What People Are Saying
"A stray cat left five kittens on our porch one night when it was freezing out. We warmed, fed them and loved them for a week but we could not keep them. A neighbour told us about FOCR, we called Sharon and she was extremely helpful, took the kitties and reassured us they would have good homes. "
— Josie Bencic
"I was fostering a friend's cats due to a severe allergy, and Forgotten Ones found them a WONDERFUL home. I couldn't be happier, and I know they are very well loved. Excellent work, they really make an effort to make sure the cats are well suited to their adoption. Couldn't be happier!"
— Tracy Zevenhoven
"Amazing rescue organization! We adopted two kittens three years ago, and still have contact with them. Incredible caring and compassionate people."
— Phyllis CM