Over 45 Cats Were Brought into Our Care from an Overcrowded Facility 

| January 6, 2023

When our team set out to help a well-intentioned but overcrowded animal welfare organization, they found approximately 250 cats living in a small, congested environment. Together, with other groups, we began carefully removing each cat. In total, 45 cats were brought back to Toronto Humane Society and many of them had serious medical conditions.  

For example, 9-year-old Munchie requires care for several diagnoses including severe anemia, kidney disease, an upper-respiratory-infection URI, dental concerns, and bed-haemolytic streptococcus. Streptococcus is particularly rare and concerning, and unfortunately, more cats from this transfer have shown signs of, or have tested positive for the condition.  


Large transfers such as these can be challenging for any organization. Admissions staff need to move quickly to coordinate with various departments. Medical staff need to be ready to pivot and provide essential care when needed. Every animal needs to be put on a course that we hope will improve their lives.

But nothing is certain in these situations. Some of the more complex illnesses have left our medical team with no remaining treatment options, and they had to make the heartbreaking decision to humanely euthanize some of the more vulnerable kittens and cats they fought so hard to save.

As the concerns, illnesses, and diagnoses pile up, we need your help to keep up with the medical and behaviour resources needed to accommodate every animal.

Please consider helping Munchie and her friends as they fight through their illnesses.