Cats I - R

Please read our Nine Reasons to Adopt an Older Cat and see the other cats that are available under Cats A - H and Cats S - Z. You might also like to view just the images of all our adoptable cats

Izzy

Picture of our cat Izzy

FEMALE
Born: March 12, 2016
Colour: Calico
Eyes: Green
Spayed & Vaccinated

Microchipped

✔ Quiet home
✔ Active home
✔ Adult home
✘ Children under 12
✘ Children over 12
✔ Other cats
?  Dogs (passive)
✔ Indoors only

Rescue:

Izzy had lived with the same family since she was a tiny kitten. She didn’t know any other life. It was a mother and her teenage son, who would soon be heading off to university, they didn’t have a lot of money and sometimes it was difficult to make ends meet. Izzy had never been to the vet though, and she was not spayed. With each time she went into heat, she became more excitable and she would howl louder and longer. Attempts were made to calm her (putting her in the bathroom and blocking out all light over night, feeding her yogurt) but nothing seemed to help much. Eventually she was going into heat every two to three weeks, and not only were they losing sleep, but so were the neighbours around her in the thin walled apartment building. Izzy was becoming a difficult cat to live with, but at no fault of her own. All they needed to do was get her spayed, but even the price at the low cost spay neuter clinic was too much for her owner  to afford. Izzy was then brought into Pet Patrol care where she was spayed a short time later.

Personality:

Izzy was really not happy about the decisions that her people had made for her. They took her from her home, all that is familiar. She was quite sad in the beginning. But soon, as she got to know her caregivers she showed how affectionate she can be. She is playful and likes to chase after balls, roll around with catnip toys and loves the scratching pad. When relaxed at home she prefers the back of the couch for observing what is going on, or looking out the window to monitor the neighbourhood. She is definitely a lap cat and likes a good scratch around her ears and under her chin. Izzy is ready to be adopted into her forever home. One that will welcome her into the family and keep her safely indoors.

Jamie

Picture of our cat Jamie

MALE
Born: September 15, 2016
Colour: Champagne
Eyes: Gold
Neutered & Vaccinated

Microchipped

✔ Quiet home
✔ Active home
✔ Adult home
✘ Children under 12
✘ Children over 12
✔ Other cats
✔ Dogs (passive)
✔ Indoors only

Rescue:

Jamie and his brothers, J.J. and Jonas, were part of a colony that was growing on a nice rural property, where the people fed any cats that showed up. It is assumed that these newer cats are mainly drop-offs and refugees from a barn across the road. Recently that neighbouring farm has been sold, and the barn was torn down and there was nowhere else for the many different coloured kitties to go. Almost all of them are friendly and will wind around your legs, want to be petted and will wait for the people to come outside by sitting on the house window sills looking inside. The couple wanted to keep some of the cats, and agreed to keep any that were unadoptable, but mainly they just wanted to keep the feline population under control through spaying and neutering. Volunteers ventured out and were impressed with the care the cats received and their gentle natures. Soon many of them were brought into Pet Patrol care and they are now ready to find their forever homes.

Personality:

Jamie and his brothers were timid cats when they first arrived at Pet Patrol, but with time and patience have become sweet natured cats. They are polite and relaxed, they love other cats and like to be pet and brushed. When you are sitting on the couch or laying in bed, they will come and flop down beside you. They are attentive to other cats, and show their affection many times a day, so Pet Patrol is looking for a home that has a buddy cat for them, or hopefully a sibling. Jamie is ready to be adopted into his forever home. One that will welcome him into the home and keep him safely indoors.

Jasmine

Picture of our cat Jasmine

FEMALE
Born: January 2015
Colour: Grey & White DLH
Eyes: Gold
Spayed & Vaccinated

Microchipped

✔ Quiet home
✔ Active home
✔ Adult home
?  Children under 12
✔ Children over 12
✔ Other cats
✔ Dogs (passive)
✔ Indoors only

Rescue:

Jasmine’s story told by her rescuer: I noticed Jasmine underneath a trailer on a cold fall night. She was eating some low grade food that a kind man sets out for the strays and skunks. She was very skittish and as soon as my headlights shone on her she disappeared. I set up another feeding station in the nearby horse shelter, in hopes she would come over there, and I could easily monitor her. I lured her with better quality food, water and tempting canned food and she arrived a few days later. Humane traps were set up to rescue her but this pretty girl was having none of it, she would avoid the trap and the food, leaving herself hungry, so eventually the traps were taken away. By spring Jasmine was pregnant and one day as I watched her trot over to an empty house across the road, I took note that her belly was smaller meaning she had given birth to her kittens. Now the search was on. Luckily the owner of the house agreed to allow me to look around the property, and there I found Jasmine with her kittens under the back porch. Jasmine was lured into an open dog cage and the kittens were easily picked up and brought into safety as well.

Personality:

Jasmine has settled into life in the sanctuary very well. She is gentle and sweet, but also very intelligent and can stand her ground. She is good with other cats, and great with people. Such a nice cat. Life was incredibly serious before and Jasmine couldn’t understand what toys were all about in the beginning, but now she will chase after a ball or anything that dangles. She loves to look out the windows and see what is going on, but is happy to be inside. We discovered that she had lived on the streets for two years before her rescuer discovered her. Jasmine is ready to be adopted into her forever home. One that will welcome her into the family and keep her safely indoors.

Jonas

Picture of our cat Jonas
Picture of our cat Jonas

MALE
Born: September 15, 2016
Colour: Brown Tabby & White
Eyes: Gold
Neutered & Vaccinated

Microchipped

✔ Quiet home
✔ Active home
✔ Adult home
✘ Children under 12
✘ Children over 12
✔ Other cats
✔ Dogs (passive)
✔ Indoors only

Rescue:

Jonas and his brother J.J., were part of a colony that was growing on a nice rural property, where the people fed any cats that showed up. It is assumed that these newer cats are mainly drop-offs and refugees from a barn across the road. Recently that neighbouring farm has been sold, and the barn was torn down and there was nowhere else for the many different coloured kitties to go. Almost all of them are friendly and will wind around your legs, want to be petted and will wait for the people to come outside by sitting on the house window sills looking inside. The couple wanted to keep some of the cats, and agreed to keep any that were unadoptable, but mainly they just wanted to keep the feline population under control through spaying and neutering. Volunteers ventured out and were impressed with the care the cats received and their gentle natures. Soon many of them were brought into Pet Patrol care and they are now ready to find their forever homes.

Personality:

Jonas and his brothers were timid cats when they first arrived at Pet Patrol, but with time and patience have become sweet natured cats. They are polite and relaxed, they love other cats and like to be pet and brushed. When you are sitting on the couch or laying in bed, they will come and flop down beside you. They are attentive to other cats, and show their affection many times a day, so Pet Patrol is looking for a home that has a buddy cat for them, or hopefully a sibling. Jonas is ready to be adopted into his forever home. One that will welcome him into the home and keep him safely indoors.

Kimmie

Picture of our cat Kimmie

FEMALE
Born: July 29, 2017
Colour: Black & White
Eyes: Gold
Spayed & Vaccinated

Microchipped

✔ Quiet home
✔ Active home
✔ Adult home
✘ Children under 12
✔ Children over 12
✘ Other cats
✔ Dogs (passive)
✔ Indoors only

Rescue:

Pet Patrol received a call from a family that needed to reduce the number of cats they had in their home. They had their regular resident cats, and then they had a mother cat who kept sneaking out of the house and getting pregnant. Not realizing that she could be spayed successfully early in the gestation period, they continually allowed her to have her litters. She is now spayed (they kept her in the house after the last litter was weaned) and all the kittens had found homes except for Kimmie, Kiwi and Keebler. Now almost a year old, these kitties needed a permanent home as the family feared they too would go into heat and reproduce. When they first arrived at the sanctuary they were very unsure what to expect and were a little grumpy about it, but soon they settled in and did very well with the other cats. Within days they received their vaccination and were spayed or neutered and are now ready to find a family.

Personality:

Kimmie is a very loving and affectionate cat who is good with new people, children and even passive dogs. She is loving and sweet and very easy to pick up and cuddle. She likes to follow you around and see what you are doing, and a lap with out a cat on it is her destiny. She adores her people. Playful as well, she is interested in anything new, and will have fun with just about anything. Being the neighbourhood watch cat, she likes to know what is happening on the other side of the window, watches the birds and squirrels and even the traffic is of interest. Kimmie is ready to be adopted into her forever home. One that will welcome into the family and keep her safely indoors.

Lucy

Picture of our cat Lucy

FEMALE
Born: January 7, 2007
Colour: Chubby Orange Tabby
Eyes: Gold
Spayed & Vaccinated

Microchipped

✔ Quiet home
✔ Active home
✔ Adult home
✘ Children under 12
✔ Children over 12
✔ Other cats
?  Dogs (passive)
✔ Indoors only

Rescue:

Sometimes life takes a turn and we are faced with change that we did not plan on, or want. In the case of Lucy and her kitty partner Twill, they lived happily with a woman who adored them. She was born with physical challenges, but managed to raise children and have a nice home, and her cats were her constant companion. Fast forward to last fall and she had surgery due to cancer, then suddenly after Christmas she had to have surgery to have both of her legs amputated. How very sad. She would no longer be able to keep her home, her independence or her cats. Lucy and Twill were her babies and it was a very sad day for her to finally say, yes, they need another family as I can’t care for them any more. Her daughter took them into her home and would have kept them, however she had a dog that would have tried to hurt them if they were allowed to roam the house. Unfortunately all she had was a very small bedroom for them, which was proving to be stressful for the cats. They felt isolated and the daughter worried about them constantly. Soon after they came to Pet Patrol and are now ready for the next part of their life, another happy home to love them and keep them together.

Personality:

Lucy is an orange tabby female which is rare, and she has a loving and cuddly nature to her. If you sit, she sits with you. If you lay on the couch, she lays with you, and at bedtime she will keep you warm. Such a snugly cat. There is no doubt that Lucy is a big girl, but she gets around fine and likes to play gently. She is a real charmer. She and Twill are best buddies and it would be nice for them to be kept together. She is ready to be adopted into her forever home. One that will welcome her into the family and keep her safely indoors

Luna

Picture of our cat Luna

FEMALE
Born: April 2016
Colour: Calico
Eyes: Gold
Spayed & Vaccinated

Microchipped

✔ Quiet home
✔ Active home
✔ Adult home
✘ Children under 12
✔ Children over 12
✔ Other cats
?  Dogs (passive)
✔ Indoors only

Rescue:

Luna and her kittens were born in a barn, where there were many litters of kittens discovered in the hayloft. A lady who rescues cats and coordinates the Trap-Neuter-Release program, had initially heard about the farm in the spring through a mutual friend. During our volunteer’s visit to the barn she found several of the females were very pregnant (Luna being one of them) and some of the other cats were showing unhealthy signs of malnutrition, and extensive dental decay from not having a decent diet. Their daily meal consisted of the lowest grade of cat food and the occasional can of Spaghettios dumped on top, which is hardly a proper diet for a carnivore animal. Those needing medical care were rescued first. Returning to the barn a few weeks later, kittens had been born in the hayloft, and because the moms share caring for the kittens all the little ones had eye infections. It was important to rescue them right away, so they could be treated and not have eye damage. The rescue mission was successful and Luna and her four babies came to Pet Patrol when the were only three and a half weeks old.

Personality:

Luna is a lovely cat who is calm, easy going and affectionate. She is good with her people and will come up to you for petting, a little cat chat and will definitely let you know when it is dinner time. She likes other cats and can be found laying on the same bed with them, or going nose to nose, she fit right into the sanctuary without issue. Luna likes to play and is active. She likes her toys and especially the catnip mice as she will roll around on the floor with it in pure delight. Luna is ready to be adopted into her forever home. One that will welcome her into the family and keep her safely indoors.

Marcus

Picture of our cat Marcus

MALE
Born: January 2017
Colour: Black & White
Eyes: Green
Neutered & Vaccinated

Microchipped

✔ Quiet home
✔ Active home
✔ Adult home
✘ Children under 12
✘ Children over 12
✔ Other cats
?  Dogs (passive)
✔ Indoors only

Rescue:

Marcus and his brother Micah were first noticed in a scrap yard a number of months ago. It was in an industrial area, and they stayed behind the chain link fence most of the time, rarely venturing further. Somewhere in the depths of metal junk they found a place for shelter. It certainly was not warm or completely weather proof, but it was all they had. A young couple started feeding them, and although the kittens were shy, they started coming closer and closer as their trust was gained. They were soon coming under the fence for attention and food, and the couple were able to pick them up and cuddle them. Micah was very friendly but his little brother Marcus took a bit more time. Both could be placed on your lap and they seemed quite content to cuddle right in. As winter was approaching the couple were unsure of what to do, but they didn’t want to leave the cats there to the brutal winter winds and snow. They reached out to social media and eventually the cats came to Pet Patrol.

Personality:

Marcus did not know what to think when he first came into the sanctuary. There were boundaries like walls, doors, windows and ceilings. Things were clean, and there was plenty of food, fresh water and the beds were so soft. It took a little time for him to feel comfortable, but soon he was sitting beside you and purring happily. It has been fun to watch him explore toys, the kitty climber and looking out the windows from the second story, a birds eye view. We feel that Marcus would do well in a private home, rather than at the sanctuary, where he would get more one to one attention and bring out his affectionate side. He is ready to be adopted into a forever home. One that will welcome him into the family and keep him safely indoors.

Max

Picture of our cat Max

MALE
Born: 2014
Colour: Orange & White
Eyes: Gold
Neutered & Vaccinated

✔ Quiet home
✔ Active home
✔ Adult home
✘ Children under 12
✘ Children over 12
✘ Other cats
✘ Dogs (passive)
✔ Indoors only

Rescue:

Max was living with his owner who was eighty seven years old. He had a quiet and comfortable life, lots of petting and snuggles in front of the TV. There were a few visitors, most were family who helped the man out since his partner had been moved to a nursing home. She unfortunately suffered from Alzheimer and was unable to stay at home. So Max was great company for this elderly man who had his challenges as well. When he went into the hospital and doctors had to amputate his other leg, the family knew he would never be returning home. What to do with Max? No one in the family wanted him. This is not an uncommon, but an incredibly sad situation when a senior is unable to look after their pet any longer and no one else wants it. Luckily a foster home came forward just as Max came into our care and he was able to go from one home to the other easily.

Personality:

Being an only cat in a very quiet home, Max is used to having his own space and can be a little shy at first. Everything is new to him and in the beginning it can be a bit over whelming. But he will seek you out for petting with mewing like a kitten. It is very sweet. He does enjoy gentle belly rubs and being brushed. He actually has experienced a shoulder ride in his foster home and was ok with that, and loves to explore his new environment. Max is ready for his next adventure, a new home, and he will again make someone very happy. A home that will welcome him into the family and keep him safely indoors.

Misty White

Picture of our cat Misty White
Picture of our cat Misty White

FEMALE
Born: 2014
Colour: White with Grey
Eyes: Gold
Spayed & Vaccinated

Microchipped

✔ Quiet home
✔ Active home
✔ Adult home
✘ Children under 12
✘ Children over 12
?  Other cats
?  Dogs (passive)
✔ Indoors only

Rescue:

Here is an email sent out to our volunteers:

We have a situation where a woman is retiring and moving in with family up north. She can’t take her cat with her which breaks her heart. She is so worried about placing Misty White (because she is mostly white and we already have a Misty in our care) that she can’t move forward by even starting to pack. I don’t think it would be wise to have Misty White in the sanctuary, as she has never lived with another cat before, so fifty would be too stressful. As well we are in the middle of a never ending spring kitten season. If you can foster this sweet girl it would be very very much appreciated. Eventually we found a foster home for this nice girl, who had lived a very quiet and sedate home previously. There she has flourished and is not out and about in the house, with two little dogs, a grandma and her daughter

Personality:

Misty has come a long way in making herself comfortable in a new environment. She likes to be pet gently and slowly, loves people once she observes them for a bit and even gets along with the two little dogs in the house (she will calmly watch them from a distance). She will come running when she hears her name, ready for a pet or treat and loves to look out the window. Misty is gentle and sweet, and although she is very social, she is not too fond of men. Perhaps it is the size and deep voice, but she would prefer to be in a home with just a nice lady who would like a nice cat for company. Misty White is ready to be adopted into her forever home. One that will welcome her into the family and keep her safely indoors.

Moira (Kitten)

Picture of our cat Moira

FEMALE
Born: February 21, 2018
Colour: Brown Tabby & White
Eyes: Gold
Spayed & Vaccinated

Microchipped

✔ Quiet home
✔ Active home
✔ Adult home
✘ Children under 12
✔ Children over 12
✔ Other cats
?  Dogs (passive)
✔ Indoors only

Rescue:

Pet Patrol has a group of women who organize our Trap Neuter Release program. They received a desperate call for help from an employee working at a trucking yard on the edge of town. They were informed that the resident cat population was getting out of control and some of the truckers were planning on taking matters into their own hands by removing the cats. One employee had been taking some of the cats and kittens home to obtain vet care and re-home them, but it was getting difficult to keep up with so many litters born every year. When the TNR volunteers went to the site, it was clear that this was not a safe place for babies and they immediately removed Moira, Morgan and Merlin and placed them in a foster home. Systematically, the other kittens were removed as well and the adults – wise to the large trucks and noise – were spayed/neutered and returned for rodent control. The colony will now be healthier and have more manageable numbers.

Personality:

Moira is the most independent kitten of her litter but enjoys cuddling beside you. She loves to race around, chase and play with toys, and wrestle with her two brothers Merlin and Morgon. Her favourite pastime is getting brushed; she loves it! She likes watch watching is going on in the house, and outside the window. Especially the bird feeder, it’s like kitty TV. Moira is a sweet and gentle cat who is ready to be adopted into her forever home; one that will welcome her into the family and keep her safely indoors.

Poppy

Picture of our cat Poppy
Picture of our cat Poppy

FEMALE
Born: April 9, 2017
Colour: Spotted Grey Tabby
Eyes: Gold
Spayed & Vaccinated

Microchipped

✔ Quiet home
✔ Active home
✔ Adult home
✘ Children under 12
✘ Children over 12
✔ Other cats
?  Dogs (passive)
✔ Indoors only

Rescue:

Earlier in the year Pet Patrol took in three lovely, well socialized kittens from a country property in another small town. The mother cat had disappeared and the people had hand raised them, making them very people oriented babies. The husband and wife, and their children, enjoyed having the kittens but knew they needed to control the over population of cats and not let things get out of hand. Fast forward to early summer and another stray showed up in the shop and had a litter of four kittens, Poppy being one of them. The mother was quite friendly, but when the kittens came into our care they were more frightened. Strange. It seems that although the mother cat liked people, when it came to touching her kittens she was wary and would growl. This told the kittens to beware of the humans, and the people weren’t sure what to do so they avoided touching the babies. With time and patience, after the kittens came into our care, Poppy and her three other siblings came around quite nicely and are now ready to be adopted.

Personality:

Poppy is very sweet and gentle. Doesn’t mind being pet or receiving a good scratch behind her ears. She had to learn about simple things in a house, like stairs, cat scratching posts and the vacuum. She is a lovely little cat who can entertain herself with a toy, like the plastic springs or a cat nip mouse, but also enjoys the company of her siblings and other playful cats in her foster home. Poppy is still a little timid, but easy to love and ready to be adopted, hopefully with a sibling, into her forever home. One that will welcome her into the family and keep her safely indoors.

Russy

Picture of our cat Russy

MALE
Born: 2016
Colour: Black & White
Eyes: Gold
Neutered & Vaccinated

Microchipped

✔ Quiet home
✔ Active home
✔ Adult home
✘ Children under 12
✔ Children over 12
✔ Other cats
✔ Dogs (passive)
✔ Indoors only

Rescue:

When a neighbour, who is initially a dog lover and owns three of her own, found Russy he was
very dirty and sad looking. He was hiding under a parked car in a driveway and came out to her when she knelt down and talked to him. He was shy but obviously wanting help. He had two spots on his neck that were the size of loonies, one either side of his throat, where the hair was gone and the skin exposed. Very strange. His left eye was watery and she thought that maybe he had been attacked. She brought him into her home, but knew she couldn’t keep him permanently, and then onto the vet. It was revealed that his left eye opening was actually smaller than the right, a birth defect, but badly infected. The bald spots over time became larger, then the hair grew back in after receiving proper nutrition. From there Russy came into Pet Patrol care where he relishes the attention, climate controlled home, lots of food and fresh water, and toys! He went from a very frightened and lost cat, to one that blossomed into a very handsome and gentle cat. Where he originally came from is unknown.

Personality:

Russy is a solidly built cat, who weighs more than he looks because of muscle. It has been a pleasure to watch him become a happy and healthy boy and is showing us his playful, carefree side. He loves the toys given to him and is quite excited about treat time in the evening. He has done well with integrating in with the other foster cats, and is gentle and sweet. Russy doesn’t mind being picked up and cuddled, he will lay on the couch beside you and ask for petting too. Russy is ready to be adopted into his forever home. One that will welcome him into the family and keep him safely indoors.

Please read our Nine Reasons to Adopt an Older Cat and see the other cats that are available under Cats A - H and Cats S - Z. You might also like to view just the images of all our adoptable cats