located just an hour north of Toronto, Kate and Me opened its doors in 2005. founder Evelyn James started the rescue on behalf of her daughter Catrine (“Kate” for short), who suffers from various disabilities. since opening, Kate and Me has helped hundreds of feral, stray, abandoned and surrendered cats in the Newmarket area as Kate’s way of giving back to her community.
with more than one million estimated stray and feral cats in the Greater Toronto area, no-kill rescues like Kate and Me provide a vital service. with a staff of 25 volunteers, Kate and Me currently shelters more than 50 cats and runs programs like Seniors for Seniors, which pairs older, more relaxed cats with senior adopters looking for an easy-to-care-for companion animal. the organization also hosts regular adoption events outside of the shelter, at locations such as the local PetSmart in Newmarket, and has been thrilled with the success.
if you’re located in the Toronto area and are interested in adopting an animal from Kate and Me, or would like to donate or volunteer, please contact the rescue at:
sWheat Shares is sWheat Scoop’s philanthropic litter donation program. each sWheat Shares partner receives 2,000 pounds of sWheat Scoop litter for use in conjunction with its foster and shelter programs. through the rescue organization, sWheat Scoop also provides sWheat Adoption Kits to new cat owners. these kits include a 7-pound bag of sWheat Scoop litter, a temporary and disposable litter box, a certificate of adoption and other items with helpful information to help get their cat/owner relationship off to a good start.