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Furry Tales Cat Rescue takes in over 1000 cats per year. Many are strays or have been abandoned and require costly medical care. We also regularly rescue cats that are on euthanasia lists at over-populated, high-kill pounds and shelters.

It is not in uncommon for us to have over 200 cats in-care. Our annual veterinary expenses sit around the $500,000 mark. You read that correctly! Half a million dollars.

There is a very poignant expression used by rescues, how do you save 100 cats?
Spay one cat!

We offer subsidized spay/neuter days to help low/income citizens in our community ensure they have their cat spayed or neutered.

Rescue often feels like emptying a bathtub with a teaspoon. Rescuing animals is a never-ending cycle and only with an amazing group of supporters can we succeed.

We rely entirely on donations for our funding. Unlike other shelters in our area, we do not hold contracts as a pound. That means we receive no municipal or government financial assistance. Despite that, we regularly accept strays from Ottawa and the surrounding area to help take the burden off of other shelters. Because we are not mandated by contracts, we can accept cats considered less adoptable or desirable, including cats in dire situations from varied locations. We can help the most vulnerable.

Did you know that we do it all without a single paid employee? Our entire team is made up of dedicated, highly-skilled, motivated volunteers. Our adoption fees do not even cover the total cost of vetting for each cat brought into the rescue. We conduct fundraisers such as Online Auctions, Pet Adoption Days, raffles, etc., to cover shortfalls and to ensure each cat in our care is vetted and brought to maximum health, prior to adoption.

Furry Tales is registered as a charity under the registration number 791529910RR0001 and able to issue tax receipts for donations over $20.00.

In order for us to continue to help these wonderful cats in-need, we are asking for the community’s help in the form of financial contributions as well as donations such as canned food, litter and by providing quality foster homes. We assist cats without boundaries – Smiths Falls, Perth, Morrisburg, Ottawa, Kemptville, and beyond.

Financial donations are now accepted through these means:

Canada Helps Page:


E-transfer: [email protected]

If you want to donate by directly purchasing supplies we are in need of, we have an Amazon Wishlist too.

Amazon Wishlist:

Any donation, no matter how big or small, is significant! Every contribution helps. ❣️

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