Here you will find some of our recommended rescues and organizations in addition to some useful information regarding the adoption of a rescue cat.
Mountainside Animal Clinic
We are a one veterinarian practice so you always know who you are going to see. We also like the fact that this gives us the chance to get to know our clients and patients well. Since we have been in this location for almost 18 years, we are now seeing the children of our original clients with their own pets.
The Cat Hospital of Burlington
It has been our absolute pleasure to serve cats and their people since 2002.
We offer complete cat care -- annual physical examinations, vaccinations, dental health, general surgery and much, much more...
The Pride Rescue
We are a small group of volunteers who help to ease the suffering of abandoned, neglected and unwanted companion animals in Hamilton and the surrounding areas. All of our pets are cared for lovingly in volunteer foster homes with special focus on the rehabilitation and socialization required prior to adoption into responsible and loving forever homes.
Ladybird Animal Sanctuary
Ladybird Animal Sanctuary is a unified voice for abandoned, abused and neglected animals in our community. Together, through a system of volunteers, foster homes, educators, animal lovers and exceptionally generous people, we aim to eliminate the unnecessary suffering of domestic animals in our local high-kill shelters. Ladybird rescues cats, dogs, small animals and even farm animals and we never shy away from rescuing senior animals, those with costly medical issues and the so-called ‘hard to adopt’. Through our success stories, we know that every life is worth saving and that a loving home is just around the corner for these deserving creatures.
Urban Wildlife Centre
A team of professionally trained volunteers under the strict direction and rules of Authorized Wildlife Custodian Cara Contardi, care for approximately 500 animals annually. Hundreds of phone calls from the public are answered each year as well.
UWC plays an integral role in community education and works in cooperation with Hamilton Animal Control, Lincoln County Humane Society, Ministry of Natural Resources, other non-profit organizations, local animal services, and veterinarians.
Oakville & Milton Humane Society
We believe in finding animals loving and permanent homes and to ensure this, we work to match families and animals. Come in and find your new best friend.
The HBSPCA is a private non-profit registered charity serving a mixed urban and rural community. Programs and services are directed to protecting animals from people, teaching responsible pet ownership and caring for animals in its companion animal hospital, foster homes and kennels. Innovative pet therapy programs reach children and youth with autism, seniors in their homes, and youth in residential settings. About 2000 animals are adopted out every year. The HBSPCA is a donor based organization and relies on individual, business and corporate donations for sustainability.
Through its province-wide network of 50 plus Communities, the Ontario SPCA is one of the largest, most responsive Animal Welfare organizations in the country, providing care and shelter for tens of thousands of animals every year. As a non-profit charitable organization, the Ontario SPCA is unique amongst Animal Welfare organizations in Ontario: the Ontario SPCA Act mandates the Society to enforce animal cruelty laws and provides Ontario SPCA Community investigators with police powers to do so.
Second Hope Circle
Second Hope Circle is a registered nonprofit organization that assists animal shelters and rescues promote their special needs pets. We also provide humane education and pet retention programs. Currently, we work with over 20 organizations across Ontario and help them provide extra promotion to their adoptable pets having a hard time finding the right home. We offer a wide selection of resources for nonprofit organizations and Ontario pet owners. Not to mention super cute adoptable pets!
The Farley Foundation
The Farley Foundation was established by the Ontario Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA) in 2001, in recognition of the fact that many low income pet owners lack the financial resources to pay for veterinary care that their pets need.The foundation’s mission is to assist Ontario pet owners in demonstrated financial need by subsidizing the cost of veterinary care for the pets, to help those pets live longer, happier lives.
Ontario veterinarians recognize the special relationship that exists between people and their pets, and the positive impact pets can have on the health and well-being of their owners. This is often particularly true for the elderly or persons with disabilities, who may depend heavily on their pets for companionship. That’s why the Farley Foundation subsidizes the cost of veterinary care for these and other pet owners who cannot otherwise afford such treatment.