“What greater gift than the love of a cat?” ~ Charles Dickens
Speaking for those without a voice.
Here at ELM... our rescues are our inspiration. We learn from them, admire their acceptance and follow their lead. We don't discriminate and we don't judge. Some come to us healthy and socialized, others need urgent care and others have no trust for humans. We spend countless hours bottle feeding, administering medications, providing food and fresh water, clean litter boxes, all on top of the constant running of our washing machine.
We open our hearts to every personality; laid back, rambunctious, skittish, cuddly, and feral. We accept every age from newborn to senior, both genders, and we will take in any breed or colour. We pride ourselves on our love of black cats; the most dominant colour in the feline world. Sadly, these black beauties are the most difficult to adopt out, especially as adults. They are often with us for quite some time, however when an adoptive parent is found, we know we have found a true friend, like-minded, and loving family. Nothing makes us happier
When we aren't able to provide assistance for whatever the reason, we offer many alternatives for care or rehoming in the GTA. We spend countless hours researching, volunteering at our vet clinic, plus we attend other venues to further our knowledge on any new developments or gain valuable information that would be a huge benefit to not only our rescues, but to our ELM Family as well.
We do this as mothers of children, working full time, and battling our own private matters. We are a huge advocate for Mental Health Awareness and have often been commended for our care and ongoing support to our adoptive families and even those who have adopted elsewhere.
With all that has been said however, we are nothing without our supports; our extended family, our village, the roots of ELM that keep us firmly planted and standing tall.