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Toronto Rescue Aims to Find Homes for 400 Cats from Overcrowded Shelter

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They’re calling it one of their “most challenging rescue missions yet.”

According to a fundraising page, the The Toronto Cat Rescue wants to help a rural no-kill shelter that is over capacity by a whopping 400 cats.

They’re calling the large-scale rescue “Project Velcro,” because, as The Star newspaper reported, the cats are so happy to see any humans that they latch onto legs when people are around.

RESCUE IN ACTION! Toronto Cat Rescue is embarking on one of our most challenging rescue missions yet. Dubbed ‘Project Velcro’, we are working with a rural no-kill shelter that is over capacity by 400 cats. These felines are at risk of being seized and euthanized. It’s our goal to help as many of these cats as possible so that they may get needed medical treatment and a chance of living out a full life in a loving home. Please donate today to support this project. We hope to save as many of these cats as possible. But we need your help to make it happen. So far, 19 of the cats have been brought safely into TCR's care, and we are aiming to rescue another 75 on January 31st.  Over the next couple of months, with your help, we hope to help the remaining cats. The cost of the vet check and vaccinations for the first 75 cats is $3,750. And we already know that some of these cats are going to need a little extra TLC, which will mean additional costs. If you can, please help us save as many of these lives as possible by making a donation. Your donation of $50.00 can provide a cat with a medical exam and vaccinations. Every one of these 400 cats is counting on you. Thank you. Clickable link in bio, or copy/paste this into your browser: http://bit.ly/2jmZS0e #projectvelcro #rescueinaction #torontocatrescue

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“These felines are at risk of being seized and euthanized,” says a message on the fundraising page. “It’s our goal to help as many of these cats as possible so that they may get needed medical treatment and a chance of living out a full life in a loving home. Please donate today to support this project.”

The page says that 19 of the cats were already in the care of the rescue, and another 75 were due to arrive on Jan. 31.

“Over the next couple of months, with your help, we hope to help the remaining cats,” it reads. “Every one of these 400 cats is counting on you. Thank you.”

A feline named Diamond was one of the first kitties to receive help. “She is saying a big thank you to all of the wonderful donors who have given a gift to help these loving cats,” an Instagram post says. “She can’t wait to meet her forever family very soon!”

To help the rescue pay for veterinary checks and vaccinations — which will cost $3,750 for 75 cats — click here to donate.