Abandoned Cats Rescue (ACR) is the longest established cat rescue group in the Hamilton area. We're a Canadian Registered Charity that is entirely volunteer operated and donor funded. We respond to requests to help abandoned and neglected cats, strays, and pets needing to be re-homed. All cats and kittens taken into our care are placed in loving foster homes and, prior to being put up for adoption, are vet examined, flea/worm treated, vaccinated, spayed/neutered, microchipped and provided with treatments or surgeries for any identified medical issues. We never euthanize an animal in our care unless that animal is suffering and beyond any type of medical help. We believe that there is the perfect home for ALL of our cats and that each of them deserves a chance to be loved forever!


This is Sammie's Story: Sammie has had quite the adventure and so have we. The foster home had just picked Sammie up from the clinic and set the carrier down to open the door. Unfortunately, he escaped and was in unfamiliar territory. Wee spent hours putting up posters, checking backyards, knocking on doors, providing care packages for the neighbors so we could secure a location where we knew he was coming back for feedings. After a week, one of the neighbors said that a brown tabby was coming into her garage and eating the food. I cannot explain the feeling knowing that we were close to finding him. We set up a trap cage in her garage that night and shortly afterwards received a phone call saying that Sammie had been caught. The feeling is overwhelming, but was short-lived. The next day, we took him to our vet and they scanned for a microchip, but sadly this was not Sammie. This was yet another cat in need of help. We tried to find his owner, but no one came forward so Norman, as we have now called this cat is also in our care. We were so happy for Norman, but the sleepless nights would continue. I think the not knowing is the worse feeling. I happened to check FACEBOOK a saw that a brown tabby had been found.  It is so hard to tell if in fact this cat was Sammie as the markings can be very similar. I had nothing to lose so I contacted the finder. She advised that this cat was not neutered and couldn't be Sammie. Once again that feeling of hopelessness was upon us. The lady advised that she would still need help with this guy. We were able to get an appointment for this cat who she was calling Tiger. She dropped him off Thursday night and I received a phone call this morning saying that his cat was indeed our missing boy. Sammie was back with us and now in his foster home. This is what she has to say about this boy:

Sammie is a very sweet boy who will show love and affection right from day one. He is very well behaved overall and will show a lot of energy when it comes to play time. He also does enjoy occasional catnip and treats. When he is awake, he likes to follow his foster parent around and makes a good tv-watching buddy. He picks his corner of the bed and will stay there as long as you are in the same room as him. If not, he spend most of his time lounging on his cat tree all relaxed. He has no problem using the litter box and cleans himself very well. 

If you are looking for the perfect companion, look no further. Sammie is here for you.