A Special Home for Special Animals

We are a small (unregistered) charity organization located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. We are a permanent sanctuary to animals with special needs/requirements. We help free roaming cats who live outdoors, and we monitor and “retire” older/senior cats from outside and bring them indoors to provide them with veterinary care.

Our sanctuary space includes an indoor pond for Stacie, our rescued Yellow-Bellied Slider turtle who was once abandoned. We have accommodations for indoor acclimation of community cats who are rescued from outdoor life on the streets of Toronto. We have a private space for Pippa and Kiki who are feline littermates who were born with moderate-severe levels of a condition called Cerebellar Hypoplasia. Milo is another cat who calls New Cat City home who was born with severe CH and is vision impaired, who also has his own private quarters. Rupi is our rabbit who was found as a baby abandoned outside in the winter of 2022, who also has her own separate space.

Since December 2020 we have helped close to 50 lost, abandoned, homeless, stray, injured, or wayward cats by investigating, scouting, containing (trapping), sterilizing/vaccinating, and/or networking with other individuals and other rescue groups. Sometimes we are involved in the whole process from investigating to trapping to vetting to homing, and sometimes we are only involved in one or two steps such as connecting a cat trapped by someone else with a rescue. We have not yet been forced to release any back outside on the harsh streets of Toronto post sterilization.

About Us

We believe in a world where every animal is given a fair chance including animals with special needs/requirements and cats living outside who are not yet socialized. We appreciate the TNR efforts made by community volunteers – but when these TNRed cats become older/seniors, they need veterinary care that they typically don’t receive or have access to. We utilize our resources available to get these wayward cats veterinary care. Humans created the feline dystopia that exists out there, and we feel it’s our responsibility to eliminate as much preventable suffering as possible. We have created a sanctuary environment for our animals with special needs/requirements in order to have the best quality of life possible.

Our mission is to raise awareness about Cerebellar Hypoplasia and help everyone see that cats with CH can live happy and comfortable lives under the right conditions. We do our best to give the cats here who have CH the most comfortable life. We help to address the feral/community cat population concerns of Toronto and show the public that feral/community cats may live very contently safe indoors when provided an appropriate environment. We help any animal in need whenever possible, regardless of species. We are operated by two vegan humans.

We do this with a lot of care and compassion. By utilizing social media to show the day-to-day progression of the animals in our care and rescue missions, we hope you may see the value in what we do. Cats with Cerebellar Hypoplasia, feral/fearful cat socializing, and containing/trapping cats require a lot of patience and love – which is plentiful at New Cat City. What is not plentiful is funding, please read below:

How You Can Help

Send Financial Donation

Become a Patron to support us while receiving access to exclusive content. We accept funds via email transfer newcatcityto@hotmail.com and PayPal. Your gift will aid in important veterinary care, diet, supplies, and transportation for animals with special needs/requirements and cats who live outside, who all deserve a fair chance.

You can get involved today by donating much needed supplies that will help animals with special needs. Please visit our Amazon Wish List to donate items remotely. We are happy to pick up donations in the GTA. These supplies are imperative to the successful operation of New Cat City. Thank you for helping us make a difference.

Your gift of gently used (washed) blankets and towels of all sizes will help us to easier manage the rotational demands of these items. Please do not send down-filled duvets/comforters. Fleece blankets and cotton quilts preferable. Wire dog kennels and plastic cat carriers (sanitized please) of various sizes are also welcomed. We are happy to pick up donations in the GTA.

Cerebellar Hypoplasia

Cerebellar hypoplasia is a neurological condition in which the cerebellum is smaller than usual or not completely developed. 

NIH (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke)

Cerebellar hypoplasia most commonly occurs when a pregnant cat becomes infected with feline panleukopenia virus and passes the infection to her unborn kittens.

VCA Hospitals

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