North Halton Kitten Rescue

Available Kittens

YogiYogi
Yogi

Yogi

DSH DOB 1 September 2020

It isn’t hard to imagine Yogi stealing picnic baskets as his favourite thing in the world is food! Yogi is the first to come running when he hears the sound of the food bowls being filled and will sit on or stand over the bowl so he doesn’t have to share with his siblings. Once fed, Yogi loves to hunt, jump on and wrestle with his littermates or his foster family’s older kitten. As the largest kitten, Yogi has always been the leader and is unafraid to explore new people, places or animals. He was very eager to meet the dog and the older cats and immediately attempted to play with them all. Yogi also loves to play with the cat toys and often will use his size to take the ones he wants from his siblings. He does enjoy snuggling with his fellow kittens and people when he finally decides to take a break, but it often doesn’t last long. This fun and feisty boy would love an active home with kids and/or other pets so he could join in on their adventures.
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Booboo

Booboo

DSH DOB 1 September 2020

Booboo is the smallest of her group and less rambunctious than her siblings but still likes to join in the fun on her terms. While she likes to watch the other kittens' antics, when the mood strikes Booboo can jump right in to play and hold her own with her bigger brothers. She especially enjoys chasing toys that she can bat around and finding snuggly places in which she can curl up. Her favourite place to nap is on a person, particularly on their neck tucked under their chin. Once settled, Booboo will purr up a storm to show her happiness. Booboo is very patient and choses to wait until she is the only one eating or drinking to avoid the chaos. She loves to curl up on the warm floor vent or sit by the window and watch leaves blow around. While hesitant at first meeting, Booboo warmed up to the older kitten and tolerated the dog. Booboo will do best in a quieter house but would enjoy other pets or children.
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Corduroy

Corduroy

DSH DOB 1 September 2020

Corduroy is an active, mischievous girl who is always in the middle of the kitten romps. She is a huge fan of anything dangling that she can bat at with her paws or push around on the floor. Corduroy is known for her sneak attacks on the other kittens and she especially loves to jump on top of whoever is playing in the kitten tent. Curiosity is Corduroy’s middle name - she is always investigating her living space and really wants to know what’s on the other side of any door. People are another favourite - she is the first to greet anyone coming into the kitten room and enjoys snuggling up on their lap. Always up for a game of chase or wrestling, Corduroy is an energetic kitten who will do best with a buddy to play with and expend her energy. She is not shy to let you know when she wants attention and will not easily take no for an answer.
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Smokey

Smokey

DSH DOB 1 September 2020

Smokey is aptly named as she thinks everything is a tree that needs to be climbed - scratching posts, furniture, curtains and her foster family’s legs. Smokey is normally found getting into mischief with her brother Baloo. She loves to climb the cat tree and jump on her foster mom’s back when the litter is being cleaned and once done is the first to make sure the box is still working. Smokey loves to play with toys like crinkle balls or little mice that she can chase on the ground. Nothing happens in the kitten room that escapes Smokey’s attention - her mission is to check out what everyone is doing - kitten and human alike! Once playtime is done, Smokey is a snuggler and wants to be cuddled up with at least one other kitten (whether they want to or not), especially on a human lap. She is friendly with the older kitten, who she loves to follow around, and the dog. A forever home with another cat or playful dog would be preferred by Smokey.
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Baloo

Baloo

DSH DOB 1 September 2020

Baloo is a sweet, happy-go-lucky kitten who greets each day as an adventure, normally with his sister Smokey by his side (they are called the trouble twins by their foster family). Baloo is especially fond of anything he can jump and hide in especially if it crinkles. He is always up for a wrestling match with his siblings and especially the foster’s older kitten. He loves to play in the kitten tent, except when Corduroy jumps on it and traps him. Baloo is often the first to greet new visitors to the kitten room and loves to cuddle in laps or on faces if you are lying down. If not given enough attention, Baloo will let you know with very loud meows.

Toes and feet under blankets are irresistible to Baloo and he’s being taught that sharp kitten teeth are not for biting them. Windows are another favourite of his - he was especially fascinated watching his first snow and was very frustrated he couldn’t catch the flurries. Baloo will flourish in a home with lots of action he can join in with - be it human or other pets.
BusyBusy
Busy

Busy

DSH DOB 19 August 2019

Busy is a young energetic girl with lots of personality. She needs experienced cat people to read her messages, her body language clearly indicates her wishes. Busy is not vocal in her requests; instead she squirms to indicate it is time to be put down or let go. If she is restrained, her paw comes up for a pretend swat. Her new family should have adults/teens with time to return her affection and engage her in activities.

The outdoors intrigue her and if not watched she will follow people outside but she does not rush to an open door. Her foster family is working on dissuading her from venturing outside. Busy also follows people around indoors, interested in everything they do and of course waiting for long strokes or head scratches. She is not intent on eating their food, instead just curious about what it is. She will obey and leave countertops, especially if a toy is tossed to distract her. At night she goes to bed with her people, receives some attention then curls up at the bottom of the bed until the first person is awake, then it is chin scratches and tummy rub time.

She is tidy with her food area and litter box and Busy does not overeat or ask for treats. It is advisable to trim her nails when she is tried and be prepared to provide many neck scratches. Or if the birds and squirrels are active, she will intently watch them while her nails are done.

Busy doesn't mind other cats in her home as long as they don't invade her personal space or take her toys. She could live with elderly cats and not pester them. She could also be the only cat in a busy home without a lively dog. If there is little action in her home, Busy has some imaginary friends that she plays with. She bats toys and runs off in sprints then returns to engage her toy again or she runs, pretending to be chased. Busy enjoys interacting with people and could easily learn games.
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Jackie Gleason

Jackie Gleason

DSH DOB 2 July 2020

Jackie Gleason is a high energy boy, who instigates play with his siblings. He is also a lap sitter and you can pick him up any time. He asks for food in the morning and his foster family are working on his desire to see what is on the kitchen counter. Gleason's nails are easily done. He is tidy with his litter box and food. He plays nicely with his siblings and has met a dog who he is getting used to. Gleason loves to be cuddled any time and he likes being in proximity to people. You have to be aware where he is when you open the door to the outside - he may try to get outside. He enjoys down time by watches squirrels eat from the window feeder. He plays on his own or with his siblings but much prefers playing with people. Gleason would be good with other cats, a quiet dog or children as long as he gets plenty of attention every day.

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Etch & Sketch

Etch & Sketch

Etch - DSH - Oct 16 2017
Sketch - DSH - Oct 16 2017

Note: Etch & Sketch are a pair and will be adopted together.

Etch & Sketch came into NHKR care when their owner was evicted and could not take his multiple cats with him. The demolition company opened windows and doors to let the cats escape and then bulldoze the house. NHKR was notified and when the girls returned late at night, they had to be trapped to bring them into care. Both cats were traumatized by the displacement and separation from their kittens which were removed from the house prior to demolition. Sketch also required a full dental extraction and Etch had soft tissue trauma to her back leg. NHKR fosters have patiently worked with the cats and now it is time for them to have a new family in a quiet home. Their new family needs to be understanding experienced cat people.

The girls need each other for confidence and comfort - they sleep together and groom each other. They are gentle and affectionate with people they know. They will come for attention and enjoy long strokes and scratches. They are not lap cats, Sketch loves cuddle time beside her people on the sofa. Etch allows her people to pick her up, Sketch is learning this. Both girls are tidy with their food and litter box and use their sisal and cardboard cat scratchers. Etch is more manageable for nail trims, Sketch wiggles and flees in protest but an experienced cat person will be able to trim them. They do not sleep on the bed at night but may stop in for a quick visit. Etch loves spring coils to bat around. She picks them up in her mouth and trots around making all sorts of strange noises. Sketch prefers small rubber balls or soft toys. Etch loves food and gobbles if given too much canned food (as a treat) but Sketch is not interested - both are not interested in people food but will explore countertops. The girls will be playful and full of character once settled into a new home but it will take time.
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Manuel

Manuel

DSH - 2012
Manny was originally a stray then he became a store cat. The constant attention was not for him and he developed some health issues. He is looking for a new quiet home and people to love.
Although Manny’s (Manuel's) origin is unclear, what is crystal clear is that he loves love. Once he has warmed up to you, you have a best friend for life. He does best in an environment free of loud noise, children, dogs or other cats. He can learn to love another cat if their personality is right, but he will still need time to himself or with his people. Manny will absolutely curl up on your lap or nuzzle your hair, and he will, if engaged, have an entire conversation with you. A good, feathered wand is a favorite pastime of his. He can get over-stimulated at times, but once you get to know (and love) his quirks, the special care he requires will be well worth the very special kind of love he gives in return.
Manny has had digestive and urinary health issues in the past, and as such will need to be on a high-quality, vet-recommended food permanently. Despite this, at approximately 7 years old, Manny is extremely young at heart. For more information or to arrange meeting Manny please email info@nhkr.ca.
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Tootsie

Tootsie

DMH - 2014
Tootsie is looking for a family committed to taking care of her and loving her forever.
Tootsie and her seven kittens were found abandoned at the end of a rural lane way. Her beautiful babies were adopted while Tootsie has remained in foster care to resolve health issues and help her overcome obvious neglect. Tootsie arrived in NHKR care with badly infected nail beds from an untreated autoimmune condition. She has pemphigus foliaceus , the most common feline skin condition. This is under control with regular medication and gentle handling, respect and affection have improved her disposition. Her foster family lovingly call her Grumpy Mommy Cat as they hug her. She is social with strangers and any available warm lap pleases her but she does not pester people and is equally happy to entertain herself. But if possible, she likes to be in proximity to people - the bottom of the bed is fine.
Tootsie has a medium length coat which does not require much attention from people but she enjoys being brushed and looking her absolute best. When you have a special ticked tabby coat you want to show it off! Trimming her nails is easily done, one just has endure grumbling and growling which is her tool for communication. Tootsie would enjoy being an only cat or could be in a home with older cats. She is low energy and enjoys playing on her own. Dogs and too much commotion send her into hiding.

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