North Halton Kitten Rescue

Available Kittens & Cats



DMH - DOB September 2 2020

Magpie came to NHKR as a shy girl who did have some exposure to humans, but not consistent interaction. Therefore, although she was accepting of the presence of people, Magpie was quite timid and jumpy. However, in foster care, little Magpie has come a long way! She is still very cautious(especially with new people or if there is a sudden noise), but she loves to show her affection for people she knows by rubbing her head on hands, feet, and legs. Magpie will purr and likes to have her neck and chin scratched. As long as she is allowed to approach on her terms, Magpie will investigate and get to know those around her. She still prefers to "sit beside" rather than be picked up, but she has recently begun climbing into laps when people are sitting! Again-her choice, on her terms. This is remarkable and we feel that once she settles into her forever home she will thrive.

Magpie will do best in a quieter home. A home with older children who respect her and know how to approach carefully would work too. Magpie is not fond of dogs, but enjoys the company of her older resident cat foster brothers, so a home with an older mentor would be fine! Sweet Magpie loves to sit perched on top of the cat tree, watching the world go by. She shows no desire for the outside life-she has had enough of that! She is a quiet, peaceful companion and will be a wonderful addition to the right family!

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DSH - DOB June 3 2017

A lady driving on a rural road noticed a cat sitting on the side of the road, on her return trip, the cat was in the same secluded location looking bewildered. NHKR was contacted and the cat was trapped. No kittens were found, although the cat had recently raised a litter of kittens.

Trinket was a withdrawn frightened cat. She did not trust people although it was evident that she had been a house cat. Her foster family have worked hard to gain her trust. Now Trinket asks for attention and is more relaxed.

She doesn’t protest being picked up and when she’s had enough, she asks to be let down by sliding away. When she doesn’t like something she will swat (without using her nails) or pretend to nip - passive actions to communicate her limits. Loud noises will send her running , when they stop she returns and is not distressed. She has gained enough confidence to ask for attention from her family and enjoys spending time on a lap or in close proximity. She especially likes mornings - checking to see if people are awake yet. Then starting her day with belly rubs and pets followed by playing with her toys.

Trinket is content to play happily by herself and does not venture near open doors to go outside. She uses her scratching post and especially enjoys her cat climber with the little room at the top. She responds to "no" if she is misbehaving. Nail trimming is something new for Trinket to learn, for now her nails can be trimmed 2 -3 at a time while she is sleeping. She is a digger and requires a tall litter box. She is tidy with her eating space.

Trinket was briefly fostered with other cats and has watched cats outdoors without any negative reactions. Her new family needs to be cat knowledgeable people who will treasure her and continue to help her develop confidence.


DSH - DOB 2018
Pretty intelligent Hope is looking for a patient female owner.

A family in Acton were feeding a stray cat unaware that she was nursing kittens. When she was unintentionally disturbed and had relocated her kittens to under shrubs on a neighboring lawn, NHKR was contacted. With help from neighbors the mom and kittens were corralled and taken into foster care. Her kittens were adopted and now momma would also like a home.

Her foster mom named her Hope, recognizing that Hope had been traumatized and would require a tremendous amount of socializing to rekindle her confidence and redevelop her trust towards people.

Previous to being a stray cat, Hope was a house cat as she is familiar with household sounds and she does not wish to return outdoors. It is equally obvious that she was mistreated. Sadly, Hope remains fearful of men and children. During her year in foster care she has become affectionate and interactive with her foster mom. Hope would enjoy a new home with a quiet patient woman and perhaps an older friendly cat - she is passive with other cats.

When introduced to something new, Hope carefully observers her surrounds before she ventures out of a secure space. But when she feels safe she comes for attention. Hope is a young cat about 3 years old, so she is playful and enjoys physical interaction when she is playing. She is especially fond of head scratches and belly rubs. Hope will allow being picked up and held for short durations - the duration increasing as she develops more trust. When she is feeling safe her purring is non-stop and she has started to make quiet happy sounds. Hope enjoys being close to her foster mom and will allow herself to be relocated on to her lap to receive attention and sometimes for short naps.

Hope is tidy with her food and litter box areas. Surprisingly she allows her nails to be trimmed with no protesting. She loves her cat climber , always using it to scratch and the cubby hole is one of her safe places.

When pushed too far or startled, Hope communicates with a gently swat or nip that causes no harm. She is a passive girl and fear triggers these reactions. Hope has made incredible progress from when she arrive in foster care as a protective frightened mom and she needs someone to continue her progress , towards ultimately becoming a happy confident cat.
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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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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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