North Halton Kitten Rescue

Available Kittens & Cats



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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DSH - DOB 2015
Note: Dottie is on a hypoallergenic diet due to suspected food allergies.

This sweet lady with freckles on her nose is a wonderful companion. She was a very doting and patient mommy to her busy 6 kittens. She has a calm disposition, but enjoys playing with her springs and soft plush toys most mornings and evenings before bed. Her good nature means that she looks for human attention and loves a good pet/scratch but is also content on her own independently. She loves to settle in close to her humans and spends most nights curled up on her foster sister’s bed. She occasionally looks for a lap to curl up on. Otherwise, she’s content taking a nap nearby.

She is well behaved and easily trained. She responds quickly to her name and adjusts her behavior, if told not to do something. She uses a cardboard cat scratcher regularly and keeps off counters and tables, tending to wait for encouragement before jumping on furniture. She is very patient while getting a 'pawdicure' and clean with her litter box. She can be a bit messy with food, but this is addressed by simply placing her food dish on a tray. Dottie allows people to pick her up, although she prefers to have four paws on the ground, and is patient and loving with children. Looking for some light conversation? Dottie will oblige with her small chirps of acknowledgment. Dottie had an opportunity to meet a friendly dog and was not aggressive or overly fearful. As such, we believe Dottie would fit in well in a house with other cats or dogs.
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Etch & SketchEtch & Sketch
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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