Guildwood Cat Relief

Guildwood Cat Relief is a small, private network of foster homes that work together to find loving, permanent homes for cats and kittens in need.

Our kitties come from east Scarborough and further afield and include many that have been abandoned or surrendered due to their owner's illness, allergies, loss of housing or financial crisis. Some are young and some are old; some are healthy and some need restorative veterinary care.


Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic Guildwood Cat Relief has made the following changes:

Regarding Events:
1. Adopt-a-thons have been cancelled until further notice in order to practice social distancing.

Regarding Volunteers:
1. We are currently not accepting any applications for volunteers.
2. We have reduced the number of volunteers coming to care for the kitties at the holding home. Please do not fear our kitties are being well taken care of. 
3. We have increased the number of times we are disinfecting surfaces such as cages, carriers, and anything else the volunteers and kitties touch. 
3. Our social media and webpage staff are still working hard and will now be answering messages and emails outside of regular office hours.

Regarding Adoptions and Foster Programs
1. We are still doing adoptions and adoption applications must be submitted online. COVID-19 screening has been added to this application. 
2. The fostering and foster-to-adopt programs are still running. Applications for fostering and the foster-to-adopt program must be submitted online. COVID-19 screening has been added to this application. 
3. PPE will be required for both the applicant and the representative from Guildwood Cat Relief when completing an adoption or bring a cat to a new foster home. 

We hope everyone stays safe during this difficult time. 

Notice (August 25, 2020):

Guildwood Cat Relief is currently at capacity and is closed for all non-emergency intake. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Did You Know?

Our executive director Sylvia Mittler has been selected as a Guildwood Village Hero?

Please read the article about her using this link:

Congratulations Sylvia on your many years of service to the cats and the Guildwood community.

Get Well Soon Board

September 18, 2020 - Sydney, unknown
September 18, 2020 - Silas, upper respiratory infection
July 11, 2020 - Crackle, hyperthyroidism, senility
May 26, 2020 - Kenny, chronic IBD and heart murmur
November 24, 2019 - Zachariah, late-stage kidney disease

Recently Deceased Board

September 2, 2020 - Rowan, dilute orange cat

August 29, 2020 - Mauric, large, longhair black cat
August 6, 2020 - Wally, brown tabby   

August 6, 2020 - Jake, shorthair white with grey tabby spots 

August 4, 2020 - Penelope, shorthair tortie 

May 2, 2020 - Zoe, medium-hair torbie

Cats recently rescued or surrendered to GCR

Buddy (male, shorthair tabby) - 4 years old
Ophelia (female, black shorthair) - estimated 9 -12 months
Margareet (female, shorthair) - estimated 9-10 months
Owen Classic Tabby Kitten (male, shorthair) - 9.5 weeks
Oakley Grey Tabby Kitten (female, shorthair) - 9.5 weeks
Crooks Torbie (female, shorthair) - estimated 5 years old
Bridges Black Tortie (female, shorthair) - estimated 5 years

We aim to find our kitties homes that are the best fit for both them and their new families. We believe in quality, not quantity.