About us

What we do, who we are, and some FAQ!

Hey there! I’m Khora.

Queen St. Cats is a small, foster based, cat rescue located mainly in Peterborough Ontario. I started this as a way of helping the most disadvantaged felines. We focus on taking in animals who are the most in need of our help, meaning our first priority is disabled, orphaned, feral, and sick kittens. Our goal is to help each animal be the best version of themselves they can be. We help cats reach their medical and behavioural best, and then we find them perfect homes.

The fee for our cats is generally 200$. This fee helps us provide food and veterinary care to the animal while they’re with us (each and every Queen Street Cat gets a full checkup, vaccines, spay/neuter, FIV and FeLV tests (if needed), deworming, flea treatment, microchip, and high quality nutrition). Unfortunately, all that care costs a lot more than 200 dollars. That’s why we rely so much on donations!

We will always post the most recent news on our Instagram, so keep an eye on there for animals available for adoption, and any urgent fundraising posts. Give us a like and follow on Facebook for less frequent (but still VERY cute) pictures of kitties, and news!

Supplies we could use

If you can donate supplies, here are the things we need right now!

-Receiving blankets (used are fine!)
-Very soft, fluffy blankets (we get them at Costco or giant tiger. They are a favourite amongst orphaned kittens)
-“Yesterday’s news” litter (unscented)
-Exquisicat clay clumping litter (unscented)
-Kitty food (check out the next slide)

Frequently Asked Questions


What cats are available for adoption?

You can find the most up to date information on who is available for adoption in our Instagram story highlight “adoptable”

How do I adopt a cat?

The adoption application is on our website!

What is your adoption fee?

Adoption fees vary a little based on age, but are generally 200$. This fee covers spay/neuter, vaccines, microchip, any additional medical care needed, and high quality nutrition.

I’ve found a cat/kitten in need of rescue. Will you take it?

Maybe! You are welcome to reach out to us, and in some situations we will take direct surrenders. If not, we will direct you to a facility we feel would be a good fit for the animal.

We focus on primarily taking in cats who are disabled or orphaned, so it will completely depend on the situation.

Do you accept donations?


We accept any and all cat food and litter donations, and we also appreciate certain items like receiving blankets, cat toys, etc.

Due to health concerns there are some items we cannot accept used, but if you have things to donate and want to know if we will take them, just reach out!

Other things we take donations of are puppy pads, exam gloves, and other supplies that can be found on our amazon wish list!

I’d like to foster, but want to know more about the process!

To start fostering with QSC, fill out the form via link in our bio (first page). We will then contact you when a cat in need of a foster placement comes up.

QSC provides all supplies needed, you just need to supply the love, time, and space.

For specific questions about fostering, message us for more info!

Do you have hypoallergenic cats?

Nope. And its rare to come across one at any rescue or shelter. That’s a feature you find at breeders, but it is extremely uncommon to have a purebred cat here at QSC.

On the off chance we get a cat that may be a purebred, we generally wouldn’t be able to tell for sure as we don’t do DNA testing, and we would have no way of knowing if the animal is hypoallergenic as people fostering cats generally don’t have cat allergies.

The cats that most rescues are filled with are called “polycats”. This means their DNA is so mixed, they can’t even be referred to as “mutts”, because that would imply they are a mix of different species (and they’re not! They’re just 100% polycat). The dog equivalent (if you’ve seen “embark” DNA test) is “supermutt”

We refer to these as Domestic shorthair or Domestic longhair cats.

Do you sell (insert name of breed) cats?


We don’t “sell” any cats. We do not make a profit off of the animals in our care, in fact we put a lot of our own money into them.

It’s not common for any rescue to have purebred cats, so generally if you’re looking for a “Russian blue”, a “Maine coon”, or a “hypoallergenic cat”, we don’t have them! Once in a while we get a cat that may or may not be purebred, but we don’t perform DNA testing so we cannot guarantee anything.

But does it actually matter to you if you’ve got a purebred cat? If so why? We get plenty of beautiful, soft, short haired grey kittens in, so what’s the difference for you between one of them and a Russian blue?

If you are paying a rescues adoption fee, you won’t be getting a purebred kitten. If you have your heart set on a purebred, start looking at responsible registered breeders, and expect to pay thousands.

Please adopt, or shop responsibly.

What we feed our kittens

The foods we always need donations of, and we recommend to our adopters.

We will always accept donations of any type of cat food, but these are the ones that are particularly appreciated.

Performatrin kitten

Every rescue needs a go-to food that’s inexpensive and nutritious. And this is ours! We buy it by the case! It’s the food we normally feed our kittens. We try and rotate in the other foods on this list for variety and nutrition, but many are too expensive to feed continually.

Instinct kitten food

This is the best kitten food available (in our opinion). It provides optimal nutrition to growing kittens. We recommend it to adopters, and always need donations of it!

Donations of instinct brand canned food are very appreciated by QSC. We try to provide all our cats with optimal nutrition to give them the best lives we can.

Wellness Core

Wellness Core wet kitten food is amazing for helping kittens gain weight. It’s high in protein, fat, and calories, and super healthy!

Tiki Cat

Tiki Cat kitten food is extra soft (great for the little guys) and super healthy!

We also use a lot of Tiki Cat “after dark” line for transitioning our ferals to canned food.

Tiki cat is a very high quality brand, and very healthy! We highly recommend it to adopters.

Royal Canin Babycat

This is NOT one we recommend to adopters, but it’s really helpful for transitioning our bottle babies to solid food!

Big Country Raw

We use raw food for certain kitties in our care who have stomach issues that require it, or who were previously feral and are having a hard time transitioning to wet food.

We love getting donations of the quail/duck/lamb fair game, the game bird blend, the pure duck, or the pure lamb.

As well, we frequently utilize the raw fermented goats milk, thrive brand “fortify” supplement, and the thrive brand herring oil!

These can be ordered online through BCR or bought at pulmacs or pet valu.


We accept donations of any kibble, but kitten kibble is particularly helpful.

Our top picks for kibble for adopters are simply nourish and instinct brands.

Our cats —

Kitties currently in foster care

Check out these cat profiles for more info if you’re interested in adopting! All our cats are spayed/neutered and vaccinated before adoption.


Merlin is an incontinent kitten from a shelter transfer. Not yet ready for adoption, we are working on helping him regain motility if possible.

Persephone (Percy)

Percy had a pretty intense surgery to repair a liver shunt. As her condition went unchecked for so long, she does have some neurological damage from it. She is always going to be a bit “funny”, but she is the sweetest cat (and ready for adoption!). Reach out for more info.


Charles was trapped by accident while we were trying to help another cat! He appeared feral at first, but when we started talking to the residents of the area they informed us that he had been abandoned a couple years prior. We decided to work with him on regaining his confidence no matter how long it took!

Not ready for adoption, but could go for a foster to adopt with someone experienced in socializing (or willing to work with him slowly and be patient).


-Not yet available for adoption

Gus and Mosby were transferred from a humane society and are being treated for some non healing neck sores. They are very sweet cats and we can’t wait to get them all healed and up for adoption.

Gus is about a year or 2 old.


Mosby has CKD, some arthritis, and a sore on his neck that we are trying to heal before adoption.

He is 7 years old, and very loving. He requires medications and fluid therapy.


Charlotte is a 10 year old diabetic cat who was transferred from Thunder Bay. Charlotte is very sweet and ready for adoption. Queen St. Cats is willing to assist in the learning curve of caring for a diabetic cat! Charlotte is very tolerant of having her blood sugar checked and doesn’t care about the insulin shots. She can be a bit touchy with other cats (especially ones who don’t give her personal space) so needs to be the only cat in the household. Testing blood glucose is easier with 2 people (so one person can feed her a treat!) but can also be done alone!

Sadie (adoption pending)

Sadie is from the “pirate crew” who were found neglected in an apartment after their owner passed. Sadie is elderly, and up for “foster-to-adopt” or hospice.

Sadie would do best in a home without other cats, or a home without adult cats. She’s amazing to have around if you want to foster kittens, but very territorial with adult cats (especially female). She is incredibly friendly with people, loves attention, and a total lap cat. She is quite healthy for her age.

Bonny (pre adopted)

Bonnie comes from the “pirate crew”. They were severely neglected, and took time to recover physically and emotionally.