PINK Animals to the Rescue is a small rescue located in Toronto, Canada. We believe animals rescue us rather than the other way around. This is because they love us unconditionally no matter what. And in so doing, they teach us how to love unconditionally no matter what.
Some of our pets are local but most are international. Compassion knows no borders so why should we? We believe we are ONE world.
Our mission is to bring Love to every single creature we can.
Our goal is to achieve a world where no animal is left behind.
From the streets alone to home sweet home.
Because we do home visits before we adopt any animal out, we can only adopt in the Greater Toronto area which is about a two hour drive from Toronto.
Our adoption fee is higher than local rescues. It ranges from $600-800 for a single cat/kitten and $1200-$1400 for a single dog. This is because we incur many more expenses than a local rescue does including flight, broker, international carrier, inspection fees, terminal fees, duties, rabies titre, etc. Covid has also further added to increased flight and veterinary costs.
The costs incurred for a local rescue adopting a cat from Toronto amount to about 20% of the costs incurred for an international rescue adopting a cat from abroad. Since the average adoption fee for a local cat is about $175-$250, which pretty much covers the rescue's costs, even at $600, $700 or $800, we still do not recover all of our costs. We have to raise funds to recover the rest.
Why do we do it? Because all lives matter. These animals are literally refugees in their own country. To us, every animal, no matter where they come from, deserves to be loved as much as any other animal.
For us, the answer is simple and worth repeating. Compassion knows no borders.
True Love is priceless.
In our view, rescued animals have as much value as any "pure-bred" animal does. We are astonished that people are willing to pay thousands of dollars for a "pure-bred" cat or dog yet they question paying $800 for a rescued cat that comes from a third world country.
They don't question people who do this for a living but they question people who volunteer their time, resources and even contribute funds personally. What does this say about the world we live in?
FACT: Breeders make money off of animals. We don't.
FACT: Breeders get paid for their time and effort. We don't.
FACT: There are too many unwanted animals as it is. We don't need to encourage and support bringing even more onto the planet.
We are unapologetic and have zero tolerance for an industry that promotes the trafficking of animals for profit. "Breeding" is just a politically correct - and legal - word for the trafficking of an innocent species for the sake of profit. It is no different than human trafficking and that is illegal. Why isn't this?
To adapt Mahatma Gandhi's quote to a global level, "“The greatness of a world and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”