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Stratford and Perth County

Saving Animals & Finding Homes

Hearts 4 Paws is a non-profit cat, foster based rescue in Stratford, Ontario focusing primarily on Senior cats. We are 100% volunteer run. Our love for animals inspires us to provide help rehoming cats in emergency surrender situations – in particular, senior cats at risk of being euthanized due to impending homelessness. Many of whom have come to us due to an owner’s declining health, move to a long term care facility or passing. 
We are partnered with Alley Cat Café and Feedall Pet Center where many of our cats where successfully adopted out to their forever homes.

All the cats that come through our care receive a Vet Wellness Examination, Up to Date vaccines, and additional Medical Care or Spay/Neuter if required. Our small adoption fees unfortunately do not cover all of our expenses. We have no government funding so the rescue’s funding primarily comes from my  business, online fundraisers, donations and adoption fees.

Rachelle Czartorynskyj, Founder


What Drives Us

Our Mission

Hearts4Paws Animal Rescue works to ensure that no cat becomes homeless as a result of an emergency experienced by its owner. Sudden hospitalization, a move to long-term care, or any other life crisis can mean that a cat may no longer be cared for in the home he / she has known and loved. Sometimes, especially in the case of a senior cat, the cat might be at risk of euthanization because it can be difficult to find a new forever home. Hearts4Paws intervenes in such cases, fostering and rehoming cats in emergency surrender situations.