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Stratford and Perth County

Saving Animals & Finding Homes

About us:
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.


Over the past year we have taken in over 70 cats and adopted out 69 of them to their forever homes as of August 7, 2020. We are partnered with Stratford’s one and only Alley Cat Café and Feedall Pet Center where several 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 small Mortgage business, Czartorynskyj Capital Inc., were a portion of the annual revenue has been donated to Hearts4Paws Rescue’s Angel Fund.
Many of the cats are coming from loving homes, but have received little to no vet care as well as no vaccines.


If you need to rehome a pet please post it on our FB Group Stratford Animal Community Support Group

This group was established since 2010 and has lots of resources and has helped many people rehome their pets.

Thanks for supporting our rescue.

Rachelle Czartorynskyj – Founder of Hearts 4 Paws Rescue
Czartorynskyj Capital Inc. / Mortgage and Real Estate Broker Services





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.