Special Ones – small Cat Rescue with a huge heart

Angel_SITEIt all began with an amazing rescue story, which I hope may touch your hearts same way it touched mine. I first heard about Special Ones Cat rescue in connection to the story of Angel, an abused kitten left paralyzed at the McDonald’s at Bathurst/Dundas intersection in Toronto on the cold night of Nov 17, 2012. Special Ones’ founder and dedicated cat rescuer of many years Karen Beharell took Angel in, adopted her and up to now is taking wonderful care of this cat, without leaving a hope Angel may walk again one day. This story made national news and touched the hearts of many.

Special Ones is a small independent rescue located in Oakville, Ontario, founded 6 years ago by Karen Beharell. The Rescue has neither subsidies nor large private donations and relies entirely on a handful of supporters and volunteers in its noble mission to save precious feline lives. SOCR pulls many abandoned cats from Hamilton Animal Services` death row, rescues cats from the streets and abusive situations.Karen often takes in seniors, cats with special needs (such as Angel), sick cats in need of surgeries and extensive veterinary treatment, and ferals in need of socialization. She nurses sick back to health and socializes street cats, making them friendly with other cats, dogs and humans. In the 6 years of its existence SOCR has found new permanent loving homes for over 200 cats. Currently we have about 80 furry residents in need of homes – of all genders and ages, and all funny and cuddly.

Special Ones is a tiny rescue with a huge heart. SOCR takes on the most difficult cases, as Karen has a principle – Leave no Cat behind.

if you are thinking about adding a new feline family member, please consider adopting from Special Ones !

Angel’s Media Links

City News: Abused kitten left to die at Bathurst and Dundas

Examiner: Ontario cat rescue group looking for the abuser of paralyzed cat named Angel

Examiner: Update: Ontario cat rescue group looking for abuser of paralyzed cat named Angel

To find out even more about Angel, how she is doing, what she is up to these days, and Angel’s always up to something! Check out our FB pages:

SOCR (Special Ones Cat Rescue) Facebook Group

SOCR-Halton Facebook Community

Special Adoption Event – January 18, 2015

Attention! Friends of Felines: HUGE ADOPTION EVENT!

Sunday, January 18th. 2015, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

At the Oakville Pet Valu  (in the Toys R Us plaza.)
280 North Service Rd W,
Oakville, ON
L6M 2S2

Come meet your new furry family member: we have couples and singles, boys and girls, kittens and cats aged to perfection, all sweet, all ready for adoption, all looking for their FOREVER LOVING HUMAN.


‘Tis The Season

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all our friends and supporters, our adoptive families, our foster families, our awesome and most dedicated vet, our volunteers, who work so hard to help as many kitties as possible, and, of course, our fabulous kitties!!! May we all have peace and harmony, or at least a warm and loving home.. :)

November is Adopt-A-Senior-Cat Month

November is Adopt-A-Senior-Cat Month. Ringo&CocoAt Special Ones we know that mature cats are like aged wine – they only get better, as the time goes by.
They become wiser, calmer, more appreciative of love and attention and can be a perfect match for someone who respects their age and understands their need for a quieter environment.

Please consider opening your home and heart to a senior cat, and you will be rewarded with tremendous love and gratitude for many long happy years to come.

At Special Ones we have several senior cats: Kashmire, Ringo, Chopper, Chantilly Lace and Coco.

Please check the website for details on each of our wonderful seniors and join our group on Facebook to get the latest updates and make an appointment to come meet your new family member.