About AVA

Action Volunteers for Animals (AVA) is an all volunteer run charitable animal rescue dedicated to helping stray and feral animals live healthy and happy lives.

We work and are active predominantly in the GTA (Peel Region, York Region, Durham Region, Hamilton and Toronto.) We sometimes are able to help cats in other areas of Southern Ontario.

AVA has been a registered charity since 1981, helping animals through hands-on work, and the promotion of animal rights.

Many animals are homeless until AVA comes to their aid. They are given veterinary attention, spayed or neutered and placed in foster or forever homes. We are continually looking for people to volunteer as temporary foster families.

Each year AVA spays, vaccinates and adopts out thousands of animals. Many of the rescued cats also require medical treatment; each year we pay for surgeries, x-rays, medications, blood tests, dental procedures and hospitalizations.

Where possible we also assist animals whose human companions are in financial or practical need in caring for them.

Cats not suitable for adoption, true feral cats, are fed, trapped (humanely), sterilized, vaccinated and ear tipped at a veterinary clinic. We do our best to find a forever home for every cat that will trust humans, and cats not suitable for adoptive homes are returned back to a maintained colony.


Compassion for all animals
Registered charity #: 118777408RR0001