Paws On Your Heart is a non-profit sanctuary for feral and stray cats with special needs, part of the larger Hillview Acres Animal & Nature Preserve. The sanctuary’s brand new facilities are located on a spacious property owned by our family in beautiful rural Saskatchewan, and for decades we have been providing food, shelter and love to homeless cats. We love every one of our residents, and are committed to promoting cat welfare around the world. 100% of the donations we receive at Paws On Your Heart will go directly to the cats.

We also strive to help cats in our community and around the world through community outreach, education, and promoting cat welfare. For more information, see our About Us page.


Our Top 10 Favourite Cat Books

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by Paws on Your Heart on December 6, 2016

With the holiday season upon us we’ve begun to think about all of the great feline related gift ideas out there. This has made us realize that there’s one type of cat-related item that we simply can’t get enough of at Paws On Your Heart… our favourite cat books. From heartwarming stories to informative information, we love all cat books, which is why we’ve come up with a list of our top 10 favourite cat books (listed in alphabetical order). Whether you’re buying a stocking stuffer for a cat-lover, or you’re looking for a book to read while you curl up with a cup of hot chocolate, there’s a book for everyone on this list.  Read More…

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Famous Friday: Macavity the Bus Taking Cat

by Paws on Your Heart on June 17, 2016

Macavity is a cat who is famous for taking a local bus in the British Midlands. It was in 2007 when the drivers of the Number 331 bus noticed a white feline really enjoyed taking rides on the bus. The cat would catch the bus two or three times a week at the same bus stop, sit quietly on the bus, and get off the bus about 400 metres down the road (which happened to be near a fish and chips restaurant).

Nobody ever checked the cat’s collar to find out his real name, and instead, they began calling him Macavity, after the mysterious cat in T.S. Eliot’s poem “Macavity – The Mystery Cat”.

Whatever the cat’s real name was, his ability to understand public transit is a true testament to how smart cats really are.

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Our Top 10 Favourite Cat Songs

by Paws on Your Heart on June 6, 2016

It may surprise you to find out that there are many songs written about cats, and some songs that are even written for cats. The following songs are our top 10 favourite cat songs that should be on every cat lover’s playlist (in alphabetical order). Read More…

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Famous Friday: Faith the Cat

by Paws on Your Heart on March 25, 2016

Faith the cat was one of the most remarkable mother cats we’ve ever read about. She lived in London during the late 1930s, and her story really puts into perspective how incredible cats really are.

This story takes place at St Augustine’s Church in London, England. During the late 1930s, the priest at the church, Father Henry Ross, noticed a cat kept sneaking into the church day after day. After much consideration, Father Ross decided it was a good idea to adopt the homeless cat, whom he later named Faith. Faith routinely attended the church services, often sitting right on Father Ross’s feet as he preached. Read More…

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Is your cat keeping you awake at night by running around your home in the middle of the night? Perhaps you’re well accustomed to hearing your kitty clumsily climb onto your bedroom dresser or desk during the wee hours of the night. Or maybe you are lucky enough to have a cat scratching at your door, pawing at your face, or walking around on your bed begging for food at 5:00 am.

Cats are nocturnal animals by nature, which is why they tend to sleep the day away and cause havoc during the night. This behaviour causes many owners to lose valuable sleeping hours, so how can you stop it? Read More…

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Famous Friday: Room 8

by Paws on Your Heart on March 4, 2016

Room 8 is the name of a feline who lived in California. Although Room 8 sounds like a strange name for a cat, once you hear his story, you will understand why this is a fitting name for him.

The story begins in 1952 in Elysian Heights Elementary School in Los Angeles. One day a malnourished tabby cat wandered into the school, and went directly to the grade 6 classroom – classroom number 8. The feline had no fear of being in the classroom, and simply jumped onto the children’s desks, and even opened up their lunch boxes for a bite of food. The students simply could not resist giving this poor cat food, and soon enough, the cat began returning to the classroom for a daily meal. Needless to say, Room 8 did not stay skinny for long. Read More…

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