All posts by Darlene Quinsey


This poor little soul was trapped tonight in Belleville and is now in our care. He is Skinny, matted, flea infested and has something going on in his mouth. He was hanging out in a colony. How he was surviving I don’t know because he looks and smells terrible. He is now warm inside and will receive the treatments he needs.. We have named him Teddy.

Update on Rudy

December 15th

Update on Rudy. He is out of surgery and doing well.. Now that his eye removal and neutering have been addressed he will be on the road to recovery. No more suffering outdoors for him…






December 2021 – Carmela (a name we have given her) is another our latest rescues. Very thin, very dehydrated, severe dental infection and severely matted. Needs antibiotics, s/c fluids, pain meds, a kidney diet and most likely down the road multiple tooth extractions and ALOT of TLC. She is now out of the cold and is receiving the care she needs..


December 2021-  Rudy is our newest stray needing medical intervention. He is now safe and warm indoors in a foster home and will now require the removal of his left eye. Surgery is booked for December 15th.

Update on Abby

Update on Little Abby. She was the Little One begging for attention at a Convenience store in Tweed. She was emaciated, dehydrated, full of fleas, worms, very dirty, abcessed tail, ear mites and had an upper Respiratory infection. Many ignored her and some tried to kick her away. The first pic is the night she came to us. The second is showing how wonderful she is starting to look. She is gaining weight and her upper Resp has resolved. She is Approx 6-8 years old and will need some dental work but all in all she is loving the breakfast in bed and the snuggly digs she now gets to sleep in…

Update on Dallie

Little Dallie had her leg amputation done yesterday and is doing amazingly well. She will remain on antibiotics for awhile. She is not aware that anything is wrong with her as she is up playing and running. Such a little sweetie pie.

Update on Mufasa

Our boy Mufasa had his long awaited surgery today to remove his left leg. He came to us at 5 weeks old with a spinal injury. He is now almost a year old. His leg was non functioning and did not bend and as he grew it began to present one problem after another for him. We are hoping this increases his mobility and prevents future injury. Out of surgery and doing well…

Many Thanks to our friends at Trottage Life for initiating this fundraiser for us. See the link below for supplies we are in desperate need of.
This store is absolutely amazing! If you haven’t already you need to go. Such a great assortment of unique items. 

Help Us Help Them!

From now until the end of November, 10% from every purr-chase will be donated to our friends at Fixed Furlife Quinsey!

Fixed Fur Life is composed of a dedicated rescue team and and amazing network of foster homes. All of their rescue animals are spayed or neutered and provided a clean bill of health prior to placement. This registered charity relies on the generosity of their foster families, partnerships with local businesses and support from the general public.

Here at Trottage Life we are HUGE animal lovers. As pet owners, we understand the cost associated with food and veterinary care. Rescue is such important work and that work comes with a cost. We want to support our friends at Fixed Fur Life as much as we can.

Visit us in person at 169 College St. W. in Belleville to drop off supplies to our on-site donation bin. Fixed Fur Life is currently in need of:

– Canned Wet Food (Friskies Pate only please!)
– Puppy Pads
– Pine Litter
– Cat Toys
– Bleach and Laundry Detergent

For more information, or if you have any questions, flip us a message!!

Don’t forget we have our Summer Clear-out Event happening now! You can save AND help animals in need ~ it’s a WIN – WIN!!!

Looking for a new family member? Be sure to visit Fixed Fur Life online at

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