Who we are

Cherry Street Cats is me (Robin), my husband Steve, Sandi, Michelle, Verena, Vinyse, Derek, Kent, and Connie, a group of dedicated cat lovers who care for a colony of feral cats in the east end of Toronto. I also have a great rescue team of Lesley, Joanne, and Susan. Together we do our best to make the lives better for feral and homeless cats and kittens. 900+ cats helped in nine years!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Not feral but still in need of help

A few weeks ago Sandi parked at a mission for sailors that is near our colony and discovered a litter of four kittens with the mother and another cat who was missing a foot. Well of course Cherry Street Cats sprung into action. We discovered these cats were very friendly and being cared for by the priests at the mission. We offered to help and the priests finally agreeed that their location in an isolated industrial location was no place for cats. These cats were destined to be hit by a truck or killed by coyotes or foxes.

Now these cats are safely at my office temporarily and in need of wonderful homes. They are not the slightest bit feral. There are three orange and white kittens and one gray and white. We don't usually get involved in adoptions (that's one upside of ferals, they don't need homes) but we are determined to find these guys home.

This is Miracle, who apparently lost her foot at birth when the umbilical cord got wrapped around it. When we recently had her spayed the vet advised us that her stump was infected and should be amputated so it can heal properly. That was more money than we had so we are having a book sale next week to raise money for her surgery. She also needs a home - she is probably only about six months old and is so sweet. I had a three legged cat for 12 years and he had no problem. Cats don't feel sorry for themselves.

This is Miracle with Miso, the mother of the kittens. We also think Miso may be Miracle's mother. They seem very bonded so we are hoping we can adopt them together. Miso is a lovely cat, very friendly and such a good mother.

This is my mission right now - find good homes for the kittens, for Miracle and Miso, and raise enough money for Miracle's surgery. I'm not usually religious, but I may ask God for a bit of help on this one.

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