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, September 22, 2010

Why are there so many black feral cats?

It seems that there are a lot of black feral cats, at least in our colony. Almost 10 years ago, not far from where I feed now, I took care of a couple of ferals and they were black. Maybe some of ours are descendents. I always read that black cats are the last to be adopted so I wonder if they are the first to be abandoned, or once they're lost they're hard to find.

Well, little Turtle has had the opposite experience. He's lucky enough to have been plucked from a miserable future. Turtle is being lovingly cared for by Connie and is about six weeks old now, just about recovered from his URI, eating well and gaining weight every day. He'll be ready to go to a forever home in a few weeks. Do you know anyone who deserves such a wonderful kitten in their lives?

That's Maggie passing by in a blur, another black cat. We think Maggie had a home at some point since she was already spayed and is very friendly.

And then there's Jackson, such a character, and as you can tell, he gets his fair share of food.

OK, Jo is a tortieshell and only partially black, but I love the tongue out photo trying to sneak some food.

1 comment:

  1. I recently just had to release a black cat I named Slick back to his colony I was disappointing I thought he would come around, he would purr sometimes in my arms but most of the time he was very aggressive and had aggression towards me.

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