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!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

To the rescue!

I have two happy rescue stories to report. Sunday night we went to the unnamed wildlife habitat to try to trap and relocate another cat. We managed to trap a fluffy orange cat who reportedly had been out there for 12 years and was somewhat friendly.

Well, this lucky guy is now in a home, after having been checked over by a vet and had his teeth cleaned. Turns out he is FIV positive but amazingly healthy otherwise and his new mom doesn't care, she had given him sanctuary for the rest of his days. He went home last night and maybe it was just the pain meds, but he was snuggled beside his new person purring away.

Back at our colony, we were concerned because Tina hadn't been seen for a few days and she always shows up for meals. Jo, who is part of her group, seems ill and hasn't really been eating so we were concerned something was up with Tina too. Steve and I headed down last evening, peering with a flashlight into every shelter, wandering through the boatyard calling her name.

Suddenly I heard insistent meowing and found Tina looking out the window of a boat. Somehow she had gotten trapped inside. I clambered aboard. Luckily the door wasn't locked and I freed poor hungry Tina. We cleaned up a lot of cat hair and a bit of poo, hopefully the boat owner won't know what was up. Check out the name of the boat!
Tina was thankful to get something to eat after 3 days. She must have so stressed out in there.
I slept much better last night, having solved the Tina mystery.


  1. Hurray for saving Tina. Great work!

  2. How wonderful - two happy cat tales today.