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. 500+ cats helped in five years +!



Thursday, May 12, 2011

How do they find me?

Last week I was out for a walk in my neighbourhood, minding my own business, when I noticed three little kittens and the momma cat in the yard of a very run down house. For a moment, I contemplated just walking away, but of course I couldn't do that, so I sighed and knocked on the door of the house.

An elderly lady answered and when I asked about the kittens she said oh would you like them? She was going to sell the house and these cats were just living in her yard uncared for. A few days later Aaffien and I managed to trap all the kittens and the mom in under 15 minutes. Aaffien took the kittens for a few days and tonight they are going to a TCR foster home where I'm sure in a few weeks they will go to forever homes. I got Momma spayed and will be releasing her tomorrow, she seems too feral for adoption. I'm hoping to find a well meaning neighbour to feed her or I guess it will be part of my route.

There must be so many instances of this happening all over the city right now, unwanted kittens being born. Knowing what would happen to them if they weren't caught, socialized and adopted, there was no way I could walk away.

I really need to find a cheaper hobby than cat rescue, I realized this week after buying food for my cats, the ferals and the kittens plus paying the vet bills for the kittens and mom. I guess it's still cheaper than having kids or gambling.

2 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for not looking the other way =^..^=

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  2. So many people just walk by but you aren't one of them and thank God for that.It is getting so high in cost to care for cats and that is why our shelters are full to the rafters. Why do the vets & the pet stores have to charge so much? So much greed in this world and our animals suffer because of it. Have you thought of making food for them? I know it is time-consuming but I think it would be cheaper and they would get better food. If you buy the ingredients perhaps someone who volunteers could cook it. Hugs, Deb=^..^=x5

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