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, August 17, 2011

Socks and Stubby go home

After 10 long days of recovery at the vet's we picked up Stubby and Socks to take them back to the yard. Stubby is the new orange guy with the injured tail who had to have it amputated.

Poor thing was so scared that he was shaking in the carrier.
Even after we opened the carrier it took him about 5 minutes before he would venture out, then he ran for it. He's such a cute guy.
Socks showed no hesitation in flying out of his carrier. He was neutered and had 5 rotted teeth removed. I did see them both the next day so hopefully they will stick around, available food is usually a pretty good motivator.
The gang at Hank's thankfully seem to be accepting of the two new orange cats. Usually ferals will not allow new cats to join their group.
I find these two pictures kind of heartbreaking, MC and Hank resting on whatever is available, sadly not a nice soft cat bed like my spoiled guys at home have.


  1. That photo of Hank is heartbreaking. It is so good to know that there are people like you who go the extra mile to help a feral. As I have mentioned before I do feed them but there is no one to trap and no money to neuter them. The shelters are full and would just put them down. I have a question....what do you think the main reason feral cats disappear from their feeding area is? Over the last year I have seen about 6 cats (although I know there are many more) and they come for food every night and then all of sudden you don't see them. One I thought had died but he showed up a month later. Do they move on or is it usually something more tragic?

  2. I wish I knew why they disappeared. There are so many dangers out there, coyotes, trucks, etc. If they are male and aren't neutered then they probably have a large territory. They may get chased away by other cats as well.

  3. I'm mostly worried about one I named (that's a mistake right here) Jack. He would be there every night like clockwork and he always stayed very still until the soft food came out and then he would get all excited. I actually was able to touch him the night before the last night I saw him He has been gone about a week now. He was an un-neutered male, grey tabby and he was starting to look really good from his regular meals and fresh water. Again last night no sign of him. It's very upsetting and I should know better than to get attached but sometimes the heart does what it does.

  4. I know how hard it is, I'm totally attached to all my ferals, we've named them all. Six have disappeared since the fall and it's heartbraking. You just wish they would stay where the food is. I hope Jack is OK wherever he is.