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, February 16, 2012

What kind of person hates cats?

I had an unpleasant encounter yesterday with a cat hater. I was approached or should I say accosted by a man or should I say a**hole who was upset about the cats' presence. He threatened to shoot or poison them and said we should just let them starve.
I tried to calm him down and explained that we have had them all spayed and neutered and that eventually the colony will die out. I assured him we wouldn't feed on his side of the property but of course we can't control where the cats go. I can only hope he is just a bully who needed to vent and that he won't take any action.
It left me shaken and worried, just affirms the lack of control we really have and how tough their lives are. Who could want to hurt these guys?


  1. This stuff scares me silly. I don't trust people who will admit to hating animals, especially cats. Do take care & I pray they will stay safe. You do realize if he hurts them it is against the law. Deb

  2. I know, I hope he's all bluster, he has 3 dogs and a cat at home, I just don't get people like that. Some people hate raccoons too but they are all just creatures trying to survive, and it's people who are responsible for feral cats existing.

  3. Hello,
    I just found this story, while googling. I am trying to actually figure out the profile of someone who would shoot kittens? We live in a small NH town, and this past weekend our two kittens were shot. One of the kittens is fine, the bullet is in his muscle, the other has been in intensive care for a week, it is horrible. He dragged himself home after 4 days.. with his insides just tore all apart.
    The police said they wont even investigate if I wont name a name. But I am hesitant to do so before I know more.
    What kind of person shoots kittens?