Who we are

Cherry Street Cats is me (Robin), my husband Steve, Sandi, Michelle, Verena and Kent, 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, March 8, 2012

A new episode of Cat Trappers


I answered a plea for help from a woman Lesley met at work who has been feeding a dozen cats in her laneway for over a year, none of them have been fixed, and with spring coming hard and fast, the colony could double in size by the end of year if nothing was done. I always think I'm too busy to help, but I know that if I don't, more cats will end up living the unenviable feral life so I loaded up the car yesterday morning at 7 a.m. and drove across the city.
We trapped two of the cats (it's a start) a cute little grey female and this guy, who had a wire wrapped around his hips. The wonderful vets at the THS clinic cleaned up his wound and gave him an antibiotic shot. With a bit of recovery, he should be fine. I'll keep trapping more until I get them all.
Sometimes I think I could be cleaning out my closets or doing my taxes or having lunch with a friend or even paying more attention to my own cats instead of this, but then I save a cat from suffering from injuries, and stop another from having litters to live in a dilapidated shed, and the day that starts at 7 a.m. and ends at 10:30 p.m. , driving all over the city, with cats in traps in the car, is all worthwhile.

3 comments:

  1. They need to clone you, Robin. You do the work of 5 people. All I can say is "thanks for all you do to help cats" Deb

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  2. Thank heavens for you and anyone else like you who gives of themselves so selflessly!!

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  3. Robin, what a great comment "but then I save a cat from suffering from injuries, and stop another from having litters to live in a dilapidated shed, and the day that starts at 7 a.m. and ends at 10:30 p.m. , driving all over the city, with cats in traps in the car, is all worthwhile" It brought tears to my eyes. I volunteer for a cat rescue group in Saint John, NB and feel lately I am run ragged trying to keep our group moving and funded, but your comments are so true. Thank you for all you are doing! Jody Hartley

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