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!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Backyard rescue

BB looking in our back door
OK, I hate the new blogger format so excuse me if it doesn't look the way I want it.  Last week, a little black cat showed up at our back door so of course we fed it.  I swear there must be some kind of stray cat underground that tells them to come to our house.  The poor little cat was ravenous.  She came back the next few nights and on the third night let me pat her.  It was if a switch went off and after that she refused to leave the deck, much to the frustration of our outdoor cat, Charlie.  What to do?  We really have too many cats although I desperately wanted to keep her she was so friendly but clearly a stray.  After all, I'm supposed to be a cat rescuer, not a cat hoarder.  I recently met a neighbour who was looking for help with another (not friendly) stray.  I asked her if she would temporarily take BB in and miraculously she said yes, I am constantly amazed at the kindness of animal lovers.  BB was overjoyed to be inside and was immediately friendly.  I took her to the vet today and she has just been spayed, and it was apparent she had previously had kittens.  We will never know BB's story but it has a happy ending.  Monique is going to keep her!  Lucky BB.

We named her BB because of her bottle brush tail.

BB inside out of the cold


  1. Such a pretty little black cat, and she's so lucky she found your back door!!!

  2. That's fantastic! She's lucky to have found you!

  3. I think the woman who has adopted her is the lucky one, she is one of nicest cats I have met, I can't believe she was outside (and unspayed).