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!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Tina update

Well, Tina had her dental surgery, but the vet suspects cancer and did a biopsy that will take about a week to process.  In the meantime, since it was a long weekend, she came home to our house yesterday.  I don't usually do recovery but we hoped that familiar voices might help.

Honestly, she's in a sad state.  Huddled in her carrier all shaved.  The worst of it though is that apparently she got some inflammation from the tube in her throat and she keeps drooling and making terrible gurgling sounds.  It's horrible to see.  She didn't eat overnight.  Surprisingly I can actually wipe her chin.

I'm not feeling particularly optimistic this morning but Tina is tough old girl and she may turn it around yet.  Tina is everyone's favourite cat.  I guess the moral is, if there is one, that there is no good end for a feral cat.  At least five little kittens that we rescued this week won't have to live like Tina has.


  1. I'm so sorry to hear Tina isn't doing well. At least she has someone to care for her and do what you can to keep her from suffering unnecessarily. Hope she pulls through and it isn't cancer.

  2. Thinking of Tina and all the kittens you've rescued who will have better lives as a result. Hang in there Tina and you too Robin!

  3. Sending so much positive energy to both you and Tina. I've followed your blog for so long and think what you do is so incredibly important.