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. 500+ cats helped in five years +!



Monday, July 23, 2012

The R part of TNR

This weekend was spent mostly doing the release part of Trap, Neuter and Release.  Not the most glamorous part of the job, and for us it entailed driving back and forth from one end of the city to the other.  All my TNR seems to be way in the west end.  Funny that I barely have to commute for my real job, but for the cat rescue one all I seem to do is drive.

First we returned the male that Maria had trapped on Friday, then the next day two from another colony nearby, and we also returned one of the two kittens from last week.  We kept one of them to socialize and find a home for, but the male was just terrified, and although it was sad, we have to pick our battles.  As hard as it is to acknowledge, I can't save them all.
Mart says let me out of here

Marty back at home
While I was west, I checked out a new colony that I heard about.  Heartbreakingly, I think the kittens are about 12 weeks old and very skittish, so probably too old to socialize.
Beautiful kittens, what a drag they were only discovered now

This must be their momma
At our colony, we were happy to see an old friend who we thought was gone.  Sam is back after disappearing for a month.  I don't know where he has been but he was starving.
Sam runs to see us

Sammy is famished, where was he.
On the kitten front, Nellie and Stella, the two 14 week old kittens from Clairton, are at my friend Janice's being fostered, and she has fallen in love and forbidden me from taking them to the THS.  Now I have to find them a good home!

Cinder, their sibling, who is a couple of weeks behind, will go to Connie's to be fostered.  At least we saved three more from life on the streets!

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