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 +!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

I'm over my head, maybe even drowning

Guess where I was at 7 a.m. this morning?  Allen Gardens rescuing this cutie.  Jackie called me yesterday about a kitten who had been hanging around the back there for the last week or so.  As soon as I saw her, I thought oh I have to get her out of here.  Friendly as friendly can be, skinny, dirty, maybe 5 or 6 months old.

I scooped her into a carrier and now she's in my laundry room.  I've exhausted all my foster homes and didn't know what else to do.  There are some cats that just cry out help me and she was one of them.  The only problem so far is that she was hissing and growling at one of my cats on the other side of the door, I've got trouble if she doesn't like other cats.

Petunia, now safe.

Isn't she a sweetheart, this is just minutes after arriving at my house
Every day I spend most of my time trying to figure out where all these cats will go, the rest driving, and the tiny slice left hoping against hope I don't get any more emails or phone calls.

Wednesday evening update:  I think she's not a kitten, but an old cat!  Still doesn't like other cats, though.  I would keep her in a second if she did, she is so lovely.

1 comment:

  1. Oh dear, Robin. She does look so sweet and I expect at her age you should be able to get her familiar with other cats. She isn't feral so if you take baby steps with her perhaps she will come around. Try rubbing her down with a sock or towel and putting it out with the other cats. Rub them down with a sock (around the chin and butt) and place that sock in with her. They slowly get used to each other scents. I would introduce her to one cat at a time and have treats and toys ready to get their minds off each other. She is gorgeous. Good luck with her. Deb