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 Connie, 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, February 4, 2013

Abandoned

How could anyone abandon their cats outside in this weather?  Well somebody did.

A caring woman in Scarborough at first found two kittens outside her house and discovered that a neighbour had just moved and abandoned their cats outside.  After finding the kittens, more cats appeared, two of them injured.  Thankfully she managed to get them inside.  One poor cat is still out there somewhere.  I went out on Friday to see if I could help and discovered these cats in terrible shape, one kitten with a eye crusted closed and an adult with a terrible neck injury.  Knowing the vet bills would be in the thousands, I appealed to the Humane Society, and bless them, they agreed to take them in and treat them.  I wanted to take care of them myself but their vet bills would have bankrupted me.  I know they will be well cared for and once recovered find good homes.  The cats are totally docile and friendly but clearly severely neglected.  It was so upsetting.  All the cats are polydactyls funnily enough, I just hope they will be ok.
Kitten with an eye injury
Adult with a horrible neck wound
I also brought home one of the kittens to foster (she already had found a home for one).  This guy is healthy, well relatively, just had fleas, ear mites, and worms.  Now that those have been dealt with he's a happy friendly four month old kitten.
We're calling him Ernest Hemingway due to the extra toes.
So that was my day off (well day off from my job that pays me).

I'm very excited to announce that Global Pet Foods is supporting us with their Show Us Your Heart campaign, stores get to choose rescues to support and Donna with stores on the Danforth, the Beach, York Mills and Lower Jarvis has chosen Cherry Street.  Those donations make all the difference, and as always I thank Global and Donna for her support.

There are lots of nasty people out there like the ones who abandoned these cats but there are also lots of people and organizations trying to help cats so I will try to focus on the good and at least these ones are safe now.

1 comment:

  1. Those poor cats! How can people treat them as disposable items!! Thank goodness they were rescued and now have a chance for a good home.

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