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, March 20, 2013

Success stories

Joanne emailed me to say that she read this lovely writeup about Frosty in the success stories section of the THS website.

In Mid-December, 2012 my husband and myself went to the Toronto Humane Society to adopt a cat.  We were looking for an older cat to add to our family of two other senior cats and three children.  We met Neige (formerly Frosty) in the cat room.  She is a beautiful white 12 year old cat, with a lot of personality!  She is very affectionate, talkative and loves to nap on your knees for as long as possible.  She still enjoys playing with cat toys and loves to drink water from the bathroom sink first thing in the morning and will meow her head off if she doesn’t get what she wants!  She has fit in beautifully with our other two cats and she loves our three kids.  If you are thinking of adopting a pet, give an older pet the opportunity for a loving home for their golden years, you will be rewarded with lots of love and appreciation.

Reading that brought tears to my eyes.  Frosty and Meisha were two older cats that we saved from euthanasia and I took to THS even though I found it heartwrenching to do so.  They were both adopted in weeks though and clearly Frosty has a fantastic home, I'm sure Meisha does too.

As an independent cat rescuer, I'm so grateful to all the organizations who help me find homes for cats, The Toronto Humane Society, Toronto Cat Rescue and Annex Cat Rescue.  They are all amazing, and the whole point is to get them into forever homes as soon as possible.  I've learned that I have limitations in that respect, I've pretty much exhausted my network, but clearly there are lots of good homes for cats, you just have to access them.

I'm happy to report that Mandy, who was recently trapped at a colony, but turned out to be tame, was adopted at THS within 24 hours of arriving there.  

Jennifer and I are doing a presentation tonight at the Riverdale Library on feral cats, I have to admit I'm a bit nervous, but I'm sure we will be fine (fingers crossed).


  1. Look at that little black heart nose on Frosty. She is beautiful. Good luck tonight. Education is the key.

  2. One of my neighbours who was at your talk last evening asked me this morning if there were feral cats in our neighbourhood. I told her that there were and we had a short conversation around some of the issues. She was very impressed with your presentation, so as Deb said, you were successful in educating at least one person!