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 +!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

From rags to riches

A couple of months ago Pat and Linda, our Monday feeders contacted me about trying to socialize and adopt one of the cats at the colony.  They really wanted to be able to give one of them a home.  Now, every cat is an individual, but I don't believe that true ferals are happy in homes generally.  We talked it over and decided that Chester would be the best one to try since he was new we didn't know his background, perhaps he had a home at one point and was just terrified, he is also a young cat so perhaps more adaptable to indoors life.  I wanted to give him a chance at a life as a beloved cat so in early April I managed to trap him and Pat and Linda took him in to work with him.  I was a bit skeptical that it would work, but I am so happy to say that I was proven wrong.  After six weeks of patience, Chester is part of their household, sleeping on their bed and allowing himself to be patted.
No more eating under dumpsters for Chester!

I can also happily report that Guinness has found a forever home!  A lovely young woman met him last night and he will now be part of her life.  Two plus years outside, three weeks in a foster home, and now a forever home, how amazing is that.

I trapped a pregnant female yesterday and two 12 week old kittens, I'm really hoping the kittens can be socialized so they don't have to go back out there.

I'm doing some community outreach on Saturday, I've got a table at the Withrow Park Farmers Market, so please come by and say hi if you are in the neighbourhood.  Maybe I can find some more potential adopters, Sandi is taking in the nursing mom and 7 kittens this weekend (sssh, don't tell her husband there are 7), so I will post some pics next week of their inevitable cuteness.


  1. Wonderful news. How great that someone wanted to work with a colony cat. And he looks right at home on that bed.

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