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, December 4, 2013

Kids and kittens

I just met Nikki a few months ago, and she very kindly offered to foster for me.  Foster homes are gold, without them I can't help all the cats and kittens who need it.

Her last batch of kittens got adopted very quickly.  Now she has three more, and they are getting tons of love and socialization.  She has kids too so that's great.  Both times when I have shown up with a carrier full of kittens the children were waiting outside so excited.   I think it's so important that kids grow up with animals and learn about that special bond.

I just love this picture, a kitten for every kid!

I remember getting my first kitten when I was twelve, we went to somebody's house, and I picked an orange one that we called Tigger.  It felt like the most exciting day of my life.  I made the mistake of picking the most playful one of the litter and he was a terror for a while but then he settled down and was part of our family for years.   And as soon as I moved out on my own the first thing I did was adopt a cat.

Clearly I have always loved cats but I'm still not sure how I got to where I am now, with all my cats and doing all this cat stuff but I'm just happy because of that these kittens will soon go to homes where I hope they will have a long and happy life.

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