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. 900+ cats helped in nine years!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Senior cats in desperate need of help!

Yesterday was a tough day.  I found out about two senior cats that will be losing their home due to their person being evicted.  I went to assess them and see how I could help.  The apartment made my stomach turn, the only furniture was a couple of lawn chairs and stained mattresses on the floor.

Then I got up close to Snowball, the white cat, and it got worse.  All of his front claws have grown into  solid discs and he can't walk properly, his paws are caked with litter, it must be so painful.  His tail is dark and oily, I'm not sure what that is, and apparently he vomits a lot and is drinking a ton of water, signs of a health problem.  Still, he is a lovely friendly cat.
Caesar is a bit shyer and seemed to be in better shape but who knows.  He is supposed to be 17 and Snowball 14 but I don't know how reliable their information is.
All I wanted to do was take them out of there and get them to a vet, but I have nowhere for them to go, and I know from dealing with senior cats, that their vet bill could add up very quickly.  I need a plan, but there's not much time.

So if anyone reading this knows of anyone who would foster or adopt either of these cats, please let me know, they don't have to be together.  If I could find them a place I will find the money.  I felt sick leaving them behind.

I finished my day with more cat social work, spaying a couple of cats for my low income free kitten friends, it was after 11 by the time Connie and I finished our drop offs to more charming homes but at least I had the satisfaction of knowing that in both cases there would be no more kittens.

I tumbled into bed a bit depressed but profoundly grateful for my home, my life and my cats.


  1. I have posted this to Facebook...I hope someone can come up with a place for foster...everyone can post...facebook is great for this.

  2. Those poor seniors. Our white Lily had claws like that when I found her. She has to have her nails trimmed regularly or that`s how they grow in. It`s terrible and must be very painful for Snowball. I do hope someone comes forward that can help them. My heart really goes out to these older cats. Let me know if you are able to help them and I will make a donation to help with their care. Deb

  3. I will donate money towards their care as well...I will keep watch and keep trying for a foster...

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