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, January 16, 2014

How to pill a feral cat

As a stop gap measure, until I can trap Teddy, I decided to try getting some antibiotics into him to at least treat any infection that might be there.

Any of you who have cats at home know how difficult it is to pill any cat, and to pill a cat you can't touch or pick up, well that's a whole other process.

I'm relying on Teddy's hunger to do the trick.  Today, Day 1, I put the pill in a pill pocket and put it on the top of a bowl of Fancy Feast pate.  He managed to eat around the pill of course.  Teddy was looking rough today and drinking a lot of water, poor old guy.  I fished out the pill and mixed it in just a bite of food and waited.  Finally he ate the food and the pill!  Nine more days to go.

I will continue to try to trap him, he knows my drop trap, it's a metal one, so I've borrowed a wooden one from a friend to see if that will deceive him.  I wish cats were easier to help...


  1. The pill-pockets have worked beautifully with cats that I cat-sit. I just put one on top of their soft food and then just a tiny bit of food over top of the pocket. They gobble it up. I feel so bad for ferals. It's sad that they are so hard to help when they are not well. I hope things work out ok for Teddy.

  2. Poor Teddy. Good luck with the pills and trapping.

    I often wish I could convey my desire to help to animals. Sometimes they seem to get it but often fear is the default response.