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 +!

Friday, March 7, 2014

The yin and yang of cat rescue

Some of you may remember the two senior cats who were rescued in December from squalid conditions, Snowball with his nails grown into his pads and Caesar his tabby pal.  They were adopted by a wonderful woman named Mai, a doctor, and who better to take care of Snowball.  It turned out his swollen abdomen was not caused by cancer, but heart problems, so she has been managing that and his diabetes and he's been doing well.  Sadly I got an email from her last night to tell me that Caesar, Snowball's 17 year old pal, died suddenly.  His bloodwork had been good and he seemed in fine condition for his age, but he did have a heart murmur.  Poor Mai is very upset and Snowball wouldn't eat at first.  Certainly we expected Snowball to go first but you never know.  I know she wishes she had more time with him but Caesar's last few months were full of love and care.  It takes a special person to take on older cats or cats with health issues, it can be heartbreaking but having done it myself, it can be very rewarding.  RIP Caesar, sweet tabby boy.

Snowball and Caesar
Brittany took Hunter, now Nigel home on Thursday and she absolutely adores him, he settled right in.  Let's hope he has years and years of love in his new home.
Hunter now Nigel

No luck trapping Tibbs today but it was so wonderful being outside and not freezing.  I'm going to pick up Teddy after his "vacation" tomorrow and take him back to his version of home.

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