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!

Friday, April 4, 2014

Too many cats to count

Angel lady, she called me.  That's the third time in a year I've been called that.  Well this time angel lady took it on the road.  Wednesday night Avril and I headed out to Bowmanville to meet Katie and assess a hoarding situation in the making.  

I guess it started the usual way, Katie had some unfixed cats, they had kittens and so on.  Now she has so many she's not even sure of the count.  Notebook in hand, I tried to sort it out.  We started with the baby kittens, three black ones running around about 6 or 7 weeks old.  Then we went up to the bedroom to count the nursing ones and there were kittens everywhere, running under the dresser under the bed.  As she was moving them to count them, Katie nonchalantly announced oh look a dead kitten.
Avril and I were of course horrified that this little life would pass on unnoticed.  Ugh.

We counted maybe 15 more tiny kittens.  Then back downstairs to assess the group of 7 -8 month olds. Not properly socialized, they are skittish and need work.  Again we struggled with the exact number, maybe 14 and then 4 adults she wants to keep.  Of course not one of these cats is fixed or has ever seen a vet.

Where does one even start in getting this under control and finding homes for the cats?  Well I started by contacting the Toronto Humane Society and a huge shout out goes to them for saying yes we will help and take these cats in.  There is a ton of logistics to work out but I feel we will be able to shut this kitten factory down pretty darn quickly.

I hope all these cats can go to homes where they will be cherished and loved.  Every cat deserves that.

1 comment:

  1. Honestly I don't know how you keep your cool. I realize you do it for the cats but even so... Bless you, Robin. These cats have a chance because of you.