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!

Monday, May 19, 2014

Buddy please come home

Since Thursday morning when Buddy went missing, it's all I can think about.  We are besides ourselves, we've searched, postered, nothing.  This happened two years and we had to trap him so Steve and I are doing that at night and early in the morning, barely sleeping.

Update: It's 440 a.m. on Monday and I just saw him outside through the window, moving low to the ground near our house, but as soon as I went out he was gone and no response to my calling him.  It's maddening, he's the friendliest cat inside.  Tonight there are fireworks in our park and I'm terrified for him, this is my worst nightmare.  Please come home Buddy.  He must be hungry, it's been more than four days since he's eaten.

On Saturday my cell phone rang and a guy said he had Buddy, I was so excited.  Then he said he wanted a reward.  I said sure, of course, but he wouldn't take cash, only an etransfer.  Of course he was trying to scam me, but I was so upset, I was begging him and crying.  When we came up with a trick question it was obvious he didn't have Buddy, but what kind of scumbag tries to extort money over somebody's lost cat.

I found somebody who nets cats and they came down yesterday to try to catch Teddy but still no luck.  He is smart.  One of the boat owners was giving us a hard time and called us sick in the head for feeding the cats.  All in all I'm feeling pretty beat up right now.

Life marches on though, and Joanne and I had kittens to take to the vet on Friday.  We took four in, and  yesterday caught two more.  Lives that won't be lived on the street.

Charlie at the vet
Right now the only thing I care about is getting Buddy back.  It's been a horrible long weekend.  I usually love this long weekend but I won't be able to enjoy the fireworks at all, knowing Buddy is out there.


  1. I was thinking of your Buddy, too. I hope he is trapped today. The poor fella must be so hungry. Will you start to put food out for him at some point? hate to think of him starving. The little kitten looks like Audrey did as a wee one. Thank God they are off the street. It's no place for cats. Deb

  2. I keep checking your site hoping you'll be reporting that Buddy is home. My heart goes out to you. Take care and good luck. Liz (Connie's friend)