Who we are

Cherry Street Cats is me (Robin), my husband Steve, Sandi, Michelle, Verena and Kent, 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 Connie, 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, May 8, 2014

Kittens galore

I went to Scarborough Tuesday night, answering a plea for help.  A lovely woman Carol and her neighbour have been feeding a few feral cats but with it being spring there are kittens everywhere, a litter of 2 day olds, a litter of 2 week olds, and a litter of 6 week olds and another cat pregnant.

First step is to trap the pregnant cat, then to get the 6 week old kittens, then wait a few weeks, get the other kittens out then trap the moms.  Ah, that sounds easy, doesn't it, but the cats aren't always that easy to trap, and there are a lot of resources, logistics and time (oh I forgot money) in dealing with three litters of kittens.  Carol took the TNR course but didn't have a trap and so didn't follow through.  Not everyone is up for trapping, recovery and the organizing of it unfortunately.  I try to help as much as I can, and some people just need a bit of assistance to get going.

I've been helping another woman in Scarborough a bit too, but she's great, she does her own trapping and some transport, I just help with recovery and the clinic, she's even bottle feeding kittens right now.  I felt sheepish when her husband said I should get a humanitarian award and the other woman gave me a hug, it is nice to be appreciated but I do it for the cats.

We are dealing with a bit of a diarrhea outbreak at home, always fun in a multi cat household.  I dumped all the litter boxes last night and that's a feat unto itself and of course the garbage guys picked today to come early.  There I was at 7 a.m. running down the street with bags of poo.

2 comments:

  1. HAHAHA! I'm picturing that now Robin. Good luck with all the kittens and moms. Deb

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  2. I'd second the nomination for a medal, you do go above and beyond for the cats!

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