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!

Sunday, June 1, 2014


Well Buddy isn't exactly home but he knows where it is.  We stopped trapping a couple of nights ago and Steve just sat out on the deck.  Buddy came into the backyard, looked at Steve and took off, and did that again around 4 a.m.  Last night we corralled all our cats into the bedroom, no easy feat, and left the back door open but after an hour our cats started trying to tunnel out so we had to abandon that idea.  Our watches at midnight and 4 a.m. didn't produce any Buddy sightings but the camera showed him coming to our back door three times between 3 and 3:30 a.m.  This picture broke our heart, here he is looking in, and we were asleep...

Buddy looking in the back door
 In Teddy news, he is doing well after his surgery but has remained at the vet due to a not uncommon complication, facial paralysis, which means he can't blink and lubricate his eye, so has been developing ulcers.  Thankfully he is allowing the staff to medicate his eye so it's clearing up and there are signs the paralysis may be starting to ease up.  He may be able to go to Sandi's tomorrow for further recovery.  The surgeon and the staff at the Scarborough VEC have been amazing and so caring, I get daily updates and it seems like they have a soft spot for Teddy.

Friday was a busy day, took a male from Gloria's to the TNR clinic, picked up some kittens from the vet, took them to Nikki's and finished off the Bowmanville hoarding project.
Six week old kittens!

Kittens on their way to a foster home
Even with all the stress of Buddy and Teddy, things have to go on, the ferals need feeding, other cats need rescuing, our litter boxes need scooping.
Minky at the yard
I hope I can post some super news really soon especially about Buddy, we've changed our thinking, it's not about catching him, it's about encouraging him to come home.  We keep trying to put out food but the pesky raccoons get it every time.  I just want to know that he's ok, and that he's not hungry.

1 comment:

  1. Robin - you must feel some relief seeing that he is alive and ok. I understand the difficulty with raccoons. I am having a terrible time with them and crows at the spot where I feed. So much so that I am considering stopping for awhile. By the time I am back to the car the crows are landing on the food and tonight and last night a huge raccoon was waiting right where I feed. There were no cats to be seen anywhere.