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!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

I found Clara and a tribute to Teddy

Yesterday after I fed I had an odd hunch for some reason I drove down towards the water to look for Clara.  I haven't seen her since the beginning of May when things got busy at the yard.  I went to the spot where I started feeding feral cats many many years ago, not that far as a cat might walk but in another industrial area and would involve crossing a very wide open street.

I drove slowly looking around and my heart sank when I saw a tortishell cat lying in a parking spot not moving.  I first thought it's Clara and she's dead.  Then she started to move, thank god, and when I approached her with the familiar clicker sound she stopped.  I fed her under a car and she seemed hungry but clearly has survived somehow.  I am so happy she's alive.

I'm tempted to trap her and take her back now that things have settled down, I want to make sure she gets food on a regular basis.  Penny has also not been seen for a bit, but I hope she has stuck around, is just lying low.

Yesterday I got a card in the mail from the Scarborough VEC where Teddy was treated.  I was touched to see how many staff took the time to write a note and sign the card.

It felt like a fitting tribute to such a magnificent cat, and a tribute to all homeless and feral cats and to those who love and care for them.  They are not invisible.

I picked up Teddy's ashes and a paw print last week, I think we will have a little service to honour him and the many we have lost.

1 comment:

  1. I really need someone to help me. I have a 2/3yr old female cat that is feral and was told by different organizations that because she would not be adoptable and would have to be euthanized . I only know that she was found in the area of ellesmere and victoria pk but could have been near Thompson park as well. I named her Precious and planning to have her spayed.
    Do you know of any cat colonies in the mentioned area. She may have had a littler before she was picked up and put up for adoption. It seems that relocation is her only option and I believe she deserves this last hope. Could you please help us. You can reach me at 647-741-2650. I have some pictures of Precious I can send( used her photo as my image). She is a petite (looks like 6 mon but is 2/3yrs old) and grey (like russian blue) . Maybe someone knows if she went missing from one of the colonies. PLEASE help
    I am so sorry to hear about Teddy. It is wonderful how you will be holding a service in his honor, My thoughts are with you.