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. 500+ cats helped in five years +!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Saving the ones you can

It is with a heavy heart that I have to tell you that Tiny Tim crossed the Rainbow Bridge yesterday. Heather from TCR had taken him to her vet and she called me from there, the vet was very concerned.  He couldn't urinate on his own and his back legs seemed to have no circulation.  There was real danger that at any moment sepsis could set in and he would die a horrible death.  So the decision was made to let him go.  I'm heartbroken, I can't forget his eyes looking into mine as I held him and the way he would reach his tiny paw up to touch my face.  I keep asking myself if there was more I could have done should have done.

I couldn't sit with my feelings so I went off to volunteer at the Street Cats spay neuter clinic.  And what did I find but a kitten needing help.  Sherry who feeds colonies in Brantford and drives in all that way with cats to get fixed had trapped a kitten but was out of foster space and was planning to release her.  I looked at the tiny torti, only 8 -10 weeks old and called Michelle and she said sure.  So little Sprite spent the night with me and then I took her to Michelle this afternoon.  I was so happy when Michelle called me to tell me that she was purring!

It helped ease the pain a bit knowing I had helped another kitten.

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