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!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

A scoop free week

After much organizing, we took off to Cape Cod this week for a few days.  It's been a wonderful break, no ferals to feed, no litter boxes to scoop, lots of sea air and relaxation, but of course I missed cats so we visited the local shelter here.  It's an amazing place, all the cats are in a house, thankfully they don't have much of a cat problem, but there are always cats needing homes.

We met wonderful volunteers and cats all well taken care of, the place was spotless and even has its own surgery room.  Here are some pictures of the cats and the facility, enjoy.  Somehow I managed to leave without bringing any cats home.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Fall is a comin'

I did go trapping this week but sadly I have no pictures, it was dark, Connie and I went down to the new colony to see if we could get any cats at night, still trying to avoid getting up at 4 a.m. (they are normally fed at 5 a.m.).

We got a little grey cat fairly easily and we also trapped a black and white cat, but I knew she was the one with young kittens so I released her, at two or three weeks old I couldn't leave them without a mama.  So that's three of six done, not too bad.  Michelle is still fostering two of the kittens from there, one is doing well but the other is still hissy.

Ok, for those of you who don't have a cat tree, let this picture serve as an endorsement for getting one.  We have a few and they are so popular, and in a multi-cat household it provides more territory.   Having multiple cats getting along is mostly about resource management, making sure everyone has enough resources, food, attention, space.  Adding vertical space can really help.

I had a very busy few weeks of catsitting, I can't believe it's almost October, time to do a push on trapping projects and get the ferals ready for oh I can't even say it, winter.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

There's a new cat in town

When Sandi fed on Friday she discovered a new cat in an area we don't go to.  A dilute tortie was over by the plant on a loading dock and Sandi found out that they had been feeding her for a while as well as a black cat (Floppy?) and an orange cat (Morris?).  Steve and I actually did see this cat a year or so ago but then never again.  I just hope she is already spayed!   Where she is located is pretty dangerous so maybe she will join our crew, many of our cats started out in the plant and then moved out to a safer place and a more reliable food source, like Floppy.

Who knew that squirrels like cat food?  Here's one stealing our Charlie's breakfast.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Who wants kittens?!

No shortage of kittens in my rescue world right now.  I will leave you with these pictures of the family at Avril's, so cute, while I drive around the city taking care of cats.  Apparently this is a popular time of the year to travel, it's 130 p.m. and I've already been to six houses!  Five more to go plus a boatload of ferals.  I put the labour in Labour Day.