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 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 +!



Monday, October 12, 2015

Six years of blogging

Six years ago right around Thanksgiving I started blogging about the feral colony I had recently gotten involved with.  At that point there were still kittens it was totally different from now in terms of feeding locations and the cats.  Sadly many we were feeding then are gone but some new cats have appeared too.  

I spent my first Thanksgiving at the yard rescuing Tibb's kittens out of a boat.  She is still around, that means she is at least 7 years old, could be even older.  This Thanksgiving weekend we spent time cleaning up for winter, Hank's gang have gotten the luxury trailer and we tidied it up.  As always though, things change, and Penny's car (her shelter for all of last winter) was moved, and the dumpster have been moved, making feeding challenging.  After six years of this I've learned you can't control it all, there will be change and loss, but I've done the best I can for them and prevented thousands more from life the hard life of a street cat.

I am thankful that I found a purpose that I can be of service to cats in need, and grateful for all the support and the wonderful people that I have met along the way.

Trailer all tidied up
It's got 2 cat doors should be pretty cozy for them.
Here is a picture from my blog from October 2009, when we fed at Harry's.  Sadly all those cats have died with the exception of Lily, the tortie.

Teddy, Biffy, Tina, Lily and Cali (the originals)

2 comments:

  1. It looks great! I'd live there myself. Do you get any raccoons or skunks spending time with the cats.

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  2. We see the occasional raccoon but no skunks thankfully...

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