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 +!

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

RIP Sweet Sally

Sandi called me yesterday to tell me that she noticed Hank not putting any weight on one paw and that Sally had a wound on her chest.  My heart sank, they are both so old and Sally especially has been looking quite rough lately.

I enlisted Connie to help thinking I would have to use a drop trap but amazingly I managed to catch both of them in regular traps using a stick and string method.  Sally went straight in for the tuna and catnip combo, it took Hank a bit longer but he succumbed to its lure as well.

I rushed them up to the vet cursing inner city traffic.  I used a new clinic so was a bit nervous but they all seemed very caring.  Sadly my phone rang about 5 o'clock with bad news, Sally's wound was actually a tumour, she had mammary tumours everywhere.  There was no choice but to let Sally cross over the rainbow bridge.
Sally in better days
I'm very sad of course, we all loved little Sally but I'm so grateful Sandi noticed it before she was truly suffering.  Sally had been eating well, I always fed that bunch Fancy Feast and she had her nice trailer to sleep in.  It was a beautiful day today and she won't have to endure another winter.

We will miss you sweet Sally as we miss all our feral friends.

After that phone call, I was nervous about Hank, but so far it looks like it's a soft tissue injury, we will try some rest and anti-inflammatories and hope he improves.


  1. I was really hoping Sally would be ok. I'm so sorry. Hope Hank accepts his confinement until his paw heals.

  2. I wonder if she was our lovely Lucinda's mum, she looks similar. For Sandi, and Aaffien, Lucinda is such a happy cat, goes out sometimes but is spectacularly scared so goes out the back door around the lane and waits at the front door to come in, or vice versa. 7 last month, she must have been one of the early ones.