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 +!

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Homes for the holidays

Michelle has been fostering the four from that colony I was trapping at a few weeks ago, and two them have already found homes together, the third has enquiries and the fourth is still shy but coming along.  Apparently there is still one more friendly one that I will be going back for.  I'm so thankful that Lesley and I could trap them and that Michelle agreed to help, as did Annex.  Any cat that can have a home rather than living on the street is my version of a Christmas miracle.

Take Betty for example, a month ago living at a dangerous industrial site, now safe with us.  Sadly she has just been diagnosed with stomatitis, even though she's a young cat.  She may need all her teeth removed and/or medications, next step is a dental specialist.  I was going to find a home for her but who would want a cat with her condition.  How to pay for her treatment is another issue but I've promised her I will take care of her no matter what.
Betty, content and warm 
Where Betty was living...
Gary Cooper is another recent rescue of mine, he was living at a colony I feed occasionally.  He's been there for years, and I couldn't stand to see him out there anymore.  He's inside now, very shy, now toothless, about eight years old, but purrs every time you pat him, he's a real sweetie.
All these cats are safe, that's all I ever want, at Christmas or any other occasion, for cats to be safe and loved.  I'll be going off-line now for a few days, I'm crazy busy with catsitting, putting in 12 hour+ days.

And of course there are all the ferals who will need their Christmas dinners.  Morris has returned to the colony after his sojourn down the street.  It could be a 75 cat day!  So I will wish you all Merry Christmas now, wish me luck getting through the holiday marathon....I have to say I and the cats are loving this weather!

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