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 +!
Sunday, December 25, 2016
Merry Christmas from the crazy cat world
Thankfully the snow prince kittens are doing much better now, and we've added this adorable guy to the mix! His name is still up for grabs, maybe MacGregor or Mittens? I looked in his ears tonight though and they are full of black stuff. I'm hoping it's ear wax rather than ear mites, these were supposed to be easy kittens but they are costing a fortune!
Twig is taking it easy over the holidays, me not so much, crazy busy catsitting and of course feeding the feral colonies. Homeless cats still need to be fed on Christmas Day! We've been battling URI at our house, and Twig with her delicate system was hit hard but she is on meds and doing much better.
Maggie came from the colony and has been with us for five years. When she stopped eating I thought it was the same URI going around but I took her to the vet and ran bloodwork since she's older. Unfortunately her results showed anemia, we ruled out a few causes, and still don't know what it causing it, but our vet suspects lymphoma sadly. For now, we are trying steroids to see if that helps. I'm not sure Maggie would be a good candidate for chemo, I've never even been able to clip her nails. It's certainly not the news I wanted to get on Christmas Eve....
And we were worried about Pseudo (who may very well be Maggie's brother, don't they look alike), he didn't show up for four days which is highly unusual, but we wandered around today calling his name and he finally appeared.
Merry Christmas to all and I thank you for your support! Time for some sleep, it's 12 hour days for me this week, all cats all the time!
We've been very lucky to have lots of support for all the cats we care for. If you would like to donate to help pay for cat food or vetting costs, please follow the paypal link, or feel free to contact me. Thank you so much for your support!