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!

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Just another week in January

Lily did very well after her dental extractions, was eating like a champ, so this week I took her back to the colony.  Home again, Lily.  I always worry that maybe they enjoy being warm and having meals brought to them but she showed no signs of friendliness and in eight years I've never been able to pat her.  I see her come out of a shelter so I know she has a warm place to sleep at least, and of course we show up every day with tasty meals, she has lived there her whole life.
 I also spent some time trying to trap a cat with an injured foot with no luck as of yet, and volunteered at the Street Cats clinic, where 30 cats were spayed and neutered in one evening.
And visited with the snow prince kittens, one got adopted, two are up for adoption and the one with folded ears, well, he may have gotten "lost" at Susan's if you know what I mean, wink wink.
I have to say I am loving this winter!  Above freezing, no snow, for me and the cats a fantastic January!

Saturday, January 14, 2017

A dog and dental

It was a quiet week in some ways, I tried to catch up on paperwork and laundry but of course there is always a bit of drama.  One day I was coming back from the dentist on the subway and for some reason got off a stop later than I usually do.  It must have been meant to be, because I saw a dog alone crossing Pape, a very busy street.  I followed it and it sure looked like a lost dog, just kept on the move and I tried to catch up with him.  A run around the block and finally I got the dog to stop, poor thing was covered in ice and snow.  Here I was, crouched on the Danforth, trying to hold on to a dog who had no collar and not sure what I was going to do.  Thankfully a nice man stopped to see what was happening and I explained.  He held the dog and I ran off to the dollar store and got a collar and leash and meanwhile Steve drove up to meet me.  

What a good dog!  As soon as we got the collar on he seemed much calmer and happily hopped in the car.  We went to the THS and sadly no microchip so I left my dog with them.  I posted immediately on line and later that night I got a message that somebody saw the post and went to collect their dog! Apparently it was in the backyard and a Rogers guy left the gate open.  I'm so glad I was in the right place at the right time!
OK, back to our normal scheduling program, cats!  Last week I noticed that Lily didn't seem to be eating that well, and at one point she went to eat, cried out and ran away.  I sighed and thought a vet visit was in order.  We took down our new feeding station trap and boom, in she went.  Love that thing!  Poor Lily had to have the rest of her rotten teeth removed but she is recovering well.

Monday, January 9, 2017


Ugh, it's January, the holidays are over, winter still has a lot left to throw at it, it's dark, it's cold, what is there to say.  For the winter I mostly focus on keeping my ferals going, feeding is harder, the bundling, the water and food freezing, my hands going numb.  For the life of me, I can't figure out how to open a can without taking my mittens off.

These three are the lucky ones, Maggie, Betty and Twig were all living outside, now they get to curl up on the sofa and be warm.  I wish I could bring them all inside!  Maggie is on some meds and thankfully seems to be doing well, Twig is back to running around and just a stray eye infection to deal with.
Maggie, Betty and Twig
I do worry about the ferals but so far they seem ok, this is the life they know and at least they get yummy food every day and they have shelters to curl up in.
 The cats know the sound of the car and rush out when we arrive.
MC, Jet and Pseudo
 Mystery clearly is doing well, she is actually obese!