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 +!



Friday, June 23, 2017

A houseful!

Thank the cat gods for Susan!  She certainly has a houseful right now!  Her five kittens are now about 10 weeks old and all spayed and neutered and ready for adoption.  Good thing, because Kathy and I went out Wednesday night to try to get the untrappable Batmom's kittens.  We crawled through the shrubbery and there they were beside the shelter.  I grabbed, Kathy grabbed, we had four, then we saw one tiny tabby and managed to get it, five kittens safe!  We rushed them over to Susan's, they are about 4 weeks old, but such a difference, two were 400 grams and the tiniest was only 250 grams.  So much for Susan sleeping, she's back to bottle feeding, but I'm so glad these ones are rescued!

Five kittens ready for new homes

One of the new batch

The tiniest

Me doing a guest bottle feeding

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Kittens and no more kittens

I am so tired, it's been an insane week or two but very productive.  I was tagged on Facebook about two kittens that showed up in a yard in Scarborough.  Jamie started feeding them and playing with them but they were too big and wily to catch.  Off we went Thursday night, easy peasy, we used a stick and string with a trap and had them both within ten minutes.  They went to the vet and then to a foster home and are doing well, can already be patted so they will be just fine!  Wish they were all that easy.

 We have also been helping a woman who lives pretty close to me, it's a maddening situation, she feeds four ferals that go in and out of her house, for years they have been breeding and she gives away the kittens.  She only reached out for help because she is moving.  We were able to trap all the cats (all females!) now they are spayed but I worry for their future, and she seems to have no plan for them.  Sadly none of them are at all adoptable.  I won't think about that today because I don't have a solution.

And yesterday we had our annual yard sale!  It went really well, it's a lot of work, but all the money goes to helping all the cats in our care.
No rest for me, they've torn down Mystery's awning, so have to figure out something for her!

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

More trapping!

Last week was busy with Port Perry, this week we returned to our city projects, and last night went west to Lawrence and the Allen to help Elysse with a colony on her street.  With the late afternoon traffic it took almost as long as Port Perry!  Even with the rain we trapped six cats, but with the excitement and the wet weather I totally forgot to take photos.

Carol sent me this fantastic picture of Floppy (now Bear), this makes me so happy.  Doesn't he look relaxed and like he belongs!  This is why I do what I do!