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For The Love Of Cats Inc

Rating: 4.99 stars   253 reviews 9,354

Address:

PO Box 1777 Marco Island FL 34146 USA

Mission:

Our mission is to end the cruelty of pet overpopulation by rescuing abandoned cats and kittens and sterilizing the feral and stray cat population in the community.

Results:

TNR (Trap, Neuter, Return) for Community (Feral) Cats TNR is one of For the Love of Cat’s key directives. The community issues of cat overpopulation cannot be achieved through the adoption process. It must be accomplished through sterilization of the existing community cat population. In addition to sterilizing, the cats are vaccinated and under the daily feeding and care of volunteer caregivers. For the Love of Cats works with Domestic Animal Services in Collier County to adhere to the TNR ordinance currently in place. To date, For the Love of Cats has TNR’d over 5000 cats. Caregivers feed over 300 cats on Marco Island every day. Rescue of Abandoned House Cats and Kittens Abandoned pets are a major contributing factor to the increase in community cats throughout Collier County. For the Love of Cats has rescued almost 300 abandoned house cats in the immediate area over the last 4 years. Kittens are a by-product of the community cat colonies. Rescued early, they can be domesticated and adopted into loving homes. We have rescued and adopted over 3000 kittens since 2002 and continue to rescue kittens that are the offspring of abandoned house cats in our community (we rescue the mom cat as well). We no longer have kittens from the community cat colonies because we have fixed and vaccinated all of the free roaming unadoptable cats in the community to our knowledge. Spay/Neuter for Cats of Low Income Families Our Low Income Spay/Neuter program pays for sterilization surgery for cats and kittens owned by families that would otherwise abandon them without this service. Our program is designed to help families keep their pets with the benefit of reducing abandonment and thereby also reducing the number of cats and kittens that add to the existing community cat population. Every year, we help over 75 cats and kittens to keep their home. Emergency Veterinary Services for Low Income Families Many low income families have pets that need urgent veterinary attention and would be forced to allow their pet to suffer or be euthanized without this program. Last year alone, we paid for 3 dental extractions, 3 knee surgeries, 2 cats with severe whole body infections, 1 cancerous eye removal, 1 crushed tail surgery and 2 broken leg surgeries. Each of these emergencies was over $1000 each. Seniors for Seniors Adoption Program Older cats languish in shelters for years and most do not get adopted or worse, they are euthanized to make room for younger animals. Senior citizens are often living alone and depression is a major concern. This program includes cats from all rescue groups in Collier county. Cats over 5 years old may be adopted by a senior citizen over the age of 55 at no cost to the adopter. The adoption fee along with a complete care kit for the cat is provided by For the Love of Cats. This program has been a very successful one with over 100 senior cats adopted since 2010.

Target demographics:

rescue abandoned cats and kittens and help low income families to keep their pets.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

save the lives of over 250 cats and kittens and helped over 60 families to keep their pets.

Geographic areas served:

Marco Island, Isles of Capri, Goodland and the surrounding rural areas

Programs:

-TNR (trap, neuter, return) for feral cats Rescue and adoption of abandoned cats and kittens -Spay/neuter of cats owned by families in need -Help 'em Keep 'em program pays for wellness and emergency care for cats of low income families -Seniors for Seniors program that pays the adoption fee and provides a complete care kit of food and supplies for cats over 5 years old adopted to seniors over 55 throughout Collier county

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http://fortheloveofcatsfl.com

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Reviews for For The Love Of Cats Inc

Rating: 5 stars  

I am so pleased by the caring and love they give their kittens and cats. They are so knowledgable and patience with you and helps you pick your petfect new family. I love my kittens brother and sister. Please adopt from them and enjoy. Joanne

 
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For love of cats is a wonderful organization. Jim Rich help me by getting My 3 rescue cats spade and rabies shots. For no cost to me

 
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My friend and I just recently met Jim and Jan Rich and shortly thereafter registered our feral cat colony with For The Love of Cats. I can't praise this organization enough for their compassion and commitment to such a great cause and special thanks for everything they did for our beloved "Mr. Big".

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

My LeMew went missing, and I discovered a hole in the corner of the screen. My worst fears were realized. I have loved her since she poked her little head out of the Marco Marriott spa bushes, and insisted I take her home 4 years ago.
At that time, For the Love of Cats helped me get her a medical checkup and check her for a chip.
So when she was gone, I knew who to call. Jim Rich returned my call and was so thorough in his explanation on what to do. He said I should look for her in the bushes right near where she jumped out. He said cats immediately camouflage themselves and calling her wouldn't work. He recommended I put food, water, and a familiar item out on the ground near the hole. He recommended I take a flashlight out at dusk and get down on the ground and look in the bushes. If I didn't find her, he said he would come out and set a trap.
I am happy to report we didn't have to set a trap. Mew is home safe and happy.
For the Love of Cats can also read microchips in cats and help change the information to the new owner. Jim Rich really helped me to have hope that I would see her again by being detailed in his advice. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

With the help of this wonderful organization we found our sweet little girl she is a perfect addition to our family . This organization is wonderful and I would highly recommend anyone looking to adopt a kitten to this organization.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

For The Love of Cats is an absolutely wonderful rescue group! I am so glad we have them in our community and I cannot praise the organization and Jim and Jan Rich enough! They have helped me numerous times over the years with multiple feral cats, getting them fixed, and also with vet bills when they were injured or sick. In fact, just today they helped me with a very sweet stray cat who had a lump that turned out to be an abscess. I truly feel blessed knowing that I could call them at any time and they would always help me with the cats! I thank them from the bottom of my heart for all their help!

Mari Engert

 
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My family had the most wonderful experience adopting our 2 kittens from For the Love of Cats. They are 2 of the most knowledgable caring people. I highly recommend anyone looking to adopt a cat or kitten go there!! What they do there is truly selfless!

 
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Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We know our kittens are going to have such a amazingly loving home. Thanks again!

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1 person found this review helpful

Hi! We are the Tougas Family and we've just completed two kitten adoptions with Jim and Jan. We not only found beautiful, healthy kittens in an extremely clean facility but also found dedicated, knowledge and caring caregivers for all the cats. We would highly recommend For the Love of Cats for anyone interested in finding a forever friend!

 
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Our goal is to try to be sure that you have everything you need to care for your new fur kids. You can call us anytime with questions. Thanks for the great review!

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1 person found this review helpful

Our family is extremely thankful to Jim, Jan and all the volunteers of For The Love of Cats for saving and raising our three little kittens. After losing our family cat of 17 years, we knew we had to fill our home with more love. We first "met" our new kittens on the For the Love of Cats webcam and could see the amount of dedication and care that everyone at the organization gave to each cat. After meeting them several times, we were utterly impressed by the abundance of knowledge and expertise that they had and were willing to share. We never felt as though we were intruding on them when we wanted to visit and they always made us feel very welcome and comfortable. They responded to every phone call and e-mail promptly and with such enthusiasm. We now have three happy, healthy, and friendly kittens that love to be held and played with. We would highly, highly recommend adopting from For The Love of Cats!
The Holmes Family,
Naples, Florida

 
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(Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

Thank you for such a wonderful review! You have your hands full with those 3 fur babies for sure! We look forward to seeing photos as they grow into adults. Give them a hug and kiss for us!

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2 people found this review helpful

Hi, my name is Murkita, I am a 7 year old cat who was abandoned and recently found a home and a loving family. Thanks to the generosity of For the love of cats Inc; in the name of Jim Rich who offered me medical assistance, today I started a new and healthy life. Thank you very much!

 
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We were more than glad to help you Murkita! You have an amazing new family that loves you very much! We were able to help you through our Help 'em Keep 'em program that pays for emergency and wellness care for low income families in need. Our supporters and donors help us to keep this program funded. Thank you family for writing such a kind review!