For The Love Of Cats Inc

Rating: 4.99 stars   180 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: 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.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Jan and Jim Rich at For The Love Of Cats are doing amazing and wonderful things for these precious rescued kittens and cats. We adopted our first two babies from them. Anytime we called with a question or concern as new pet parents, Jan and Jim were always there for help and support. They care about the cats long after they've been adopted and that is true dedication to this cause. Please support them by donating and adopting! I have never believed in giving money to charity in fear of where the money ends up, especially since I don't have very much to give. But this is the only place I manage to scrounge up a good donation for every year because I know the good work they do first hand. I believe in this cause and these are wonderful, genuine, caring people who give their time and love to a worthy endeavor. Whether they trap/neuter/release or rescue and find homes, kittens and cats are benefitting and getting better lives than they otherwise would. My husband and I truly look up to Jan and Jim and we had decided long ago that our retirement plan would be to continue the work they are doing today. Thank you to everyone at For The Love Of Cats for all that you do! You're appreciated by humans and felines alike.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Rating: 5 stars  

It all started for me in March 2014 when my husband gave me the ok to get a kitten. My cat Rex had passed away almost 2 years ago. I was watching the "kitty cam" and spotted Opie. He stole my heart. I filled out an adoption form and called to make a visit to the shelter. Jim couldn't have been nicer. I was amazed how clean the shelter was and the professionalism of those involved. I was able to go visit Opie and his littermates for playtime. I also picked Opie's brother Shilo to come home with me. Jan and Jim answered all my questions and concerns. Their hearts are 100% dedicated to their work with these cats and kittens. They are always so upbeat and emit such joy with each adoption that takes place. I was so impressed with For the Love of Cats that I became a volunteer 2 weeks after I brought my boys home. All the cats and kittens are so well taken care of and loved while in their care. This is such a wonderful organization. They bring so much happiness to the lives of others. Please be sure to donate and adopt from this great shelter.

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Rating: 5 stars  

When we lost our beloved Catherine, a tuxedo queen, to old age, we were heart broken especially my wife who adorned her Queen. We saw a tuxedo in the Naples Daily newspaper and visited For the Love of Cats and met Jan & Jim.
We were determined to adopt only ONE!!! We were in the open cage and a long hair grey reached out and touched Karen's face, Smokey, our determination was dashed and he won her heart. Later another male tuxedo, Shadow, ignored Karen's petting. Later while we were filling out the adoption papers, we heard a loud meow and a paw was stuck out of the cage, it was Shadow calling out. Jim told us his story of being dumped behind a dumpster, adpoted and returned after 30 days because he was not Loving Enough??? We knew that cats need time and six months after our adpotionl, Shadow was purring and paws up in my arms!!! Karen sent Jan & Jim the picture with caption "NOT LOVING ENOUGH???"
We also found "YoYo" which was the kitty we came for so we left with THREE!!! All our feline family was named by our grand daughter, Isabella.
Karen is now a regular volunteer at the shelter and we can't Thank Jan & Jim & the volunteers for all they do for these wonderful animals.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am a long distance supporter from New Jersey. I first learned about For the Love of Cats through my sister-in-law Karen. Karen and Pete adopted 3 cats from this wonderful non-profit origination. Karen became a volunteer. On one of Karen's monthly visits she told me about the website and to be sure and check out the KittyCam. Well, to say the least, I was awestruck! Watching the cats and kittens playing in their romper rooms is hilarious and heart lifting. As I delved further into the website and took the virtual tour I was amazed how immaculate and in order everything is. One must stop and think, how much thought processing has gone into this rescue mission. You can truly see the dedication and feel the love poured forth to every kitten and cat that can be reached and nurtured to health and safety.

With Continual Support,
Shirley

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Rating: 5 stars  

Over the past several years, I have visited the shelter - For the Love of Cats - and I am always amazed at the work done by the volunteers. The cats and kittens that are rescued receive medical attention, if needed, and care that for some rescued kittens could mean 24 hours of attention. Kittens are found with no mother and need on-going bottle feeding done by the volunteers. The shelter is clean and provides a safe environment for the cats and kittens. The volunteers also provide love and attention for all the rescues and in particular for the shy and frightened ones. This attention helps the cats/kittens to become socialized, which means they can find their forever homes. In 2012, I adopted Casey and he was a mere 5 ounces when found. For the Love of Cats gave him the medical attention, love and care to make him a healthy kitten and adoptable.....good for Casey and lucky for me!


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Rating: 5 stars  

For several years now, I have been aware of the organization For the Love of Cats. They have a wonderful group of dedicated volunteers who rescue and care for the abandoned and feral cats/kittens on Marco Island and the surrounding areas. The cats/kittens receive medical care, loving attention and
then placed in their forever homes.

I have visited this shelter several times over the years to pet and play with the rescued animals, have made donations to this organization and, best of all, adopted my cat, Casey, last year.
This group deserves praise because they are an excellent organization benefiting cats/kittens in need.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

bring in more volunteers and more donations.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

1 previous review
Rating: 5 stars  

I adopted a kitten, Casey, in May of 2012 after he was sheltered and fostered at For the Love of Cats shelter. When he was found, he was just 5 and a half ounces; now he is 11 pounds and one year old.
For the Love of Cats has a dedicated group of volunteers who perform miracles with abused, or
ill kittens/cats. The kittens and cats brought to them receive medical care, if needed, plus a clean and
well run home at the shelter. They also get lots of loving attention, which makes them calmer and
happier pets. I am not only a "client served" plus I am a donor, and proud to give this review.
They are all very special people who lovingly care for the cats and kittens.

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

1 previous review
Rating: 5 stars  

I hope there is sufficient space to print my review of this wonderful non-profit organization. For the Love of Cats is a very well maintained, organized, clean, well-staffed shelter for cats and kittens. In June of 2012, I adopted a kitten that was rescued by this shelter when the kitten was just 5.5 ounces (yes, ounces). Kitten, now named Casey, was fostered at home and then placed in the shelter for adoption.I was the lucky one who took Casey home to New York. His knowledgeable care and concern gave this kitten the opportunity to live, grow and be placed in a good home. His story is not much different from the many other cats and kittens that this shelter has rescued, has given expert veterinarian enabling these animals to be well and healthy. The volunteers give generously of their time and effort, not only in caring for the animals, but they also work diligently to keep the shelter immaculately clean providing ahealthy environment for the cats and kittens. I see I have run out of space and there's more to say.

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Rating: 5 stars  

As a volunteer, it is amazing to see first hand the love and dedication of all those involved with for the Love of Cats. Imagine 2 day old kittens, abandoned, no mother, and having to be bottle fed every 4 hours day and night for weeks! And then imagine the very lucky folks who adopted each of them, what love those kittens will give back every moment of their lives! Every cat and kitten that comes through this shelter gets the same devoted attention, day and night. Now we truly understand why the 3 cats we adopted from them 6 years ago are the most loving animals we have ever had.
Pete & Karen

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Rating: 5 stars  

Top notch non profit exercising the most gentle & kind practices raising wee kitties and nursing others of all ages into excellent health. I've gotten several adorable kitties from Jan & Rich. The volunteers are awesome as well!

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1 previous review
Rating: 5 stars  

Having adopted several kitties from For the Love of Cats in the past I would give 10 stars if I could for this shelter. Jim & Jan Rich have dedicated much of their time developing & running this super clean facility alive with love and care with the help of wonderful selfless local volunteers. No question the Rich's are genuinely passionate about helping felines in need. This nonprofit shelter is top notch!
Christie M

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Cannot think of a thing, that's how well For the Love of Cat's is!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Rating: 5 stars  

If you are thinking of adopting a cat or kitten I highly recommend For the Love of Cats. I adopted 6 month old brother and sister in February of 2010. Love of Cats rescued them and they were looking for a home. I was looking for 2 cats. It was a perfect match. Jan and Jim have been very helpful whenever I have a question or need advice for my cats. They really love and respect cats and kittens as do their volunteers. I'm so glad they care so much.
Sue H.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Clone them. We need more organizations like them.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

1 previous review
Rating: 5 stars  

I am so grateful to For the Love of Cats for taking in 2 abandoned kittens in January 2010 and bringing them to health. I was looking for 2 kitties to love in February 2010 and For the Love of Cats had just what I needed. Jim, Jan and their volunteers give their all to both felines and human beings. For the Love of Cats is THE BEST shelter.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Open up a branch in Naples so it would be closer to me and I could volunteer.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

1 previous review
Rating: 5 stars  

I got my 2 cats 3 years ago from For The Love Of Cats and it was the best thing I did. Jan and Jim were and still are available to answer any questions I have on my cats, even for emergency situations. Jan and Jim truly care about cats and kittens and go above and beyond in taking care and providing homes and advice to those who have cats and kittens.

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Rating: 5 stars  

My family was looking to adopt a cat. We found this wonderful group, FOR THE LOVE OF CATS. They rescue all cats and hand raise them for adoption into forever homes. The couple who run this organization are AMAZING PEOPLE. The love and care the give to ever kitty is wonderful. Their dedication to these animals shows through in the personalities of these rescued kitties. I adopted two little boys litter mates and the are the most loving and affectionate cats I have ever had the pleasure of adopting. You can truely tell they were hand raised, as well as LOVED by the care givers at FOR THE LOVE OF CATS. THANK YOU FOR HELPING SO MANY CATS FIND FOREVER HOMES. You not only saved my two boys but you provided my family with an amazing opportunity of welcoming our little boys into our home that they fill with happiness and joy on a daily basis.... Keep up the Blessed work you doing.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I spend six months in Marco Island since I retired in 2010. When I learned about the nonprofit located in the island my decision was to read and get well informed about it. For the Love of Cats is a wonderful organization that take care of cats, never killing them but working very hard to keep them healthy, bring them back to health when injured and getting them ready for adoption.
Jan and Jim founded this nonprofit and have dedicated their lives to the well being of cats. Since I've been a witness of what this nonprofit does, it has become my favorite charity. For the Love of cats, is an organization that teach us all to love and respect animals.
Fabiola F. Ph.D
Professor Emerita
St. Paul, MN

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