Cat Network, Inc.

Rating: 4.92 stars   110 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: PO Box 347228 Miami FL 33234 USA

Mission: The Cat Network is a grass-roots organization with over 2500 volunteer and donor members. Its members have trapped,sterilized and vaccinated against rabies over 51,000 stray and abandoned cats since its inception in December, 1995. It is our mission to make everyone aware of this huge community problem and to be proactive in fighting it by spaying and neutering pets and strays, alike. We encourage the public to adopt stray and abandoned cats as indoor-only pets and practice responsible ownership. We also mediate with planned communities and multi-family developments to enact TNR (trap/neuter/release) efforts rather than extermination of stray cats on their properties. Through combined efforts with other local animal agencies we are working to make South Florida a No-Kill community. We also cooperate with and assist other local governmental agencies in animal hoarder situations.
Results: Our members have trapped and sterilized over 51,000 stray and abandoned cats and have adopted out over 7,000 cats since our inception in December of 1995.
Target demographics: Stray and feral cats.
Geographic areas served: South Florida
Programs: The Cat Network maintains several programs to provide a better life for stray and abandoned cats. Our Spay/Neuter Program is supported by over 40 local area veterinary clinics, and provides low cost sterilization and vaccination. Our Adoption Referral Program provides a much needed outlet for adopting stray and abandoned cats. Our Special Needs Program financially assists members seeking medical attention for injured and ill cats that they have rescued.
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Rating: 4 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

All of my encounters with The Cat Network have involved online contact, as I don't live in the S. Florida area. After a Kitten I rescued last year gave birth, I started to question organizations concerning their placement. Finding varied answers, some and lacking believability, I took my quest for answers online. I've a background in marketing I wanted to know how not for profit animal rescue organizations were working the internet to fund their efforts. Particularly those with an interest in the no-kill philosophy. I followed The Cat Network for over half a year. They have been very aggressive about seeking grants and other funds on the internet, and providing feedback to people who want to know how the funding is used. Many organizations don't use the internet as a communication and fund raising tool. Their ability to communicate their goals and raise funds online has been very impressive. Also, their costs to the public for services is much lower than in my area of Florida.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

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

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

This organization is very proactive in many communities in providing free or low cost spaying and neutering, therefore saving and preventing the suffering and death of thousands of animals. I have personally benefited, as well as many people I know.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

No

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

None

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

When I first learned about Cat Network, I felt so happy cause there are people like them who cares so much about cats even to those who are just wandering on the streets. Not just that, they also reach out for the pet owners who can't afford spay and neuter. It feels great to support this charity. I myself will try my best to help them with their mission.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

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

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Cat Network is run by an all volunteer board who make many sacrifices in order to help the animals. The majority of the monetary donations go DIRECTLY to subsidizing spay and neutering at local vet offices. Spay and Neuter or PREVENTING unwanted cats/kittens from entering the shelters in the first place is their primary goal.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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Rating: 5 stars  

I HAVE BEEN A VOLUNTEER FOR CAT NETWORK FOR THE PAST TWO YEARS AND THIS IS AN ORGANIZATION THAT REALLY LOVES AND CARES ABOUT OUR FURRY ANGELS : THE FELINES. I CANNOT EVEN DESCRIBE THE SACRIFICES AND THE EFFORTS OF EACH MEMBER TO IMPROVE THE LAWS AND ANIMAL SYSTEM TO PROTECT THE ANIMAL KINGDOM. THIS EXPERIENCE HAS CHANGED ME IN SO MANY WAYS AND I HOPE MORE PEOPLE WILL JOIN SUCH A PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION LIKE CAT NETWORK INC. IN MIAMI, FLORIDA. MANY BLESSINGS TO ALL.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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5 people found this review helpful

I was referred to Cat Network to save Cats and I always donated money every time I went to Pet Supermarket. One day I spoke to the Supervisor Agnetta Ericksson and she enrolled me as a volunteer. Since that day, I am extremely happy to participate in the noble job all these people are providing to the MIami community and the Feline world. As a Cat owner, I adore these furry angels. I have rescued some cats and the guidance and help from Pat and Agnetta have been able to save the precious lives of these kittens. Also, the low cost of esterelization by Dr. Bravo. Cat Network deserves the NObel Prize of the Animal KIngdom of Felines. I look forward to keep serving my angels with the support and guidance from these terrific people I have met. Many blessings and keep the great work we all are doing

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I am extremely happy and proud to be part of Cat Network. I have only found positive and altruistic people eager to help our furry angels.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-7-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

Tha Cat Network does awesome work to save cats in South Florida. A great team of volunteers make this happing. The meow mobile is a great way to help reduce the stray cat population in areas were people can't afford to go to a vet.

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?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

I had been trying desperately to rescue a cat from Miami Dade Animal Services in Florida, but being that I live in New Jersey, this was proving to be extremely difficult. A friend told me to contact Cat Network, Inc. so I sent an e-mail and within the hour I had heard back from one of their volunteers. After a few exchanges, she agreed to pull the cat for me and foster him until I could make travel arrangements to get him to me here in Jersey. Her name was Megan and she was so kind. She rescued the cat and took him under her wing until I was able to arrange a flight for him. She took him to the veterinarian for a health certificate and purchased everything he needed to fly out to me. If it weren't for her, this little furball sleeping on my lap right now would not be here today. I can't imagine my life without him. I'm so grateful to Megan for fostering him and trusting me to follow through, and I think Cat Network Inc. is a wonderful organization!

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?

Quite well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Cat Network is a relatively small organization that does some pretty big deeds to greatly improve the lives of feral and free roaming cats in and around Miami. Last year alone its members sterilized 6100 cats at participating low cost vets and also took their mobile surgical unit to areas where there were high populations of homeless cats. CN volunteers made hundreds of successful adoptions as well as transporting hundreds of kittens from high kill shelters to northern states where they were wanted and could more easily find loving homes during the winter months. Network is their name and that's exactly what they do, we all try and help each other in any way we can to help the cats.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

The Cat Network is making a huge difference in the lives of homeless cats in Miami from free and low cost spay days, to pulling kittens from a high kill shelter and transporting them to a no kill shelter up north to the adoption referral program. The Cat Network has saved the lives of countless cats in South Florida and prevented the birth of many many more.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

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

A lot

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I am so happy to have an opportunity to write about The Cat Network. I was blessed the day I found them; I care for a small colony of ferals and found myself fighting neighbors that were getting sick of them. One of the techs at my vet's office mentioned them to me, and we were off! They helped me with the TNR process with my colony, and today they are calm happy kitties, no more kittens running around in danger. I couldn't sleep everytime there was a new litter, I sleep just fine now ;) They are the most knowledgeable, fast-acting, dedicated, and kind people I know. This is an incredible organization that any other should be happy to model themselves after. Thank you Cat Network, I don't know where I'd be without you!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Their dedication to saving cats, and the speed at which they respond to cats in danger/need.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

What specific problem, purpose, priority, or project prompted your gift?

To help their amazing work! I've also sent them items like blankets or feeding kits for the foster kitties, no cat is ever turned away!

Why did you make your donation at this time?

I've made more than one, money and items for the cats. Because they need all the support they can get to continue the incredible work they do.

What would you tell others about this organization?

What I have told others is that there are no other cat rescuers that compare to The Cat Network, and I've been involved with animal activists for many years, I know!

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1 person found this review helpful

This is a seriously dedicated and trustworthy organization. The work they do is incomparable and they deserve major kudos. I thank them from my heart for their fantastic work, well done!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Some of my ferals have received care and spay/neuter from Cat Network.

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

Make it easier for them to have time to contact folks needing their help.

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