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July 29, 2010

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July 29, 2010

This organization is so vitally important to our community. They provide one of the few viable and humane options to the tragic and excessive euthanasia of thousands of cats in South Florida. They teach and empower others to spay & neuter, rescue and adopt. I have seen first hand how seriously committed and dedicated they are, and how much they have helped friends and neighbors.

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

They provided invaluable help to rescue and relocate to permanent homes the cats belonging to a neighbor who had passed away. They have assisted with trapping and neuter/spay of many cats belonging to friends.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Learning how to save and rescue and finding hope for change.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Dedicated, committed to their cause, caring and generous with their time.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Disseminate the needed information and awareness thoughout the community, save the life of every cat, and stop unwanted overpopulation.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

July 29, 2010

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July 29, 2010

The Cat Network assist individuals in spaying and neutering feral cats that they feed. Through a certificate program they employ, they are able to offer spay/neuter services for feral cats to it's member for $25.00 through a network of vets throughout the county. Without The Cat Network's good work, the feral cat population in Miami-Dade County would be much worse than it is.

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

helping fix the colony of cats in my neighborhood.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

making a difference in the lives of feral cats.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

sterilize 300,000 feral cats.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

July 28, 2010

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July 28, 2010

The CatNetwork helped me adopt my beautiful, loving cats. Charlene of CatNetWork has been extremely helpful and has assisted me with the care of my cats. Thank you Charlene and thank you CatNetwork for your wonderful organization!

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

because my experience in adopting my animals has been very informative.

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

ask that more people volunteer and help rescue these unwanted animals. I rate it a 10+

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

that they've always answered and assisted me with my animals.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

wonderful, understanding, patient, and very knowledgeable.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

help cats all over the United States.

Ways to make it better...

my poor cats had gotten sick due to stress or stability.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

the number of volunteers, time, and money.

One thing I'd also say is that...

their hearts and souls are for the cats

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

July 28, 2010

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July 28, 2010

Thanks to the Cat Network certificate program, I was able to fix three stray cats in my backyward. I would not have otherwise been able to afford it

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

The stray cats in my back yard are no longer reproducing and are healthy.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

July 27, 2010

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July 27, 2010

We arrived at the park promptly at 8:30 and received a friendly greeting from a Cat Network volunteer. She helped us get our paperwork ready and answered all our questions with a smile. After checking our kitties in, they were sent to air conditioned rooms (which put me at ease considering i was nervous about leaving them in a new environment) where they were prepped for surgery. Overall, the event was very well-organized and the volunteers were very friendly. Two days later, I'm happy to report that my kitties are doing great and their recovery has been smooth. Thank you to Miami-Dade County Commissioner Sally A. Heyman, Miami-Dade Animal Services Department, Humane Society of Broward County and The Cat Network for organizing this event.

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

my neighborhood. Because of their free spay and neuter events, most of the stray cats on my neighborhood have all been taken care of. Thank you!!

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

not change a thing.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the friendly staff and the convenience of having a free spay and neuter event for strays.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

friendly and helpful.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

help a lot of kitties in need.

Ways to make it better...

I could have taken more of my neighborhood cats. They weren't all easy to catch.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

July 27, 2010

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July 27, 2010

I love the Cat Network. Not only did I get my first cat there, but I also had my 2nd (stray adoption) spayed through the Meow Mobile. They provide an incredible service to the community both in terms of convenience to 'clients' (both 2-legged and 4-legged ones), but they work so hard to reduce the unnecessary killing of thousands of cats every year, by providing spay/neuter services. BEST OF LUCK TO THE CAT NETWORK! And God Bless you for all you do!

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

via both of my cats.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

July 25, 2010
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July 25, 2010
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Upon moving to a new neighborhood in north downtown Miami along the Miami River, I noticed a number of stray cats. This was not usual on the south side but alarmingly so on the northside. When walking my dog around the block I noticed a kitten about to cross a busy road and likely get killed. Instincts kicked in and I ushered the kitten back to his mother and siblings. Immediately I called the Cat Network and a volunteer drove over to my condo and showed me how to capture the kittens, clean them, deworm them, and deflea them. The overal idea is to get kittens tested, vaccinated and into loving homes so they don't grow up in the streets. In that moment I learned about the plight of homeless cats and how they multiply like rabbits if they are not spayed/neutered. Sadly I learned it starts with one irresponsible pet owner not spaying/neutering their outdoor cat. One turns into 100 and many cats suffer in the streets. They are plagued with so many illnesses, diseases, and injuries growing up in the streets with no care. As a true animal lover, I could not ignore the situation. Overnight I was educated and went into action in my neighborhood. All 17 cats on my condo complex are spayed/neutered, received rabies vaccination and are happy and healthy. Thanks to Cat Network, they are a true network of strictly volunteers. There are NO paid staff, no high-paying executives, and NO facility to house the rescued cats and kittens. Each volunteer opens up their hearts, homes and wallets to care for these cats. And they are willing to teach and help others. Never have I worked with a group of nonpaying volunteers who give so much of themselves for the good of a community and receive absolutely nothing in return. I am so honored to know and work with these quiet, brave soldiers.

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

my own neighborhood! All 17 strays are sterilized and happy and healthy. In addition, through the "Dear Tabby" email, volunteers of Cat Network offer helpful tips and suggestion for anyone faced with an unknown or difficult situation. It's a true network!

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

Add Marketing campaign to recruit more volunteers! The Cat Network is in desperate need of different types of volunteers. Those for fostering, or bottle feeding, working at the adoption centers, for fundraising, writing marketing copy...

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Their sincerity in fulfilling their mission of helping each and every individual that calls for help with a cat situation.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Dedicated, selfless and passionate. I've met not one, not two but MANY volunteers who give beyond the average volunteer.Many volunteers have foregone their vacations and used their vacation money to pay for the veterinary bills of sick cats.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

End homelessness of street cats! We need a NATIONAL awareness campaign equivalent to campaigns about recycling and global warming.

Ways to make it better...

I could stop crying at all the horror stories I learn about neglectful pet owners dumping their indoor cats into street or leaving kittens abandoned in a box. Sadly it's true. We need more volunteers, funding and a national campaign.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Not enough volunteers and lack of funding. While all the donations go directly to the operations of the cat mobile, most of the money to capture, pay for sterilization, and any medicines is all paid by volunteers.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I'd like to see a way for these volunteers to get reimbursed for the medical costs of the cats in their care. I believe Cat Network could attract more volunteers if there was a system in place to reimburse volunteers as vet bills also are highly expensive

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

July 25, 2010
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July 25, 2010
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I have been an active member for 11 years and a Board member for the last 8 years. I have seen this organization grow as more and more people become involved with the plight of homeless cats. My first trap, neuter, return (TNR) project orginated in my parent's backyard. A feral cat had shown up and we started feeding it. I had heard about the Cat Network and was very eager to get this cat fixed. Through the low-cost sterilization certificates, I was able to sterilze another 19 cats in the neighborhood over the next few years. As result, it has been over 9 years since we've had a kitten in that colony, proof that TNR works!

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

the last few months we've secured over $40,000 in grants to help further our mission.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

July 22, 2010

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July 22, 2010

The Cat Network is an invaluable resource for those of us with large numbers of cats. Having rescued many dozens of cats in my lifetime, I have found it a struggle financially to care for all these unwanted felines. The Cat Network members have been an incredible resource of everything from anecdotal veterinary knowledge to the provision of humane traps. They are also an agent for change as regards legislation concerning the humane treatment of animals in general. I applaud the efforts of this organization and its many caring members.

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

eliminating cat overpopulation in my neighborhood. There have been no kittens born in my area in FIVE YEARS. Thanks to the spay/neuter certificates and the loan of humane traps, all stray cats near me have been fixed and receive adequate medical att'n.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

July 19, 2010

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July 19, 2010

I got my cat from a foster parent from the Cat Network. The nicest and cutest tuxedo cat named Tolken. My life was changed on December 2, 2009. I adopted not just a cat but a best friend, a companion, love, a reason to wake up every day. He's the best ever and I couldn't imagine life without him!

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

the love I get every day from my cat!

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The reward!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very helpful and made sure the cat was going to the right home.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

safe all the homeless cats.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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