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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animal-Related, Animal Services, Animals

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.

Community Stories

43 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

connecting cats who have no home to loving families is a great feeling which the cat network gives me the pleasure of doing.

Lisa181

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I learned how to do TNR (Trap Neuter Return) of stray and homeless cats. The Cat Network and Meow Mobile offer low cost spay and neuter of pets and if you are a Miami Beach Resident, and the cat is a stray, they have a grant which makes the surgery and rabies vaccination free! The members and volunteers of The Cat Network are very dedicated people. THank you for ALL YOU DO!!! The Cat Network is an amazing Non-Profit Organization.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

With the help of the most dedicated of volunteers I have been able to sterilize all the resident & passer by cats in our building complex. Two volunteers came to talk to our condominium board to explain how TNR works and why it is the only way to treat overpopulation. While the "no Pets" condition has remained in the by-laws the board and most of the neighbors have come to accept that our community cats are here to stay. We've been feeding 3 little groups for several years and we have had only 2 new cats join us in the last 3 years. TNR works!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering for The Cat Network as a foster for the past year or so. They are one of the best rescues I have fostered for. They treat their Foster's like gold because we are very precious to the success of any rescue and they appreciate that. They are always there to help when questions arise and are truly knowledgeable about what it takes to become and stay a 5 star rescue!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

You have never seen a more hard-working bunch in your life. Here in sunny, warm Miami the feral cat issue is absolutely enormous. CNhas been rounding up stray cats, having them fixed, de-wormed and medicated, and returned to their colonies. These kitties lead a much healthier, better life, and don't reproduce. CN volunteers foster adoptable animals and also rescue them from Animal Control to be prepared for adoption. Great group of folks, ready to help at a drop of a hat

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great organization. They are incredibly dedicated to reducing the pet overpopulation and helping the street kitties. Thanks to them I've been able to help many many kitties find homes and spay/neuter hundreds. Nothing like them in Dade County!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Cat Network (CN) has been extremely instrumental in defending the lives of innocent cats in my community of the Hammocks, in Miami Florida. In August 2011, the association had approved a motion to remove 200 cats from our 1,100 acre community, which meant that they were going to be sent to Animal Control, where 97% of them get killed. CN got involved, first by providing expert speakers & members explaining the advantages of using the more humane alternative of TNR - "trap-neuter-vaccinate-return" for the cats instead of the cruel "removal" option (which does not fix problem, because of the "Vacuum effect" - where other animals move into the same habitat area again). With resident participation and CN members, we were able to make a difference & get the "removal" motion dismissed & open to the idea of TNR. In addition, several of the CN members / volunteers have provided their resources & time in neutering numerous cats in our community.