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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

8 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Cat Network is a very good org. I have none Nancy for many years as I too have a rescue org. and not once have they ever avoided me and have always beeb helpful to anyone that i referred to them in that area that neeed help. We have networked over the years and have always chose them as my first choice to include in the large food drives we used to do every year and shared pallets of catfood with them They are top notch and very professionsl no matter what the issue. I will always praisenthem for what the do and thank them for all their help.

Brenda Beck
Pets and Animals in Distress
www.petsandanimals.org

Don Kevin J.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

without this great organization in the miami-dade South Florida area are homeless cats on the streets would go untreated for many of the feline diseases that are out there the cat Network has provided so many resources to help all these wonderful cats that live around the neighborhood and not even the homeless cats but to masticate it catches well that are home pets a cat Network reaches out to everybody the help prevent overpopulation they help stop the spread of certain diseasesthe cat network make sure that every single area that has a big population of cats are fed every day such as malls heart and other locations without the kat Network these cats would not be able to survive and I am thankful to say that they are a big impact to this county and may need as much help as possible. Thank you again. From Kevin Matthew Sorge

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Cat Network has done and keep doing an amazing job in our community.
They serve as the foster homes for countless cats and make every effort to place cats in loving homes. Providing low cost spaying and neutering, support for fostering, adoption and educational programs. A source of recommendation of services, products and everything to help cat owners.
A group of purrfect volunteers working for over 20 years! Bravo for the excellent job they do.
We at A Country Cat House a feline only resort and spa in Miami Florida have take care of many of the "adopted" cats and it is visible the love this cats have from their "foster parents' and then their subsequent permanent parents.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Cat Network works tirelessly to humanely control stray cat populations in Miami Dade County by spaying and neutering stray cats and offering low cost services to the public. They also sponsor several adoption events to help find homes for some of the thousands of kitties in need of forever homes. They offer an invaluable service to the community by helping deal with the issue of cat over population in a humane manner.

Marc K.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Cat Network is the lead grassroots organization in all of Miami for spay & neuter initiatives on stray and feral cats. As a veterinarian in the field, I greatly support Cat Network's role in preventing cat overpopulation and providing better lives for cats in urban Miami. They are a role model group with a lot of members and volunteers that really shine!

5

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Cat Network has made a tremendously positive impact on the welfare of cats in Miami, Florida. With the year-long sub-tropical weather, cats in this area breed year round and the stray cat population is estimated around half a million. Cat Network, since its inception in 1996, has been able to spay and neuter almost 60,000 cats. I have played a part in the organization as one of the veterinarians that performs the spay & neuter surgeries. In the last 18 months, I've personally sterilized close to 3,000 cats for Cat Network, and we are still going strong! The organization also makes an impact in the rescue/adoption of cats that are placed in loving homes, educating the public, and intervening in issues where cats interface with the population. There are several dedicated volunteers within the network and there is great potential to do a LOT of good for the animals and the people of South Florida.

5

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

It has been a pleasure and a positive working experience to partner with The Cat Network on numerous projects. They're dedicated professionals.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Cat Network is an amazing organization. It is a community run collaboration that has provided so many needed services in our area. They bridge the gaps that other organizations cannot fill and reach out into under-serviced sections of the community. Cat Network members work tirelessly (all on a volunteer basis) to combat feline overpopulation and suffering in South Florida.