Cat Network, Inc.

Rating: 4.92 stars   109 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: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Many people are not aware of the issue of "community cats", their plight, their suffering and how their existence affects us. The Cat Network in Miami has constructively addressed problems for 18 years through the tremendous dedication of members and volunteers. By humanely addressing overpopulation with sterilization, helping find homes for adoptable cats and educating people how to help solve problems this organization has made great inroads in Miami-Dade County toward progress on this issue.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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3 people found this review helpful

The Cat Network has helped the public sterilize over 8000 cats and kittens this year and has adopted almost 900 cats to the public. To date, they have helped the public sterilize almost 70,000 cats and adopted over 9000 cats to the public since their inception in 1995. The Cat Network is a major resource in Miami Dade County for providing low cost services for sterilization of stray and feral cats. They are trying to stem the huge feline overpopulation problem in Miami-Dade County. They achieve the imnpossible with dedicated volunteers who help man spay/neuter events, adoption events and educational outreach events.

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?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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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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5 people found this review helpful

The Cat Network is a grass-roots organization with over 2,500 volunteer and donor members. 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. 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.

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

51,000 stray cats sterilized and 7,000 homeless cats adopted into loving homes since 1995.

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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1 person found this review helpful

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!

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.

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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7 people found this review helpful

The Cat Network has made a difference in the lives of many stray cats and the people who live with them. Often, people don't want to harm the cats but they don't know what to do about all the litters being born on the street. Cat Network helps them through education and assistance in trap/neuter/return (TNR)and adoption referrals. The lives of the cats are improved and the unwanted behaviors and litters disappear. Since 1995, over 52,000 cats have been sterilized through the Cat Network.

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

the reduced numbers of stray cats in my neighborhood.

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

encourage more members to be actively involved.

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

the bonding with other like-minded people who work together to make South Florida a better place.

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

motivated, generous with their time and ready to share good advice.

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

work miracles! there would be no more homeless animals living on the street and no more cats and dogs euthanized at the shelters.

Ways to make it better...

more people would be more proactive.

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

getting people to realize that the overpopulation of strays is a community-wide problem and we all need to do our part. Another challenge is to get people to spay and neuter their pets.

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

That for an all-volunteer organization, Cat Network sure gets a lot accomplished.

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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