For The Love Of Cats Inc

Rating: 4.99 stars   181 reviews

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Location: PO Box 1777 Marco Island FL 34146 USA

Mission: Our mission is to end the cruelty of pet overpopulation by rescuing abandoned cats and kittens and sterilizing the feral and stray cat population in the community.
Results: From our start in 2002 to the end of 2013, we have rescued over 3000 kittens and sterilized over 2500 adult cats in the community.
Target demographics: rescue abandoned cats and kittens and low income families to keep their pets.
Direct beneficiaries per year: save the lives of over 350 cats and kittens and helped over 100 families to keep their pets.
Geographic areas served: Marco Island, Isles of Capri, Goodland and the surrounding rural areas
Programs: TNR (trap, neuter, return) for feral cats Rescue and adoption of abandoned cats and kittens Spay/neuter of cats owned by families in need
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Rating: 5 stars  

I spend six months in Marco Island since I retired in 2010. When I learned about the nonprofit located in the island my decision was to read and get well informed about it. For the Love of Cats is a wonderful organization that take care of cats, never killing them but working very hard to keep them healthy, bring them back to health when injured and getting them ready for adoption.
Jan and Jim founded this nonprofit and have dedicated their lives to the well being of cats. Since I've been a witness of what this nonprofit does, it has become my favorite charity. For the Love of cats, is an organization that teach us all to love and respect animals.
Fabiola F. Ph.D
Professor Emerita
St. Paul, MN

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Rating: 5 stars  

The dedication of Jim and Jan and all the volunteers to providing the best care helps the cats get adopted to their forever homes. Working there is always rewarding, and has resulted in us adopting five ourselves. You can't help but fall in love with them.

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Rating: 5 stars  

No amount of time, love, or expense is ever spared to save lives and work toward the goal of forever homes for the cats and kittens.

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  

My wife and I were looking for another cat to join our household, as we had recently lost our 20 year old tabby. We saw a picture in the local paper of a cat to be adopted, and I knew she was the one to be part of our family. I completed an application and was contacted by Jim Rich from For The Love Of Cats. We spoke and I eventually went to the shelter to see the cat. I was amazed at the facility. It is so clean and the people are all so caring. I brought "Cuddles" home a couple days later She has brought so much joy to my wife and I, as well as our other 2 cats. She simply adores "Jeter", our big handsome male. They play together, sleep together, and she follows him around and imitates him. They are so great together. Thank you, Jan and Jim!

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Rating: 5 stars  

Jan and Jim are truly dedicated to their organization and are unwavering when it comes to the wellbeing of the cats at the shelter.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The cats always come first at the shelter which is one of the main reasons it is such a pleasure to volunteer at FOR THE LOVE OF CATS. The shelter is run in a professional manner. The shelter has done wonders for the cats on Marco Island and outlying areas.

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?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 4 stars  

Professionally run shelter with outstanding owners. They go way beyond what you would expect from owners that care for cats and have knowledgeable volunteers and make sure that volunteers understand the standards expected of them. They communicate with volunteers and cat owners to ensure that their concerns and needs are being addressed.

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

Cats are not eliminated here.

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

None.

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Rating: 5 stars  

We adopted Lucy from For the Love of Cats and Jan and Jim are truly outstanding in what they do. They work tirelessly to save those cats others would put down because they believe all lives are precious and worth saving.

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Rating: 5 stars  

For the Love of Cats is an amazing organization that does amazing work. Jim & Jan and the entire staff are loving and deeply committed to every kitten and cat that comes through their doors. I adopted two adorable fur babies and then when a stray started coming to my house for food, I gave the a call and they tracked her to where she had hidden her four, just weeks old, kittens and rescued all five of them. I then started visiting the momma and her babies at FTLOC to spend time with them and to watch their progress. I ended up adopting momma and one of her babies. Now, all four of my cats are a part of my family and my husband and I can't imagine life without them. My husband says 6 is the limit so I still have two more to go!

When I retire, I tell Jim & Jan, that I will become a volunteer and spend my days helping them in them in their mission and satisfying my need for more kitties to snuggle!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have had the good fortune to adopt a wonderful 10 year old cat named Lily from this outstanding organization, and in the process I visited their impressive facilities on Marco Island and met several of their volunteers, as well as the principals, Jan and Jim. Any cat or kitten who is rescued by them is extremely lucky. The professional and loving care the cats are given and the pristine conditions in which they are housed are truly special. They are given all the veterinary care and personal attention that one would want to give to one's own pet. The volunteers are dedicated and truly enjoy their time at the facilities, including specific interaction and playtime with all the rescue cats and kittens. I have the utmost admiration for Jan and Jim Rich and their volunteers, as they give 110% to their work and do it cheerfully. They are absolutely a 5 star Great Nonprofit,

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have adopted two cats from For The Love Of Cats and could not be any happier. I volunteer because I believe in everything For The Love Of Cats stands for. Jim and Jan are two people who love what their doing and you can sense that when you talk to them. For The Love Of Cats deserves the highest rating they can achieve.

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Rating: 5 stars  

For the love of cats Is a wonderful, kind and loving facility to find your perfect "kitty" match with Jim and Jan's expert help! 5 star rating

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Rating: 5 stars  

FLC is the BEST and ONLY cat rescue organization I have ever encountereed in over 20 years of being involved in cat rescue in several different states that can be counted on to help when a cat or kitten in need crosses my path. All the others will tell you to call other groups, are perpetually "full", have years long waiting lists, only take "owner giveups", never return calls, or have some other reason why they can never help when needed. I did hands on rescue for many years and know the time, stress, financial strain, and sheer exhaustion involved in this work. Never have I heard a peep from FLC about these issues, only of their love, commitment and willingness to help the many animals who need them on a daily basis. Hurray for Jan and Jim Rich and this remarkable organization they have created!

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