For The Love Of Cats Inc

Rating: 4.99 stars   225 reviews

Issues: Animals

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: TNR (Trap, Neuter, Return) for Community (Feral) Cats TNR is one of For the Love of Cat’s key directives. The community issues of cat overpopulation cannot be achieved through the adoption process. It must be accomplished through sterilization of the existing community cat population. In addition to sterilizing, the cats are vaccinated and under the daily feeding and care of volunteer caregivers. For the Love of Cats works with Domestic Animal Services in Collier County to adhere to the TNR ordinance currently in place. To date, For the Love of Cats has TNR’d over 5000 cats. Caregivers feed over 300 cats on Marco Island every day. Rescue of Abandoned House Cats and Kittens Abandoned pets are a major contributing factor to the increase in community cats throughout Collier County. For the Love of Cats has rescued almost 300 abandoned house cats in the immediate area over the last 4 years. Kittens are a by-product of the community cat colonies. Rescued early, they can be domesticated and adopted into loving homes. We have rescued and adopted over 3000 kittens since 2002 and continue to rescue kittens that are the offspring of abandoned house cats in our community (we rescue the mom cat as well). We no longer have kittens from the community cat colonies because we have fixed and vaccinated all of the free roaming unadoptable cats in the community to our knowledge. Spay/Neuter for Cats of Low Income Families Our Low Income Spay/Neuter program pays for sterilization surgery for cats and kittens owned by families that would otherwise abandon them without this service. Our program is designed to help families keep their pets with the benefit of reducing abandonment and thereby also reducing the number of cats and kittens that add to the existing community cat population. Every year, we help over 75 cats and kittens to keep their home. Emergency Veterinary Services for Low Income Families Many low income families have pets that need urgent veterinary attention and would be forced to allow their pet to suffer or be euthanized without this program. Last year alone, we paid for 3 dental extractions, 3 knee surgeries, 2 cats with severe whole body infections, 1 cancerous eye removal, 1 crushed tail surgery and 2 broken leg surgeries. Each of these emergencies was over $1000 each. Seniors for Seniors Adoption Program Older cats languish in shelters for years and most do not get adopted or worse, they are euthanized to make room for younger animals. Senior citizens are often living alone and depression is a major concern. This program includes cats from Domestic Animals Services and the Humane Society of Naples as well as cats from For the Love of Cats. Cats over 5 years old may be adopted by a senior citizen over the age of 55 at no cost to the adopter. The adoption fee along with a complete care kit for the cat is provided by For the Love of Cats. This program has been a very successful one with over 100 senior cats adopted since 2010.
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  

It all started with looking to adopt a kitten. I filled out the application, looked at the available kittens online and visited the For the Love of Cats shelter. The set-up is remarkable for the care of those felines that come through their door. Jim and Jan's dedication and love for what they are doing is remarkable. I was so impressed with the facility that after adopting my 2 boys from them I became a volunteer. They encourage people to call them with any questions or concerns you may have after you take your new family member home. Could not have asked for a better experience. They're the BEST!!!!

 
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It all started for me in March 2014 when my husband gave me the ok to get a kitten. My cat Rex had passed away almost 2 years ago. I was watching the "kitty cam" and spotted Opie. He stole my heart. I filled out an adoption form and called to make a visit to the shelter. Jim couldn't have been nicer. I was amazed how clean the shelter was and the professionalism of those involved. I was able to go visit Opie and his littermates for playtime. I also picked Opie's brother Shilo to come home with me. Jan and Jim answered all my questions and concerns. Their hearts are 100% dedicated to their work with these cats and kittens. They are always so upbeat and emit such joy with each adoption that takes place. I was so impressed with For the Love of Cats that I became a volunteer 2 weeks after I brought my boys home. All the cats and kittens are so well taken care of and loved while in their care. This is such a wonderful organization. They bring so much happiness to the lives of others. Please be sure to donate and adopt from this great shelter.

 
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Jan and Jim are amazing people with huge hearts!! We adopted Ariel from For the love of cats and she is just a joy and a permanent kitten and that is because of the care she got from Jan and Jim. Thank you!!

 
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For The Love of Cats is exactly that!! We adopted our little Ariel from Jan and Jim and we felt like she was cared for like a memeber of a family! She is a joy and I would not hesitate to adopt from this organisation again! Thank You Jan and Jim Sandra and Kevin

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

 
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I was fortunate enough to be able to work as a volunteer at For the Love of Cats for several years . The shelter has the most dedicated and passionate volunteers , owners, shelter manager, and veterinary care that any cat or kitten could hope for, caring for the " resident " kitties !
Any homeless cat or kitten who ends up with this group is blessed !
There are not enough " five star words" to say how wonderful For the Love of Cats is !
Becky Kilkeary

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

Make it bigger so more cats and kittens could be fortunate enough to have their wonderful care !

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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I have been a volunteer for FLC for several years . There are not enough superlatives to describe this organization. They are simply amazing people , who have made an enormous difference in the lives of so many cats, and so many people. If only there were more shelters like this, because there are far too many cats that need help!

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

Wish they could be bigger, so more of the many cats that need help , could benefit from their expertise!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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About 3 years ago a stray cat started coming by nightly. One night she showed up with a mass in her neck. I had no idea what to do, so I called For the Love of Cats. They not only helped, they let us release her so she would continue to trust us.

On July 5, 2015, I adopted a little black kitten they rescued. When she was found, she weighed 7 ounces and her eyes were still closed. With For the Love of cats, her dtermination, and the love of her foster mom she made it!! She is now a feisty 5 month old kitten we named Maxie.

Thank you Jim & Jan!!

 
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I have adopted several kitties from Jan and Jim over the past 10 years and every time it is such a happy day to bring home a new kitty from For The Love of Cats.

My most recent rescue turned out to be a rescue for our family. Buddy (aka) Salvadore healed our home from such sadness. Jim actually hand picked him for us and I THANK GOD every day for him...i am tearing up just thinking about it

 
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After my 18 year old car died, I adopted a kitten from For the Love of Cats. She had received excellent care and handling, and has been the best cat ever! Their volunteers are the best.

 
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For the Love of Cats is one of the most fulfilling things I've ever done, both for the cats, and myself. I have volunteered for over a year, and in the course of that time, have adopted two incredible little brothers! For the Love of Cats does such a great job at finding the right home for the right animal. The cats are healthy, well socialized, and LOVED by the many volunteers and friends. Jim and Jan have given tirelessly of their home and their lives to keep this amazing nonprofit going strong for 13 years. I am proud to be associated with them!

 
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Found both of my kitties at this wonderful shelter, drove from San Carlos Park to get there twice. I was so impressed by the cleanliness, the attention to details, the care that each cat and kittens were given. It was simply amazing. I had rescued another cat from another shelter years before and the difference was startling. It is the only kitty rescue I recommend from now on, sorry you other guys, they are that good.

 
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I have been a volunteer and friend of For the Love of Cats for many years.

The love, care and attention that all participants give our four-legged visitors is truly beyond measure.

Our shelter owners spend endless "hands-on" hours and substantial personal funds to maintain this incredible environment.

It has truly been my personal pleasure to be associated with such a superb, responsible and loving organization!

 
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I have been volunteering at For the Love of Cats for several years now. It is so rewarding to heal the sick and find loving homes for all who pass through our door. We adopted Emma and Gracie and are now a happy 3-cat family. Jim and Jan are so dedicated to helping the sick and abandoned find new homes and enrich the lives of those who adopt them. So, even if you are not "in the market" for a new addition to your family at this time, we will happily take your donation to care for the ones we have. Have a Merry Christmas everyone!!

 
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I love my job! Every Wednesday morning I get to go to work and hug and kiss all the cats and kittens we all take care of every day of the week. All the volunteers are dedicated to the health and happiness of all the cats that come through our shelter. Jim and Jan are totally dedicated to the caring and adopting of all the feral, homeless and abandoned cats. What would all these little critters do without them??

 
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I am a volunteer For the Love of Cats. It is such a rewarding endeavor. I love taking care of the cats and kittens. Jim and Jan are as dedicated to these animals as I have ever seen. We take care of the cats and kittens and find them loving homes. We also do work for the feral cats. We trap them and neuter and spay. We have dedicated volunteers who feed the colonies daily and make sure they are all healthy. We have adoption centers at pet stores every week and find homes through fairs, advertising and other organizational outlets. Jim and Jan monitor the adoptions to make sure all the cats and kittens have been placed in loving homes and are well cared for. Our facility is clean and beautiful. All the cats and kittens are very happy in their temporary home.

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?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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