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November 5, 2012

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November 5, 2012

Every animal that comes through the door to this little shelter is treated as a member of our family, I have been a volunteer since 2003 and have personally seen the amount of time and concern the directors and volunteers give to their shelter. No matter what the condition of the cat, nor the age, nor its "story", every animal receives stellar vet care, good food and much love and lots of handling. We all strive to get to know each and every one of them so that when they are adopted out, their new family has a good idea of their personalities. This little shelter is an oasis and a haven for some of the most frightened and ill cats; who come to understand that they are safe and warm, clean and loved. We have had feral cats, injured cats, abandoned cats and loads of strays and all are welcomed with open arms. The true test of what we do is when a frightened animal finally realizes that you are there to help and that animal gently places its paws on your face and nuzzles you as their acceptance of we humans. There is no greater feeling. For The Love of Cats also is very active in the community educating people on the care of their animals, helping out those who have animal concerns, or need some one-on-one help. We also have a senior adoption program and are committed to county-wide TNR efforts. This is a wonder place --not only for the animals, but also for we volunteers.

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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

October 28, 2012

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October 28, 2012

For The Love Of Cats is by far the most wonderful, clean, caring, attentive shelter I have ever visited in my life. I am proud to be a volunteer for over 5 years. All of the volunteers are second to none. These kittens and cats recieve the best care and love. They are all so well socialized and adorable. The managers of this fantastic shelter are the most selfless people I have ever met. I feel privileged to be associated with these people and this facility. It's a great place to adopt a kitten or cat.

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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

October 23, 2012

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October 23, 2012

I tried for months to trap a beautiful beige mixed Siamese cat we called Big Boy at our condo. He was the father of many litters across the street at the commercial mall and no one had been able to catch him. Many kittens were rescued and the mother spayed. Fed him every morning but could not get him to go in the trap day after day. A wonderful man from Love of Cats helped me get him with a simple drop trap. We sat in the van, and Big Boy came along as usual. In 5 minutes we had him in the trap. We ran over to secure the trap. He was then neutered and released. I felt really good about helping Big Boy and doing something to help the feral cat population - there because of irresponsible cat owners.

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A lot

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Very Well

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

October 20, 2012
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October 20, 2012
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I am a volunteer at For The Love Of Cats. It is one of the most freindliest and fun shelters to work for. Jim and Jan treat all of their volunteers as if they are family and the cats and kittens get the best love and care possible. I have volunteered for them for 2 1/2 years and have enjoyed every minute. I look forward to being there many more years. If you are looking for a place to make a differance, this is the place to be. I have met so many wonderful people here who share the same love for cats as I do.

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Life-changing

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Very Well

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

1997

October 19, 2012

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October 19, 2012

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.

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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

October 7, 2013

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October 19, 2012

For The Love of Cats is a 24 by 7 dedicated volunteer no kill shelter. We have adopted two wonderful cats from Love of Cats. But, more than that they are constantly keeping strays fed and healthy to... more

October 7, 2013

For The Love Of Cats is a team of dedicated people who unselfishly provide their time and talent day in and day out taking care of helpless animals. This organization is a gift that definitely understands what selfless giving is all about. Kindness abounds.

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Nothing...there are great leaders in place who see the big picture.

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Life-changing

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Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

October 19, 2012

For The Love of Cats is a 24 by 7 dedicated volunteer no kill shelter. We have adopted two wonderful cats from Love of Cats. But, more than that they are constantly keeping strays fed and healthy to go to loving homes. Feral cats are spayed, neutered, fed and have shelters in the wild and SWFL is wild to many predators. One weekend I found two very unkept, fur balled, flea infested and starving beautiful Persian cats. Within hours The Love of Cats had them to the vets and taken care of health wise. Within a few weeks these cats were healthy and were adopted. This is the most efficient and well run organization I have seen. Again, more importantly the care given to the animals as well as the volunteers is full of love and compassion. Corky Miller

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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

March 4, 2011

Jan and Jim Rich, and all the volunteers extend themselves far beyond 150%. Recently, I discovered a badly matted, unkempt Persian cat. My husband I transported the cat to a local vet. We called a volunteer at The Love Cats who put me in touch with Jim Rich who went directly to the vet's office to assess the cat and do more research. This type of immediate, knowledgable on-the-spot caring and positive attitudeis what For the Love of Cats is all about from the entire team.

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Adoption

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Wish I had more finances to donate as they manage funds totally For the Love of Cats.

April 14, 2011

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April 14, 2011

hello from Belgium,

I was in 2008 a volunteer 'For the Love of cats' and had a wonderful experience with everyone there but most of all from all the kittens, who gave me so much love I needed and they needed...it was a true pleasure and I will treasure , Jan & Jim ,all the volunteers and
kitties in my heart forever .....!! It is/was a unique life experience ! Please help the cats, kitties and support Jan & Jim their dream to evolve and of course all the the volunteers who do a magnificent job , also special thanks to all the people who adopted our cats !
'For the love of cats' YOU are loved from all over the WORLD !!!

Thank you Jan & JIm for sharing your dream with us !

Elsie Elavia
Belgium

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It was an honour to work for the shelter and give love to all the cats and kittens ! but also to meet 'wonderful warm-hearted unique volunteers !! THANK YOU !

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April 12, 2011

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April 12, 2011

Marco Islands' For the Love of Cats is an inspiring example of what a committed group can achieve. Under the direction of Jan and Jim Rich, their dedicated volunteers provide a delightful facility for the homeless and stray cats and kittens on Marco Island and in the surrounding communities. Under their loving care, hundreds of lost, sick and abandoned kitties are being restored to health and placed in permament homes every year. I urge you to support this organization.

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Seeing the cats and kittens very vell cared for in a beutiful facility and go on to be adopted by loving families.

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March 7, 2011

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March 7, 2011

I wish there were additional words in the dictionary to describe what an amazing place For the Love of Cats is. It is just the best temporary home abandon cats and kittens could have until they find a permanent family. There are also not adequate words to describe how Jim, Jan and Linda spare no amount of love, time, expense and just downright hard work, to ensure our precious kittens and cats find the right "fit" for a new home. I cannot say enough good things about this shelter. It is just the very best.

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I adopted a sweet little 5 month girl from the shelter to keep my five year old cat (another shelter cat). She was born with a club foot and was the runt of the litter. Volunteers at the fed her many times a day to make sure she would grow strong and healthy. She is now an absolute joy.

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Absolutely not change a thing, it is the best!!

March 4, 2011

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March 4, 2011

For the love of cats is a truly compassionate no kill shelter. Jim and Jan Rich are always available to help in whatever way they can with any situation necessary to benefit cats. They go the distance to provide care and safety for all abandoned cats. The world needs more caring people like the Riches and their volunteers.

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I have always gotten advice on the care of the fosters that were in my care

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This organization needs no changes. They are perfect.

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Volunteer at the shelter on Marco Island for a shift which is about 2 hours every week. Trapping and transporting cats to and from the veterinarian in Naples, FL. Volunteer