For The Love Of Cats Inc

Rating: 4.99 stars   249 reviews

Address:

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 all rescue groups in Collier county. 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 help low income families to keep their pets.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

save the lives of over 250 cats and kittens and helped over 60 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 -Help 'em Keep 'em program pays for wellness and emergency care for cats of low income families -Seniors for Seniors program that pays the adoption fee and provides a complete care kit of food and supplies for cats over 5 years old adopted to seniors over 55 throughout Collier county

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Rating: 5 stars  

With the help of this wonderful organization we found our sweet little girl she is a perfect addition to our family . This organization is wonderful and I would highly recommend anyone looking to adopt a kitten to this organization.

 
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My family had the most wonderful experience adopting our 2 kittens from For the Love of Cats. They are 2 of the most knowledgable caring people. I highly recommend anyone looking to adopt a cat or kitten go there!! What they do there is truly selfless!

 
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Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We know our kittens are going to have such a amazingly loving home. Thanks again!

Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Our family is extremely thankful to Jim, Jan and all the volunteers of For The Love of Cats for saving and raising our three little kittens. After losing our family cat of 17 years, we knew we had to fill our home with more love. We first "met" our new kittens on the For the Love of Cats webcam and could see the amount of dedication and care that everyone at the organization gave to each cat. After meeting them several times, we were utterly impressed by the abundance of knowledge and expertise that they had and were willing to share. We never felt as though we were intruding on them when we wanted to visit and they always made us feel very welcome and comfortable. They responded to every phone call and e-mail promptly and with such enthusiasm. We now have three happy, healthy, and friendly kittens that love to be held and played with. We would highly, highly recommend adopting from For The Love of Cats!
The Holmes Family,
Naples, Florida

 
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Thank you for such a wonderful review! You have your hands full with those 3 fur babies for sure! We look forward to seeing photos as they grow into adults. Give them a hug and kiss for us!

Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

Hi, my name is Murkita, I am a 7 year old cat who was abandoned and recently found a home and a loving family. Thanks to the generosity of For the love of cats Inc; in the name of Jim Rich who offered me medical assistance, today I started a new and healthy life. Thank you very much!

 
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(Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

We were more than glad to help you Murkita! You have an amazing new family that loves you very much! We were able to help you through our Help 'em Keep 'em program that pays for emergency and wellness care for low income families in need. Our supporters and donors help us to keep this program funded. Thank you family for writing such a kind review!

Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

To All Potential Pet Rescuers looking at this site...There are so many reviews from pet parents...we wanted to give you our prospective as adopted rescued kitties...
Both myself (Zen) and my little sister Panthera were living on the streets...scared, hungry and alone...Although we were saved months apart and not actual siblings we love each other very much ...We both did not know where our next meal was coming from or if we would even survive another day living with the challenges Florida weather presents to pets living alone and uncared for. That’s where Jim and Jan came into the picture.They cared enough to take the time, patience, dedication and resources to capture us...At first we were not happy to be captured but Jim and Jan quickly let us know from day one what it meant to be loved and cared for. Their caring staff provided us with everything we needed...warmth, love , food and a purpose...then just when we thought life was as good as it gets... our furever pet Mom adopted us...providing us with a warm, loving, caring furever home where we have our own room with toys, kitty condos, and plenty of good food. We have screened areas to play in. It is fun to watch the birds and geckos. Life on the inside is Great ! We always hear our Mom say ....it would not have been possible without Jan , Jim and their volunteers going over and above to make sure we were captured and cared for. Ultimately, they found us the Best pet parents a cat could ever want.
A special thank you to the women who hand makes the blankets we were sent home with . We hope she knows what a comfort they were when transitioning to our new home. They still are our security blankets and to this day we still use them.
So if you are looking to adopt a pet.. For The Love Of Cats is the place... Jim , Jan and their volunteers genuinely care about each of us, as well as the homes and people that adopt us. Once you meet Jim and Jan you will see what we are talking about ..They are part of our family now and furever...A big thanks to all of you at For The Love Of Cats ...we would not have the lives we have now if it wasn't for each and everyone of you giving of yourselves so graciously. We need more people in this world who are caring and compassionate...We love you all! You are all Purrfect !

P.S.
Our Mom always says…if you rescue one pet you are actually saving two. By giving one pet a new furever you are opening up a space for another pet to be rescued. PLEASE on behalf of myself and sister...please consider rescuing a kitty or two from Jim and Jan...there are so many more like us that are homeless and in need of a furever home. Together we can end homelessness and help give each pet the opportunity to live wonderful lives ...So what do you say...with the help of Jim and Jan , all the volunteers at For The Love Of Cats , all the strays in need of homes and each of you reading this...We can rescue each other!

With Purrs and Love,
Zen-Baci, Panthera and Family



 
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1 person found this review helpful

For the Love of Cats is an excellent organization for the welfare of cats. It is run by 2 extremely dedicated people who are truly concerned about cats. Their volunteers are also dedicated people who do a lot to make For the Love of Cats so special. I have adopted 2 cats from LOC and I'm so grateful for them. Jim and Jan are my go to people when I have a question about my cats, or their food. They always are there to listen and help.

 
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If you are thinking of adopting a cat or kitten I highly recommend For the Love of Cats. I adopted 6 month old brother and sister in February of 2010. Love of Cats rescued them and they were looking for a home. I was looking for 2 cats. It was a perfect match. Jan and Jim have been very helpful whenever I have a question or need advice for my cats. They really love and respect cats and kittens as do their volunteers. I'm so glad they care so much.
Sue H.

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

Clone them. We need more organizations like them.

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

Life-changing

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?

2014

 
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2 people found this review helpful

I am so grateful to For the Love of Cats for taking in 2 abandoned kittens in January 2010 and bringing them to health. I was looking for 2 kitties to love in February 2010 and For the Love of Cats had just what I needed. Jim, Jan and their volunteers give their all to both felines and human beings. For the Love of Cats is THE BEST shelter.

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

Open up a branch in Naples so it would be closer to me and I could volunteer.

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

Life-changing

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?

2013

 
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2 people found this review helpful

I got my 2 cats 3 years ago from For The Love Of Cats and it was the best thing I did. Jan and Jim were and still are available to answer any questions I have on my cats, even for emergency situations. Jan and Jim truly care about cats and kittens and go above and beyond in taking care and providing homes and advice to those who have cats and kittens.

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

Life-changing

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?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I cannot say enough good things about this organization. My mom is a volunteer and I have been able to see all of the good Jan and Jim do through my visits to the shelter with my mom. Last fall, my family adopted two little boy kitties and they are the sweetest cats. I have just recently moved to Alabama and was able to adopt my new kitten, Claire, prior to the move. Not only is Claire an absolute joy but also, Jan made sure Claire and I had everything we needed before making the move. For the Love of Cats is an incredible organization.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

We have been cat parents for kitties from The Love Of Cats for many years, we have 2 from these wonderful people. For the past 6 years they have put up with ALL of our crazy or oversharing questions about our little family members. We can not give enough praise to Jim and Jan over how dedicated they are to the continuing support to the placed cats that they have given to us over the years. Even when a cat has been placed they NEVER stop caring about their previous kitty kids. Amazon smile lets you contribute to these WONDERFUL PEOPLE every time you shop, PLEASE change your setting to help this charity to help the THE LITTLE PEOPLE IN CHEEP FUR COATS!!!!!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

One cannot say enough about For the Love of Cats rescue and shelter. An amazing organization run by Jan and Jim and all the fabulous volunteers. It is so obvious their love and compassion for these animals. I personally have adopted two cats at different times. Both cats continue to bring much joy to our home. Whenever I go to Pet Smart I always go and see who is up for adoption. I wish I could take them all home. Without FLC I truly believe so many cats would not survive, that people would not have the opportunity to adopt such wonderful cats and that education on feral and rescues would be severely lacking in Collier County. Please keep up the fantastic work. Jan and Jim are a wealth of knowledge are are only glad to share with others.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

This nonprofit organization goes beyond and above of the duties. One of the best caring and exceptional organization I have ever come across. So caring loving to the animals that they are amazing people. If only we had more people the world would be a better place. 5* and beyond. the best of the best to Jan and Jim.
Thank you for caring about cats Cecilia Randall

 
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