For The Love Of Cats Inc

Rating: 4.99 stars   207 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: 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
2015 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

The dedication, compassion and understanding Jan and Jim Rich show for the plight of homeless cats in Southwest Florida is unprecedented. They leave no stone unturned in their efforts to rescue abandoned cats, provide medical and supportive care for the sick, and find appropriate and loving adoptive homes for those they shelter. The loving care provided by their volunteers literally transforms once fearful strays, enabling them to go on to enjoy long lives as loving companions to their adopters. They also provide TNR services to support local feral colonies and assist area families in need so they can keep and care for their family pets. For the Love of Cats is truly a blessing to the community it serves.

 
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For the Love of Cats is providing a wonderful service to our island and the surrounding community. Six years ago, we adopted our two wonderful cats, Martini and Gimlet ( a feral baby) from them. They have converted a three car garage in their home into a first-rate immaculate facility for abandoned, injured and feral cats. All cats are neutered and spayed in cooperation with a local vet. The adult ferals are released back into the community, near where they were found, while the babies are adopted out. Additionally, the released ferals are monitored to be sure that they remain healthy and fed. The time and dedication they provide for the care and well being of these animals is inspiring, invaluable and unbelievably admirable!

 
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Wonderful caring group with truly passionate volunteers!

 
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Jan and Jim Rich and their staff of volunteers are very dedicated and caring and provide top-notch care for their kitties. Their facility is immaculate. They are a valuable asset to our community.

 
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All of the staff at For The Love Of Cats are fantastic! They are friendly and helpful with any question you may have about cats. Even though my cats were adopted up North, the people at For The Love Of Cats were gracious and responsive when I asked for assistance with finding a cat accessory. My next cat will definitely be adopted from this dedicated group of volunteers!

 
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Top notch non profit exercising the most gentle & kind practices raising wee kitties and nursing others of all ages into excellent health. I've gotten several adorable kitties from Jan & Rich. The volunteers are awesome as well!

 
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Having adopted several kitties from For the Love of Cats in the past I would give 10 stars if I could for this shelter. Jim & Jan Rich have dedicated much of their time developing & running this super clean facility alive with love and care with the help of wonderful selfless local volunteers. No question the Rich's are genuinely passionate about helping felines in need. This nonprofit shelter is top notch!
Christie M

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

Cannot think of a thing, that's how well For the Love of Cat's is!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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The passion and commitment of the dedicated volunteers at For The Love of Cats has produced many very "LUCKY" cats over the past 12 years!

Who would have thought that such a charity on a small island in southwest Florida could 'claw' its way into the hearts of so many of us!

Bravo and keep up the "purrfect" work!

 
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An acquaintance cheated death by rescuing a kitten that was toss out of a car - This kitten was dehydrated, had road rash/burns, chipped teeth and non-stop crying. Can you imagine the fear this kitten experienced. My acquaintance asked me for help ~ I received help for this terrified kitten from The Love of Cats !!! Their magnificent facility and caring volunteers restored 'Petey' to a healthy kitten and best of all found him a forever home. Jim & Jan Rich and their staff are the best !!!

Andy

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Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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This is the most amazing organization! Jan and Jim personally handle adoptions and are passionate about rescuing and re-homing cats on Marco Island. Their commitment is amazing and they always go the extra mile to make sure the cats find the perfect home. I love their passion and their love of cats. What a wonderful organization!

 
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I met Jim and Jan while volunteering at the Humane Society in Naples. They are two of the most amazing people I have ever met and their mission is so honorable and heartfelt. They are truly dedicated to their cause and they go above and beyond to save homeless kitties. They often take some of the HS kitties to showcase them at Petsmart and I am always amazed how some of our longer term kitties are adopted through Jim and Jan. They have a passion and we in southwest Florida are grateful for these kind souls - they are responsible for saving the lives of so many cats and kittens and they deserve recognition for their tireless work on behalf of these felines.

Nancy Dolan

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None - they are perfect!

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Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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I really can't say enough good things about For the Love of Cats. The incredible commitment that Jan and Jim have for the cats has surpassed anything I have ever seen in a non-profit organization. Everything they do is for these cats. And every cent of funding is for the cats. I could only be there for a short time, but the dedication I saw there was really a life changer for me. From Jan and Jim to the volunteers, all were people who devoted everything possible to giving these cats a chance in life. I have never met a group of people I have more admiration for.

 
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