For The Love Of Cats Inc

Rating: 4.99 stars   251 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  

2 people found this review helpful

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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Rating: 5 stars  

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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Rating: 5 stars  

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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Rating: 5 stars  

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

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

None - they are perfect!

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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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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This is a very good program because they go around collecting cats because they don't want them to wondering around all the time looking for food and fighting for there lives when they want them to have a good home and a good enviorment to live in. and i want a kitten they are so cute!

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

make sure no cats were left in the shelter and all adopted to good homes!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Unsure

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

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

There is proof of Angels walking among us and they are in SW Florida. I tip my hat to everyone in the organization for all of your hard work and time spent. A giant hug to Jan and Jim....You've really grown since I first met you. The world is a better place because of your kindness and passion for what you believe in.

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

not change anything

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?

2010

 
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My cat Taz was rescued back in 1999. Since then I've done everything possible to give him a happy healthy life. Recently he was diagnosed with kidney stones that were blocking him. He had to undergo a horrible operation called a Urethrostomy to open up his tubes so they would pass. It cost a fortune. Since he is like one of my kids I had to help him. About 7 months later he got really sick again from an infection related and I was flat broke out of work and would have been forced to put him down because he refused to take oral medication! Pills or liquid. This cat is strong. He knows the rolling up in the towel trick all to well. Only the vet mega antibiotic shot would suffice. I called a bunch of vets offering to make payments if they would only help my poor cat. Not one would. The fact of the matter is that if you are broke you DIE! Human or cat apparently. The human society offered to kill him. Someone suggested I look into asking the rescue agencies for help. That's when For the Love Of Cats came into the picture. They helped me like champions and Taz, Pixie and I love them for it! They helped save my little brother and I'll never forget it. There still is some humanity in the world. . .

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?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

FOR THE LOVE OF CATS IS A VERY PROFESSIONAL AND CARING ORGANIZATION. THEY DISPLAY A CLEAN ENVIROMENT AND OFFER FREEDOM TO THE ANIMALS. I BELIEVE ITS THE NICEST PET FACILITY IVE EVER SEEN. I HAD THE EXPIRENCE TO ADOPT FROM THEM AND AS A RESULT I HAVE THE MOST GENTLE LOVING CAT EVER. IM VERY GRATEFULL THAT A COMPANY CAN BE SO LOVING TO THE ANIMALS THEY RESCUE. MY SINCERE THANKS TO SUCH A WONDERFUL ORGANIZATION IN THE COMMUNITY.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

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

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

 
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