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  

I don't know of a more dedicated couple from my former home in Maine to our home in Florida than Jan and Jim Rich. They helped us with our senior cat which they directed in our direction and even to our feral cat Louie that we cared for over 8 years. They devote weekends to placing cats and kittens at a local pet store. While there are many fine organizations which we have donated to in the past we can see the results before oue eyes and this is something rare in this day and age. Harry & Pauline

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There is NO WAY to describe the dedication of Jan and Jim Rich. You would have to see them and their dedication first hand to appreciate the daily love they give to kittens and to our 12 year old Leo whom we adopted. Five years ago I gave to a national organization for animals and found it was not being used for what I intended . I found my name had been given to 18 other groups asking for donations. When I met Jan and Jim and the loyal volunteers that worked for them , I knew that what little I could donate would be used wisely. Other groups could learn from their success.

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Rating: 5 stars  

We did not adopt thru for The Love of Cats but we received help in how to work with an older cat and a feral cat. This was of great help.

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We were given valuable information about adoption,

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Rating: 5 stars  

My niece is a volunteer at the cat shelter and she just beams with pride to be a part of it. I have visited on several occasions and I am so impressed with the dedication of the volunteers there. It is so clean and all of the kittens receive so much affection. These kittens are the friendliest I have ever seen. The kittens return lots of love to their future owners because of the care that they receive at this wonderful shelter .

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Rating: 5 stars  

Jan and Rich are tireless and selfless in their efforts to rescue, place, and spay/neuter homeless cats and kittens. Homeless doesn't always mean "dumped". Homeless also means cats that have been surrendered for a variety of reasons....financial difficulty, health issues, moving to a home that is not pet friendly are just a few of these reasons. I have adopted from Jan and Rich, and I have called them in a panic when I didn't think I could take my beloved pets with me. I can now support them with a small(very small) monthly donation... and it is worth every other corner I must cut.

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change absolutely nothing.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I learned about For the Love of Cats through a friend who volunteers at their shelter. I have visited the shelter several times and was very impressed by the love, devotion, and professionalism that all of the volunteers and the owners demonstrate. The cats and kittens at For The Love of Cats receive outstanding care, and lots of love, in a warm and exceedingly clean facility attached to the owners (Jim and Jan's) home. The level of their dedication to homeless, orphaned, unwanted, injured, and feral cats in the surrounding area is absolutely selfless and outstanding! Emma G.'s Aunt

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They are truly a wonderful organization. Jim and Jan are so dedicated and selfless in their dedication to the cats and kittens.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I found a kitten in the back of a pick-up truck in the parking lot of where I work. His paws were burned and so were his whiskers. I brought him home and took him directly to the vet. My husband was not keen on keeping him since we had 4 other cats. I called around to other charities and they flatly told me that they could not help because they were full. I can't imagine a charity that won't help, especially a kitten that is injured. I even offered to pay his medicial. I finally called For The Love of Cats and they immediately told me that they would take the kitten and find him a good home even though they were to the max. I felt so relieved that someone listened to me and wanted to help. As it turns out, my husband warmed to the kitten and we kept him and named him Lucky. I will always appreciate the kindness shown to me by the staff at For The Love of Cats.

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2011

 
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We are very impressed with the work Jan and Jim have done with their rescue efforts. They are totally dedicated to the rescue and care of cats and we are inspired by their work. They have made an incredible impact on their area and we are happy to help them in any way we can. I encourage everyone I know to help them. Sue and Paul St.Hilaire

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Rating: 5 stars  

As fa as I know, this organization relies 100% on private contributions and volunteers to control in a humane way the populationof feral, abandoned, and unwanted cats and kittens by a program of "Trap, Neuter, Release" for ferals, and placements with adopters for kittens and homeless housecats. Neutered ferals are fed by volunteers so they don't need to kill songbirds to survive. All adoptable cats and kittens are neutered and fitted with an ID chip before being adopted out. Beside being donors, my family has adopted two kittens from this shelter. This is a very worthwhile charity.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Amazing rescue group, the dedication and care that Love of Cats gives for the welfare of our beloved feline population in South Florida. The love of Cats is just that, love of Cats! So many wonderful cats and kittens have found forever loving homes because of this organization. They do their best to work with other shelters in the area to see that all cats and kittens have a chance to be adopted and saved from a cruel existance on the streets or end up being euthanized. Wonderful organization!

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We first encountered For The Love of Cats at our local Petsmart store one weekend three years ago. It was then that we chose a wonderful Northen Grey kitten, Mickey. The follow up by these folks was great.We brought him back for some shots as requested and were told we could bring him for nail clipping whenever we want. A year later we went back and another group from the Humane Society was also there. Even though the cat we chose was from this group's adoptees Jim from TLOC couldn't of been more helpful in showing the cat and helping to process the paperwork. Jim and Jan do a great job as do all their committed volunteers.

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