CF-TNR has helped me trap, neuter and release (or find fosters and ultimately homes for) between 2 and 4 colony cats every year. They've always answered my questions thoroughly and quickly, provided Tender Care-type traps easily and inexpensively, arranged medical services quickly and cost-effectively, and followed up to see that all went well. And I am one of dozens of colony cat supporters and trap-neuter-release advocates that they help every month. In short, this organization--composed entirely of volunteers--is performing a huge, beneficial service throughout Orange County, Florida and benefitting hundreds of cats in many dozens of neighborhoods. They deserve all the support available! Hurrah Care Feline TNR!!
One day, 8 years ago, I looked out into my back yard and there was this little white kitten. She was walking against our privacy fence in search of food. My husband & I had been volunteers as a foster home, for the tiniest kittens, with a private humane rescue group. Our love for cats only grew and we learned, loved, and shared many rewarding experiences.
So, when seeing this little white kitten, there was no doubt that we would foster her and find her a loving home. Well, she was just one of a family of 5, including her mother. We took them into our hearts and became their caregivers, since they were a feral family.
Knowing that we needed to get them all fixed so that the colony would not multiply, we went to our local Humane Society. They sent us to Animal Control, that helped open the door to the CARE FELINE TNR. CARE FELINE TNR was with us for every step, to make sure that our Feral family was safely fixed, given vaccination shots, and returned to the location we had found them. However, we were their caregivers and each of the kittens thrived under our care, the mother had no more litters, and to this day, our back yard is graced with this lovely family. I have told everyone I talk about cats with, about this wonderful group. CARE FELINE TNR has made an immeasurable difference to our community and the lives of thousands of cats, over the years.
I support them and help spread the word about TNR. Also, I am on the outlook for any cats/kittens that are in need of their services. Saving cats 1 life at a time. Sandnturf
Howdy! I used CARE FELINE TNR before I ever started volunteering. GREAT SERVICE to the community. Great, hard working gals. Saving so many lives -- by preventing so many kittens from being born... which would later be killed at Animal Control... or by disease.. cars... birds of prey.. predation.
CANT SING THEIR PRAISES ENOUGH!! Amazing people. AMAZING ORG!!!
When I retired from teaching 13 years ago, I began to notice the great number of seemingly ownerless cats and kittens in the mobile home park next to me. The more I was around the house, the more these cats and kittens came to visit and i saw that their numbers were increasing. I ventured into the park and talked to some of the residents. No one claimed the cats, no one cared for the cats and no one had any intentions of helping solve the problems that just allowing the cats to continue having babies would bring - but, they agreed that if I wanted to do something, that was fine with them.
After talking to a lot of people, I found Care Feline TNR. Through their spay and neuter program, my husband and I were able to trap all of the cats - all 27 - have them all spay or neutered over a period of years and all have been able to live out their lives peacefully doing what they love to do -- keeping the mobile home park free of rats and mice. Even the residents in the mobile park learned to leave "my cats" alone. If their ear was clipped, then they were there to do what cats do best.
I have CARE to thank. I would never have been able to afford to spay or neuter that many cats. Before when the numbers grew too large, the cats and kittens were drowned or thrown in the dumpster. Now, they are allowed to live peacefully and they know to come to my house at 9 A.M. and 5 P.M. to eat.
I recently very tragically lost my husband and these "feral" cats that no one wanted for so long are the reason I get up every morning.
I stumbled upon CARE Feline TNR three years ago when, in desperation, I cried to the ASPCA appointment person, "I can't afford to continue paying over $100 per stray to have them spayed/neutered! Isn't there anywhere that can help people like me?" That's when I learned of CARE. I was so impressed with and grateful for the process and the wonderful volunteer who called me that I decided then and there to become a volunteer! What a great feeling to give back to such a great organization, help folks like me, and best of all, support and help control the population of innocent feral and stray cats out there, while allowing them to live out their lives with their colonies. And bless all the responsible colony caregivers who faithfully and tirelessly trap, neuter, return and then feed and care for the cats!!
I have had the privilege of working with many different organizations in Florida, and never have i experienced such passion or intensity as i have with CARE Feline TNR. These dedicated volunteers will do whatever it takes to save as many cats as possible, educate the surrounding communities, and provide colony caretakers with as much support as they can. I haven't been around to witness all there little miracles, but what I have seen has convinced me that they are worth taking time out of my day to write this review. I hope that every at some point gets to see or experience what I have.
We had a few cats who were heartlessly abandoned in my neighborhood and they produced some kittens after that. It was winter, and I couldn't NOT feed them, and eventually I had 14 cats coming to my porch, twice a day precisely at 6 and 6, for their meals. This amazing organization loaned me traps and taught me how to humanely trap these kitties. They helped me get them all neutered and vaccinated at an unbelievably affordable cost. I now have a bunch of healthy, happy, non-procreating cats that hang out in my yard. And thanks to CARE Feline TNR, my neighbors have no complaints either! I cannot say enough great things about CARE. Look at the number of cats they've fixed. If two un-neutered cats can eventually lead to up to 400,000 unwanted kittens being born, then imagine the MILLIONS of cats who haven't had to be born into the elements, born homeless, unwanted, and living in fear. They are angels on earth, and your contributions will be well-spent.
They have spent endless hours helping to relocate colonies that were established and then banished under new management. They've saved countless cats from heartless people. They also promote education in communities about TNR programs.
They helped me get a little stray cat fixed, and his shots. I had him in my life for 3 years before he came down with feline leukemia and aids and passed. They are the best ever with there good work trying to help feral cats have a better life.
I am working on our second colony. This one is at our house. The first was at work. 12 cats took a while, but I got them all and thanks to the wonderful people at CARE, that colony is stable.
They also helped with vet bills for a cat in the colony at home that clearly owned at one time. He is very friendly. We got him neutered while getting an infection taken care of. He is doing fine now and won't be making any more kittens.
I am a caregiver of a small colony of cats in my condo complex. I went looking for other caregivers only to ask for advise and tips when I found CARE.
They amaze me! They were 100% volunteer organization, that doesn't even spend money for office space, but works out the homes and via the phones of it's members.
I volunteer at the local shelter, and am painfully aware of the (over 6,000) cats that are killed there. I believe in CARE's mission to Trap, Neuter and Release back to where they were initially picked up. They go to the shelter, and pulled ear tipped (already neutered) to return to their colony, saving them from death. Shelter's do not even attempt to adopt out cats their deem feral.
I have seen them work tirelessly to find homes for cats that were being kicked out of their homes, when everyone is full....and then find homes. Sometimes with their own members.
I have never seen so few, do so much for so many cats. Their mission is to stop the constant growth of cat communities, caused by lost and abandoned cats, who have learned to live outdoors and produce litter after litter, due to never having been spayed or neutered by their original owner. There goal as is for the cats of Orange County (Orlando) to join the No Kill Nation.
I love cats and see how they are often overlooked, in a dog centric rescue community. It's great to have CARE to support!
CARE has helped me trap and neuter a large number of neighborhood cats. They provide information and will lend traps. They have secured grants for low cost or free neutering, shots and medical care. Last year alone they were responsible for neutering over 2000 cats. Their volunteers are tireless and their funds are limited. They do a fantastic job!
We have been utilizing the services of CARE Feline TNR, Inc for almost a year now. They have assisted in the low cost spaying and neutering of a small colony of feral and stray cats in our neighborhood. And, have also been helpful financially with the veterinary bill for one injured stray. While we haven't been able to volunteer our time we have started making monthly donations to help the organization with their financial needs.
I needed help getting a lot of cats spayed and neutered, that's when I first heard about CARE. They supplied me with traps, knowledge, and free to low cost surgery appointments. Over the past year, I have TNR'd about 100 cats. During this experience, I had the desire to help, so I signed on as a volunteer. I have discovered a group of people whose love for cats is amazing. The sacrifices and dedication of these people, just amazes me, I am pleased to know them all and call them my friends.
•The world is hugged by the faithful arms of volunteers.
• Volunteers don't necessarily have the time, but they have the heart.
• Volunteers are love in motion!
• The gift of time is priceless.
• Those who can, do. Those who can do more, volunteer.
• No one is more cherished in this world than someone who lightens the burden of another.
• The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.
• Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not.
• Nobody can do everything, but everyone can do something.
• Volunteers do it for free.
Review from Guidestar