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For The Love Of Cats Inc

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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals, Cats

Mission: Our mission is to end the cruelty of pet overpopulation by saving the lives of 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 100 cats in the community every day. 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: save the lives of 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 and Collier County, FL

Programs: -TNR (trap, neuter, return) for feral cats -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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322 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Christine O.3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I received a message from Clara who lives in the same neighborhood where For The Love of Cats TNR'd many cats last year (see my review below). Clara took in a young stray cat. She named her Chilindrina and when a mobile vet came by, Clara made sure the cat was vaccinated. She also wanted to get her spayed and was worried Chilindrina would go into head very soon. When Clara found out how much spay surgery costs, she realized it was not something she could afford right now. Plus, she didn't have transportation. Clara's neighbor gave her my number and after I contacted Jan, things happened very fast. Chilindrina was spayed the next day. Once again, For The Love of Cats stepped in to help!!! Thank you Jim and Jan for all you do for the cats and their families!!

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Sumatrad Thank you Christine! You were so wonderful to do the transport back and forth to the vet for Clara! We are a great team!

Client Served

Rating: 5

They are a wonderful organization. One of my cats Jamie was having mouth issues in which he had to have 12 teeth pulled. Unfortunately he is one of the small percentage that needs long care after surgery. Without their help I could have lost my cat who isnt just my baby but helps with my anxiety. I cant say enough about them and the organization. They are truly a blessing.

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Sumatrad 10/10/2020

We were so glad to be able to help Jamie with his terrible mouth infection. He was too young to suffer with this kind of pain and infection.

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Rating: 5

We reached out for assistance when an outdoor stray that we have been feeding, Ferris, showed up injured and we needed guidance. When Ferris first showed up in our yard awhile back we initially thought he was feral. As time went on he became more trusting and we realized he was a stray cat. We continued to feed him but when he showed up injured we knew we had to take the next step to make him an indoor cat. We reached out to several groups and Jim was the only one to make an immediate response. He set things up with the vet to get Ferris care and testing so Ferris could make the transition to join our indoor kitties. We are so thankful to For the Love of Cats for their assistance. They are the Best!!

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Sumatrad 09/21/2020

We are so glad to be able to help! Hugs to Ferris and thank you for making him part of your furry family!

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Rating: 5

For The Love Of Cats are literally miracle workers and the nicest people I’ve met yet. They’ve helped ensure we can keep our kittens, and make sure they’re healthy and safe. Through all the stress during the pandemic, they helped take this worry off my mind and did it at a speed that I could never have dreamed of. All my cats have been recovering nicely, and I owe it all to Jim and Jan for being so kind. They settled all my worries, answered every question I had, and all while being extremely friendly.

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Sumatrad 07/25/2020

So glad to help Shyan!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am so grateful to Jim, Jan and For The Love of Cats for helping me with Luna, a rescued kitten. Jim is a pleasure to work with and gets things done in no time. He made it possible to get medical care for Luna and covered the cost. Thank you For the Love of Cats for having such a big heart.
Sandra

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Client Served

Rating: 5

For the Love of Cats so generously helped my family. When my father unexpectedly passed away very suddenly and left behind his three senior cats we were struggling for a place that would take them in and keep them together. For the Love of Cats not only accepted them but immediately found them a loving home that welcomed all three together. My family is endlessly grateful and they made the entire process easy during such a difficult time. I can’t say enough good things about them!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This foundation is truly exceptional! I've know Jim and Jan for many years. They helped me rescue an abandoned kitty a few years back and even paid for all his shots and neutering!

Then, today my older kitty has not been herself and when I called them asking for a good vet, not only did they give me a name of a good vet. They got me in right away! Because of tough times from corona, to top it off, they also paid for my vet visit and my senior wellness visit to boot!

I've never met such caring and compassionate people that "Love Our Cats" you guys bring tears to my eyes! Thank you Love Of Cats! For always being their for our kitties!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

There are no words to say how grateful I am to Jim and Jan Rich and for the love of cats Foundation for saving my baby Barney. They made it possible to get the medical attention he needed and now he is home safe with me. True angels.
Thank you

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Today I've lost the most wonderful special cat my baby bunny. I contacted the owners of For the Love of cats Jim and Jan we're both angels and they set up me to bring my cat who was much sicker than I realized to the vets where she was put down this morning after 16 long and beautiful years we shared together. Bunny gave me seven beautiful children of which I still have for babies 2 remember her by when I look in their eyes. Jim Rich had called and arranged for me to bring my beautiful baby to the vet at no charge which was shocking but shows me they really do love animals and as I call them and extension of ourselves. Enough good things cannot be said about this couple in Marco Island Florida they have been there before for me and yet again now the time where I am so sad I have and know that there are special people that God put on this Earth to watch over his children with four legs and a tail. Thank you very much both Jim and Jan you both are angels God bless you and the foundation.
Steve

Christine O.3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I received a message from Clara who lives in the same neighborhood where For The Love of Cats TNR'd many cats last year (see my review below). Clara took in a young stray cat. She named her Chilindrina and when a mobile vet came by, Clara made sure the cat was vaccinated. She also wanted to get her spayed and was worried Chilindrina would go into head very soon. When Clara found out how much spay surgery costs, she realized it was not something she could afford right now. Plus, she didn't have transportation. Clara's neighbor gave her my number and after I contacted Jan, things happened very fast. Chilindrina was spayed the next day. Once again, For The Love of Cats stepped in to help!!! Thank you Jim and Jan for all you do for the cats and their families!!

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Sumatrad 03/27/2020

Thank you Christine! You were so wonderful to do the transport back and forth to the vet for Clara! We are a great team!

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Rating: 5

This is my second year volunteering for Jim and Jan in an effort to help them fulfill their mission of ending the cruelty of cat overpopulation through TNR. For the Love of Cats had a HUGE TNR project this year: 50 cats in 50 days, and many many more. Their TNR efforts are ongoing.......Jim and Jan are absolutely the best and truly care about every single cat. Apart from rescuing many kittens in the process, abandoned cats were taken off the streets. The last one rescued just recently was a 10 year old who now LOVES being an indoor cat. He was in bad shape with skin/fur issues and quite malnourished. Jim and Jan got him vetted and he turned out to be a great candidate for their Seniors for Seniors program. Absolutely love them and all they do for the cats in Collier County. For the Love of Cats truly makes a difference in the lives of so many cats !!!

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Sumatrad 04/28/2019

Thank you Christine! You are the one out on the street doing the hard work and we are so happy to help you with the costs and networking to get it done and save cats that could have a loving home. You are the best!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I woke up one morning to a very skinny MaMa cat with 5 babies on the side of my house. I wasn't sure what to do so I called For the of Cats and Jim helped me right away. We set up traps and caught the mom and babies and was able to go see a Doctor to check the family .The mother was spayed and received all her shots and check up and she was brought back home with a huge bag of food and is doing Great. The babies were put up for adoption and also are doing great.Thank you so very much for all your help and the education that you provided for our neighborhood of 204 Families.Your the Best

1 jjakubus

Client Served

Rating: 5

Beloved Murphy had lost his guardian of 8 years to cancer. Jan and Jim facilitated Murphy's adoption for his grieving family by posting his story and their contact information online.

Their passion for cats and integrity was evident from our first conversation. I appreciated that they were so knowledgable and open to answering my questions. They also ensured I was a good fit for Murphy, which is crucial for successful adoption.

I've since adopted Murphy and he's been a wonderful addition to the family. He takes his responsibilities of being a guard cat, a welcoming committee for family/friends, and a remote-workforce office cat very seriously.

Thank you so much, Jan, Jim, and staff for all you do! We couldn't have been a more perfect match.

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Sumatrad 03/16/2020

We were so happy to help with this process and to get Murphy the purrect new home! Hugs to Mr. Murphy from us!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

There are many nonprofits in Collier County but you would be hard-pressed to find one as devoted to their mission as For The Love Of Cats.
Jan and Jim go above and beyond to help and their love for cats shows in their dedication in all they do.
When my coworkers and I had managed to capture an emaciated and clearly struggling kitty and after
a disappointing conversation with another group, I turned to my neighbor, who suggested I reach out to Jan and Jim. Not only was my call returned almost immediately, they called me while they were on vacation. They quickly set up an appointment for a visit to Harborside and even checked up with me once they got back.
But that's not all. This kitty was very matted, had dirty engine oil in her fur, and had begun to pull her fur out. Jan and Jim came to to the rescue again and a team member, very lovingly and carefully, gave this kitty a "spa day" and shaved her and got her cleaned up. This wonderful team member even provided me with tips to keep her looking her kitty best.and then sent her home with a little blanket so she would keep warm.
I am forever indebted to Jan & Jim and their team. With their help, Chloe got another chance at life and is well on her way to being happy and healthy again.
Thank you again for all you do!!



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Sumatrad 03/16/2020

Little Chloe was so good while we shaved her mats and scrubbed the grease from her head. She was such a trooper! So glad she finally has a real loving home instead of being a "breeding machine". She is one lucky kitty thanks to you!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

For The Love of Cats is an amazing organization. Jan and Rich recently helped with veterinary care and adoption advice for a six week old kitten. They were so positive, responsive and genuinely caring. I highly recommend this organization! Thank you Jan and Rich!

Client Served

Rating: 5

My cat Putter went missing from our home on Marco Island. I had hear about this wonderful organization from several people just a month ago. I called and left a message and within the hour Jim contacted me. He took all of the information on Putter to include a photo. He then gave me all the tips a person should do at home so Putter might find his way home. The word was out all over the Island and beyond. Putter found his way home soon after. For The Love of Cats is the most amazing organization. Bless all of you❤️

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Sumatrad 01/23/2020

We are so glad Putter is back home safe and sound! We were glad to help!

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Rating: 5

I would like to thank Jim and Jan Rich with For The Love Of Cats on Marco Island, Florida from the bottom of my heart and soul. They gave me back my heart, my little Scottie girl. Scottie just turned fifteen in December 2019. She's a crazy kitty whom I adore. She runs from the bed, up to her five foot tall kitty tower, back down again, to the kitchen, all the while talking and sassing. She follows me all through our apartment, talking, meow, come on Mommy, MEOW.
I noticed her bowl didn't seem to be missing any food for a few days. Gave her fresh food with a few of her favorite treats. It was all still there in the morning. Scottie stopped eating, drinking, even from the bathroom faucet! Over the past six months she had lost several pounds but, was still eating. Now she's under the bed not even coming out to greet me at the front door. With nothing going in, nothing was coming out, the litter box was empty. Scottie has never been sick. She wakes me up at 3a.m. with gut wrenching cries like I had never heard before. I didn't know what to do.
She has been by my side through so pretty tough times, my best friend. I am a brain cancer survivor! Every year, since my surgery, I have to get a MRI to see if there are any changes. I work full time, I have health insurance, but have been struggling to pay my portion of the medical bills. I owe Moffitt Cancer Center quite a bit, that has to be paid before my 2020 MRI. So, I prayed. Remembered that a friend had done a video interview of this kitty rescue on Marco Island. Got the info, "For The Love Of Cats"! I sent them an email that evening. Giving Scottie water with a piece of sponge, she didn't care for that at all. Next morning I'm at work, got a missed call. It was Jim Rich! I called him, he said, Yes WE definitely need to get Scottie to the Vet. Can you drop her off in the morning at Harborside Animal Clinic and WE will take care of it. I couldn't hardly believe it, I had never met these people and they are going help me take care of my kitty.
Harborside was amazing too! they had already talked to Jim Rich. They took us back, Dr. Gorman and his nurse were the kindest, most gentle, and thorough. They ran all kinds of tests, gave Scottie fluids, observed her, loved her, and fixed her. I even called the doctor when we got home with more questions, Dr. Gorman said, I'm glad you called with your concerns. Scottie is eating, drinking, and the litter box has plenty of action! She's back to her sassy self, one day at a time.
Without For The Love Of Cats, I don't know if my Scottie would be nudging me to pet her, while I am trying to write my sincerest thanks to Jim and Jan Rich. May God Bless and Keep you, and "For The Love Of Cats". We are forever grateful.
Sincerely,
Barb and Scottie Stewart

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Sumatrad 01/23/2020

Thank you for such a wonderful review Barb! We were SO glad to help you and Scottie!! So happy she is feeling better!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

For The Love of Cats was fabulous! I recently adopted an adorable kitten to which I found out shortly after that I was very allergic to. I wanted to find her a loving home instead of bringing her to a shelter, FTLOC was so great for helping me find a home for Jelly!

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Sumatrad 12/23/2019

Hannah, so glad we could help you find a new home for Jelly after you adopted her from Domestic Animal Services. Thanks for posting a review for us! Purrs!

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Sumatrad 01/23/2020

We were glad to help with a courtesy listing and promoting her on our social media pages.

1 Debbie S.13

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Our cat Roamie was missing for 2 months and 3 days when I got a phone call from DAS. They told me a foster mom had a cat matching the description of Roamie. Within hours, I met two of the most amazing people, but unfortunately, it wasn't our cat. After hugs and tears on my part, I left with a heavy heart. 30 minutes later I received a call from Mr. Jim Rich with For the Love of Cats, Inc. He told me the foster mom reached out to him and told our story. Mr. Rich said he might have Roamie in a foster home on Marco! Unbelievable! The next morning we confirmed her chip number and once again within hours I came face to face with another amazing foster mom, who without a doubt saved her life. When Roamie was found, she was in really bad shape and because of this amazing, caring and effective network of people, she is in full recovery mode and finally home. My heart is so grateful to all involved. Thank you all again.

Sincerely,
Debbie Gallucci

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Sumatrad 01/23/2020

It really was an amazing set of circumstances that all came together for you and Roamie! So glad she is back home with you!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We contacted Jim with two different situations the last one was a stray cat that needed medical attention that helped us get the care it needed with prompt attention we greatly appreciated it.

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Sumatrad 01/23/2020

We were so happy to help!

1 kellybelly

Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization has helped us two times with cats in need that we find. Honestly they are truly caring folks and go out of their way to help. We appreciate all they do for the love of cats!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

He helped my mother and I with a kitten that I found stranded in floodwaters in Lehigh. He was very helpful and showed genuine concern for the situation at hand. I am very grateful for his help!

1 Chrissy F.1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

On 9/4/2019 a friend found a two week old kitten. I took the baby in and he was doing great until Sept 6th, 2019. He wasn't pooping. I tried all I knew and began you tubing and calling cat rescues. The last one I called Sunday evening was For the love of cats that came up on a search engine. Jim and his wife talked to me, gave me wonderful input and encouragement. Day four and the baby still isn't defecating and text For the love of cats and asked if they could take in the baby as I couldn't afford the vet bill. Jim from For the love of cats reached out to me and offered their organization will pay for the vet visit. I was so over joyed and called Dr. Van Rochel in Fort Myers Florida and took him right in. All went good and the baby kitten is doing much better. With out the emotional and financial support this baby was in serious trouble but the For the love of cats came through and we are so thankful for the kindness and caring. This is the type of rescues that deserve your donations. Other " rescues" didn't even want to talk to me or offer any type of help or information but For the love of cats was right there and both Jim and his wife gave me excellent advise. I've been doing rescue, rehab and re homing for 51 years but they taught me a few things. Thank you so much for your kindness, caring and wisdom. The baby is healthy, doing great and sleeping right now. His little belly feels a lot better thanks to the caring staff at Dr. Van Rochels.

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Rating: 5

A very scared and weak black cat was hiding at my chiropractor’s office drinking from a ditch and we tried for days to get her. When i did she was in pretty terrible shape! I needed help and for the love of cats help us get her help. I am now fostering her while we search for a good home for this poor little girl. She looked so scary, turns out she is a total lap cat:) thanks for the heartfelt help!!!

1 Kellie S.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I've known Jan and Jim for awhile. Their number 1 concern is the welfare of the cats making sure they go to loving families. They have always helped me when I needed advice. They were there when I found my cats after she was lost for a month. I would recommend anyone to them. Thanks Jan and Jim

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am currently fostering a sweet and loving 8 year old kitty that my son found emaciated and fading in our SWFL heat. She was near the end. We reached out to For the Love of Cats, and Jim and Jan quickly and compassionately organized full vet care for her, with their network of vet and vet-tech angels. Within 2 days, she was stabilized and able to come home with us. I am so thankful for and impressed with this organization and their dedication to each and every little cat that needs love and care. They are also going to assist in finding her a furever home. Thank you Jim & Jan, and Jan D!

Marjie P.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I take care of several cats in the neighborhood, these people do more than I can even say, they went above and beyond to help me with a problem ordered medication drove out to my house explained everything to me these people care so much about cats, But their name says it all I hope people will donate to them because they truly are the best when no one else would help me they were there for me please help them to stay in business

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Sumatrad 08/15/2019

You had a unique situation with your cats Nick and we are glad to tackle the problem with you! Glad they are all doing well now!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My beloved cat became sick and needed emergency surgery...For the Love of Cats stepped in and helped me save her. Without their help I would have had to put my baby down. They are angels!!

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Sumatrad 08/12/2019

Glad to help Chilupa! Wish we could have helped more! This is sure a case for getting your female cat is fixed under any circumstances. Pyometra can be a deadly infection.

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Rating: 5

Jim and Jan, the owners of The organization, For the Love of Cats, are truly wonderful to adopt your forever kitty cats from. They care about each and every cat that’s in their care, waiting for the right owner to take home the purrfect kitten or cat. We found our two babies at their facility 18 months ago. The kittens have grown up to be very special members of our family. We love them!! Thanks Jan and Jim for everything you do to help so many! We’ve added some photos of the babies, all grown up. They are beautiful angels!!.

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Sumatrad 01/27/2019

A big hug and kiss for the the "kids" for us! Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We are so happy that they have a furrever home with you!

Rochelle F.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My Jasmine was rescued a month after Huricane Irma in 2017. She had 3 tiny kittens; she was abandoned with them or about to give birth to them. My husband and I came by to see their operation and donate a bit because our fanatic cat loving neighbors talked us into it. We saw Jasmine and fell in love with her and this charity. The facility was spotless; a retired volunteer vet was there doing her weekly exams; there were volunteers tending to the kitties; the environment was calm and loving. Jim totally set us up for success with this shy, traumatized two year old cat. He gave us ALL the supplies we needed and counseled us as to what to expect. Over the first six months we got some support from the staff and now we have the most affectionate pet, one whose little family was saved from destruction. This is my story, I haven't even mentioned how their work with feral cats is allowing the survival of bird species on Marco Island. "For the Love of Cats" is also "For the Love of Ground Owls." Jasmine's surviving kittens are pictured here.

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Sumatrad 01/27/2019

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! It's interesting that in the 17 years that we have been caring for all the feral cats on Marco Island, that we have not had one problem with the endangered birds on the island. We have such wonderful volunteers that feed all the feral cats so they have no interest in bothering the birds on the island. Protection of the endangered birds of Marco Island is of upmost importance. We will do whatever is necessary to protect our precious environment and do the best for the feral cats as well.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This group is truly remarkable. When we found a 2 week old kitten on a road in Alabama, we didn't know what to do or have the money for her. She had many problems with fleas, broken tail, ear mites, viruses, infections, and more. This completely selfless and generous group took absolutely wonderful care of her. Thanks to them, this sweet girl went from 2 weeks to now being 2 years.

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Sumatrad 01/27/2019

We were so happy to help! Please give her a big hug and kiss from Uncle Jim and Aunt Jan!

1 Karen O.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I can’t say enough about the help “for the love of cats” has given me. When we were leaving to go north for the holidays we could not find our cat. I thought for sure he somehow had gotten outside without us knowing. I left our neighbor the key and they continued looking for him. Once he was found I called “for the love of cats” and they could not have been more helpful. They found someone to come in and take care of my cat until I was able to fly back to Florida two weeks later. The cat sitter was very pleasant and called to let me know how my cat was doing daily.

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Sumatrad 11/27/2018

We were glad to help out Karen! Thanks so much for the wonderful review! Meowy Christmas!!

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Rating: 5

Jim has a big heart for helping, He helped my friend and her cats.(Moon and Heart) Financially unstable she was forced to move to a homeless shelter and I offered her cats a place while she gets straightened . Jim kindly offered covering costs for the cats to receive veterinary care for a sprained leg and Spay/Neuter for the pair. For the Love of cats is a organization with a big heart. They help all cats they come across. Please help For The love of cats keep blessing cats all over Collier county. They’re doing a great cause for cats and families.

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Sumatrad 10/08/2018

We are happy to help. You are doing so much for your friend already! You are amazing! Kisses to Moon and Heart and we hope that your friend gets straight and the kitties have a loving furever home.

1 Lumiel7

Client Served

Rating: 5

They changed the lives of thousands of cats on several Florida Islands, after done with that, they went inland to continue their work. They use common sense animal care. I went to their agency years ago and they had people in rocking chairs holding/feeding newborn and/or recovering cats, an isolation area where workers held the animals in full gowns and gloves, other areas where cats could play and learn social skills.
This is a great agency that is making a huge difference in the lives of cats.

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Sumatrad 07/22/2018

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We are so grateful for your support and kind words!

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Rating: 5

Visited and saw people in rocking chairs bottle feeding kittens, socializing areas with people playing with the animals, very clean and loving environment.
Their work with the cat community has been angelic as well as research based.

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Rating: 5

Jim helped my wife and daughter tremendously with a baby kitten they found abandoned in a flooded area. He showed great concern for the kitten and helped my family and we're very grateful.

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Rating: 5

I had called many rescues regarding a stray kitten, and Jim's was one that stood out to me particularly. Even though he has many kittens himself in his care, Jim took time to help us with the situation and even drove all the way from Marco Island to meet us. He has been a blessing and has even given updates regarding the little one. Thank you so much Jim!!!

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Sumatrad 07/06/2018

We are happy to help! Your little rescue kitten is so cute! He will be adopted very soon. We will keep track of him and let you know! Thanks for saving him! You are the best!

1 Elizabeth Fulton F.

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Rating: 5

Several years ago, when we discovered the feral cat we'd been feeding had kittens, FTLC taught us to be good foster parents to newborns and provided their medical care until they were old enough to adopt out (which FTLC also handled). Yesterday, we found a kitten and, once again, Jim and Jan to the rescue... Their assistance with the medical side of things (not to mention advice) will enable us to welcome this sweetie as the newest member of our family. (She becomes our sixth "rescue baby.") We're so grateful to this organization both for the wonderful work they continue to do, year after year, and for making it possible to do our own part in providing loving homes to these amazing creatures.

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Sumatrad 06/25/2018

Thank yo Elizabeth! We are happy to help! Thank you for rescuing this sweet baby!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Well I live in Niagara falls Ontario,so happens my rent was robbed,plus the rest of my funds were also I need help to get my "kids" out of the shelter cats I have no phone to show a video or pictures that was taken too,I need 140. To get my bandit and babet out please help me

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Sumatrad 06/21/2018

Please contact us directly at [email protected] so we can help you. Thanks so much!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This wonderful charity was the ONLY one that stepped up to the plate to help me help a cat in the woods. She is wild (but loves people so was probably dropped off) and has been fed at a Naples apartment complex for years! There was a group of us scheduling feeding times to keep her fed and healthy. Being one of only two left to feed her (people move out) it was important to find others as I leave town for 6 months but still want her taken care of. They were able to get three people to volunteer to stop by using Social Media. Jan was concerned, thorough and responsive. I love that it didn’t cost this charity money - only time. Jan was quick to respond and follow-up so I could leave town knowing this sweet cat would not starve. So impressed with their love of cats and support of those that do! I am definitely donating to this charity as I have personally seen it in action with stunning results. Terri

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Sumatrad 05/15/2018

We were very happy to reach out for help for you and the kitty you are caring for Terri! TNR, feral and community cats are the core of our organization and our passion since 2002! Purrs of thanks for your wonderful review!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We had a cat spending time in our crawl space for about 1-1/2 years. Thinking it belonged to a neighbor we just allowed it to come and go. ThisFebruary we had to seal up the openings to the crawl space after having a slight termite problem and contracting with a company who I dusted on this. The cat was frantically trying to get in again and as a result we discovered she was feral with a notched ear. We put in a kitty door and began feeding her. She became very friendly and spent more and more time outside with us. Unfortunately we have an intolerant dog, a parrot and allergies so when she tried to come into the house we couldn’t allow her to. We are seasonal residents so I found Fir the Love of Cats andcalled Jim. He responded immediately and came to check her out. We were willing to allow her to remain with the hope that he could arrange to have someone feed her til we returned. He met her and said he would try bringing her in to see if she would acclimate to being an indoor cat. It has now been about a week and she is doing great. I have visited her a few times and have been assured by Jan and Josh that she is very sweet and very adoptable. This is a wonderful organization and although it breaks my heart to not be able to keep her, I know we did the right thing and am hopeful that she will find a good home with some very lucky person.

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Sumatrad 05/15/2018

Your little "Tameran" is such a love! She is gentle, sweet and easy going. We are excited to find her the purrfect new home! Thanks for taking such good care of her!

1 Kerry W.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I live in the Golden Gate Estates in Naples and my family has an outside cat we’ve been feeding and doing our best to take care of for sometime now. We noticed recenty his fleas had become very bad and he likely had some other medical issues as he hasn’t been seen be a Vet in at least 5 years. After contact For the Love of Cats, I wasn’t sure what to expect. To mine and my family’s great surprise, we received a swift reply and by the next day I was making arrangements with Jim to have our friend looked at by a doctor. Jim kept in contact with me all the way through the doctor visit and followed up at the end to be sure our friend was well. We’re grateful to Jim and Jan and For the Love of Cats and wish them many more years helping cats in Southwest Florida.

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Sumatrad 05/08/2018

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We were glad to help and happy that your outside kitty is doing better now!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I cannot thank the organization enough. They helped me with my cat Sam who is an
orange and white tabby. I found him as a stray and he became part of my family. I noticed that he was having some type of eye problems. They allowed him to go to a vet and
and helped me with the bill. I do not know the results yet because they had to draw blood work . They are a wonderful place that helps people with stray cat bills and I wish I had
extra funds to help them. Please donate for other strays because every cat is important to the family. My 11 year old daughter is very attached to him. Thank You Again thank you for
help. I really appreciated it.

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Sumatrad 04/26/2018

We are happy to help Sam! We are working with the veterinarian for his continued care. You are so wonderful to post a review- thank you!!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

It was a real pleasure working with Love of Cats. We are very happy with Stormie, our new addition to our family. Love of Cats did a wonderful job advising us about her habits so we could do a good job in preparing Stormie for her new environment. Our adoption process was very easy. We highly recommend Love of Cats to anyone looking to adopt a healthy loving cat to there family of pets.
Carol & Dennis

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Donor

Rating: 5

We have known Jim and Jan Rich for years and preach to anyone that will listen about all the good they do and have done for thousands of cats.Before their intervention 15 years ago there was a bounty on the head of every lost and abandoned cat on this Marco Island. The poor animals that are not able to speak for themselves now have a voice where as they were murdered before the Rich's changed all that. We have contributed to a great many animal rescue organizations over the years and so many feed their faces and fill their pockets first and care for the animals last. You know that every cent that you donate to Jim and Jan goes directly to the animals. They are extemelly knowledgeable about what they are doing and so dedicated to a cause that needs all our help. If you care about animals and want to make a difference here is the place to do that. Our goal needs to be to support such kind and dedicated people as these two dear people are.
Sincerely
Sue and Paul St.Hilaire

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Donor

Rating: 5

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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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Thank you Jan and Rich for the awesome work you and your staff does everyday to save the lives of the beautiful cats and kittens that are helpless. You are giving them a chance for a loving, wonderful life. We need more people like yourselves in this world.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you Jim and Jan for your wonderful, dedicated work to save these lovely animals. Sasha is doing great, she is a great addition to my house.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our family has been blessed two purr-fect additions thanks to For the Love of Cats. The excellent follow-up care for one cat born without eyelids has ensured he has a full, healthy life. Their facility is spotless. Jan and Jim are wholly dedicated to ensuring the ongoing success of their feed/catch/neuter/adopt program that has saved countless kittens/feral cats. In addition, they have matched numerous older cats with senior citizens - a dual blessing.

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Jan and Jim devote their time, money and love to feed, spay/neuter and adopting out feral and abandoned cats and kittens. Their selfless kindness has saved the lives of our feline friends and brought into countless homes the untold joy and companionship of a pet. Please join me in further supporting For the Love of Cats by shopping on Amazon's Smile program that donates a portion of our purchases to our favorite non-profit. Visit https://smile.amazon.com.

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Donor

Rating: 5

For the Love of Cats is a local (Marco Island, Fl) no kill rescue. Watching them for years, Jan and husband Rich are always on the move, not just participating in their nonprofit but team-working with agencies throughout the county. You can find them on weekends at one of the local pet shops with the most precious kittens. Was so impressed with how much they do and are, donate monthly knowing they are working in the best interest of kitties. In addition, they are involved with the daily feeding of local feral cats. Their job is huge...

Donor

Rating: 5

Jan, Jim, and all the team at For the Love of Cats do so much for cats and kittens in our community, and they also extend themselves to help care for displaced animals in our area as a result of Hurricane Irma. I was happy to help even in a very small way by contributing some food that they collected and distributed to needy pets in our area. Great work by great people!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I found For The Love of Cats 4 years ago. They truly care for the little beauties and the people that would like to adopt. They also do a great job with placing senior cats with seniors. This foundation and all the volunteers are wonderful.

Connie M.1

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Rating: 5

Top notch, spotlessly clean, fantastic rescue group! A model for others to follow. Superb people, cats couldn't be in better hands! Highly recommend !!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have adopted two cats (which I still have) with the help of For the Love of Cats. I got the first one from the shelter on Marco Island, which is a lovely facility. The staff were helpful and friendly but thorough in reviewing my ability to love and care for the kitten. I adopted a second one four years later from Naples Humane Society on the advice of the For the Love of Cats since they didn't have the orange cat I was looking for at the time. Even though I didn't adopt one from their shelter, they owners called around to find the kitten I wanted and then referred me to the humane society. They are very helpful and friendly people and the shelter is immaculate and well run. I recommend it highly.

Client Served

Rating: 5

For the Love of Cats is one of THE BEST nonprofits for cats. I don't know anyone more caring and concerned about cats as this organization. I got my 2 cats from them almost 8 years ago. The Love of Cats does a lot for the welfare of all cats. I am so grateful they do what they do.

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Rating: 5

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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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Jan and Jim give there whole life to kitty's I was a volunteer there and loved every minute of it. They are selfless in there pursuit of saving every kitty on and off the island.
When I die and come back as a cat I want to be owned by them they are remarkable love them and there volunteers.

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Rating: 5

I think it's a great bunch of people I loved volunteering and I can't think of a better place for kitties

Client Served

Rating: 5

We first met For the Love of Cats almost three years ago, shortly after losing our first cat at 19.
They had set up a tent at a local event to educate people about Cats in our area.
For the Love of Cats does great work finding homes for unwanted cats & kittens, taking care/saving strays, and bringing awareness to the plight of these beautiful creatures.
We ended up adopting two brothers, and they have made our life so much brighter and fun.
We continue to support For the Love of Cats so they can continue saving these precious animals, and making families as happy as ours.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our family could not rave enough about Jim, Jan and all the volunteers at For The Love Of Cats! I had heard about FTLOC through a relative and when we decided to adopt a kitty into our family, we contacted them first. I wanted to support an organization whose goal is to help shelter and find homes for stray cats. From the first call to final "take home" visit, everyone was helpful, kind, knowledgeable, patient, and caring! Their dedication is truly commendable. They never denied us a visit to see our newly adopted kittens (yes, we ended up getting three!) and they always had time for questions! More importantly, our kittens were happy, healthy and friendly when we brought them home, they never shy from guests! If you are considering donating to a non-profit, this is one you can be honored to support. If you are looking for a warm, loving, furry feline, look no further! For The Love Of Cats, Inc. is the BEST place to go!

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Rating: 5

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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Sumatrad 03/25/2016

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!

Volunteer

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This organization has the most caring and capable group of individuals. They are highly integrated into the community and are able to rescue cats that would not likely have a chance to be saved. For the Love of Cats is an integral rescue mission in Naples and Marco Island, and many kitties are happily relaxing in safe homes because of them. Support them if you can!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Cannot say enough about the dedication Jan and Jim have for the good of cats. I volunteered for many years at a shelter in Penna. and more Iove and hands on are given at The Love of Cats. I know the Riches are very dedicated. I rescued a kitty from them, and Iam so blessed to have her in my life . Thank you Jim and Jan for rescuing and giving her the best care possible until she was adopted. Ann Provenzano

Client Served

Rating: 5

Nearly 15 years ago, Jim spent a lot of time with me reassuring me about adding two young cats to a family of two older cats, which I did, and 5 years later I added two kittens when the older cats passed on. Jan and Jim are full of compassion and good sense, for cats and their owners, and their generous work with programs to spay and neuter cats, care for feral colonies, and help seniors and families to adopt and care for cats needing homes is incredibly impressive. They make a vital and important contribution to our community.

FYH14

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

For the Love of Cats is a blessing to all the fabulous felines and cat loving humans who come in contact with the organization. Jan, Jim and their compassionate, volunteer staff provide exemplary care and excellent socialization to all the cats they shelter. They do everything possible to assure that each and every cat finds their way to the forever home that is the proper match for their age, activity level, temperament and individual needs. For the Love of Cats also serves the best interests of their community, playing a key role in countywide TNR efforts that assist in stemming the growth of community cat populations while providing for the health and welfare of the existing colonies. They promote spay and neuter efforts, provide necessary emergency resources to assist low income families in caring for their feline companions, and subsidize special Senior to Senior adoption programs that assure older cats and humans both enjoy the companionship they so richly deserve. Thank you for rescuing and placing so many cats in need into loving, adoptive homes over the last 15 years. In so doing, you've provided countless numbers of blessed adopters with the greatest sources of joy they could ever experience.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

napleslover

Donor

Rating: 5

Jan and Jim Rich from For the love of cats are both extraordinary and caring people. They care selflessly for the cats of their community. They also help people who may be suffering hard times to keep their pets. I absolutely love their program where they unite seniors with senior pets. All great programs!!!

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Rating: 5

For the love of cats is an amazing group of loving and dedicated people who have the best interest of the kitties in mind at all times. Jan and Jim Rich are two of the kindest most compassionate people you will ever meet.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The dedication of Jan and Jim and their volunteers for the cats in our community on and off the island is tireless. They have truly dedicated their lives and their home to saving the lives of countless cats. These cats would have otherwise died or been killed for the protection of our protected wildlife on the island.
A couple of years ago, I adopted from them a beautiful 5 year old female named Pepper named so for her lovely fur. She is the sweetest, gentlest, healthiest cat I have ever had the honor to adopt. She was selected especially for me to suit my situation and it could not have worked out better for her and for me. They gave me a crate with a bed for her, lots of food and suggestions for her keep specifically. They also followed up with calls and emails to keep in touch to make sure she was ok and that to see if I had any additional needs with her.
So very Kind and thorough!
For The Love of Cats on Marco Island is an organization that is truly worth preserving and given accolades to for all their hard work.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Jim and Jan helped me rescue a feral cat 12 years ago. He was a mess from flea allergies and needed to be neutered. After trapping him and getting him the vet care he needed, they brought him back to me. He was too feral to try and find him a home. I fed him outside for 1 1/2 years and over time was able to pet him. He decided one day he just didn't want to be out anymore. He came in and never went out again, other than the lanai. He is the love of our life. So sweet. He cant get enough petting and brushing. If Jim and Jan hadn't helped me, Red probably would have died from infection with all the sores he had. They have helped me a few other times. They are great people. If you ever want to help a charity, this is the one.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The most caring people Imaginable. Such a positive experience. Our kitty Mack is amazing.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Jan and Jim are so dedicated to these cats and kittens and serve such an important service here in south Florida. Not only do they nurse back to health these poor abandoned and often sickly creatures but also help in controlling future feral colonies with their spay/neuter program. They are truly passionate about their work.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted our precious Polo almost three years ago. For The Love of Cats has, indeed, become family... Not only were they incredibly thorough throughout the process of procuring our kitty, but they remain in touch always anxious to hear how he is doing... They care, they give 100% of themselves to this endeavor. During Hurricane Irma, they evacuated all of their cats and kittens (not a small feat) to safety until they could safely return to Marco Island. Concerned for their well-being, I emailed to find out if they were all safe. I was happy to hear they were back in operation, having sustained some damages, but they were also quite concerned with how we had fared (and of course, Polo). For The Love of Cats is the epitome of a the type of nonprofit I want to be associated with and support.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

For the Love of Cats is an amazing organization. They are very professional, loving and caring. They do wonderful training for volunteers and do so much good for all the cats and kittens in the area. They are a wonderful resource for questions about ferals and provide excellent care for those cats in need. The coordination of adoption services is organized with successful placements in good homes.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Jan and Jim and their volunteers are dedicated to the care and well being of abandoned and
lost kitties on our island. They provide top notch care, surgery when necessary and lovingly care for the kitties in need. They help control the feral cat population by trapping, neutering, releasing and providing feeding stations. They are are asset to our community. Beth & Terry

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer (and adopter) with For the Love of Cats for several years. Jim and Jan are the most compassionate and dedicated people I know. We all love to take care of the cats and kittens that come to the shelter and find them wonderful homes. For the Love of Cats have saved so many lives and will continue to do so in the future. It is so rewarding to see all they accomplish.

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I have been volunteering at For the Love of Cats for several years now. It is so rewarding to heal the sick and find loving homes for all who pass through our door. We adopted Emma and Gracie and are now a happy 3-cat family. Jim and Jan are so dedicated to helping the sick and abandoned find new homes and enrich the lives of those who adopt them. So, even if you are not "in the market" for a new addition to your family at this time, we will happily take your donation to care for the ones we have. Have a Merry Christmas everyone!!

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