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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animal-Related, Animal Services, Animals

Mission: The Cat Network is a grass-roots organization with over 2500 volunteer and donor members. Its members have trapped,sterilized and vaccinated against rabies over 51,000 stray and abandoned cats since its inception in December, 1995. It is our mission to make everyone aware of this huge community problem and to be proactive in fighting it by spaying and neutering pets and strays, alike. We encourage the public to adopt stray and abandoned cats as indoor-only pets and practice responsible ownership. We also mediate with planned communities and multi-family developments to enact TNR (trap/neuter/release) efforts rather than extermination of stray cats on their properties. Through combined efforts with other local animal agencies we are working to make South Florida a No-Kill community. We also cooperate with and assist other local governmental agencies in animal hoarder situations.

Results: Our members have trapped and sterilized over 51,000 stray and abandoned cats and have adopted out over 7,000 cats since our inception in December of 1995.

Target demographics: Stray and feral cats.

Geographic areas served: South Florida

Programs: The Cat Network maintains several programs to provide a better life for stray and abandoned cats. Our Spay/Neuter Program is supported by over 40 local area veterinary clinics, and provides low cost sterilization and vaccination. Our Adoption Referral Program provides a much needed outlet for adopting stray and abandoned cats. Our Special Needs Program financially assists members seeking medical attention for injured and ill cats that they have rescued.

Community Stories

48 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Isa V.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Cat Network has been extremely helpful in getting our Hammocks Community Association (oversees homes of approximately 15,000 residents) to approve cat Trap, Neuter & Return (TNR) as the humane way to help control the cat population. They played an important role in educating the Board of Directors and residents of the benefits of TNR. They have also lent their own resources (traps, advice & volunteers) and even brought their mobile veterinary clinic to do surgerieis in our area. Their low cost spay/neuter program and all the other benefits of being part of Cat Network, has made the implementation of TNR of our free roaming cats, successful in our neighborhoods of the Hammocks area, located in Miami, Florida.

Zephyr007

Volunteer

Rating: 5

THE CAT NETWORK INC. IS AN ORGANIZATION OF NOBLE, KIND, AND HEARTED DEDICATED PEOPLE THAT LOVE FELINE ANGELS. THE SERVICE THEY PROVIDE TO THE COMMUNITY IS OUTSTANDING AND SAVIORS OF OUR FURRY ANGELS. THE MEOW MOBILE AND THE SPAY/NEUTER PROGRAM HAS SAVED THOUSANDS OF LIVES AND EDUCATED MIAMI ABOUT CAT ISSUES. CAT NETWORK ALSO IS INVOLVED INTO PASSSING THE TRUST FUND AND THE LAWS TO PROTECT OUR FELINE ANGELS. GOD BLESS THEM ALL FOR THEIR SELFLESS EFFORTS TO SAVE THE ANIMAL KINGDOM.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

SINCE I BECAME VOLUNTEER AT CAT NETWORK INC. IN MIAMI, IT HAS CHANGED MY LIFE. THIS ORGANIZATION IS OUTSTANDING AT ALL LEVELS TO SAVE THE LIVES OF THE FELINE ANGELS. THE PEOPLE OF CAT NETWORK ARE CAT-HEROES, THEY DESERVE THE BEST FOR THEIR EFFORTS AND SACRIFICES. THANK GOD FOR CAT NETWORK MIAMI.

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Leslie34

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The cat network has done so much here in Miami dade. The pound here had been horrific 25-30 rears ago. Cat Network did the jobs that the county wouldn't. Like education, TNR, help orphans and worked with the pound to find homes (with other groups). I was trying to do these things alone, and could help and place a number of them. When CN was formed they did it on a very needed large scale. The Meow Mobile has been incredible. They do a terrific service to so many kitties that would not be here either in loving homes or in a cared for colony. My heart is right there with them. Kudos to CN!!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a pre-vet student, I volunteered with the Cat Network helping to provide cheap spay/neuter surgeries for pets and feral cats. Many people do not understand the importance of spaying and neutering animals. It helps to control the animal population so that thousands of cats and dogs don't need to be euthanized each year. The people I worked with while volunteering work very hard and deserve a lot of recognition. If more people put their time and effort into great causes like this the world would be a better place.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

connecting cats who have no home to loving families is a great feeling which the cat network gives me the pleasure of doing.

Lisa181

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I learned how to do TNR (Trap Neuter Return) of stray and homeless cats. The Cat Network and Meow Mobile offer low cost spay and neuter of pets and if you are a Miami Beach Resident, and the cat is a stray, they have a grant which makes the surgery and rabies vaccination free! The members and volunteers of The Cat Network are very dedicated people. THank you for ALL YOU DO!!! The Cat Network is an amazing Non-Profit Organization.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

With the help of the most dedicated of volunteers I have been able to sterilize all the resident & passer by cats in our building complex. Two volunteers came to talk to our condominium board to explain how TNR works and why it is the only way to treat overpopulation. While the "no Pets" condition has remained in the by-laws the board and most of the neighbors have come to accept that our community cats are here to stay. We've been feeding 3 little groups for several years and we have had only 2 new cats join us in the last 3 years. TNR works!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering for The Cat Network as a foster for the past year or so. They are one of the best rescues I have fostered for. They treat their Foster's like gold because we are very precious to the success of any rescue and they appreciate that. They are always there to help when questions arise and are truly knowledgeable about what it takes to become and stay a 5 star rescue!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

You have never seen a more hard-working bunch in your life. Here in sunny, warm Miami the feral cat issue is absolutely enormous. CNhas been rounding up stray cats, having them fixed, de-wormed and medicated, and returned to their colonies. These kitties lead a much healthier, better life, and don't reproduce. CN volunteers foster adoptable animals and also rescue them from Animal Control to be prepared for adoption. Great group of folks, ready to help at a drop of a hat

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great organization. They are incredibly dedicated to reducing the pet overpopulation and helping the street kitties. Thanks to them I've been able to help many many kitties find homes and spay/neuter hundreds. Nothing like them in Dade County!!