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.
All of the staff that I met were incredibly helpful and very kind. I adopted a black and white 8 year old Tux named Domino 2 years ago, and last week I adopted a beautiful 3 year old Calico named Camille. I was touched with how much dedication and love the staff of The Cat Network had. This is a wonderful organization, keep doing what your doing! This world needs more people like you.
Unfortunately I had to find out about The Cat Network by desperation. In the past year my neighborhood has begun to have a stray cat problem. Fortunately and thankfully The Cat Network helps those of us who want to help the stray cat population by aiding us with affordable spay/neuter certificates, making traps available and in general giving us a support system. It can be a daunting task to try and help all the homeless cats out there but The Cat Network helps us help cats all the while keeping the felines out of shelters where they are highly likely to get euthanized.