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Review for For The Love Of Cats Inc, Marco Island, FL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

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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Review for For The Love Of Cats Inc, Marco Island, FL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

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.

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Review for Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens, Naples, FL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Spending time at Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens provides a perfect opportunity to reconnect with nature, gaining a deeper understanding and appreciation for all creatures and the diverse habitats in which they survive and thrive. The Safari Canyon shows are both educational and entertaining, giving you the chance to see animals not currently on exhibit, and get an up close and personal look at the animals as they engage in training and enrichment activities. The dedicated, caring keepers have an amazing bond with the animals that is inspiring to see. The “Meet the Keeper” Series provides a great opportunity to learn and ask the friendly, knowledgeable staff whatever questions you may have. I particularly enjoy seeing the awesome array of cats on site, including the majestic South African lions, Malaysian tigers, leopards, cheetahs, ocelots and servals. The primate expedition cruise on Lake Victoria is a great way to see the gibbons, lemurs, spider monkeys and siamangs as they swing through the trees on their island habitats. There is something for everyone, from the familiar macaws, alligators, zebras, bears and coyotes, to the rarely seen honey badgers, fosas, striped hyenas, South American anteater and cotton topped tamarins. There are even giraffes you can hand feed. The grounds are also home to beautiful botanical gardens that enhance the entire experience. You cannot help but leave with a greater sense of interconnectedness and knowledge of the importance of the conservation efforts that are at the heart of the zoo’s mission. I love spending time at this wonderful zoo, and highly recommend it! They also makes excellent use of their website and social media presence to share important information about things we can do on an everyday basis to help combat the widespread destruction of habitats that are critical to the survival of endangered species. Things as simple as our grocery shopping and recycling habits can, and do, have a significant impact. By raising awareness through experience and education, the Naples Zoo empowers visitors to act in ways that benefit us all.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Continue with expansion efforts. I'd love to see more animals on regular exhibit. Habitat renovations providing additional enrichment features, similar to the great wading pool that the tigers enjoy playing in so much, would also be welcome additions.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Role:  General Member of the Public