The Loews Royal Pacific, Loews Portofino, and Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando Resorts in Orlando, Florida—self-proclaimed “animal-friendly” hotels—made the cruel decision to start trapping and removing the cats who’ve called their property home for years.
These cats are being left unattended inside traps, in 89-degree heat, and their caregivers have been forbidden from feeding them. Loews has resisted our calls to stop the trapping—only a massive public outcry can stop this inhumane treatment.
Add your name to stand with Alley Cat Allies and demand that Loews stop this cruelty toward cats today.
This weeks Featured Feline is Pitstop. Pitstop is looking for his forever home and hopes you will stop by for a visit with him. If you would like more information about Pitstop, please contact his foster parent Alan D. via email or through The Cat Network at 305-255-3482 and ask for Pitstop or visit http://cats.thecatnetwork.org/bios/pitstop_ad.html.
We are excited to announce that 400 cats were sterilized on board the Meow Mobile in the month of March. Way to go MMM! Need to spay/neuter a cat? All surgeries are $15 for a limited time thanks to a generous grant from the ASPCA. Make your reservations now: http://thecatnetwork.org/help-a-cat/spayneuter/meow-mobile/
Are you ready to adopt a homeless cat or dog and give them a second chance? Are you ready to fall in love?
Come to the ASPCA Mega Match-a-thon – a 24 hour, round-the-clock, adoption event! The Cat Network, Inc., Humane Society of Greater Miami and Miami-Dade Animal Services, along with many other local rescue groups, are joining forces to SAVE lives!
Miami is one of the 55 communities nationwide selected to participate in the first event of this kind. Hundreds of deserving dogs, cats, puppies and kittens will be looking for forever homes. The event will start at midnight with a puppy and kittens marathon – you don’t want to miss it!
Friday, March 30th 11:59pm to Saturday, March 31st 11:59 pm
The 24 hour, non-stop adoption event is taking place at Tropical Park, 7900 Bird Road in Miami. There will be:
– Food and refreshments
– Children’s activities
– Fun entertainment program
– Adoption fees as low as $30 with tag.
– Various specials throughout!
Our mission is to save more lives and we need your help. For more information call 305-749-1825.
This weeks Featured Feline is Johnny Walker. Little Johnny loves people and gets along well with other cats and respects dogs that are well behaved.
This is no scaredy black cat. No siree. This special guy loves people and will welcome your house guests and greet them like an English butler with his polite manners and jolly belly. He gets along well with other cats and respects dogs that are well behaved.
Johnny is one and a half years old and enjoys the outdoors. Hence he loves to run out onto the balcony, climb the furniture and run around, soak in the fresh air and relax on the lounge chair. All he’s missing is a glass of whiskey!
Johnny is a handsome, all black cat. If you ever had a black cat, you will know they are special. Black cats tend to be more social with people in general and not “scaredy” cats like most myths. He does well in public and sits on shopping cart at PetSmart, laying quietly atop his white cat throne (with collar and leash attached). Oh yes, he’s quite the model and poses well for photos.
All of the cats at A.D. Barnes Park need to be removed from the park. Don’t miss a very special adoption event at the park on 1/21 and 1/22 that will gives these cats a second chance. Could you adopt one of these cats for free and take them into your home, and love them as part of your family? MDAS is providing free FeLV and FIV testing, microchipping, deworming, and topical flea treatment for each adopted cat. Each cat has also been spayed/neutered courtesy of The Cat Network.
TURN AN ABANDONED CAT INTO A LOVED PET FOR FREE. Please help spread the word!
Dear fellow cat lover and The Cat Network, Inc. supporter,
Thank you for your continued support of The Cat Network Inc. 2011 has been a memorable year for feline advocates of South Florida as our all volunteer group helped sterilize 6,100 cats. To date, our low cost spay/neuter program, which has over 40 participating veterinarians in Miami-Dade and Broward County, has allowed our members to fix over 61,000 cats since 1995 when the organization was founded.
The Cat Network, Inc.’s mobile surgical unit, The Meow Mobile, has grown so popular that events throughout particular areas of need in Miami are booked weeks in advance. The Meow Mobile team of veterinarian, Dr. Marc Kramer, and veterinary technician, Eliana Ardila, have helped fix 2,850 cats in 2011 alone. You can visit The Meow Mobile’s website for more information about a spay/neuter event in your area: www.meowmobile.com
It has also been a fantastic year for finding forever homes for the cats and kittens in our foster program. The Cat Network, Inc. volunteers have adopted out over 535 rescued cats and kittens in 2011. To date, our adoption referral program has placed nearly 8,000 cats in loving homes. Click on the attached video link for a photo montage of our efforts.
In addition to our local adoption efforts, The Cat Network, Inc. has partnered with sister group, Last Chance Animal Rescue, a non-profit organization in Waldorf, Maryland, to help save shelter kitties. Due to cold winters, kittens are scarce up north, and Last Chance Animal Rescue gladly accepts homeless kittens from our local shelter. In an extraordinary show of team effort, shelter staff ensures the kittens are healthy, The Cat Network, Inc. volunteers foster the felines pending transport, and two volunteers drive 18 hours to Maryland in a van filled with tiny meowers. In 2011, The Cat Network, Inc. helped transfer 386 shelter kittens to Last Chance Animal Rescue. To date, The Cat Network, Inc. has rescued almost 500 shelter kittens in just the two years since this life saving effort began.
None of these accomplishments would be possible but for the support and generosity of persons such as yourself. The Cat Network, Inc. is so grateful to the individuals like you who strongly believe that every community cat, whether beautiful and adoptable or scraggly and feral, deserves to live. The Cat Network, Inc. is committed to the mission of helping overcome the severe cat overpopulation in South Florida. Your donation this year will certainly help our efforts to continue helping homeless cats. You can donate online at: http://www.causes.com/campaigns/77526?cause_id=73605
Thank you and Happy Holidays,
The Cat Network, Inc.