A Little Helps a Lot! Donate $1 to Help Homeless Cats Get Rabies Vaccinations

 

“We have warm weather all year round down here, so we have kitten season all year long.”

– Jill Steinberg, The Cat Network

In warm climates, feral cats thrive. South Florida is home to 500,000 stray cats with a constant influx of new litters on the way.

The Cat Network is the main nonprofit addressing this problem. We foster cats, get them spayed and neutered, adopt them out – they even transport kittens to colder climates during the winter to get them adopted. And rather than having a massive adoption center housing hundreds of cats for upkeep, we do it all through a network of local foster homes and veterinarians.

And we are extremely good at what we do.

“By the end of next year, we’ll have helped the public spay and neuter almost 80,000 cats since 1995,” says Board Secretary Jill Steinberg. “I you take the equation that 2 cats can become 400,000 cats in 7 years, we’ve taken the population down by 2.8 million.”

Population control is a big part of our job. Another is just making sure we are keeping the population healthy and free from epidemic.

Rabies can spread quickly and quietly, lurking for 7-10 days before animals show symptoms. And feral cats are at major risk.

Your donation through Philanthroper will go to vaccinate cats from rabies. $3 immunizes one cat against rabies.

“It’s a requirement by law that all animals get rabies vaccines,” says Steinberg. “Plus it’s just being a good neighbor, because there are raccoons and foxes around here, and they do have the capability of carrying rabies.”

Will you give $1 to help a homeless cat get a rabies vaccination? Donate here: https://philanthroper.com/deals/the-cat-network

NEUTER NEWS: 194 kitties fixed in honor of National Feral Cat Day!

 

In honor of Alley Cat Allies National Feral Cat Day 2011, 201 cats & kitties were brought for sterilization at Sunday’s spayathon. 194 were actually fixed at the event, 7 had been previously sterilized. Thank you to Miami-Dade County Commissioner Lynda Bell who sponsored the event, and to Miami Dade Animal Services who organized the spayathon.

“Pets bring tremendous joy into our lives and ensuring that they are properly spayed or neutered guarantees that the stray animal population is controlled. It’s the responsible thing to do for our little friends and our community,” said Commissioner Bell. “Spaying and neutering, and responsible pet ownership are essential in the effort to reduce populations of free-roaming and community cats. Working together we can help homeless pets find a home,” said Alex Muñoz, Director, Miami-Dade Animal Services Department.

Thank you also to The Cat Network, Inc. volunteers who helped at the event, and thank you also to The Humane Society of Greater Miami who hosted the spayathon at their facility.

To all those who participated by spreading the word about the event, volunteering, or who brought a cat for sterilization- excellent job! Each cat fixed brings us one paw closer to reducing the number of homeless cats in our community.

Featured Feline: Mom Cat

This weeks Featured Feline is Mom Cat. Mom Cat has taken care of her kids and is now ready to begin the rest of her life watching over her human. If you would like more information about Mom Cat, please contact her foster parent Lisa P. via email or through The Cat Network at 305-255-3482 and ask for Mom Cat or vist http://cats.thecatnetwork.org/bios/mom_cat_lipe.html.

 

Help Us Win Gas to Operate Our Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinic

The good folks at CITGO are giving away $120,000 in Gas Gift Cards in 2011 for their Fueling Good Program. They’ll award 24 charities throughout the year with a gift of a $5,000 Gas Card, and we’re registered with the hope of being one of them. But we need your help to win.

Just think of how much good we could bring to our community every day with an entire year’s supply of fuel to operate the Meow Mobile, our low cost mobile spay/neuter clinic for cats.

We need your daily vote from September 29 through October 27 to win. Vote at this easy to remember URL:  vote4cats.com

Thanks for your support!

Featured Feline: Carlos

This weeks Featured Feline is Carlos. Carlos is a beautiful multi-colored black and brown swirls, his face reminds you of a teddy bear. He is FIV+, but healthy and wanting to find his forever home. He is a total love bug, a real lap cat, and gets along very well with other cats. If you would like more information about Carlos, please contact his foster parent Maria R.through The Cat Network at 305-255-3482 and ask for Carlos or visit http://cats.thecatnetwork.org/bios/carlos_marr.html.

Featured Feline: Georgia

This weeks Featured Feline is Georgia. Georgia is looking for her forever home and hopes a special someone will visit with her, she just knows that once you meet her, you will love her forever. If you would like more information about Georgia, please contact her foster parent Megan C. or through The Cat Network at 305-255-3482 and ask for Georgia or visit http://cats.thecatnetwork.org/bios/georgia_megc.html.

 

Featured Feline: Spooky

This weeks Featured Feline is Spookie. Spookie is an affectionate female hoping to find her loving forever home. She is a featured Back in Black cat and is available at 50% off adoption fee! If you would like more information about Spookie, please visit: http://cats.thecatnetwork.org/bios/spookie_chmo.html.

For more information on Back in Black: http://thecatnetwork.org/2011/08/back-in-black-adoption-event/

The Cat Network Named Top-Rated Animal Welfare Nonprofit

We are pleased to inform you that The Cat Network has been recognized nationally for its work by making the GreatNonprofits Top-Rated List of Animal Welfare Nonprofits.

Thank you to everyone who helped us win this honor by writing reviews of our organization. We deeply appreciate you taking the time to do so, as these reviews will be useful to us in many ways going forward.

You can read all of the reviews on the GreatNonprofits site: http://greatnonprofits.org/reviews/cat-network-inc. And, if you haven’t had time to write a review yourself yet, but would like to do so, please proceed to the review form now: http://greatnonprofits.org/reviews/write/cat-network-inc.

Thank you again for your support!

Miami Seaquarium Gives Back to Help Homeless Cats & Kittens

As tough economic times continue to affect our community’s charitable organizations, Miami Seaquarium is pleased to one again offer a way to help. “Miami Seaquarium Gives Back” offers the opportunity for your to get a great discount to one of South Florida’s favorite attractions while at the same time helping homeless cats & kittens.

With a specially marked coupon you will receive 20% off regular admission for up to 6 people to Miami Seaquarium. For each admission with a properly marked coupon, Miami Seaquarium will donate $5 to The Cat Network to support our mission of helping homeless cats and kittens.

View and print coupon here: http://thecatnetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/miami-seaquarium-coupon-2011.png

 

Featured Feline: Mindy

This weeks Featured “Back in Black” Feline is Mindy. Mindy is a super sweet girl looking for her forever home. She hopes you will choose to take her home. As a Back in Black featured cat she is available at 50% off adoption fee!

If you would like more information about Mindy, please contact her foster parent Rick O. or through The Cat Network at 305-255-3482 and ask for Mindy.

For more information on Mindy visit: http://cats.thecatnetwork.org/bios/mindy_ro.html

For more information on Back in Black: http://cats.thecatnetwork.org/adoptable_backinblack.html