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The Cat Network Featured in the Simple Dog Fundraiser from Aug 1 to Aug 15, 2013


Did you know? 11,000 loving, adoptable pets are put to death every day in America just because they don’t have a home. We share the same belief as Simple Dog Project fundraisers that every dog and cat deserves a safe and loving FUR-ever home. When you adopt a cat or dog from your local pet rescue organization or shelter, you save a life and make a friend for life.

To reduce the killing of homeless pets, the Simple Dog Project is having a summer bumper sticker fundraiser featuring a fun and colorful, made in USA bumper sticker and magnet bones. For EVERY limited edition bumper sticker and magnet sold now through August 15th, The Cat Network,Inc will receive a complete $5 cash donation. But remember, you must select “Cat Network” at checkout.

Thank you!


The Meow Mobile is Coming to Your South Florida Neighborhood this March

A reservation is required in advance to bring cats to the Meow Mobile. To make an appointment, please send us an e-mail or call (305) 233-9958 (E-mail for faster response time).

FREE Events (Targeted for free-roaming cats from specific areas) are denoted in *GREEN TEXT* below.

March 2013

  • *Mar 2 (Sat): MIAMI BEACH – – North Shore O.S. Park, 7900 Collins Ave., Miami Beach
  • Mar 3 (Sun): NORTH CORAL GABLES – – Office Max, 1906 Ponce De Leon Blvd., Coral Gables
  • Mar 7 (Thu): MIAMI SPRINGS – – Miami Springs Golf Course, 650 Curtiss Pkwy., Miami — We will be parked at the north end of the parking lot that lies in the median of Curtiss Pkwy.–
  • Mar 9 (Sat): WEST MIAMI – – Interamerican Bank, 1000 SW 57 Ave., West Miami
  • Mar 10 (Sun): HOMESTEAD – – PETCO, plaza at SW 157th Ave. & SW 312 St., Homestead
  • Mar 13 (Wed): SOUTH MIAMI – – PETCO, 6200 S. Dixie Hwy., Miami
  • *Mar 16 (Sat): MIAMI BEACH – – South Pointe Park, 1 Washington Ave., Miami Beach
  • Mar 17 (Sun): DORAL – – Americas Generators, 8511 NW 61st St., Miami
  • **Mar 20 (Wed): LITTLE HAVANA – – St. Lazaro Church, 1779 NW 3rd St., Miami
  • Mar 23 (Sat): MIDTOWN/WYNWOOD/DESIGN DISTRICT — Antique Wholesalers, 2605 North Miami Ave., Miami
  • Mar 24 (Sun): HIALEAH – – 1840 W 49th St., Miami – – Office building across from Westland Mall —
  • *****Mar 27 (Wed): COMMUNITY HOT SPOT
  • Mar 30 (Sat): KENDALL – – 11550 SW 72nd St., Miami – – Shopping center parking lot, by Melting Pot and Original Pancake House – –

*Miami Beach events are FREE for free-roaming cats of Miami Beach. These events are targeted for cats from Miami Beach only. An eartip will be mandatory to receive free surgery.

**Little Havana events are FREE for free-roaming cats of Little Havana. These events are targeted for cats from Little Havana only, and an eartip will be mandatory to receive surgery.

***Surfside events are FREE for free-roaming cats of Surfside. These events are targeted for cats from Surfside only, eartip mandatory.

****Miami- South Clinic of HSGM. This is a large-scale spay/neuter event and is a joint effort sponsored by The Cat Network, The Humane Society of Greater Miami, and Miami-Dade Animal Services. Surgeries are free to the public

*****Community Hot Spot. This is a day that the Meow Mobile goes into an area of great need to do targeted t-n-r.


Once you have made your appointment you need to fill out and print the “Cat Intake Form” below. This is a fillable form which means you can fill it out on your computer and then print it. If you are unable to manage this, you may print it and then fill it out— being very careful to print NEATLY.

Please fill out one form per cat.


Those who have complied with instructions by showing up for their appointments with this form properly and completely filled out will be given priority and served first.

We appreciate your cooperation!

Other Low Cost Spay/Neuter Options

There are several other low-cost options for getting your cat spayed or neutered. See below for other great spay/neuter options in Miami-Dade:

  1. Purchase a Spay/Neuter Certificate from The Cat Network.  This certificate is accepted at participating veterinarians in South Florida.  The cost is $25 for Cat Network members.
  2. Humane Society of Greater Miami (Cutler Bay): Call (305) 252-3389
  3. Humane Society of Greater Miami (North Miami Beach): Call (305) 696-0800
  4. Miami-Dade Animal Services: Every Thursday and Friday at the shelter located at 7401 NW 74 St. Details here.

A Holiday Message From The Cat Network

A Holiday Message From The Cat Network

As we come to the end of another stellar year, we need to really take note of our volunteers’ accomplishments.

The Miami Beach project is one such example. Where else in the country do you get such dedicated volunteers? In approximately seven months, over 800 kitties will find themselves sterilized. This is the kind of gift that will continue giving for many years. Not only that, Miami Beach will have less complaints of nuisance cats and tourism will not suffer. It’s a win-win situation. Mary Thingelstad and her merry group of trappers have been phenomenal. We are on target to sterilize 1,000 kitties by early next year. Once we hit that milestone, PetSmart Charities should be able to release the funding for the next year so another 1,000 kitties can be sterilized on Miami Beach.

Just next door, the Town of Surfside has also qualified for a PetSmart Charities grant. Suely Carmelo has headed up this project. As a force of nature, Suely has actively been trapping there for many years as funds allow. This grant will allow 250 cats to be sterilized in a one year period.

Sunny Isles is also moving toward a TNR program as well. Wouldn’t it be great if we had all the municipalities along the beaches embrace TNR? Of course, Miami-DadeCounty voters spoke and the Pets’ Trust passed at an almost 2:1 margin. CN members actively took to the polls to educate the public. From some of the feedback we received, voters were very concerned about whether or not CN would be involved with the implementation of the spay/neuter aspect of the program.

The ASPCA partnership is also entering its third year. Along with Miami-Dade County Animal Services and the Humane Society of Greater Miami, we are trending toward a 60.1% live release rate for the animals of Miami-Dade. The final numbers aren’t in yet, but our live release rate may have increased by 8%. Given the number of animals in our community and their prolific lifestyle, a 1-2% increase is noteworthy, an 8% increase is outstanding.

CN is also extremely grateful to our fabulous donors, who gifted us with a cargo van.  Even though we aren’t doing as many transports, the vehicle is being used for the large scale trapping projects we seem to be participating in with increased frequency.

CN Foster Parents adopted almost 900 cats and kittens to the public this year.  We are always looking for off site locations to showcase our adoptables and welcome your suggestions for new venues.

Finally, as we move toward increasing our spay/neuter events, the Meow Mobile will be getting out in the community more often. This year, we facilitated over 7950 surgeries through our participating veterinarians and the Meow Mobile- over 3000 on the Meow Mobile alone. As part of our commitment to the ASPCA and the community, we need to do an additional 1400 surgeries.

As always, The Cat Network, Inc. is dependent on our volunteers. We are extremely grateful for their donations of time, resources or money. In 2013, we can always use more volunteers at the adoption centers, trappers who are willing to travel out into the community to help with special projects or a financial contribution.

Please help us with an end of year holiday donation: Thank you and best wishes for a festive holiday season and a bright new year,

The CN Board

December 2012



Give Miami Day 12/12/12 is Here!

Help Us Help Homeless Cats

Help Us Help Homeless Cats

Today (12.12.12) is #GiveMiamiDay. Join us for a unique 24-online giving day sponsored by The Miami Foundation. From midnight December 12 to midnight December 13, we’re asking for your support to donate to The Cat Network.

By investing in The Cat Network on Give Miami Day, you will become a part of the solution for the feline overpopulation problem in South Florida. We will be able to continue offering low cost Spay/Neuter Certificates and events to help you help the community cats. This year we have been able to help the public sterilize over 7900 cats and kittens and have adopted over 800 felines to loving homes.

Please donate now at Donations through midnight tonight and will be percentage matched by the Knight Foundation.
Thank you!

Give Miami Day is Coming!

The Miami Foundation, with support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, will launch Give Miami Day, a unique, online giving event that enables individuals to support the important work nonprofits do in the community. For 24 hours on December 12, 2012, the public can donate on Every donation between $25 and $10,000 received through on that day will have a percentage of it matched by The Miami Foundation.

Please help us help homeless cats and donate to The Cat Network on Give Miami Day 12/12/12.

Marlins Adoption Event a Success!

Many thanks to everyone who helped make Saturday’s adoption event a huge success; the Marlins Ayudan group, Miami-Dade Animal Services, the Humane Society of Greater Miami and of course our Cat Network volunteers; Jill Steinberg, Nancy Mayes, Paul Johnson and Christine Michaels.

Over 70 dogs found new homes for the holidays and approximately 6 ASD kitties also found new homes.

Everyone who showed their CN foster kitties got an adoption.

Twenty-six animals were also sterilized and low cost vaccines and Microchipping were also offered.

Thanks for another successful joint-adoption event!


Pet Photos with Santa at Select PetSmart® Miami Location Will Help Save the Lives of Homeless Cats

Yes, Fido, There Is a Santa Claws® Photo Event Near You

Santa announced that he will visit all 1,269 PetSmart® stores this December including locations in South Florida, taking photos with pets both naughty and nice. For each photo purchased at select Miami locations, PetSmart will donate $5 to The Cat Network to save the lives of homeless pets in our community.

The photo package includes a 4″x6″ photo with a collectible holiday frame for $9.95 with a PetPerks® membership or $10.95 without. Santa Claws® Photo Events will take place the first three Saturdays and Sundays in December at the following Miami PetSmart stores:

  • Coral Gables: 3301 Southwest 22nd Street, Coral Gables, Florida 33145 (305) 448-4403
  • Palmetto Bay: 13621 S Dixie Hwy, Miami, Florida 33176 (305) 253-5943
  • Kendall Lakes: 14025 SW 88th St, Miami, Florida 33186 (305) 382-9911
  • Midtown: 3101 N Miami Ave, Suite 110, Miami, Florida 33127 (305) 573-8026

Times are as follows:

  • Dec. 1 and Dec. 2: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Dec. 8 and Dec. 9: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Dec. 15 and Dec. 16: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Call your local store to verify event times. This will be PetSmart’s 25th year hosting the annual Santa Claws® Photo Events. Last year the event raised $864,165 for more than 2,700 animal-welfare groups.

Santa Claws® Photo Event


PetSmart is hosting three weekends of Santa Claws® photo events at all stores. This annual event gives Pet Parents the opportunity to commemorate the season by having a digital photo of their pet taken with Santa and placed in a collectible holiday frame for $9.95 with a PetPerks® card. PetSmart adoption partners play Santa, and $5 from every photo package will be donated to these participating partners to help save the lives of homeless pets.


Saturday, Dec. 1 and Sunday, Dec. 2

11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 8 and Sunday, Dec. 9

11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 15 and Sunday, Dec. 16

11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


All pets and their Pet Parents

Marlins Holiday Adopt-O-Mania

The Miami Marlins and Miami-Dade County Animal Services have teamed up to bring “Holiday Adopt-O-Mania” to the Community of Little Havana!

On Saturday, December 1st, the Miami Marlins Ayudan Team, Miami-Dade County Animal Services, along with the Humane Society of Greater Miami and The Cat Network will be on-site oering pet adoptions, vaccinations and spay/neuter for dogs under 50 lbs. Over 200 pets will be on-site and available for adoption!

Come out to Marlins Park for food, fun, festivities and more! Enjoy live entertainment, the first 100 guests who adopt a cat or dog will receive 2 free tickets to a 2013 Marlins game. Pet adoptions, microchipping and vaccinations from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Spay/Neuter services for dogs by appointment only by calling 311.

What: Miami Marlins Holiday Adopt-O-Mania event
Who: Miami Marlins Ayudan Team: The Voice and Miami-Dade Animal Services, Humane Society of Greater Miami and The Cat Network
When: Saturday, December 1st, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Where: West Plaza @ Marlins Park (on NW 16th Ave. between NW 4th & NW 6th Streets)
Why: Raising animal awareness in the local community by providing pet adoptions, free dog spay/neuter surgeries and dog & cat vaccinations

Free parking will be available in the Home Plate Garage. (Corner of NW 7th Street and NW 15th Avenue)

#WordlessWednesday: Max

This is “Max.” He was rescued from Miami-Dade Animal Services by Cat Network members having lost his leg due to an injury. We are only able to help kittens like Max through your generous donations. Please help us continue our mission of helping cats in need by making a donation through our online cause by clicking here.

Thank you in advance!
The Cat Network

24hr Mega Pet Adoption Event 10/26 to 10/27

It’s really big; it’s humongous; it’s colossal; it’s immense. And it’s every animal lover’s fantasy come true. Miami’s Mega Pet Adoption Event, sponsored by PetSmart Charities, will be held from Friday night, October 26, at 11:59, until Saturday night, October 27 at 11:59pm—without stopping— and will have more than 800 homeless animals eager to find a forever home. The marathon adoption of puppies and kitties will kick-off the festivities at midnight and then continue with the older animals for the rest of the 24 hour-long event. (Who will you take home?)

The Humane Society of Greater Miami, Miami-Dade Animal Services, and The Cat Network, together with rescue groups from all over South Florida, will host the event at the covered Equestrian Center in Tropical Park, 7900 Bird Road in Miami. This is a family affair with an entire Kid’s Festival, presented by the ASPCA, complete with rides, and fun games for children of all ages.

There will be entertainment and refreshments by a variety of vendors and performers including Ballet Dance Exchange, Belly Motions, Inc., Blood Centers of Florida, Canine Counselors, Carioca Capoeira Miami, D.J. Uneeq, Doggie Bag Café Chefs, Dogzy Collars, Alex Murga & Ezpinaz, Game Time, Glamour by J’s, Gourmet Truck Expo, Grove Naturals, Hurricane Jumpers, Ice Cream Time, Live! Modern School of Music, Maria Verdeja School of Arts, Mary Lundberg Art, Natalia Dance Show-Cabaret, PetSmart, Yomo Essentials, and more. Admission to the park is free and complimentary parking is available in the park.

“Our goal this year is to find homes for at least 600 deserving cats and dogs,” says Donna Tallon, Executive Director of the Humane Society of Greater Miami. “With the communities’ help, I am confident that we can do it!”

View the poster here.

For more information call David at 305-749-1818, or email