BE A HERO FOR ABANDONED CATS THAT NEED A LOVING HOME!

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!

 

Featured Feline: Nena

 

This weeks Featured Feline is Nena. Nena is a very friendly and loving girl with medium length hair. If you would like more information about Nena, please visit http://cats.thecatnetwork.org/bios/nena_lily.html

A Special Message From The Cat Network

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.

Featured Feline: Connie

 

This weeks  Featured Feline is Connie. Connie is very sweet and affectionate and looking for her forever home. If you would like more information about Connie, please visit http://cats.thecatnetwork.org/bios/connie_mard.html

Groupon Special: If 30 People Donate $10, Then The Cat Network Can Fund 15 Foster-Kitten Care Packages

More than 60 million cats currently live on the streets in the United States, according to data collected by the Feral Cat Coalition. If these cats are not spayed or neutered, they can act out with violence and breed rapidly, prompting many shelters to trap and euthanize them. The Cat Network of Florida supports the live sterilization of rescued cats and kittens, and finds them permanent homes with adoption-referral efforts and a comprehensive system of cat foster care.

To help improve the live release rate of feral cats in the Miami-Dade County area, The Cat Network’s transfer program places cats from shelters into foster homes, and then removes them to animal-rescue groups with high adoption rates. Foster families shelter cats for 10 days, feeding them, playing with them, and providing any necessary medical treatment. The Cat Network would like to provide kitten care packages to help foster families ease the cats’ transitions into their temporary homes. Each kitten care package contains a blanket and enough canned and dry cat food to feed between six and eight cats for a week.

Join G-Team and donate $10 to help foster families care for feral cats and kittens. If G-Team members raise $300, then The Cat Network can fund 15 foster-kitten care packages with food and blankets. Each additional $20 raised will fund another foster care package.

Unlike traditional Groupon deals, G-Team campaigns typically don’t offer you a “discount” or “savings.” When you click “Buy” to donate your time or money to a worthwhile G-Team cause, the only discount you may receive is 100% off free, priceless karma.

Please help us reach our goal by donating and spreading the worl to your family and friends.

Will you please help by donating $10 here: http://www.groupon.com/deals/gt-the-cat-network-of-florida

Thank you!

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.