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our impact

For the Love of Cats strives to be a champion for cats in need throughout the underserved communities of Collier County.


We focus our efforts on collaboration with other organizations and public outreach to assist, educate, train, support, and build awareness.

More than 5500 Cats sterilized through our TNR Program

More than 575,000 Kittens not born into the wild from our TNR Program

$76,000+ spent on vet care to help low-income families with ailing cats

Adopted 2600+ Cats and Kittens through rescue and fostering

180+ Senior Cats adopted county-wide with our Seniors for Seniors Program

impact statement

For the Love of Cats hit the ground running in 2002 as the only all cat, all volunteer, no-kill rescue in Collier County. We were doing TNR (trap-neuter-return) for feral cats long before it was an approved ordinance of Collier County. With over 75 volunteers at one point, our organization made a positive impact on the population of feral cats in our local communities and throughout the underserved of Collier County. Our productive relationships with the veterinary community, all of the other rescue and shelter groups, Collier County Domestic Animal Services and the public have been instrumental in saving thousands of feline lives. Since our inception, we have expanded into many vital programs outside of our original mission of TNR to the benefit of cats in need throughout the underserved communities of Collier County.

Impact Facts
  • Over the course of 15 years, our organization successfully TNR'd (Trap-Neuter-Return) the entire community of free roaming cats of Marco Island, Goodland, and Isles of Capri, Florida. TNR programs are the most humane and effective approach to managing community cat populations.

  • Created a Volunteer Network to feed and monitor the wellbeing of our TNR’d community cat colonies of Marco Island, Goodland, and Isles of Capri. We continue to provide food, supplies, and training to our community cat volunteers, as well as new volunteers interested in TNR for cats in their neighborhood.

  • Our organization has answered over 65,000 phone calls from the public. We are a vast resource for the community with topics ranging from behavioral advice, veterinary information, community cat resources, TNR techniques, and financial assistance to help a sick or injured cats and kittens.

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