Ethics & impact
Our vision is a world where all cats' lives matter. A world where every cat knows love.
Our vision is a world where all cats' lives matter. A world where every cat knows love. Today, these cats are the lucky ones. Tomorrow, we will not have changed the world (yet) but we will have changed the world of cats in need throughout the communities of Collier County. It is a journey that For the Love of Cats will remain on. The day that our vision is fulfilled is a long way off. Our goal is to fuel the engine of change through education, collaboration, support and partnership with the community, and other like minded groups throughout Southwest Florida.
Our mission is to end the cruelty of pet over-population in Collier County. Our programs include working with the community to TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) stray, community and feral cats, assisting underserved communities and low-income members of the public with spay/neuter, wellness, and emergency veterinary care along with other support programs to help people to keep their pets.
Our mission is to end the cruelty of cat overpopulation in Collier County, FL.
Our goal is to make a difference in the lives
of Collier County's cats
Our goal is to make a difference in the lives of Collier County's cats in need. Kittens need to be rescued. Abandoned, stray, and community cats need to be fixed, vaccinated and cared for. Sick and injured cats from low-income families in underserved communities need preventative and emergency veterinary care. Older cats need promotion and financial incentive to get them adopted from shelters and into quiet, loving homes. These are big goals but ones that For the Love of Cats can achieve with your help.
Our Core Values
For the Love of Cats' core values are forged by our commitment to the highest ethical standards and drive our priorities, commitments and organizational decisions. These core values guide our behaviors, judgments and how we accomplish our mission.
We assure and maintain transparency in our relationships with each other and the community.
We dedicate the time and resources needed to make a difference every day.
We encourage diversity and welcome the opportunity to help the underserved.
We keep our commitments and make measurable progress towards our mission.
We are committed to the aid and support of those in need.
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
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.
Over the course of 20 years, our organization successfully TNR'd (Trap-Neuter-Return) the entire community of free roaming cats of Naples, 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 Naples, 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.