Accomplishments in 2014
1. Rescued 1,123 homeless cats and kittens and placed 1,045 into loving homes.
2. Worked with local animal welfare groups and Sarasota County Animal Services and accepted 246 cats and kittens to increase adoptions and decrease euthanasia.
3. Community Cat Program:
- Community Food Bank distributed over 17,800 lbs. of dry food and 13,414 cans of wet food to those supporting feral cats and those who are in need of cat food for their personal pets in Sarasota and Manatee Counties. We helped feed 240 personal pets and over 500 community cats.
- Loaned 465 traps to individuals and animal welfare organizations to capture injured cats and colony cats for sterilization.
- Grants awarded to spay/neuter 834 community cats and personal pets.
4. Opened a Cat Care Clinic providing low-cost veterinary services to people who are unable to afford traditional veterinary care for their pets.
5. Continued Cat Depot Emergency Response Team (CDERT) efforts with partner American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), along with Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and Best Friends Animal Society.
6. Rescued a total 58 cats from five hoarding situations in the state of Florida. We provided medical care, food and love to help the cats heal so they could find loving homes.
7. Averaged 176 volunteers each month who contributed over 18,931 hours of their time.
8. Winner Best Nonprofit - SRQ Magazine Best of 2014
9. Hosted several educational events including a Pet CPR/First Aid Class, Paw Project film screening, two Florida State Animal Response Coalition training classes and Take Action for Animals Lecture featuring Kate MacFall, Florida state director for The Humane Society of the United States and Carey Theil, executive director of GREY2K USA.