Cat Depot, the Resource for Rescue, Adoption, and Education

 

Cat Depot's mission is to save lives, find loving homes, and provide the resources and education to improve the destiny of homeless cats.

Cat Depot, a nonprofit, no-kill, free-roaming center, is recognized for its progressive design and commitment to helping homeless, abandoned, and injured cats and kittens.


Cat Depot works diligently to rescue abandoned, abused, and injured felines.

Rescue


Cat Depot works daily to rescue abandoned, abused, injured, relinquished, and free roaming community/feral cats and kittens. In 2015, Cat Depot rescued 1,430 felines and assisted with local and national rescues.


Cat Depot strives to make purrfect matches between cats and adopters

Adoption


Our goal is to find a good match and loving home for every cat who enters Cat Depot. Dedicated efforts have resulted in increased adoption numbers every year for the last five years.


Cat Depot holds all sorts of educational events and seminars

Resource/Humane Education Program


Cat Depot provides volunteers and the community with educational activities that promote awareness and knowledge of cat behavior and care through public workshops, printed material, and online resource library.


Community Cat Program

Community Cat/TNVR (Trap, Neuter, Vaccinate, Return) Program


Our Community Cat Program was developed to educate the public about free-roaming cats, supply food for community cats and personal pets, offer resources for free and low-cost medical care, loan traps and offer transportation assistance, provide free and low cost spay/neuter surgeries, and place adoptable cats and kittens into loving homes.


Cat Care Clinic

Rose Durham Cat Care Clinic


In an effort to care for sick and injured cats and their distressed owners, Cat Depot opened a small yet highly functional discount clinic. Reduced prices have helped people and their pets in Sarasota and Manatee counties, and as far away as North Port and Tampa.


Upside down kitty

Accomplishments in 2015
 

1. Rescued 1,430 homeless cats and kittens and placed 1,332 into loving homes. 

2. Worked with local animal welfare groups and Sarasota County Animal Services to increase adoptions and decrease euthanasia.
 

3. Community Cat Program:

 - Community Food Bank distributed over 19,500 lbs. of dry food and 8,750 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 traps to individuals and animal welfare organizations to capture injured cats and colony cats for sterilization. 

   
- Grants awarded to spay/neuter 1,648 community cats and personal pets.

4. Operated 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), International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), and Best Friends Animal Society. 

6. Rescued cats from local hoarding and animal abuse cases as well as from an Alabama shelter abuse case and from the flood waters in South Carolina. We provided medical care, food, and love to help the cats heal so they could find loving homes. 

7. Averaged 179 volunteers each month who contributed close to 22,000 hours of their time.

8. Hosted several educational events including a Pet CPR/First Aid Class, two Florida State Animal Response Coalition training classes, and cat behavior classes by local veterinarians.

 

CAT DEPOT, INC. MEETS ALL REQUIREMENTS SPECIFIED BY THE FLORIDA SOLICITATION OF CONTRIBUTIONS ACT. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE 1-800-435-7352 WITHIN THE STATE, OR GO TO WWW.FRESHFROMFL.COM. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. REGISTRATION NUMBER: CH16739.

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