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Rescue Team

Cat Depot works diligently to rescue abandoned, abused, injured and relinquished cats and kittens and carefully find loving homes for these animals.

Cat Depot has partnered with the ASPCA, SPCA, Maddie's Foundation, American Humane and local humane organizations in Manatee, Sarasota and greater Florida to provide emergency medical relief for cats. 

Cat Depot staff and volunteers have trained with FEMA approved Florida State Animal Response Coalition and assisted with hoarding rescues involving over 1,000 cats including assisting with the placement of cats from Gainesville, Bradenton, Longboat Key, Anna Maria Island, Port St Lucie, Sarasota and Venice.

An Emergency Disaster Plan is in place for Cat Depot cats.



Want to Join our Rescue Team? Florida SARC Training is the first step!

Cat Depot is hosting the Florida SARC Awareness Level Small Animal Emergency Sheltering Class on April 11, 2015 and the class is being offered FREE of charge! Don't miss this exciting opportunity to gain the expertise and practical experience required to become a professional disaster animal responder.

Donate to Cat Depot's Emergency Response Team (CDERT) Fund
to ensure that Cat Depot is there when animals need us the most. Below are some examples of Cat Depot rescue efforst.

CDERT deploys

Cat Depot Assists ASPCA with rescue mission

January 2017 - Deployed at the request of the ASPCA®, CDERT helped care for sick cats in quarantine.


CDERT assists cats in need in DeSoto County

Emergency Response Team Deploys to Desoto County

May 2016 - Cat Depot's Emergency Response Team (CDERT) deployed to an undisclosed location in DeSoto County, providing shelter and medical care..


Cats come in from rescue operations around the country34 Cats arrive from local rescue, Alabama Animal Shelter, and South Carolina floods

Cats in need arrive to Cat Depot from local rescues and around the country. Examples include dozens of cats coming from Alabama and South Carolina.


Puppy Rescued in ASPCA Dog Fighting Raid

Cat Depot Assists ASPCA in Aiding Dogs Rescued in Raid

September 2013 - Deployed at the request of the ASPCA®, CDERT helped care for hundreds of dogs rescued in the second largest dog fighting bust in United States history.

CDERT Unloads Supplies at ASCPA Dog Fighting Raid

Multi-State, Federal Dog Fighting Raid

September 2013 - CDERT delivered donated items to the rescue workers who were assisting in the raid. 


CDERT Deploys in December 20132nd Largest Dog Fighting Raid in US History

December 2013 - CDERT again deployed to assist the ASPCA in caring for the dogs rescued in multi-state dog fighting raid. 


Tornado-ravaged Joplin, Missouri Rescue 

June, 2011 - In a response for help by the ASPCA, the Cat Depot Emergency Response Team (CDERT) deployed to Joplin, Missouri, to assist with the care and reunification of cats and dogs.

Joplin, Missouri, Temporary Shelter

June, 2011 - On the ground in Joplin, Missouri, CDERT members Tim Weeks and Greg Geweye care for 400 cats. 

Cat Depot Responds In Partnership with ASPCA 

June, 2011 - The trained CDERT members assist ASPCA and other animal organizations in the aftermath of the Joplin, Missouri, tornado. 



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