Cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.
The Key West Cat Society / Venice Cat Coalition is dedicated to changing our nation's approach to the problem of too many homeless cats. Theresa and other volunteers solve this problem in two ways:
1. First an attitude of doing it "cat by cat." If the magnitude of the situation appears to be overwhelming, we methodically devise a plan to help the colony cats one at a time, until the breeding and other undesirable behaviors have been resolved. We work constantly to help those who are taking care of cats, particularly colonies and abandoned outdoor cats, to learn how they can get those cats fixed and get the tiny kittens out of there and into homes.
2. Second, we advocate and educate so that those who don't understand the availability of new programs for spay-neuter and the damage done by breeding pets can learn how they can be part of the solution. Sometimes this means advocacy with government managers or cat rescue groups.
Loving Cats. Magical, beautiful, innocent cats – whether they are feral or someone's pampered pet. Who will speak for the cats? We will.
Theresa has trapped more than 800 cats for spay, neuter and return programs in South Florida in the last 7 years. She has expertise in trapping difficult to catch cats, working with recalcitrant and argumentative involved persons, presenting pro-feral cat positions before federal and local government bodies, dealing with lawyers working on court cases involved cats (such as the famous civil law fight over BigToes in Key West several years ago).
She keeps a small sanctuary for a dozen or more rescue cats that have been difficult to place in private homes because of behavioral problems or simply that they never reversed their fearful, feral psychological temperament.
She founded the Key West Cat Society and Venice Cat Coalition to provide a small non-profit rescue aimed at making a big impact on the local level in the Key West and Venice, Florida, areas, where she maintains homes.
There is an application for adoption at: www.venicecatcoalition.com
Why should you adopt?
Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a cat or kitten versus getting cats for sale or kittens for sale from a cat breeder? When someone is breeding kittens, they are creating new cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of cat or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a cat for sale from a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with cats who must find homes. So rather than buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a cat or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.