Tag Archives: cats

Name Your Own Price Adoptions 

Collier County Domestic Animal Services (DAS) works hard to find loving homes for all of kinds of animals at the shelter, but this month we are focusing on our feline friends. June is Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month, so we encourage you to make your house a home for one of our many four-legged friends. All adopters can name their own price for ... Read More »

Do You Know What to do When You Lose a Pet?

When a pet goes missing, it can be a stressful, trying ordeal for both animal and owners. Knowing what to do when you have lost a pet may help you get a quick and safe return for your furry friend, and Collier County Domestic Animal Services (DAS) is the go-to resource for responsible pet ownership. After looking for your pet ... Read More »

Home For The Holidays

Over the weekend, Collier County Domestic Animal Services (DAS) hosted a 33-hour Home for the Holidays Adopt-A-Thon event and found homes for 74 homeless animals. That’s 41 cats, 32 dogs and one hamster. During the event, DAS waived all adoption fees. In an effort to find homes for the remainder of the pets at the shelter, DAS is asking adopters ... Read More »

Homes Needed for Shelter Animals

Submitted  Over the weekend, Collier County Domestic Animal Services (DAS) hosted a 33-hour Home for the Holidays Adopt-A-Thon event and found homes for 74 homeless animals. That’s 41 cats, 32 dogs and one hamster. During the event, DAS waived all adoption fees. In an effort to find homes for the remainder of the pets at the shelter, DAS is asking ... Read More »

EXTREMES FROM HUMBLE SIMPLICITY TO OUTRAGEOUS LUXURY

By Ewout Rijk de Vries The silence was intense. There is no other place I have ever been that is so completely devoid of sound. We were standing at the top of a sand dune in the world’s largest desert, the Sahara. My wife, Jill, and I had been riding our camels accompanied only by a camel herder who clearly ... Read More »

Cat Adoptions Are $10 All Month

Submitted Collier County Domestic Animal Services (DAS) is running out of space to house cats and is asking the public for help. To help put it in perspective, Collier County DAS currently has 202 cats in its inventory, 22 that came into the shelter last Friday. That is 135 cats at the Naples shelter, two cats at the Immokalee shelter ... Read More »

Adopt-A- Thon Finds Homes for 45 Pets

Submitted Recently, Collier County Domestic Animal Services (DAS) held a 33-hour Adopt-A-Thon and found homes for 45 homeless animals. Twenty dogs, 21 cats and four mice found their forever homes during the event. That’s more than half the dogs in the adoption kennel. Three cats waiting for homes for more than a year were among the 21 adopted during the ... Read More »

DAS PREPARES FOR KITTEN SEASON

Spring not only brings warmer days and afternoon showers, it also brings kittens. Animal shelters and rescue organizations fill quickly during this time with an influx of kittens that come as a result of the unsterilized cat population in Collier County. In preparation for kitten season, Collier County Domestic Animal Services (DAS) will reduce the adoption fee to $10 for ... Read More »

Panther Kittens Safe Behind the Scenes at Naples Zoo

Last summer, Naples Zoo created a permanent home for a blind panther that also included space away from the public area to give temporary care for injured or orphaned panthers. Already, the Zoo has taken in two more panthers. The first arrival was a now six-month-old female that was orphaned in October when her mother was killed by a vehicle. The latest arrival ... Read More »

Cheetahs Spotted! Naples Zoo Coming January 12th

Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens is welcoming two new cheetahs to the nationally accredited zoo and historic garden. These elegant creatures will be coming from White Oak Conservation Center in North Florida. Both cats were born and raised at White Oak Conservation Center. The new cats in town are sisters and they are nine years old. The new cheetahs will ... Read More »

Domestic Animals Services Increase in Adoptions

Collier County Domestic Animals Services has seen a dramatic increase in the number of animals adopted from the shelter. Adoptions in 2015 have increased 24 percent over 2014 adoptions. This increase is partly due to some very important community partnerships. Our partnerships with rescue organizations helped us increase the number of animals sent to these organizations by 24 percent over ... Read More »

COLLIER DAS OFFERS CERTIFIED, PRE-OWNED CATS FOR $10

Collier County Domestic Animal Services (DAS) is offering certified, pre-owned cats for only $10 down, with 0 percent financing and no payments, ever! From now until Jan. 31, DAS will offer the 80 percent discount on its feline friends in an effort to find homes for them. DAS is currently housing, feeding and caring for 104 of Collier County’s homeless cats. ... Read More »

COLLIER DAS ADOPT-A-THON FINDS HOME FOR 40 PETS

Collier County Domestic Animal Services (DAS) hosted Home for the Holidays Adopt-A-Thon last weekend and found homes for 40 animals. During the event, DAS discounted adoption prices considerably. Dogs could be adopted for $25, usually $85, and cats could be adopted for $10, usually $60. During the event, 17 dogs and 22 cats found their forever homes. That’s over half ... Read More »

Blessing of the Animals

By Samantha Husted On October 7, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church held its annual Blessing of the Animals event. Though all pets were welcomed, it was predominantly dogs in attendance, and one brave cat, Daphne. All donations benefitted the Human Society of Naples. Reverend Kyle Bennett called the ceremony to order with a song titled, “All God’s Critters,” performed by him ... Read More »

Chop-Chop

MIND, BODY AND SPIRIT Laurie Kasperbauer lkasperbauer@gmail.com “The heart is like a garden. It can grow compassion or fear, resentment or love. What seeds will you plant there?” ~ Buddha Growing up, as a young girl I was lucky enough to have grandparents who lived on a farm. I say “lucky enough,” because to a young child the expanse of land ... Read More »

DAS OBSERVES BLACK ANIMAL AWARENESS WEEK, OFFERS DISCOUNTS

Anyone that has worked in an animal shelter will tell you the color of an animal’s coat is indicative of the length of their stay at the shelter. Black pets are often overlooked in adoption in favor of lighter-colored pets. Whatever the reason for the coat color bias, one thing is certain – pets of all colors make great companions. ... Read More »

Naomi’s Training Table

FOR THE LOVE OF CATS Naomi the cat and Karina Paape chestergun@comcast.net Dear Fellow Felines: On Sunday, October 4, the island will be aswarm with spandex-clad athletes competing in the Marco Island Fitness Challenge Triathlon. As supervisor here at For the Love of Cats, I have thrown our whiskers into the ring with my team “Meow Power”. The three-discipline event is ... Read More »

Naomi’s “Meow Power”

FOR THE LOVE OF CATS Naomi &Karina Paape chestergun@comcast.net Dear Fellow Felines: It’s official! My triathlon team has a name – “Meow Power.” A big thanks to all of you who answered last month’s call for team name submissions. The winning name was submitted by Claire Baumler, one of my volunteers. What do you, dear readers, think of a minor team ... Read More »