Sunday, April 15, 2012


Through my effort to help save the Loews cats, I’ve recently become aware of a wonderful organization located in Winter Park, Florida.

CARE Feline TNR is a nonprofit organization committed to reducing the population of community and abandoned cats in Orange County, Fla. through Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR). They work in conjunction with Orange County Animal Services (OCAS) to offer free spay/neuter and vaccines for community and abandoned cats.

CARE is operated entirely by volunteers. Caretakers maintain feral colonies throughout Orange County. They provide food and medical attention to the community cats that live in these colonies. Caretakers work diligently to TNR each and every cat in a colony. This process requires a long-term commitment by a person who genuinely cares about the cats and will follow through with the entire program.

CARE volunteers have worked tirelessly to ensure that the Loews cats are quickly removed from Orange County Animal Services and taken to temporary foster homes. So far, fourteen cats have been trapped and taken to OCAS. CARE Feline TNR has paid their “bail” and covered the cost of any medical treatment, as well as providing food and adequate housing. CARE recently received a generous donation from Alley Cat Allies to help cover these costs.

CARE is funded by donations from the public. You can help support their effort to save the Loews cats by making a donation on their website. You can also “like” their Facebook page to follow their ongoing effort to help community and abandoned cats in Orange County.   


  1. Maybe people should take the money they save from NOT staying at Loew's ultra-high-priced hotels and send it to CARE. Three cheers for CARE and their volunteers.

  2. I just can't understand why a customer service driven organization would continue to do something so stupid. I love TNR programs. There is a community in Hampton called Phoebus that has been doing TNR for years through a Cat rescue group called the Cat Corner. CARE deserves a lot of credit for saving the Loew's cats!

  3. Thanks for trying to help the Loew's cats and for highlighting a great rescue group like CARE.

  4. Thanks for sharing this great info regarding Loew's and CARE's TNR program. We can't believe how Loew's management doesn't "get" that what they're doing is so wrong and the harm it's doing to the Loew's brand. We'll never stay at one again (and since mom helps to organize conventions fur her group in NJ, she'll be sure to never recommend a Loew's Hotel in the future).

  5. TNR is such an important, crucial element of our society, yet so many don't realize the true value of this program. Thanks for highlighting the Loewes situation, Florida stray cats - and kudos to CARE for all the heartwarming work they do!