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 Welcome to the Venice Cat Coalition

​​ The 2024 Giving Challenge starts TODAY, and we are asking you to join us in our efforts to make this the most awesome day of giving Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte, and DeSoto counties has ever seen! This 24-hour event runs from noon-to-noon, April 9th to the 10th. Our founder, Theresa Foley, has pledged $3,000 to match the first $3,000 donated (which also will be matched by The Patterson Foundation.) So, the 2024 campaign for our area cats promises to be the most successful ever if you can do your part of a $25-$100 donation on their GP platform during the designated 24 hours April 9 and 10.

You can begin donating today at noon:
Giving Challenge donation link

Our Mission: VCC is a grass roots cat rescue/non-profit focused on helping local cats and contributing to the reduction of euthanasia in local shelters. Long term VCC hopes to see Sarasota and Charlotte counties convert to become true "No Kill" communities for cats and dogs.

Where it all began: The Venice Cat Coalition (VCC) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) animal rescue organization based in Venice, Florida. VCC was founded in 2006. Its purpose is to promote feline spay-neuter in our community to reduce the euthanasia of cats in shelters and reduce the number of kitten births. Our programs include spay-neuter and Trap-Neuter-Return assistance, cat and kitten adoptions and medical assistance to "last chance" community cats.

Achievements: As of 2020, the VCC has brought approximately 150-800 cats annually to vets or free clinics for sterilization, taken in approximately 100-450 cats and kittens per year needing rehoming, and successfully advocated for new policies and practices in Sarasota, Desoto and Charlotte counties regarding cats and animals. VCC’s budget grew from $6,000 in its first year to more than $40,000 annually in recent years. Strong partnerships and relationships were forged with numerous businesses and vendors. VCC established non-profit shelter discount programs with companies like Pfizer, Bayer, IDEXX and others. We have partnered with local pet stores and vet offices for adoptions and Petsmart Charities became a valuable partner in their rescue programs for cats. Grants were awarded from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, the national ASPCA, PetSmart Charities, the Petco Foundation and Hewlett Packard. Best Friends No More Homeless Pets network also provided financial aid to VCC’s pediatric program.


CONTACT US: (941) 525-4568 | Email:  info@venicecatcoalition.comFacebook | P.O Box 991, Venice, FL, United States, Florida

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Cassidy is a very friendly 5 year old, who has a cute twin brother named Butch.  They have more about Cassidy
Butch is a very friendly 5 year old, who has a cute twin brother named Cassidy.  They have more about Butch

Venice Cat Coalition tax deduction information:  IRS Tax ID EIN 26-3193138 |  Florida Department Of Agriculture & Consumer Services registration # CH34716
A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the division of consumer services by  calling toll-free (800-435-7352) within the state.
Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation 
by the state.