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Zordan
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Zordan
Zordan

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Hi, I’m Mrs. Butterworth!  💜  I am a larger kitty but the nice people at the shelter are helping me to lose weight safely. My former owner fed me quite a lot, so I would need an owner who would make sure food was only around at certain times for me. My size is an issue so I have to take a Gabapentin and a cosequin mixed into my wet food twice a day. I move around some but probably not nearly enough so a devoted family and some more moving would help me greatly. I eat prescription wet and dry food.
Since I am a larger gal, I might need some help with my daily grooming. I am best as an only kitty because I want to be your one and only.
I am very sweet and enjoy lots of love. I also like being talked to -- and I will talk back. 😻

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Address: 1915 S. Tamiami Trail, Venice FL
               (next to our adoption site)
Phone:    941.485.2347
Hours:     Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm
 
Donations accepted: Tuesday-Friday 10am-3pm
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​About Us

St. Francis Animal Rescue of Venice (SFAR Venice) is a 501(c)3 established in 1994.

 

We are a limited admission, free roaming, no-kill cat rescue. We support 100+ cats and kittens onsite and 75 in short- and long-term foster care, with 30-40 cats available for adoption at any given time. The shelter is funded by donations and legacy giving, and we rely on our thrift store to supplement our monthly expenses.

We have a small team of employees to manage, medicate and clean our rescue. Our dedicated volunteer team of approximately 50 individuals do whatever is necessary to keep our shelter and thrift store operational. Cats in our care receive medical treatment from Petworks Cat Clinic, Ark Animal Hospital and Bright Cross Animal Clinic. Foster families care for kittens until they are ready for adoption and others help to socialize cats who otherwise would be considered unadoptable. SFAR Venice focuses on rescuing and caring for those who would not be adoptable and would likely be euthanized.

We assist our community with education on cat behavior to keep cats in their homes. We provide referrals to free or low cost spay and neuter clinics in the area. We support trapping for TNR programs. We provide donated food for feral colonies and furnish food to families and food banks so pets can remain in their homes.     

 

SFAR Venice has adopted over 1,000 cats in the last five years and helped thousands of other cats through owner education and by providing food in our community.