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Mission Statement

Cat Depot's mission is to save lives, find loving homes, and provide the resources and education to improve the destiny of homeless cats.


Cat Depot is the largest feline animal shelter in Sarasota, Florida. Since opening to the public in 2004, we have housed and cared for over 3,500 cats, finding homes for over 2,000. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization.

What makes cat depot unique :

  • We are a no-kill facility.
  • We give individualized care for cats until they are adopted.
  • We provide large free-roaming enclosures for many of the cats in our care.
  • We help protect the rights of abused animals.

Cat Depot...

  • rescues abandoned, abused, injured and relinquished cats
  • locates homes for rescued kittens/cats
  • assists citizens in the trapping and neutering of stray and feral cats
  • socializes feral kittens so they can be domesticated
  • provides resources to pet owners who need assistance caring for the needs of their pet
  • assists pet owners in finding low-cost spay-and-neuter resources


Average Review 9 reviews

Would you recommend Cat Depot?

by Elizabeth B. (2017-05-16 09:03:53.0)
I love volunteering as a Cat Socializer at Cat Depot. This is a wonderful organization and a gorgeous facility that is very well run. Cat Depot is a no kill shelter where the staff works hard to find good homes - and the right homes - for cats and kittens.
by Debbie H. (2017-05-15 16:07:13.0)
I have worked as a foster home for Cat Depot for the past year. As a volunteer in cat rescue for the past 25 years, I have worked with several organizations. NO ONE works harder than Cat Depot to make sure the cats adopted are healthy. The support received from medical staff for foster homes, (even after hours), is incredible. You are not on your own if a foster cat gets sick. It is truly a wonderful place to volunteer or adopt a cat.
by Jeff G. from Sarasota, FL (2017-05-15 09:57:37.0)
Cat Depot is a fun place to volunteer. You can do as much or as little as you want. The schedule is very flexible. Also, it is a nice clean place to volunteer.
by Peggy R. (2017-05-15 07:56:44.0)
The cat Depot really cares about its volunteers. It is a nice clean place to work and often times they have treats or free items that are available to volunteers and staff alike. It is Well organized with specific responsibilities for each position. You can do as much or as little as you would like. There are always new opportunities,Classes and training that you can participate in. it is a pleasant place to volunteer and the cats need extra help.
by Andrea G. (2017-05-15 05:42:22.0)
Cat Depot is a great organization. Volunteered for over a year and will again when I have the time. They are dedicated to saving the lives of cats needing homes. Totally mission oriented. The staff is great, the facility is top-notch, and volunteering is very rewarding. I worked at the front-desk. Would recommend that position for someone people oriented. Very satisfying.