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Osceola Community Cat Program

3910 Old Canoe Creek Rd.
St. Cloud, Florida 34769
Office hours:
Monday through Friday 11:00 am – 1:00 pm.
Closed on holidays.

Best Friends Mission

To bring about a time when there are no more homeless pets.

Best Friends Vision

A better world through kindness to animals.

Best Friends Guiding principles

Golden Rule:
To treat all living things as we ourselves would wish to be treated.
Kindness:
To demonstrate compassion and respect for all living creatures.
Positive influence:
To judge our effectiveness by the extent to which animal lives are saved and improved, and by the positive experience of the people we touch.
Leadership:
To lead by example, developing, promoting and sharing great new ideas and programs to help animals.
Authenticity:
To do what we say we do.
Transparency:
To be open and honest in our relationships.
Text from the Best Friends Animal Society website.
Visit their website at https://www.bestfriends.org.

 

Contact the program staff.

phone: 407-608-2764
Osceola’s Best Friends email address is osceolacats@bestfriends.org.

Helping stray cats: TNR is the key.

Nearly three-quarters of cats who enter our nation’s animal shelters each year are killed. Most are free-roaming, stray or feral cats. Here at Best Friends, we refer to them as community cats. Although some of these cats are adoptable, many more are not. And for unadoptable cats, a trip to the shelter is often fatal.

TNR saves cats’ lives.

Trap-neuter-return (TNR) entails trapping, neutering, vaccinating, and returning community cats to their original outdoor locations. It is not only the most humane method of preventing cats from entering the shelter system, it’s the most effective.
TNR also ensures the cats’ health and welfare. Once these cats are sterilized and vaccinated, they can live healthy, happy lives in their communities, where caring residents look out for them. Sterilization and vaccination provide a public health benefit to the community, too, a vast improvement over the failed trap-and-kill approach that’s been used for generations.

How Best Friends is helping.

Best Friends sterilizes, vaccinates and releases tens of thousands of community cats each year, preventing many thousands of births.
Support TNR and help reduce the number of community cats, and ultimately the number of cats being killed in America’s shelters.