“Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole” – Roger Caras

“There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: MUSIC and CATS” – Albert Schwietzer

Companionship. Unconditional Love. Affection. There are a million reasons why domesticated animals/pets are an important and wonderful part of our culture. And while I could write a few thousand pages on the benefits of pet ownership, Today’s blog will focus on a Non-Profit whose mission is to tackle a far less pleasant aspect of the local pet/animal industry. It is the cause for all of those black and white television commercials where sad animals stare at you as Sarah McClachlan sings in the background: The unmanageable growth of our homeless pet population. 

The Animal Rescue Coalition (ARC)  is a High-Volume Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic located in Sarasota, Florida, whose mission is to end the killing of adoptable dogs and cats by making spay/neuter accessible to everyone. ARC provides and promotes spay and neuter as a means to end shelter overcrowding and to stop senseless euthanasia. By offering low-cost services to the public and other 501(c)(3) rescue groups, ARC is working to ensure that no animal has to give up its life to make room for another.


Sarasota, Manatee and the surrounding counties are currently experiencing an incredibly busy “kitten season” where all of the local rescues are inundated with kittens recently born to feral (free-roaming) cats.  

This Month we are honored to highlight the ARC’s “Romeo’s Fund” Program. The team from ARC shared that this unrestricted donation will support the community with free spay/neuter and vaccines for homeless cats in an effort to reduce the number of kittens born into a world that is already overrun with homeless animals. Twenty-five cats will be treated thanks to this generous donation. Noting that unaltered cats reproduce exponentially, this donation will help to reduce the number of homeless cats in this area for generations to come.

ARC will be hosting their annual fundraiser, The Unconditional Love Gala, at Michael’s on East on February 22, 2020.

Catalist Realty is proud to be a local partner and supporter of unrestricted donations for any and all non-profits. 

Give us a call today at 941.777.2968 or reach us at INFO@CATALISTREALTY.COM 

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