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Cat Depot

2542 17th Street, Sarasota, FL 34234
+1 941-366-2404
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Ranked #1 of 89 Attractions in Sarasota
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Cat Depot is a no-kill, free-roaming rescue, adoption and education center in Sarasota, Florida. Cat Depot gives individualized care for cats and... more » Owner description: Cat Depot is a no-kill, free-roaming rescue, adoption and education center in Sarasota, Florida. Cat Depot gives individualized care for cats and kittens until they are adopted and we treat every cat with humane kindness, love and care. We believe in enforcing and protecting the rights of animals and educating and supporting the public in matters of feline care and behavior. Cat Depot is open 7 days a week and we welcome and encourage visitors from all over the world to come and spend time with our kitties. Even if you aren't ready to adopt, the cats still benefit from socializing with visitors and stand a better chance at getting adopted if they are comfortable around people. « less
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
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Alexandria, VA
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50 reviews 50 reviews
9 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Oh, my, this was the coolest place. My husband opted out of this excursion, but the girls (16 and 13) and I loved it. They were so welcoming when we got there, even though we had zero ability to adopt a cat and were there solely to play with them. We signed in, they told us the easy to follow... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Really adorable and fun if you love cats. Nothing I didn't like about it. Generally a great place overall

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Port Charlotte
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This is such a great organization, they have done and continue to help so many cats in need. The facility is awesome with plenty of places for the cats to play until they find their forever home.

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Florence, Toscana, Italy
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4 reviews 4 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This location is amassing, each room have tv, a lot of food, toys, the cats look very happy and healthy, the staff there love the animals, and they are super friendly.

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Punta gorda
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This place is amazing. With tons of cats for visitors to interact with, it is very easy to find a cat that is a good fit. Cats are kept in large caged rooms that have an outdoor patio for the cats to get sun. Cats over 1 yr old are $75 and kittens are $100.

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

10,000 square feet of furry love! I have visited Cat Depot several times just to play with the kitties. There is a small store at the entrance to purchase food and toys, but there is never any pressure to purchase or adopt. The facility is very clean and the animals are very well cared for by the Vets on site.

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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We went back there multiple times over two weeks and finally came home with a perfect kitten. Now, many months in we are about to go back and get another one. For $100 bucks and a clean background check you can take one of these guys home. They come fixed and with all their shots and a guarantee of a... More

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BERGEN COUNTY,N.J.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

While on vacation in Sarasota I picked up a pamphlet on cat depot,my wife is a cat lover and I enjoy volunteering at some charities back home so we ventured to check out this place.It is off the beaten path in an industrial type area,which is perfect for this type of venture.Its design is flawless to the point I wish... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Friendly staff. Clean facility. I wish more places would do it this way. No pressure, just come in and see if any lonely souls talk to your heart.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I lived in an apartment that wouldn't allow animals, so thank god Cat Depot was just down the road! Loved to stop by every now and then and give all those cats attention! The facility was very well taken care of- for a shelter, its as close a cat can get to a great home! The cat pods all have... More

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