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Animal Compassion Success Stories

Meet Lil' Bit

Lil BitLil' Bit was living north of Tampa, as an outside cat, being fed and cared for by a lady named Brandi. One day Brandi noticed there was something wrong with Lil' Bit. During a visit to the vet, it was discovered that Lil' Bit had been shot with a BB gun and was FIV positive. Being unable to keep Lil’ Bit, Brandi began the search to find a new home for the cat. She first contacted all of the local rescue organizations. All were full. Brandi then contacted Animal Compassion Project and drove more than three hours to bring Lil’ Bit to our Naples sanctuary. Lil' Bit has been living in our FIV house for almost two years, enjoying the company of other cats in her living area, all of whom have been diagnosed with FIV.
Animal Compassion is a Florida-based nonprofit.

We have exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Our tax ID number is 03-0409650. Our Florida registration number is CH 16980. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll free 800-435-7352 within the state or by contacting Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the state.


Welcome to Animal Compassion Project, Inc., based in Naples, Fl. Our mission is to promote alternatives to euthanasia and to Trap/Neuter/Return (TNR) feral and free-roaming cats; to assist individuals in need with spay/neuter and food for their cats and dogs; to advocate for the rights of all animals; to serve as an animal rescue resource; and to provide sanctuary for feral, free roaming, and special needs cats.

Some of the services we provide:

  • rescue feral cats and abandoned companion animals
  • advocate control of feral cat colonies through education and trap / neuter / return (TNR) programs
  • promote spaying and neutering of all feral cats and companion animals
  • serve as a feral cat and companion animal adoption resource
  • reduce animal suffering
  • provide health care for rescued animals
  • promote compassion toward feral cats and all other creatures
  • advocate for alternatives to euthanasia  

Watch Michele Antonia speak about Feral Cat Activism on Connect! WGCU Public Media.
Feral Cat Colonies

We maintain up to 10 cat colonies. Some of these colonies have been maintained for more than 15 years and have just a few cats remaining, a statistic that underscores the effectiveness of TNR programs. We assist other cat colony caretakers with TNR, provide food for cat colony caretakers, and help with veterinary medical care.

Cat Sanctuary

We also maintain a sanctuary for feral cats who are unable to be returned due to extenuating circumstances and for special needs cats. Our special needs cats come from cat colonies, from other animal welfare groups, from veterinarians, and from the general public. As space and resources allow, we accept FIV and leukemia positive cats, and feral cats with permanent injuries, such as the loss of an eye or lameness that would hinder their survival as free roamers. We are committed to the lifetime care of these animals, and they live out their lives keeping each other company in safe, comfortable, cage-free housing.