1% of your purchase gets automatically donated to the EcoLeo Animal Rescue Project, and other small animal rescues, that help so many animals in need! It is usually the whiskered variety, but we don't discriminate!
** 100% of donations go towards the animals. We are strictly volunteer based and do not pay for admin, for our time, etc. **
Before it became a full-time business, EcoLeo was founded as a "side hussle" to raise funds for rescue work. To further align our actions with our beliefs and commitment to protecting cats in need, our founder, Tania, launched the EcoLeo Rescue Project, a Florida registered Non-profit.
The Rescue focuses on helping stray and feral cats in Florida, home to over 1 million homeless cats. These are the forgotten, non-adoptable cats that so many other rescues overlook because they cannot be placed in foster or shelters. Whether it be TNVR (trap, neuter, vaccinate, return), providing medical care to a cat hit by a car, finding placement for friendly cats, or persuing a case of animal abuse, we do what is needed whenever we can. Below we highlight some of our current and past work that wouldn't be possible without your support!
DISCLAIMER: Some of the contents below may be disturbing to some.
Meet some of the
community cats we feed!
The coronavirus pandemic has proven difficult for all. At the onset of city closures and Stay At Home orders, EcoLeo's founder, Tania, noticed many cats suddenly all over the streets, clearly looking for food. It was apparent that their regular feeders and caretakers had stopped coming to the area and were probably out of work and sheltered in place. Every morning, Tania doubled up her face masks, packed her vehicle with food and water and made the rounds to feed approximately 25 hungry kitties in the downtown area. A few were also spayed/neutered and vaccinated (TNR). A couple of the friendly ones were adopted.
She continues to feed them to this day and finds it very therapeutic during this difficult time. Due to the year-round mild temperatures in Florida, it is practically mating season year round. There are approximately 1,000,000 homeless cats in Miami. Unfortunately, they are considered 'pests' by many and are frequently victims of food poisoning and other abuse. In an effort to save lives and control the population, county wide TNR (Trap, Neuter, Return) program is in place to allow cats to be sterilized free of charge and returned back to their colonies as a way to humanely control the population.