The Feline Network of the Central Coast is celebrating its 10th anniversary.
Cat lovers Christine Collie and Elaine Genasci started the organization with a $500 private donation. It gained nonprofit status in September 2002.
That year, it helped adopt more than 250 rescued and homeless cats, and coordinated spaying and neutering for more than 300.
From 2005 to now, the Feline Network has spayed or neutered about 1,000 cats each year, finding homes for more than 200, according to a news release.
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The organization is not a permanent sanctuary for cats and kittens.
About 75 volunteers operate as foster families for new litters and care for cats until adoption. It also provides spay and neuter financial assistance for existing cat owners and operates a Trap, Alter, Release program for feral cats.