Casting For Cats started in 2001, a ladies, one-day backcountry fishing tournament to raise money to help feral cats here in the Upper Keys. What started out as a fun day of fishing has now become out major fund raiser to help so many needy animals. We are a 501(c)(3) charity recognized by the State of Florida. The tournament is held the third weekend in October every year. This will be our 11th year, and as always, all proceeds go totally to the animals.
We are so proud to now be partners with the Caring for Cats clinic and the Upper Keys Veterinary Hospital. In January of 2011, Casting for Cats was able to purchase for the clinic a new top-of-the-line X-ray machine and thousands of dollars worth of cages. It is because of the support of the community and so may giving people this was able to happen. Casting for Cats has paid for all the spay and neuter clinics for the past 2 years. In the 9 years since the clinic opened, thousands of cats and dogs have been treated. We are so happy to say that several hundred have found good and loving homes.
- Caring for Cats Clinic
- Wild Bird Center
- Turtle Hospital
- Shriner’s Children’s Hospital
- Matecumbe Historical Trust
Download Official 2012 Casting for Cats Entry Form
Casting for Cats 2012 Event Flyer
Casting for Cats 2011 official tournament results
Casting for Cats: October 19-20, 2012
Poor Girls Sailfish Tournament: February 5-6, 2013
Caring for Cats, 10 Year Celebration "Fur Ball" April 19, 2013
Poor Girls Dolphin Tournament: June 21-22, 2013
Casting for Cats 2013: October 18-19, 2013
Casting for Cats is a volunteer group who freely
give their time and support for the feral cats of the Upper Keys.
We are a non-profit charity so all the money raised stays in the
Upper Keys for the spay/neuter clinic and caring for feral cats.
If you would like to join our volunteer group or need information
on “Free Vouchers” for the spaying/neutering of any cat at the Caring
for Cats Clinic call Sharon Mahoney-Ellenwood at 305-852-5549 | 305-664-2012
or Margie Schwartz at 305-664-5575, or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Organizers anticipate over 80 female anglers competing for awards in
numerous categories and divisions
(bait, artificial and fly.)
To request more information about Casting for Cats,
or to purchase Casting for Cats tournament merchandise
(hats and t-shirts), please fill out this form.
Special Thanks to our Sponsors!