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The ORCAT Program

ORCAT is Ocean Reef’s Trap-Neuter-Release (TNR) program for cats. In the late 1980s, Ocean Reef had a serious cat overpopulation problem. There were approximately 2000 cats on our island’s four square miles. In 1993, Ocean Reef resident, Alan Litman, with the cooperation of the Ocean Reef Community Association, founded and launched ORCAT.

With funding and help from generous volunteers, the spay/neuter project developed into an extremely successful operation.

Today ORCAT is recognized as a model TNR program throughout the country. The ORCAT population is now around 350, about 100 of which reside at the Grayvik Animal Care Center.

Visiting the cats at the Center is a very popular activity for children and adults alike, with visits often leading to adoptions.

Visiting hours are Monday through Friday from 10 am to 2 pm

If you are interested in adopting an ORCAT, please call the Grayvik Center at 305-367-4701 or email to make an appointment with Susan Hershey.

ORCAT's Pick Of The Week:

My Name is Mystic!

Mystic is one of ORCAT's pick of the week! Mystic is only 4 months old as of 6/30/17 and is looking for her forever home. Come by ORCAT to visit her!

Domestic Shorthair

My Name is Myrtle!

Myrtle is only 3 months old as of 6/30/17.  She's young, so she's active and a lot of fun to be around! If you are interested in making Myrtle your new fur baby, come visit her at ORCAT!

My Name is Sushi!

 This adorable fellow is Sushi! He's only 4 months old, he's extremely sweet and desperately wants to be a lap cat. He's been neutered, has all his shots and a clean bill of health. If you are looking to adopt a new fur baby, you don’t have to look any further! Come by and visit him at ORCAT, he's ready to go home today! 


Watch the videos below to learn more about ORCAT and the Grayvik Animal Care Center.