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Duette Animal Rescue Team, Inc

Duette, FL

Our Mission

DART was founded in 2020 in Duette in Manatee County. We are primarily focused on feral, stray, and abandoned cats and ex-pet exotic small mammals.

We are a cat sanctuary for feral and stray cats that are not socialized with people but do try to rehabilitate them in order to get them ready for eventual adoption. The cats that are not adoptable have a permanent home with us. All adoptable cats are available here on Petfinder but our Facebook page is the most up to date. We are unique in that we guarantee the cat's health and we pay for any medical costs EVEN after adoption if there are minor or major health issues encountered. We also ALWAY take the animal back at any time, NO QUESTIONS ASKED!

We pride ourselves in our senior foster program that allows seniors to have a permanent companion with a limited income where DART helps with all costs of care.

We also focus ex-pet small exotic mammals such as lemurs and kinkajous after learning about the plight for exotic pets held in captivity and lack of understanding of the care they need as wild animals. We support causes that advocate for conservation of these species in the wild in their native countries.

DART is an all-volunteer-based animal welfare organization dedicated to rescuing former domestic and exotic pets such as prosimians and cats with behavioral challenges. By working with a network of zoo's, private owners, zoo staff volunteer advocates, foster caregivers, local veterinarians, trainers and shelters, DART strives to rescue animals and provide these animals with behavioral rehabilitation and care as follows:

Adoption Policy

Adopters MUST fill out an application and questionnaire at All cats must be kept indoors and we do require a house visit to ensure that statements on paper match the environment that the cat will be in. Filling out an application does not guarantee the person can adopt the animal. If a person is renting their residence, we must have proof of pet deposit and authorization by landlords to have pets on the premises.

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