Found starving under an old van in the pouring rain, Bindi has blossomed into a warm and fun-loving little booger in foster care. Initially timid in his new environment, he is now quick to make friends with both cats and even dogs!
He is a spunky, quirky little guy who loves to sneak up on his playmates to initiate the funniest games of tag before finding a cozy sunray or cardboard box to recharge in.
If you’ve got a friend whose life could be enriched by a happy, playful kitty, Bindi may be the purrrfect fit!
Giselle was rescued when she was only 4 months old and pregnant from an alleyway in downtown Fort Lauderdale. She was scared and wanted nothing to do with any human around her. Her babies unfortunately all passed but through love, patience, and behavior therapy by our expert staff, you would never know that Giselle was ever anything but sweet and affectionate. She is now full of vibrant, positive energy and curiosity, and you can always find her having a blast with one of her favorite toys.
If you’re looking to add a little humor, sass, and spice to your life contact us today and come meet this spunky little gal! She’s one of those boss girl kitties who’s super fun and a joy to be around!
Harvey Lee Dent is a big, beautiful sweet girl. She loooves attention, is incredibly affectionate, and will let you pet her all day! If you’re looking for a couch buddy, Harvey Lee Dent is your girl! Every day, she finds the comfiest spot in Cat World and that’s where you’ll find her.
We have fallen in love with Harvey Lee and so will you! Don’t miss out on meeting this beauty today!
At just over a year, Bella came to us off the mean streets guarding what was probably not her first litter of kittens. Once her little ones were raised, she went on to win ‘mom of the year’ by also rearing 2 additional orphaned litters with tender love and patience. Now it’s calming, soothing, Bella’s turn to retire from motherhood and find her perfect home!.
Fill out an adoption application today. Come meet this kind and gentle soul.
Tatum used to live on the streets and as a stray kitty, you can imagine what life was like, always on hyper-alert protecting yourself from your surroundings. When Tatum first came to us, he was scared, and he would often run and hide. However, he’s shown great strides during his time with us and continues to understand that Cat World is a safe and loving place! Although still a bit skittish, once comfortable, Tatum is sweet and enjoys being pet and his favorite activity is lounging around catching a few sun rays while finding peace in his day.
Open your hearts to this beautiful, sweet boy. Contact us today!
Ocho is a super-loving beautiful black kitty! He’s also incredibly playful and wonderful to have around. We feel so lucky that this handsome young stud came to us and we simply can’t wait for him to find his furever home. DO NOT miss out on this super gem! You will fall head over heels for him and there will be no turning back! We look forward to hearing from you. Happy adopting!
Tanya Lynn Heller, our Founder and Clowder Queen, grew up in Michigan loving all kinds of animals. The study of feline behavior has always been a special passion for her. Tanya has worked in Animal Medicine and related industries for over 4 decades. While living in Washington DC, she worked extensively in referral animal medicine, pet stores, and zoos. While working with the Smithsonian and The World Wildlife Federation, she vastly expanded her knowledge of exotics. In Washington DC, Tanya ran the very popular and successful Capital City Ball for over 8 years (a charity that raises awareness and money to fight human trafficking domestically in the United States). Although she did not always work directly in the pet industry, she always worked hard to improve the quality of life for all animals through her fundraising efforts and hands-on volunteering. When Tanya moved to Fort Lauderdale, she and her husband, Andrew Heller, undertook a massive estate renovation. During the first construction phase, the neighbors and contractors discovered Tanya was the perfect person to contact when a stray cat was discovered alive or dead. As the first summer wore on, the amount of calls concerning cats skyrocketed. Tanya rescued, tamed, and placed cats & kittens in the homes of her contractors, her friends, her family, her friend’s families’ contractors… Just about everyone she knew got hit up hard to take on a friendly feline. But just as soon as she placed two kittens, it seemed a new mom kitty with kittens would show up in her back yard. Tanya and Andrew were amazed by the unending flood of kitties wandering around her neighborhood. Though most rescues shy away from working with the truly fractious ferals, Tanya discovered that with great time and saintly patience, most of these furry devils could be turned into warm and loving furry family members.
Tanya, with the generous help of her kind, handsome, and brilliant husband, Andrew, created a cat charity to attack the critical feral cat problem in their community. They created a cat sanctuary where cats can thrive in a loving, safe environment. Tanya and her wonderful staff work tirelessly to trap feral cats and provide behavior therapy to help them live long, happy lives in forever homes. Tanya and her staff at Purrr also work to educate people and cats on how to live harmoniously together.
Currently, Tanya has her own private zoo living at Isla Bahia. Her zoo consists of two tanks of Tropical fish, three conures, a bearded dragon, a box turtle, two sulcata tortoises, 3 guinea pigs, 5 bunnies, two rescue potcake puppies, and multiple clowders of kitties to love!
Tanya enjoys working with all the local shelters, rescues, and charities. She believes it is only by working together that our hard work and combined knowledge will create a better world for Cats!
Andrew Heller has devoted himself to charitable efforts throughout his life. He co-founded Purrr, Inc, in 2019 with his wife, Tanya Lynn Heller, to help capture, spay, neuter, and domesticate feral cats and kittens in Broward County and find forever homes for them. He has deepened his love for animals and regularly helps rehabilitate and care for a variety of rescue cats and dogs including a variety with health challenges such as blindness and other health issues.
Andrew was a Member of the Board of Overseers and of the Graduate Advisory Board of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania for 21 years. He is a member of the Board of Governors of the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale which is associated with Nova Southeastern University. And he is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Jack and Jill Children’s Center in Fort Lauderdale, FL, a preschool and elementary school serving underprivileged children. He is the Trustee of the Andrew M. Heller Family Foundation.
Professionally, Andrew founded Heller Capital Corporation in 1986. Heller Capital has provided financing for start-up companies and acquisitions in manufacturing, financial services, medical technology, real estate development and finance, and natural resource exploration and development.
Andrew received a BA in Math and Economics from Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT in 1977. And he received an MBA in International Finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1979.
Hi! I’m Angie. My passion for animals has been lifelong and all-consuming. I have never stayed long in a home where I could not have pets (seriously, I bought my first home specifically so that I could have more fur babies). I’ve pranced along many different career paths throughout the years, but helping establish and maintain a strict standard of excellence for Purrr is the first thing I’ve ever done that truly felt like home.
I honed my skills in marketing, planning, and management in the corporate world, earning several awards and commendations along the way, but I always felt like something was missing. Joining Purrr has given me purpose and drive, knowing that even the tiniest thing I do is making the biggest difference in the lives of animals that may otherwise have been looked over. I simply cannot see myself doing anything else – this is my dream job and I look forward to taking Purrr to new heights!