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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 TNR 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 Grayvik 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 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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