We thank you very much for your donation. With out you their will be no Puffy Paws Kitty Haven.
Every time you donate you are giving the gift of life for the kitties.
Please accept this as our personal thank you at this time.
We are very sorry at this time as it is almost impossible to send out a personal thank you to each and ever donor. It is basically my wife and I running the daily operation of Puffy Paws Kitty Haven.
Let me fill you in on the details.
The very sad fact of the matter is that it's has been my wife and I taking care of the kitties by ourselves for a very long time.
On May 1st, 2011. The Englewood Sun Herald published a letter to the Editor in which I wrote begging for help from our community.
My wife and I are only two people running Englewood, Florida's "World's Greatest Cathouse." Puffy Paws Kitty Haven is a 501(c) (3) non-profit, no-kill cat hospice & rescue specializing in providing quality and loving care to special needs cats; we have 100 adoptable kitties that need homes.
Our current help consists of a few volunteers and the court ordered Community Service Personnel. These people are folks who got into trouble and are trying to pay their debts to society.
We have been begging this community for help for years with adoptions , PR, and fund-raising events.
We finally have a handful of volunteers who put on a monthly adoption event but that is not enough; we need more people.
While the Humane Society and other rescue groups in the area enjoy paid employees and a host of volunteers, we do not.
We do not get paid; 100% of all donation goes to the kitties and the operating expenses. Are books are open to the public.
It Cost Over $11,000 a month to run Puffy Paws Kitty Haven.
In 2012 I raised $144,000 by myself, just by asking for help and $125,000 of that came from kitty lovers from around the world donating through PayPal.& Network for Good.
The very sad reality is that the only ones who suffered were the community cats that we could not help because we could not take them in and find homes.
You can change all of this by volunteering your time.
For more information call 941-623-8904 or go to our website.
Puffy Paws Kitty Haven
My wife and I takes care of the special need & unwanted kitties together.
We still have to work 15 hours day because Sarasota Code Enforcement banned all traffic at the Haven.
CLICK HERE - To Read The Story As Seen In The Englewod Edge
Chrissy and I hauls in 360 pounds of cat litter in the Haven daily & takes it back out. We wash over 20 cat litter boxes daily. Every four hours the kitties are feed at 10 feeding stations, We vacuum & mop and dust daily. Chrissy gives out meds. We groom the kitties. We tends to the sick ones. She runs to the Vet and the store for supplies too. We put on a 'Live' show on USTREAM every Sunday @ 10pm to get the adoptable kitties home. We do this this day in and day out. She does the work of a paid staff of 10.
My job is to raise the $225 dollars a day to take care of the kitties daily needs, plus the operating expensive of $3,00 a month, and vet care of $2,000 a month , every single day.
On most days I work up to 15 hours a day to accomplish this.
In addition to helping Chrissy with the kitties. I run the Collectable Shop. I raise funds on-line. I run to the Vet.. I'm our Web Master. I do all the graphic art work. I update on fb everyday. I pick up the kitties daily supplies in the evening. I pay the bills. I put out the SOS's for help.I put out all the fires that pop out daily. I'm my wife's venting post. I'm the fixer.
I’m in a fight for the kitties lives. If I fail at raising the funds needed to take care of the 200 kitties under our care there will be no other option but to close down. What choice would we have ?
A whole Cat Hospice will be wiped out and only painful and sad stories will be told because I could not round up the World Wide awareness and financial help these beautiful cats deserve.
It’s not fair but life is not.
When people want to volunteer and find out that they can not help with the kitties at the Haven because of the ban, they do not want to help out in other areas and move on but we do need folks to help us with the thank you letters and emails. But it is not happening right now.
My wife and I do not get paid in what we do
100% of all donations goes right to operating Puffy Paws Kitty Haven.
We have improvised., adapted and overcame these human obsoletes by telling the truth of our situation.
This is why we had to take our story Nation Wide a few years back and now World Wide
With out your support we could not do what we do and we will always be eternally grateful.
When we received a donation on-line it is my job to safe guard all the personal information that is sent.
Puffy Paws Kitty Haven does not store, nor does it have access to, your credit card information, bank account numbers, or other account data sent through Pay Pal.
So the burden falls on me. This is very time consuming in sending out a personal thank you for each donations received. It evolves many hours in gathering the emails from Pay Pal to send out a personal thank you.
I have a tremendous amount of guilt every single day because I do not have the time to send out a personal thank you for each donation received because I’m trying to keep the doors open.
And for this I'm sorry.
One day I will get help in other areas so I may send out personal a 'Thank You".
But until that day comes , please know that we appreciated and are very grateful for every single donation that you send in to help the kitties.
I pray for your understanding and forgiveness if I offended any one.