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Trials & Tribulation of Adoptions

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THE HATE NEVER LEAVES

Some folks with other vested interest calls us hoarders. 

I have been told that this is the main reason why Englewood does not support us.
 
They tell anyone who listen, that we do not adopt the kitties out.

We do not have even have pictures of the kitties.

This hurts us in gaining new supporters locally.
 
One local Newspaper Publisher who refuses to run our adoptable kitties in his newspaper like he does for the other rescues had the audacity to say our pictures of the kitties and the Haven are photoshopped and we fudged the pictures.

A picture & video is worth a 1000 words !!!!
 
We have over 25,000 pictures and graphics on the kitties facebook page. Click the box above to check them out.
 
We are the only rescue in the area that uploads more videos, pictures and live streams to the Web for the whole world to see.

So we may bring you all the great happenings at The World's Greatest Cathouse -Puffy Paws Kitty Haven & The Puffy Paws Business Center
 

CLICK TO GO TO USTREAM
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CLICK TO GO TO USTREAM

 
Puffy Paws is the first rescue in the area, since 2009 , that features adoptable & special needs kitties  LIVE on USTREAM.
Without local media support and until we can get the Catmobile remoded on the inside for mobile cat adoptions, the Live Shows are the only we can find the adoptable kitties furever homes.
 
New Show-time: First Sunday of The Month - 10:00pm - 10:30pm.
Will Resume In The Fall Of 2016.
 
If you're you looking for a new family member ? 

Like the kitty you see ?  Call us at 941- 623 - 8904 and we we will set up a Play date dow at the Business center. 


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ADOPTIONS
 
BEFORE THE BAN KITTY LOVERS COULD COME TO THE HAVEN THREE TIMES A WEEK DURING OUR OPEN HOUSE AND ADOPT

Please click the picture to see some of the pictures of suscesefull adoptions back in the day.
 
It would help if these misguided individuals knew how to read a newspaper, turn on a computer and watch the TV News. 

Instead of telling anyone who listens we do not adopt cats out.

In the Spring of 2007 - Puffy Paws Kitty Haven started its adoption program. Since than we have found over 350 kitties "Fur-Ever" homes !

Before the Fall of 2009 times were good. We had over 350 adoptions in a very short amount of time by hosting a Open House three times a week at the Haven. Inviting prefect strangers into their home so the adoptable kitties may find a “Fur - Ever” home to qualify applicants. 350 did !

Rick was making a great name for Puffy Paws and raising funds in the community while at the same time, Rick could not believe the high euthanasia rate of adoptable pets, corruption and the misappropriations of funds that where suppose to go for the animals but instead went into high administrative cost and huge salaries by the other animal organizations in the area. All protected by a good old boy network.

Rick spoke out for the voiceless animals that could not  With hard facts in hand all backed up by government documents. Rick contacted the local newspaper , government agencies, wrote letters to the editors , that were denied,
But then when Rick aided in bringing the news of the alleged corruption to a Fort Meyers TV station, payback was inevitable.
 

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Click the embezzlement article and or the black box to read the full story and more and to understand why payback was in the cards.
 
Rick received a phone call 10 days before code enforcement came out to shut Puffy Paws down, that the good old boy network was looking into calling code enforcement to shut the Haven down.

Not caring if the cats lived or died.

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One phone call to code shut the Haven down. So now folks can not adopt straight from the Haven.
 
But that has never stop us trying to find the adoptable cats fur-ever homes.

Per Code - You can not run a business from a residential home - NO FOOT TRAFFIC.
 
Please click on the article for the full story.

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What these people did by calling code to shut us down was put the burden of taking care of the kitties on the shoulders of one small woman with the inner strength of a 1000 men - Chrissy Kingston.

Chrissy works in pain everyday with her rheumatoid arthritis. She is under a Doctor's care but it is getting worst as the days goes on. She suffers in silence on most days.

Yet Chrissy makes the best of everyday and gives it her all by working long hours. Up to 16 -20 hours on most days.

Please click on Chrissy to read the full story.

We can have family and friends at the Haven but so far no one wants to help cleaning cat poo. If someone wants to help they have to start at the Business Center and become a true friend.

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Yet Chrissy and Rick are realy are two man band runiing Puffy Puffy Paws.

Here is a typical day at Puffy Paws for Rick & Chrissy Kingston.
 
Chrissy hauls in 600 pounds of cat litter around the Haven daily & takes in back out. She washes over 20 cat litter boxes daily.Every four hours she puts out the wet cat food at 10 feeding stations, She vacuum & mops and dust daily. She gives out meds. She brushes the kitties. She tends to the sick ones. She runs to the Vet and the store for supplies too. She does this day in and day out

Rick has to raise the $30,000 a month to keep the doors open at Puffy Paws.

One phone call to code shut the Haven down. So now folks can not adopt straight from the Haven. But that has never stop us trying to find the adoptable cats fur-ever homes.

On most days they work up to 16-20 hours a day to accomplish this.

Rick runs the Business Center. He raises funds on-line. Runs to the Vet. He is the kitties Web Master. He does all the graphic art work. Rick updates on fb and other social media sites. He picks up the kitties daily supplies from Walmart, he pay the bills. Rick puts out the SOS's for help. He puts out all the fires that pop up daily. Rick is Chrissy's venting post.  Rick is the fixer.


With a grueling schedule and the stress of raising funds and taking care of the kitties, the Kingstons go on only by the grace of God and the charity of the kitty lovers through out the World. Now that is the power of mad kitty love !

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Improvise , Adapt and Overcome: Finding The Kitties Fur-Ever Home.

One phone call to code shut the Haven down. So now folks can not adopt straight from the Haven. But that has never stop us trying to find the adoptable cats fur-ever homes.

After the ban we had to work harder. We than had the adoptable kitties at PetSmart in Port Charlotte.But that did not work work cause our kitties were not used to cages and we discontinue
the program and the cost was high with driving to the next Town over.

Than we put on adoption events at Mike's Pet Store,which is now out of business, on Saturdays and the other recuse groups in the area with the strong support of the local media , purposely scheduled adoptions events the same day as ours. Which meant ours were a bust.

After that we even brought a RV for a mobile adoption unit but that did not work out. It was a lemon ....

Watch the SNN6 News Story by clicking on the video box on the right.
 
But that has never stop us from looking for a way to adopt the kitties out and in the Spring of 2014 we found what we were looking for.

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After that we even brought a RV for a mobile adoption unit but that did not work out. It was a lemon ....

Watch the SNN6 News Story by clicking on the YouTube box on the right.
 
But that has never stop us from looking for a way to adopt the kitties out and in the Spring of 2014 we found what we were looking for.

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Now we have THE CATMOBILE: A MOBILE CAT ADOPTION UNIT & TRAVELING EDUCATION CENTER.
 
THE CATMOBILE: A MOBILE CAT ADOPTION UNIT - MOBILE OFFICE & TRAVELING EDUCATION CENTER.
 
It is a 1977 aluminum step van. The engine is a 1977 350 Olds Rocket with a Edelbrock , 4 barrel Performance Carburetor with manual choke.

Our adoption & education program will soon be back and we are  taking it on the road. ( Fall 2016 )

We will also be implementing a traveling educational program for the public that special kitties needs needs special people ,to give the hard to adopt kitties fur-ever homes.

We have waited many years and now sweet revenge is ours by good living.

When " The Catmobile ", is on the road and up to the kitties standard, we will be turning heads no matter where we go.


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We even reached out to local churches to hold adoption events at their churches, after services and not one church responded .

Check out the News Story on the right


We even wrote a letter to the editor asking for the community help, back in 2011.

No one called.

Editor

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.

Last year 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.

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.

Rick Kingston
Co-Founder
Puffy Paws Kitty Haven
 
NOT MUCH HAS CHANGED SINCE THE LETTER TO THE EDITOR  AND THESE DAYS WE STILL NEED HELP: IF YOU ARE LOCAL PLEASE CONSIDER

We in dire need is a volunteer coordinator to recruit volunteers for and to over see the following.

Adoption Events (AE) volunteers staff our adoption events, assisting with set-up, break-down and during event activities such as socializing and sitting with the kitties and providing information regarding our adoption procedures and our organization. AE volunteers assist potential adopters with the adoption process. AE volunteers are needed as events are scheduled.

PR Information Tables

Volunteers ( PRIT ) are needed to table at various events in the Tri - County area throughout the year. Volunteers are responsible for set up, break down, and presentation of informational materials during the events. Volunteers should feel comfortable presenting information and fielding inquiries about Puffy Paws. PRIT volunteers are needed as events are scheduled.

Canned Food Drives/ Kitty Collection Banks

Volunteers are needed to either organize event specific canned food drives, or manage food donation bins at their office/school. Volunteers are also needed to find homes for our Kitty Collects Collection banks in the Tri-County are, and manage donation pick-ups and bring them back to the Donation & Storage Center. This is a great way to get involved for those that may not have time available to volunteer on a consistent basis!

Event Planning/Fund-raising

Volunteers are always needed to assist in increasing our visibility and to contribute to our fund-raising efforts. Volunteers are needed to cold-call potential donor sources, as well as assist our Fund-raising team in planning events. If you have experience in event planning or fundraising, please join our team!

CLICK TO GO TO USTREAM
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CLICK TO GO TO USTREAM


 
Puffy Paws is the first rescue in the area, since 2009 , that features adoptable & special needs kitties  LIVE on USTREAM.
Without local media support and until we can get the Catmobile remoded on the inside for mobile cat adoptions, the Live Shows are the only we can find the adoptable kitties furever homes.
  
New Show-time: First Sunday of The Month - 10:00pm - 10:30pm
Will Resume In Fall of 2016
 
If you're you looking for a new family member ? 

Like a kitty you see on the show ?  Call us at 941- 623 - 8904 and we we will set up a Play date down at the Business Center.
Please Ccick  on the box to watch a prerecorded how


Check out our kitties adoption page. !!!

http://www.puffypawskittyhaven.com/id149.html

Check out Puffy Paws adoption policy.
 
http://www.puffypawskittyhaven.com/id147.html

If you seen a kitty on the the TV Show, the kitties facebook page , all you have to do is pick up the phone and call us 941-623-8904 and set up a play-date.

Please keep in mind its Chrissy and Rick that are doing the job of 20.

Through out the years they have been doing all they can in finding homes for the adoptable kitties under their care.

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