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LOVE VS HATE: The True Story of Puffy Paws

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LOVE VS HATE
The True Story of Puffy Paws
 
This is our true story and our history documented in the media, in how the forces of evil can never trump the true love the founders of Puffy Paws Kitty Haven have for each other and the special needs & unwanted kitties under their care !!

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Englewood, Florida’s “World’s Greatest Cathouse,“ Puffy Paws Kitty Haven is 501(c)(3) a non-profit, no-kill cat hospice and rescue specializing in providing quality and loving care to special needs cats and finding homes for the adoptable kitties under their care.
 
The Haven is a cage-less, free roaming, loving foster home for special needs & unwanted kitties.

The Kingston's provide their loving home for the kitties, A.K.A - The Haven and its huge and beautiful.

 “Puffy Paws cares for kitties with feline leukemia, FIV, feral cats, unadoptable kitties, one eye cats, senior kitties, kitties that do not use their litter box, abused kitties, cats with neurological disorders, and more - basically unwanted and unadoptable kitties that would be euthanized elsewhere.

Puffy Paws is supported by the love of the kitty lovers world wide.

PLEASE WATCH THE VIDEO: FOR PUFFY PAWS KITTY HAVEN: 101

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PET PULSE NEWS VIDEO

Since the airing of the Video in October 2008 on Pet Pulse and being on the NEW YORK POST web site, the kitties have double.

Only Through The Power of Your Love Can These Very Special Need Kitties See The Light of Tomorrow.

The kitties have never went without all because of your kind hearts.

When we ask for help the whole world listens and helps by caring, sharing, sending power of light and love, praying and donating when feasible.

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We are not a traditional rescue and our fund raising is anything but traditional.
Funds are like the tide over here at Puffy Paws. Funds in and funds out.
 
Last month in January - 2016 - $31,151.49 was donated.

$30,727.21 of that was donated by the kitty lovers of the World via PayPal.
The remaining amount was donations via checks.

Last year in 2016: $419,065.80 was donated.
Of the $419,065.80 - $401,101.23 of that was donated via PayPal, by the kitty lovers of the world.

The remaining amount was donations via checks.
 
The priority of incoming funds are in this order, the kitties daily needs, cat food, vet care and operating expenses.
 
After that, funds are used for the maintenance and improvement of the Haven for the kitties and the care and maintenance of the vehicles.
Just by asking for help when the kitties need it.

The unwanted & special need kitties are blessed to have a world wide family that loves them ever so much.

Thank You !!!

With out the support and the love of the kitty lovers around the world, we could never do what we do for the kitties under our care.

Puffy Paws Kitty Haven unofficially began 18 years ago in the loving home of Chrissy & Rick Kingston.

Now Englewood, Florida’s “World’s Greatest Cathouse,“ Puffy Paws Kitty Haven is a 501(c) (3) non-profit, no-kill cat hospice and rescue specializing in providing quality and loving care to special needs cats and finding homes for the adoptable kitties under their care.

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 The Haven
 
The 2700 sq foot " Haven Home " on the right, has the healthy adoptable kitties, and our permanent residence who have physical, emotional and behavioral problems.


 

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The Kitty Angel Club & The Hospitality Room
 
Our 2nd building is 800 sq foot and 400 sq foot of it is solely use for the kitties with feline leukemia, which we have nick named " The Kitty Angel Club " because all the precious fur-babies are living angels who are living out their lives.
 
The second half of the building, 400 sq foot, is the The Hospitality Room where family & friends of the Kingstons hang out and chill with the kitties while enjoying a cup of coffee or a cold soda.
 
 
 

Puffy Paws Business Center
 
The Business Center servers many functions and encompasses all of our business activities.
We purchase the cat food wholesale and that is a savings of over $10,000 a year.

Phillips Pet supply will not delivered to the Haven since we are in a residential neighborhood.
We can not do any business at the Haven since it is in a residential neighborhood
No business activities per code enforcement.
We can not have foot traffic at the Haven.

All the owners give ups are conducted at the Business Center.
We use the Business Center office as the off site quarantine room, which we were able to save 100's of kitties through out the years because we could quarantine them at the Center's office.

If we did not have the Business Center office those kitties will be dead because we could not take them in.

The Business Center is where our business office is. The on-line fund-raising is conducted at the Center's office.

We are not a traditional rescue and our fund raising is anything but traditional.

The Business Center

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It cost well over $30,000.00 a month to run Puffy Paws Kitty Haven.

$41.09 a hour every single day, 365 days a year.

Funds are like the tide over here at Puffy Paws. Funds in and funds out.
 Last month in January - 2016 - $31,151.49 was donated.

$30,727.21 of that was donated by the kitty lovers of the World via PayPal.
The remaining amount was donations via checks.

Last year in 2016: $419,065.80 was donated.
Of the $419,065.80 - $401,101.23 of that was donated via PayPal, by the kitty lovers of the world.

The remaining amount was donations via checks.

 

The priority of incoming funds are in this order, the kitties daily needs, cat food, vet care and operating expenses.
 
After that, funds are used for the maintenance and improvement of the Haven for the kitties and the care and maintenance of the vehicles.
 
The Business Center servers many functions and encompasses all of our business activities to keep Puffy Paws doors open ,at a day at a time for the unwanted & special needs kitties that would have been destroyed at a traditional open admission shelter.

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LOVE VS HATE
The True Story of Puffy Paws
 
This is our true story and our history documented in the media, in how the forces of evil can never trump the true love the founders of Puffy Paws Kitty Haven have for each other and the special needs & unwanted kitties under their care !!

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THE GOOD OLD BOY NETWORK 

Puffy Paws Kitty is internationally known and supported by kitty lovers from all over the world all because of the cruel intentions of one small Florida town control by a good old boy network.

In the small town Puffy Paws resides in, early on they found out most town folks pick their rescues like a NFL football team. They pick one team and have disdain for the rest.

Folks who have been misleading our community for years in their endeavors of animal reiscu, have tried to shut Puffy Paws Kitty Haven down.

The Bottom Line Is: 
 
When Power, Money And Prestige is Involved Their Will Always Be Evil Dirty Deeds.

Please keep in mind Puffy Paws, does have a handful of local supporters, which we are totally grateful for, but their is not enough local support to sustain our mission.


Check out the story in how a phone call to code enforcement shut the Haven down to adoptions, surrenders and volunteers by clicking on the news article above.

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Bottom line Per Code Enforcement  - You can not run a business from a residential home - NO FOOT TRAFFIC.

 

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What We Are Up Against Today


Today it is still easier for the good old boy network in this small town of ours, to spread rumors, gossip and out right lies about Puffy Paws, as heard on WENG Radio.
 
These people fail to educate themselves to see all the great work we have been doing in our community for years just by going to our website, facebook page or Googling or asking us in person.


THE LOVE OF THE KITTY LOVERS THROUGH OUT THE WORLD PREVAILED

Without local support and an excellent Web site, word spread over the Internet about our daily dilemma and the kitties are now supported by the love of the cat lovers through out the world.
 
Rick has become a " Social Media High Tech Beggar " it may not be pretty but it works. 
 
The Business Center Office -The Communication Center To The Kitty Lovers of The World

Everyday we must ask for help from Cat Lovers from all over the world, so that we may keep continuing our mission in helping the special need & unwanted kitties under our care.


Puffy Paws utilize all social media at their disposal.

Our On-Line - “ Just Ask - Hope You Can Help “ - campaign was launched ninw years ago and has raised over $1,000,000.00
 
Some folks cry they do not like our fund raising tactics. Our reality is the brutal truth. We have never sugar-coated it.

That is why the kitties are alive today because the kitty lovers of the world know about our daily dilemma.
 
Its truth or consequences fund raising.
 
If folks do not donate - We can not take care of the cats.

If this happens and if the $30,000 a month operating expense are not paid, we will have to shut down and the cats will die at the hand of others.


Rick has to raise the funds to keep the doors open.

It cost well over $30,000.00 a month to run Puffy Paws Kitty Haven.
$41.09 a hour every single day, 365 days a year.

Funds are like the tide over here at Puffy Paws. Funds in and funds out.

The priority of incoming funds are in this order, the kitties daily needs, cat food, vet care and operating expenses.

After that, funds are used for the maintenance and improvement of the Haven for the kitties and the care and maintenance of the vehicles.

Just by asking for help when the kitties need it.

The unwanted & special need kitties are blessed to have a world wide family that loves them ever so much

Only through the power of your love can these very special need kitties under our care see the light of tomorrow.
 
At Puffy Paws our fund raising philosophy is a simple one. Keep operating cost and fund-raising cost to a bare minimum. Be transparent, open and honest. Are books are open to the public.

All donations must go for the direct benefit of the kitties not people. We never have to raise funds for salaries or high administrative cost in the name of animals. 

Puffy Paws Kitty Haven believes in 100% transparency in all of our dealing. Chrissy and Rick do not get paid. 100% of all donations goes for the kitties daily needs and operating expenses.

The State of Florida Gift Givers’ Guide which is a resource that provides the financial information reported from charitable organizations .

Check where the other groups funds mainly go to as they raise them in the name of the animals. Do not forget to put in their name. You will see the high administration and fund-raising cost.

Than put in Puffy Paws Kitty Haven's name. You will see the difference !!
 
https://csapp.800helpfla.com/cspublicapp/giftgiversquery/giftgiversquery.aspx

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Puffy Paws Kitty Haven is the only local recuse that post operating expenses on-line when they are paid. The Cat Food Bills, Vet Bills and Power Bills & The Business Center Rent.

We post then on the kitties facebook page and you can see years of them them @ https://www.facebook.com/TheWorldsGreatestCat…/photos_stream

Also we send them out, to the kitties world wide family via our SOS's and updates, we send out each week.

The kitty lovers of the world deserve to see where their hard earn donations go.

We believes in 100% transparency in all of our dealings.

Chrissy and Rick do not get paid. 100% of all donations goes into running Puffy Paws .

The priority of incoming funds are in this order, the kitties daily needs, vet care and operating expenses.

After that, funds are used for the maintenance and improvement of the Haven for the kitties and the care and maintenance of the vehicles.

The operating expense page @
http://www.puffypawskittyhaven.com/id353.html
is designed to let the whole world know were their donations go and why and when they are needed each and every month.

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It Cost Around $275 -$300 A Day For The Kitties  Daily Supplies
 
Puffy Paws Daily Supplies List & Menu
 
THE KITTIES EAT $946.00 In CAT FOOD A WEEK.
It cost $4.49 to feed each kitty a week at Puffy Paws.
 
The 200 kitties eat.

32 CASES OF WET CAT FOOD A WEEK
Evanger's Chicken Lickin' Dinner - 13 oz Cans
$1.41 Per Can
12 In A Case - $16.90 Per Case
 
17 BAGS OF DRY CAT FOOD A WEEK
Evanger's Super Premium Pheasant & Whitefish Formula Low Grain Dry Cat Food
12 Ibs - 1 Bag $23.22
 
Plus A $11 Delivery Charge.
 
KITTY DAILY NEEDS FOR A SPARKLING SPOTLESS CLEAN HAVEN FOR 200 SPECIAL NEEDS & UNWANTED KITTIES
 
AVERAGE DAILY COST $275.00 - $300.00  - Depending What Is Needed For The Day
 
CAT LITTER

TIDY CATS LITTER - 600 pounds a day
17 bags a day at $6.79 each = $135.80

DAILY SUPPLIES FROM PUBLIX

* 2 Bleach $3.32
* Bounty Paper Towels-12 Rolls - $15.49
Publix Black Garbage Bag $ 5.99
* 2 Floor Cleaner $6.58
* 8 Gallons of Publix Purified Wate $5.52
* 4 Bags: Friskies Party Mix Cat Treats: - 6 oz bag $13.16
* 1 Publix Brand - Chocolate Plus Balanced Nutritional Drink - $6.99
Chrissy drinks them through out the day to keep her healthy and weight on as she works up to 20 hours day

WEEKLY SUPPLIES FROM PUBIX AND OR DOLLAR GENERAL STORE: $72.95

* Tide Liquid Laundry Detergent, Clean Breeze Scent, HE, 96 Loads - 150 oz jug - $19.99 2x a Week: $39.98
* Downy Ultra Infusions Fabric Softener: $7.99 2X a Week: $15.98
* Green Scubbies: 4 pack 1 a week $2.99
* Vacuum Bags 2 A Day @ $2 A Pack - $14.00 A week
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THE HATE NEVER LEAVES:  SARASOTA COUNTY ANIMAL CONTROL INSPECTION : AUGUST 2015

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Sarasota County Sheriff's Office Division of Animal Services Section Report on Puffy Paws Kitty Haven  .M15-176839
08/11/15 1644HRS I RESPONDED TO MEET WITH OWNERS OF "PUFFY PAWS KITTY HAVEN"RICK AND CHRISTINE KINGSTON. THE KINGSTON'S ATTORNEY, DAWN BUCHANAN, AND AMANDA FROM LOVING CARE A/H WERE ALSO PRESENT. RICK PRESENTED A BINDER FOR ANIMAL SERVICES TO KEEP ON FILE, SHOULD ANY FUTURE COMPLAINTS BE MADE. THE BINDER CONTAINS ALL FINANCIAL AND MEDICAL INFORMATION RECORDS, AS WELL AS ADDITIONAL INFORMATION PERTAINING TO THE RESCUE.

THE KINGSTONS ALLOWED ME INTO ALL AREAS OF THE PROPERTY. THE ENTIRE RESIDENCE IS CLEAN AND FREE OF ANY FOUL ODORS. CATS HAVE ADEQUATE ACCESS TO FRESH FOOD,WATER, AND CLEAN LITTER. FOOD IS STORED IN A CLEAN, DRY AREA TO
PREVENT INFESTATIONS. THE KINGSTONS HAVE A 200 CAT CAPACITY IN THEIR APPROXIMATELY 3,500 SQ FT RESIDENCE. CATS ARE SEPARATED IN VARIOUS ROOMS ACCORDING TO THEIR NEEDS INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO: AN ISOLATION ROOM FOR ILL CATS, FELINE LEUKEMIA,AND A GENERAL POPULATION (ADOPTABLE) AREA.

ALL CATS WITH HEALTH CONCERNS ARE UNDER VET CARE. NO CATS WERE OBSERVED IN DEPLORABLE CONDITION AS ORIGINAL COMPLAINT STATED AND NEGLIGENCE COMPLAINT IS UNFOUNDED. RICK ADVISED THEY ARE A COMMON SENSE NO-KILL SHELTER, EUTHANIZING AS NEEDED UPON THE RECOMMENDATION OF LOVING CARE A/H STAFF. NO FURTHER ACTION NEEDED. LC2732

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THE HATE NEVER LEAVES:  SARASOTA COUNTY ANIMAL CONTROL INSPECTION

In the summer of 2015 we took lemons and made lemonade
We passed Sarasota County Animal Control Inspection with flying colors.

Whoever filed the false compliant with Animal Control was hoping for a disastrous outcome.

Just like Wile E Coyote dreams of blowing up the Road Runner with his Acme dynamite.

This hateful person, plan backfire and blew up in their face.

" Officer Laurea was very professional , it was a real pleasure. This town has tried to beat us down for years to no avail, not caring about these cats at all. Always spreading lies and slander.This was a blessing to have a inspection so they can finally shut their mouths but I doubt that! "

Chrissy Kingston
Co-Founder: Puffy Paws Kitty Haven

We live life to the fullest here at Puffy Paws.
We improvise, adapt and overcome any situation that is thrown at us.

Chrissy and I  are still in love with each other and our love for each other grows, each and everyday, we have true love in our heart for all creatures great and small.

We know the meaning of the word sacrifice, hard work and we have fire in our soul ,that burns each and every day that is the fuel, to give the 2nd chance kitties the best life they ever had ,thanks to the kitty lovers of the world.,we give back to our community each and every day.

They tried to destroy the lives of the poor unwanted kitties that call Puffy Paws home.

But instead they gave us the boosts that we needed.

With the report and passing the inspection, hands down, they have taken Puffy Paws to the next level and they took away our fear, from future attacks.

We always had and will always have haters and doubters but now how can anyone doubt the great work Chrissy and I do for the 2nd Chance kitties at Puffy Paws, with the Sarasota County Animal Control report confirming what the pure of heart already knew about Puffy Paws.

Here is what The Desert Catmom wrote:

" So glad you got Legal Counsel and now have proven to the county that you have a clean upstanding place where cats are loved and well cared for.
People who complain without any basis for their complaints should be FINED for issuing false reports... Desert Catmom

Chrissy and I, are free of fear of resentment.
They just can not call Animal control when that hate comes up from their soul because they hate life and the work we do with small helpless special need kitties.

They  wanted to destroy us but they  made us stronger.
With Sarasota County Animal Control Inspection over they have taken Puffy Paws to the next level.

Their hateful phone call that ended up with nothing but a positive and a remarkable report from Sarasota County Animal Control ,will help the kitties because the kitty lovers of the world, who might have been on the fence of our endeavors, now have concrete prove that what everyone else is saying is true.

What the haters never will realiaze is " The More Englewood Hates - The More The World Donates " .
In August of 2015, Puffy Paws Kitty Haven, rasied the most funds they ever had, before this time, in one month: $32,007.28

The kitties are wondering. how is that pathic
coyote,  feeling now, Beep Beep !
 
This Is Is What The Local & National Media Has Been Saying About Puffy Paws Kitty Haven.

" Puffy Paws is a Taj Mahal For Kitties ".Dee Anne Roberts WENG Radio Host - All About Pets

" The Cat's Meow of Nonprofit Organizations"
Alissa Wolf from

Josh Taylor from ABC 7 News has called Puffy Paws Kitty Haven
" A Bed & Breakfast For Cats ".

Tami Patzer from the Gasparilla Gazette, wrote " Puffy Paws Kitty Haven is immaculate and if all the cats hid under the bed, anyone entering the home would have no clue cats even lived there.

Stephen Baumann from the Englewood Sun Herald wrote - You might think the Kingston household is a crowded, purring, furry mess. It's not.The house is big enough, and the cats small enough, that everyone's got more than enough room to stretch out, which is how cats spend much of their day anyhow.

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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.

The kitties even have their very own YouTube Channel .
 
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 on the YouTube Logo to see all the great videos.
 

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. 

Click on Chrissy to watch a prerecorded TV Show.

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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 on either 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 funds to keep the doors open.

It cost well over $30,000.00 a month to run Puffy Paws Kitty Haven.
 
$41.09 a hour every single day, 365 days a year.

Funds are like the tide over here at Puffy Paws. Funds in and funds out.

The priority of incoming funds are in this order, the kitties daily needs, cat food, vet care and operating expenses.

After that, funds are used for the maintenance and improvement of the Haven for the kitties and the care and maintenance of the vehicles.

Just by asking for help when the kitties need it.

The unwanted & special need kitties are blessed to have a world wide family that loves them ever so much.
 
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 & 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.

She should be completed by the end of Summer of 2016 and ready for mobile cat adoptions in the Fall, when the weather is cooler, with your help.

Yet funds are needed for a roof top AC to complete the The Catmobile to make it kitty worthy - Thank You !!!

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.

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 The 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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A BED & BREAKFAST FOR KITTIES

Misinformed Individuals Tell People The Haven Must Be Dirty - Has Heard On WENG Radio

We have had all the major news media in the Haven through out the years. We have even been in the New York Post.

If the media thought their was a problem at the Haven while they were inside wouldn't they have turn the tides on us and shut us down ?
 
But instead...

A reporter from the Englewood Sun Herrald wrote - You might think the Kingston household is a crowded, purring, furry mess. It's not.The house is big enough, and the cats small enough, that everyone's got more than enough room to stretch out, which is how cats spend much of their day anyhow.

A Reporter from ABC 7 News has called Puffy Paws Kitty Haven " A Bed & Breakfast For Cats ".

Another reporter from the Gasparilla Gazette, wrote " Puffy Paws Kitty Haven is immaculate and if all the cats hid under the bed, anyone entering the home would have no clue cats even lived there.

A writer wrote from About.Com

Puffy Paws Kitty Haven: The Cat’s Meow of Nonprofit Organizations.

So in closing - Puffy Paws Kitty Haven is about love and let the misinformed Individuals spread their rumours ,lies and gossip about Puffy Paws.

The more they spread their bitterness. They more the love grows around the World for Chrissy and I and the special need kitties under our care.

Puffy Paws Kitty Haven will go on with the love of the kitty lovers through out the world.

Watch The Love Grow
Mad Kitty Love To You All

Rick & Chrissy Kingston & Da Kitties
 

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If You Would Like To Help

With all of the heart and soul we can muster, there is no easier, softer way to say this:

We need an influx of working capital to continue with our mission at Puffy Paws Kitty Haven.Our options are limited at this time but there is hope on the horizon, and that is you.
 
Where Does My Donation Go ?
 
It cost well over $30,000.00 a month to run Puffy Paws Kitty Haven.

$41.09 a hour every single day, 365 days a year.

Funds are like the tide over here at Puffy Paws. Funds in and funds out.

Last month in July - 2016 - $34,285.69 was donated.

$32,904.69 of that was donated by the kitty lovers of the World via PayPal.
The remaining amount was donations via checks.

Last year in 2015: $333,000.00 was donated.
Of the $333,0000.00 - $308,835.83 of that was donated via PayPal, by the kitty lovers of the world.
The remaining amount was donations via checks.
 
The priority of incoming funds are in this order, the kitties daily needs, cat food, vet care and operating expenses.
 
After that, funds are used for the maintenance and improvement of the Haven for the kitties and the care and maintenance of the vehicles.
Just by asking for help when the kitties need it.

The unwanted & special need kitties are blessed to have a world wide family that loves them ever so much.

Thank You !!!

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PLEASE ONLY GIVE WHAT YOUR HEART & BUDGET CAN AFFORD
 
If we fail at raising the funds needed every day  for the kitties under our care, there will be no other option but to close down. What choice would we have?
An entire cat hospice will be wiped out and only painful and sad stories will be told because we could not round up the worldwide awareness and financial help these beautiful cats deserve.
 
In these hard economical times, we all know the personal sacrifices each and everyone of you make when you donate to the kitties at Puffy Paws Kitty Haven and for this we will always be eternally grateful.

Please only donate what your heart and budget can afford.

Thank You
Mad Kitty Love To You
Rick & Chrissy & Da Kitties


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