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ARE YOU A 5O1 (c) (3) non-profit ?

Yes we are. Since 2006.

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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. 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, abused kitties and more - basically unwanted and unadoptable kitties that would be euthanized elsewhere.

Click Here To View Our IRS Determination Letter For Our Non Profit Status

Click Here To View Our Non Profit Papers With The Florida Department of State - Division of Corporations.

Click Here To View IRS Form 990 For 2014

Click Here To View IRS Form 990 For 2015

Click Here To View IRS Form 990 For 2016

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Do You Have Pictures of The Kitties ?

Yes. Over 30,000 pictures of the kitties and our daily adventures on the kitties facebook photo page.

We update daily. 

 

Do You Have Videos of The Kitties ?

facebook Live

Thinking Outside The Kitty Litter Box

Since 2009, Puffy Paws is the first rescue in the area that features adoptable & special needs kitties LIVE on The Internet.
 
If You Missed The Kitties Live You Can Always Watch The Archive Shows. 
 
Please Call Rick at 941 623 -8904 to set up a play date with any of the adoptable kitties of your dreams, you see.
 
All play dates will be held at The Business Center office.

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Have you ever sought help from Jackson Galaxy?

Unfortunately we have not. We need to look into how to do it.

Yet in 2013 Puffy Paws was one of the 10 finalist, of $1,000 Catification Shelter Makeover giveaway. We made it to 2nd place, out of 325 Shelters nation wide and in getting in the top ten, was Pawsome. This was Puffy Paws first year in the contest.

All in all, we got the top prize of them all. The love and respect of the kitty lovers world wide acknowledging Chrissy and I ,hard work ,day in and day out, in taking care of two hundred special needs and unwanted kitties by ourselves, with no help from our local community.

Finalists were competing to win $1,000 of wooden Cat Furniture and a consultation with Jackson Galaxy and catification expert Kate from Hauspanther.

 

HAVE YOU ASKED OTHER RESCUE GROUPS FOR HELP

When Power, Money And Prestige Is Involved Their Will Always Be Evil Dirty Deeds.

Yes. Locally and other groups , nationaly on fb. To no avial.

When anyone reaches out for the hand of help from Chrissy and I ,we reach out to them.

Who are we to say "No' to a fellow rescue organization ,when they need help from the kitty lovers of the world to take care of the kitties under there care.

Many years ago Puffy Paws was struggling so bad that we asked other big time rescues, on fb, if they can post a plea for help from us.

We were in shocked that th
ey told us " No" , that they will not help us.
One big times fb recuse even told us to get rid of the cats, which would have been a death sentence, cause we could not afford them.

Looking back ,they were afraid that they would lose donors from their fb page to Puffy Paws.

Human Greed was the issue at hand.
Very few people know of this story until now.
We will not name the two big time rescues that outright said "No".

Due to the fact we do not want to embarrassed them of their selfish ways when it comes to helping the little rescues.

Yet Chrissy and I were devastated and improvised, adapted and overcame.

We stared to boost our facebook post to reach the kitty lovers of the world and years latter the doors are still open.

Locally we asked for help from the local rescues, it was a complete disaster.

We were threaten with calls to animal control, if we did not do it their way.

The organizer was a wolf in sheep clothing and wanted us to get rid of all but 25 of the kitties.


She wanted to put healthy kitties in the woods in a feral cat colony.
 
She went on the local news and defamed Puffy Paws and said " Without the possibility of killing , to reduce the number of kitties.

She even applied for grant money for herself, if she was successful in taking the kitties, she would have received the funds.

She spoke with a fork tongue and we threw her and her volunteers off the property the next day.

She kept all the donations of medical supplies, that was for Puffy Paws, estimate value was $2,000.00
She retaliated by calling animal control to no avail and board members.

When the local news aired the segment , Puffy Paws was destroyed locally.
We lost local donors and never recoup our solid reputation locally.

All Chrissy and I did was ask for help from the local rescue community and it was a disastrous outcome.

Yet Mad Kitty Love prevailed from the kitty lovers around the world and the doors are still open till this day just by asking for help when the kitties need it.

 

DO YOU HAVE AN AMAZON WISH LIST ?

Yes we do. Please check out the kitties Amazon Wish List by clicking on the blue box. 


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WHAT DOES IT COST FOR THE KITTIES DAILY SUPPLIES  ?
 
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

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CAT LITTER (Minimum)

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

DAILY SUPPLIES FROM PUBLIX

(Minimum)
 
* 2 Bleach $3.32
* Bounty Paper Towels-12 Rolls - $15.49
Publix Black Garbage Bag $ 5.99
* 2 Floor Cleaner $6.58 
* 12 Gallons of Publix Purified Wate $8.28
* 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
(Minimum)
 
* 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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Q: WHY DO YOU USE TIDY CATS CAT LITTER ?
 
A. We have been saving kitties for 18 years and the last 8 years, we have been non-profit.We have used every cat litter under the sun over the past 18 years, including pine and Tidy Cats works best for us with being a Cat Hospice with 200 kitties under our care.

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, abused kitties and more - basically unwanted and unadoptable kitties that would be euthanized elsewhere.
 
Not every cat stool is the same with being a Cat Hospice and each individual issues the kitties have.
 
With Tidy Cats the dustless factor is huge and it works out to 3 pound of litter per cat, per day.
The other non leading brands ruined the Haven with the cat litter dust.
 
Chrissy works with it 24/7 ,the kitties poop, she scoops. This is why their is no odor in the Haven with 200 cats.
 
It is also a heath issue with Chrissy and the kitties from the cat litter dust, think black lung disease.
 
Tidy Cats holds the odor unlike the other brands we used and becasue of Chrissy's hard work each and everyday.
 

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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 about.com

 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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With the Haven being 2 minutes away, from The Olde Englewood Publix, the time factor of getting the litter every evening, along with the kitties daily supplies, works out for us.

Publix has the Tidy Cats it stock for us all the time.
The associates are very helpful in loading the cat litter up everyday for us and the management works their butt off, making sure it is in stock for the kitties at Puff Paws.
 
If you like to send coupons for Tidy Cats when they have them please send them to:
Puffy Paws Kitty Haven 270 Lakeview Lane, Englewood Florida 34223.
Thank You -Mad Kitty Love.
 
 

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CAN YOU GET BROKEN BAGS OF CAT FOOD, DENTED CANS & LITTER FROM THE CORPORATE STORES IN YOUR AREA ?

Unfortunately No. We have been down this road many times with these very stores we support. They have deemed that Suncoast Humane Society and other rescues in the area is their choice of who gets their broken bags and dented cans. Even tho Puffy Paws Kitty Have has put back in the local economy almost $1,000,000 back in their stores since 2006 but they still refuse to donate their broken goods.

Its politics at its worst. In addition to this very ugly fact we can not change the kitties diet due to the change it will put on their digestive tract.

Meaning the kitties will go into full blown diarrhea which will be very detrimental to their health.

Why Are The Kitties On A Premium Cat Food ?

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We switched the kitties diet due to necessity to a premium cat food, years ago.
We had them on Friskies. it was not working out anymore for the kitties.
 
What eventually happened was Friskies was like Chinese food, Taco Bell to the kitties. They will eat and eat, 70 pounds a day and not get filled up. With being a Cat Hospice for Special need and unwanted kitties we had to change their diet immediately.

In reality it was never cheaper having the kitties on on a diet that was not a premium one.
 
Please do not forget a healthy diet meant less sick kitties at the vet through out the years since the change over.
 
Puffy Paws Kitty Haven buys the cat food once a week from the wholesaler Phillips Pet Food & Supplies.

We do not pay retail.

Phillips Pet Food & Supplies has been a family owned and operated business since 1938.

Phillips is the premier pet food and pet supply distributor with 12 distribution centers and it is C.O.D every Friday.

Puffy Paws Kitty Haven saves over $10,000.00 a year buying the kitty food wholesale instead of retail like we used to.

So it was never cheaper having the kitties on on a diet that was not a premium one.

This was the best decision to make in order to continue our mission here at Puffy Paws Kitty Haven in keeping the special need kitties and unwanted kitties under our care in the best health possible.

As you know 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, abused kitties and more - basically unwanted and unadoptable kitties that would be euthanized elsewhere, and the premium cat food, fits all their nutritional needs.

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It cost $4.73 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
 
Product Description

Evanger's Pheasant and Whitefish Dry Cat Food Evanger's Pheasant and Whitefish Dry Cat Food provides a complete and rich diet to your cat. This pheasant and whitefish formula also contains duck, potatoes, oatmeal, parsley, blueberries, cranberries and other natural ingredients.

Made from only superior ingredients, this formula offers great taste, which even picky eaters will appreciate. Evanger's Pheasant and Whitefish Dry Cat Food: Multiple protein sources Fresh, natural ingredients Low grains Rich in nutrition A Closer Look: Protein from seafood and pheasant supports lean mass.

Fiber in Evanger's Pheasant and Whitefish Dry Cat Food improves digestion, while taurine supports health and eye health. Various vitamins and minerals can be beneficial for the overall health of your pet cat. Made Specially for: Cats of all ages Free of: Corn, wheat, soy and artificial flavors or preservatives
 

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YOU ARE MAKING A DONATION TO PUFFY PAWS KITTY HAVEN WHEN YOU USE THE SHOPPING CART. SO WE MAY PAY THE CAT FOOD BILL.
THANK YOU
MAD KITTY LOVE

YOU ARE MAKING A DONATION TO PUFFY PAWS KITTY HAVEN WHEN YOU USE THE SHOPPING CART. SO WE MAY PAY THE CAT FOOD BILL.
THANK YOU
MAD KITTY LOVE

WHY DOES THE POWER BILL SEEM SO HIGH ?

 

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The main reason for the cost of power of Puffy Paws is that we have two Florida brick & stucco building.

We have had FPL out twice to do a energy audit to find out why the bills are so high.

Here at Puffy Paws we specialize in taking care of special needs kitties that would have been euthanized else were simply because someone would have deemed them to be unadoptable.

We are set up to handle the different medical concerns the kitties have by separating them into their very own living quarters. We have two building with their own AC units.

We have the 2000 sq foot " Haven Home " which has our healthy adoptable kitties, and our permanent residence who have physical, emotional and behavioral problems.
 
Upon advisement from FPL and Merill's AC, who provides their services call for free and works on the AC for free. We replaced the main AC Unit in the Haven almost three years ago and added new insulation in the attic. Last year we replaced the A-Coil in the main unit also because they only last three years at Puffy Paws.
 
We added five window units in the main Haven, to take pressure off of the main unit with cooling and circulation, during
 
 
 
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Hurricane Season we may run off generators,in case of any power lost, due to Tropical Storms and hurricanes. Generators are still needed tho.
 
Our 2nd building is 800 sq foot. 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.

We replaced the main unit with two wall units for cooling and circulation.

In Closing
  
With cooling and proper circulation of air, at Puffy Paws, we have done every thing we can to get the bills lower yet their is no way to get around that we are cooling and having proper circulation of two building with 200 kitties living life to the fullest,24/7.
 
I hope this helps you to understand why the bills are what they are and what we have done over the years to improve the situation for the health and well being with cooling and proper circulation for 200 kitties.
 
We appreciate any help that you can give to today because with out power their will be no Puffy Paws.

Thank You For Understanding
Rick & Chrissy & Da Kitties  
 
 
 

Take A Tour of The Outside of The Haven As Rick Explains The Cooling Situation We Have Before Us

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Florida Power & Lights
$1414.10
 Due On November 21st, 2017.

$631.70 Raw Power For Each Building

2 Ways To Help
Donate on-line here
You May Pay FPL Directly
By using Western Union Speed Pay
1-800-979-3967

Account Name: Christine Ann Kingston
Account Number: 594 951 9424
Service Address: 270 Lakeview Ln Englewood FL, 34223

 

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$100 Donation For Power Bill

Price $100.00 



 
$50 Donation For Power Bill

Price $50.00 



 
A $25 Donation The Power Bill

Price $25.00 



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Q. Do you post operating expenses on-line when they are paid.

A. Yes we do.


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.

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 !!

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.

DO YOU ADOPT CATS OUT ?
 
YES WE DO.

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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.
 
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 Article 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 in monthly operating expenses 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  onother social media sites.
He picks up the kitties daily supplies when needed, 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 - 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 dual exhaust glasspacks.

Our adoption & education program will soon be back and we are taking it on the road. ( Fall of 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 are going to have adoptions events and create awareness by traveling to major events in town and Southwest Florida, such as Pio­neer Days, once we done remodeling it.

We will be implementing a traveling educational program: Special Needs Kitties For Special People.
 
We been wanting to do this for years ,with the right vehicle and now we have one.

For the full story background story from a few years back.
Please Read: Puffy Paws wants RV to make hotel room for cats .

http://www.englewoodedge.com/2010/08/03/puffy-paws-wants-rv-to-make-hotel-room-for-cats/

Now we have
" The Catmobile ".
She should be completed by the end of Summer of 2016 and ready for mobile cat adotions in the Fall, when the weather is cooler, with your help.

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

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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!

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Thinking Outside The Kitty Litter Box
 
Since 2009, Puffy Paws is the first rescue in the area that features adoptable & special needs kitties LIVE on The Internet.
 
If You Missed The Kitties Live You Can Always Watch The Archive Shows. 
 
Please Call Rick at 941 623 -8904 to set up a play date with any of the adoptable kitties of your dreams, you see.
 
All play dates will be held at The Business Center office.

 
 
 
If you're you looking for a new family member ? 

Like a kitty you see on Puffy Paws TV ?  Call us at 941- 623 - 8904 and we we will set up a Play date down at the Business Center.
 
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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WHY DO YOU SEND OUT SO MANY SOS EMAILS ASKING FOR HELP IN ONE DAY ?

We send out multiply emails to reach the donors who reside all over the world in different time zones. and to reach the goal for what is needed for the kitties. As soon as enough funds are donated we stop sending emails out that day.

Without no local support. 

 

Please read Love vs Hate to understand why we have no local support, so we have to send out the emails like we do in order to keep the doors open.

Love vs Hate
http://www.puffypawskittyhaven.com/id455.html

As you know ....

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, abused kitties and more - basically unwanted and unadoptable kitties that would be euthanized elsewhere.

The Majority of the fund Are Donated By The Kitties Lovers Through Out The World.
Just by asking for help when the kitties need it.

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 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 !!!

 

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 operating expense page is designed to let the whole world know were their donations go and why and when they are needed each and every month.

In addition to this Puffy Paws books are open to the public, upon request.

Operating Expenses Page

http://www.puffypawskittyhaven.com/id353.html

Your caring, sharing, praying, sending power of light and love makes the kitties world go around and donating only when feasible We always say to the kitties donors please only give what your heart and budget can afford. We know not everyone can help when we ask.

If we did not ask for help in sending out the SOS's emails and updates the way we do, the doors of Puffy Paws would have been closed a long time ago.

We are ever so grateful for your help.

I know all those emails are pain yet we have to do it this way to keep the doors open here at Puffy Paws.

Thank you for your understanding,

 

DID YOU EVER APPLIED FOR GRANTS ?

Unfortunately we had very limited success with applying for grants. We found out that the larger grants are generally reserved for recuse groups that have a high adoption rates and TnR programs.

Since we are a Cat Hospice we did not qualified.


Click To See Grants We Applied For and Letters of Enquiry

DO YOU HAVE A THRIFT SHOP ?
 
No we do not.We have more than a Thrift Shop.
We have The Pop Culture Antiques Museum to try to raise funds locally.
Yet with no local volunteers and help from the community we live in, The Pop Culture Antique Museum is open by appointment only.

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When you are in Englewood a must shopping trip is at - The Pop Culture Antique Museum.
 
It is like taking a trip down Memory Lane. We have a hodgepodge of collectibles from times gone by and a lot of the stuff is hard to find anywhere else in one place.

We have that prefect gift for that someone who has everything. 

 

The kitties, The Pop Culture Antique Museum  is where the kool kats shop.

See why its a blast from the past and why ....

" Where Your Childhood Memories Come Alive "

 

HOURS: By appointment only.

Please call first: 941-623-8904 to set up an appointment to shop

Thank You Da Kitties

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We are happy to announce The Pop Culture Antique Museum, is now by appointment through out the week.
 
Please call Rick at 941-623 -8904 to set an appointment.
 
Currently their is over 2,000 sq feet of highly collectible goods in The Pop Culture Antique Museum. Also we have decided that we can generate more funds by putting much of the contents from the Museum, on the Puffy Paws Crazy GiveAway Page for a donation to a world wide audience along with creating awareness on Puffy Paws,YouTube Channel, highlighting the strange and unique items we have in the Museum ,from eras gone by. 
 
Check out the kitties new fundraising page on facebook to entice kitty lovers from around the world to donate to the kitties by offering cool items from The Pop Culture Antique Museum..
 
 

 

DO YOU SELL ITEMS ON-LINE TO RAISE FUNDS ?

Not Right Now. With time being very limited for Chrissy and Rick. We are in need of a volunteer to list for us.

We have the Puffy Paws Crazy GiveAway & Auction Page. This is the Puffy Paws Kitty Haven's fundraising page to entice kitty lovers from around the world to donate to the kitties.  

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Currently their is over 2,000 sq feet of highly collectible goods in The Pop Culture Antique Museum. Also we have decided that we can generate more funds by putting much of the contents from the Museum, on the Puffy Paws Crazy GiveAway & Auction Page ,for a donation to a world wide audience along with creating awareness on Puffy Paws,YouTube Channel, highlighting the strange and unique items we have in the Museum ,from eras gone by. 
 
Check out  the Puffy Paws Crazy GiveAway & Auction Page on facebook, (by clicking the picture above) so we can entice kitty lovers from around the world to donate to the kitties by offering cool items from The Pop Culture Antique Museum..

DO YOU SELL ON eBay ?

No we do not due to eBay's policy of locking up PayPal accounts.

 

WHAT IS THE BUSINESS CENTER ?

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Puffy Paws Business Center Rent
 Due The 3rd of Every Month.
 
 $644 A Month For Four Units & $260 For Electric 
 
Puffy Paws Business Center:


 The Business 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.

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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.

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The Business enter is where our business office is. The on-line fundrasing is conducted at the Center's offce.

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

The Majority of the fund Are Donated By The Kitties Lovers Through Out The World.

Just by asking for help when the kitties need it.

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 rest was checks and monetary donations from the Pop Culture Antique Museum.


The majority of these funds were raised at the Business Center's office.

The Pop Culture Antique Museum ( $420 ) is located at the business center.
 
Also the Shipping & Testing Station ( $95 ) , The craiglstlist sales showroom  ( $68 )
& The Business Center Workshop ( $61 ) .

The Business Business Center servers many functions and encompasses all of our business activities.

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DOES PUFFY PAWS THROW FUND RAISING  EVENTS LOCALLY ?

Not anymore. After three failed comedy shows and a Gem & Jewelry Show and a  Haunted Ice Cream Truck Hal­loween Show” and with limited local media support and no volunteers, we stop trying.

Prior Comedy Show Link: http://www.puffypawskittyhaven.com/id255.html

Prior Gem & Jewelry Show Link @ http://crittercomments.com/fundraiser-for-puffy-paws/

Prior Haunted Ice Cream Truck Hal­loween Show @ http://www.englewoodedge.com/?s=Haunted+Ice+Cream+Truck+Show&Submit (Please Copy & Paste The Link To View )

Unlike other Humane Societies and Rescues down here in SW Florida. We are not afforded the luxury of local support because of all the rumors , lies and gossips ALL these groups have spread about Puffy Paws through out the years.

They did what they wanted to do - " They Destroyed Our Reputation Locally ". And kept all the would be local supporters to themselves.

For the full background story, please read Love vs Hate @
http://www.puffypawskittyhaven.com/id455.html

SHAME ON THEM ALL


But they never counted on YOU.........
The doors are only open because of the kitty lovers around the world. We can never thank you enough for this.
Yet Puffy Paws will never get ahead like these other groups do on local support.

These groups throw these huge parties / events that cost thousands of dollars to host and to put on
The party / events is covered by the ticket price of usually of $50 -$150 each.

Than the music, booze and food flows and at the end of the event, the checkbooks are broken out,and these events raise around $25,000 - $125,000. Depending upon the group.

With wine glasses in hand, their pictures, and a write up, of, what a great time was had by all, usually hits the paper the following week.


The reality of these parties / events, locally, is that if you look at these groups IRS 990, and see what they pay themselves in salaries , all in the name of saving animals you can easily see that the funds raised by these parties/ event can easily covers their salaries for the year.

So as we always say Don't be a dumb donor know where you dough goes and Puffy Paws provides that on the kitties operating page @ http://www.puffypawskittyhaven.com/id353.html

We are the only rescue locally that does this and than post pictures of any major operating bill that was paid, for proof of payment, on the kitties facebook page and in our SOS's we send out.

I hope this help in why we will never get ahead on local support from parties and events.

Mad Kitty Love
Rick Kingston
Co -Founder Puffy Paws Kitty Haven

 Q. Why Do I See Puffy Paws In My facebook News Feed Every Week ?

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A. Every week we reach out to the kitty lovers of the world , so we can feed the kitties for the following week.

Each and every week, we must ask the kitty lovers of the word for help, to feed the kitties, this is why you are seeing us in your facebook news-feed.

We have no other options without local support ,the kitties daily survival depends upon the charity of the kitty lovers around the world, each and everyday..

One of the main reason we can feed the kitties is that we are boosting our fundraising posts on facebook every week.
On Thursday and Friday.

Puffy Paws Kitty Haven buys the cat food once a week from the wholesaler Phillips Pet Food & Supplies

Phillips Pet Food & Supplies has been a family owned and operated business since 1938.

Phillips is the premier pet food and pet supply distributor with 12 distribution centers and it is C.O.D every Friday.
 
Puffy Paws Kitty Haven saves over $10,000.00 a year buying the kitty food wholesale instead of retail like we used to.

It will be such a disaster when Phillips Pet Food & Supply tries to delivered the food on Friday and we can not pay for it. In the contract that we signed non payment of goods ordered will be dealt with cancelling the account.

The kitties can not go on without cat food. That will be inhumane .
If we failed at raising the funds for the kitties food 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.

This is the only way and most cost effective way creating awareness and raising funds that is working for us,week after week

When we ask for help on facebook the whole world listens and helps by caring,sharing,sending power of light and love,praying and donating when feasible.
 
Just by asking for help when the kitties need it.

We have done every thing we can to get the food cost, lower yet their is no way to get around that we are taking care of 200 kitties who are living life to the fullest,24/7.

I hope this helps you to understand why we boost our posts  every Thursday and Friday, for the cat food bill and how we raise the funds necessary to feed 200 special needs kitties that no one wanted

We can never thank you enough for all that you do for the kitties at Puffy Paws.

Thank you so very much.
Mad Kitty Love

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Q. HAS PUFFY PAWS KITTY HAVEN EVER BEEN INSPECTED BY ANIMAL CONTROL ?
 
A. YES.

DISCLAIMER

The following is not an endorsement for Puffy Paws Kitty Haven by Sarasota County Animal Control.
It is however the truth and facts as they happened each year and are public record.


CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL STORY:INSPECTED BY ANIMAL CONTROL

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IF YOU LIKE TO MAKE A DONATION. PLEASE ONLY DONATE WHAT YOUR HEART & BUDGET CAN AFFORD.
WE NEVER WANT YOU TO TAKE AWAY FROM YOUR KITTIES & YOURSELF.
THANK YOU - MAD KITTY LOVE.

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Where Does My Donation Go ?
 
Dear Kitty Lovers of The World

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, abused kitties and more - basically unwanted and unadoptable kitties that would be euthanized elsewhere.

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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 them on the kitties facebook page
 
and you can see years of them them by clicking on the picture (right) 

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 dealing

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 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.

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.

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.

The operating expense page 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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