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F.A.Q

ARE YOU A 501(c)(3) non-profit?
Yes we are, since 2006.



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, cats with neurological disorders, abused kitties and more - basically unwanted and unadoptable kitties that would be euthanized elsewhere.

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Do You Have Pictures and Videos of The Kitties ?

Why Yes We Do !

Why Yes We Do !

Do You Have An Internet Show That We Can See All The Kitties ?

Yes, we do.


Watch "Hanging With The Kittiesevery Sunday from 10:30pm - 11:00pm EST on FB Live.

Starring those Lovable Kooky Adoptable & Special Needs Kitties at Englewood, Florida’s “World’s Greatest Cathouse”, Puffy Paws Kitty Haven.


Hosted By Rick “The Catman” Kingston.
Join Rick & The Kitties Every Sunday on Facebook Live.


Check out the "Archive Shows" by clicking on the picture on the right.

Do You Adopt The Kitties Out?

A Must Read

Trials & Tribulation of Adoptions


In Novem­ber 2009, we were dealt a major set­back: a Sara­sota County code enforce­ment offi­cer showed up at the door to inform us that we were in vio­la­tion of a code for­bid­ding home-based busi­nesses in our area.We adopted 300 kitties from the Haven until we were shut down.


Our adoptions rates have suffered because of evil hearts.


Through out the years it has been a long hard road in finding the kitties "Fur-Ever' homes. We have been doing all we can do in finding homes for the adoptable kitties under our care, as you shall read, by clicking on the kitties on the left

Have you ever sought help from Jackson Galaxy ?

Unfortunately, we have not.
Yet, in 2013, Puffy Paws was one 10 finalists, of a $1,000 Catification Shelter Makeover giveaway.

We made it to 2nd place, out of 325 Shelters nation wide, and 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 our 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, we have, both locally and to other groups, nationally on Facebook, to no avail.
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 their care.


Many years ago, Puffy Paws was struggling so bad that we asked other big time rescues on Facebook if they can post a plea for help from us.  We were in shocked that they told us "No", that they will not help us.


One big time Facebook rescue even told us to get rid of the cats, because we could not afford them, which would have been a death sentence to the kitties if we listened to such ill advice. They turned a blind eye to us.


Looking back, they were afraid that they would lose donors from their Facebook 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 embarrass 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 started to boost our Facebook posts to reach the kitty lovers of the world and years later, the doors are still open.


We even asked for help from the local rescues, years ago, and it was a complete disaster.  We were threatened with calls to Animal Control, if we did not do it their way. The organizer was a wolf in sheep's 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, saying "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 of the property the next day.  She kept all of the donations of medical supplies, that was for Puffy Paws, with an estimated value of $2,000.00.  She retaliated by calling our board members, as well as Animal Control, to no avail.

When the local news aired the segment, Puffy Paws was destroyed locally.  We lost our local donors and have never been able to 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 to this day just by us asking for help when the kitties need it.

Do You Have An Amazon Wish List & Do You Participate In The Amazon Smile Program?

Why Yes We Do !

Please consider giving a gift to the 2nd Chance Special Needs kitties at Puffy Paws, from their kitties Amazon Wish List.

From cat food, toys, cat tunnels and everyday household cleaning products, which we use to keep the Haven spotless and odor free, there is gift on the list to fit everyone's budget.


We can never thank you enough for being so kind to the 200 Special Needs kitties that call Puffy Paws Kitty Haven home.


Click the box above to purchase items from the kitties Amazon Wish List.

Why Yes We Do !

Give back while you shop!
AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to help support the kitties at Puffy Paws.
AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com.

The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to Puffy Paws Kitty Haven.

On your first visit to AmazonSmile at smile.amazon.com, you need to select Puffy Paws Kitty Haven so that we receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping.
Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation for the kitties at Puffy Paws.


Click the box above to get started in naming Puffy Paws Kitty Haven as your charity.

Do You Post Operating Expenses On-Line When They Are Paid.

Puffy Paws Kitty Haven is the only local rescue that posts operating expenses online when they are paid:

The Cat Food Bills, Vet Bills and Power Bills & The Business Center Rent, Daily supplies, etc...


We post the on the kitties Facebook page and you can see years of them by clicking on the box on the 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 believe in 100% transparency in all of our dealings.
Chrissy and Rick do not get paid. 100% of all donations go 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 Expenses 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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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

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
  • Publix Brand - Chocolate Plus Balanced Nutritional Drink - $6.99


Chrissy drinks them through out the day to keep her healthy, and keep weight on as she works up to 20 hours day


WEEKLY SUPPLIES FROM PUBLIX 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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$275.00 Will Run

Puffy Paws

For 1 Day

$138.22 Will Buy The

Wet & Dry Food

For The Day

$75 Will Buy The  Weekly
Supplies From Dollar General

$135.80 Will Buy The Litter For 1 Day: 20 Bags

$140.00 Will Buy The Daily Supplies For One Day

$6.79 Will Buy 1 Bag
Of Cat Litter

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WHY DO YOU USE TIDY CATS

CAT LITTER ?

We have been saving kitties for 21 years, and for the last 12 years, we have been a non-profit.


We have used every cat litter under the sun over the past 21 years, including pine, and Tidy Cats works best for us, being a Cat Hospice with 200 kitties under our care.


Being a Cat Hospice and dealing with the individual issues that the kitties have, we have learned that not every cat stool is the same. 


With Tidy Cats, the dustless factor is huge and it works out to 3 pounds 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.  When the kitties poop, she scoops. This is why their is no odor in the Haven with 200 cats.

It can also cause 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 have used, and because of Chrissy's hard work each and every day.

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 litter in 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 Puffy Paws.

If you would 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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$135.80 Will Buy The Litter For 1 Day: 20 Bags

$6.79 Will Buy 1 Bag
Of Cat Litter

CAN YOU USE COUPONS ?

Why, yes we can!!!


Coupons help so much in cutting the cost of the kitties daily supplies.


It all adds up.


Please send them to:


Puffy Paws Kitty Haven
270 Lakeview Lane

Englewood, Florida 34223

Thank You
Rick & Chrissy & Da Kitties

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 are their choice of who gets their broken bags and dented cans.


Even though Puffy Paws Kitty Have has put back over $1,000,000 into local economy and their stores since 2006, they still refuse to donate their broken goods.


It's politics at its worst.  In addition to this very ugly fact, we can not change the kitties diet due to the stress that 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 ?

We switched the kitties diet out of necessity to a premium cat food, years ago.
We had them on Friskies, but it was not working out anymore for the kitties.


What eventually happened was, Friskies was like Chinese food or Taco Bell for the kitties. They will eat and eat, 70 pounds a day, and not get filled up.  Being a Cat Hospice for special needs 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 that a healthy diet meant less sick kitties at the vet throughout 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 prices.


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, 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.


Being a Cat Hospice for Special Needs and unwanted kitties, we had to change their diet in order to have the kitties in the best ultimate health.

HOW MUCH DO THE KITTIES EAT A WEEK ?

PUFFY PAWS TAKES CARE OF 200 SPECIAL NEEDS KITTIES.


THEY EAT A PALLET OF CAT FOOD A WEEK.
IT COSTS $4.84 TO FEED EACH KITTY A WEEK AT PUFFY PAWS.
$0.69 PER CAT PER DAY.


The 200 Special Needs Kitties At Puffy Paws Kitty Haven
Eat A Pallet Of Cat Food A Week Which Consists Of...
35 CASES OF WET CAT FOOD
Evanger's Chicken Lickin' Dinner - 13 oz Cans
$1.56 Per Can
12 In A Case - $18.04 Per Case.


15 BAGS OF DRY CAT FOOD
NUTRO WHOLESOME ESSENTIALS Indoor Adult Farm-Raised Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe
14 Ibs - 1 Bag $27.49


Plus A $14 Delivery Charge.

Product Description
NUTRO WHOLESOME ESSENTIALS Indoor Adult Farm-Raised Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe 14 Pounds; plus vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients.


NUTRO QUALITY PLEDGE: Natural ingredients carefully sourced from our trusted network of farmers and suppliers; no chicken by-product meal, no corn or soy protein, no artificial flavors, no artificial preservatives; cooked in our USA facilities with the finest ingredients from around the world.


Our dry cat food supports healthy skin and coat and delivers complete and balanced nutrition for adult cats to support a strong immune system and healthy digestion.

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

Evanger's Chicken Lickin' Dinner -13 oz Cans - $18.04 Per Case

Evanger's Chicken Lickin' Dinner -13 oz Cans - 2 Cases $36.08

Evanger's Chicken Lickin' Dinner -13 oz Cans - 4 Cases: $72.16

Nutro Wholesome Essentials Cat Food - $27.49 per bag

2x Bag of Nutro Wholesome Essentials Cat Food - $54.98

3x Bag of Nutro Wholesome Essentials Cat Food - $82.47

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WHY DOES THE POWER BILL SEEM SO HIGH ?

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


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 elsewhere 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 buildings with their own AC units.


We have the 2700 sq foot "Haven Home" which has our healthy adoptable kitties, and a permanent residence for those 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 six years ago, and added new insulation in the attic.


Three year ago 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 Hurricane Season, we may run off generators, in case of any power lost, due to Tropical Storms and hurricanes, as we did after Hurricane Irma back in September of 2017.


Our 2nd building is 800 sq foot.  400 sq foot of it is solely used 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 everything we can to get the bills lower, yet there is no way to get around the fact that we are cooling and circulating air in two buildings 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 of 200 kitties.

We appreciate any help that you can give today, because without power, there will be no Puffy Paws.


Thank You For Understanding
Rick & Chrissy & Da Kitties

Florida Power & Lights


Florida Power & Lights
December 2018 Bill: $737.14
Due On December 12th, 2018.
$323.66 Raw Power For Each Building


2 Ways To Help


1. Donate below
2. 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 The Power Bill

$50 Donation For The Power Bill

$25 Donation For The Power Bill

HAVE YOU EVER APPLIED FOR GRANTS ?

Unfortunately, we had very limited success in 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 qualify.


Click To See Grants We Applied For and Letters of Inquiry.

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.


When you are in Englewood, a must-go 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, all in one place.
We have that prefect gift for that someone who has everything.

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


See why its a blast from the past, and why it is...
" Where Your Childhood Memories Come Alive "

HOURS: By appointment only.
Please call first: 941-623-8904 to set up an appointment.

DO YOU SELL ITEMS ON-LINE TO RAISE FUNDS ?


With over 2,000 sq feet of highly collectible goods in The Pop Culture Antique Museum, we have decided that we can generate much needed funds by putting much of the contents from the Pop Culture Antique Museum on our brand new on-line store.

Please sign up now so you can be the first to know when our on-line store is open.


Click Here To Sign Up To Receive Our Emails


A Paradise for Freaks, Geeks, and Gamers.


The Pop Culture Antique Museum on-line store 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 perfect gift available for that someone who has everything.


The Pop Culture Antique Museum: "Where Your Childhood Memories Come Alive"


Now we can sell to a world-wide audience along with creating awareness on a brand new Puffy Paws YouTube Channel, highlighting the strange and unique items we have in the Museum, from eras gone by.
 

DO YOU SELL ON eBay ?


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

However you may
Shop, Sell Or Donate On eBay To Make a Difference For The 2nd Chance Kitties At Puffy Paws Kitty Haven
Through eBay Giving Works.

Please click the picture on the right to go to the kitties eBay Giving Works web page.

What Is The Business Center ?


The Business Center serves many functions and encompasses all of our business activities.
It is where The Pop Culture Antique Museum is located.


We purchase the cat food wholesale and that is a savings of over $10,000 a year.


Phillips Pet Supply will not deliver 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 owner 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 would be dead because we could not take them in.


The Business Center is where our business office is. The on-line fundraising is conducted at the Center's office.
We are not a traditional rescue and our fund raising is anything but traditional.


The Majority of the funds are donated by the Kitties Lovers throughout the world.


Just by asking for help when the kitties need it.
Last year in 2017: $438,440.73 was donated.
Of the $438,440.73 - $412,576.17 of that was donated via PayPal, by the kitty lovers of the world.


The remaining amount was donations via checks.
The majority of these funds were raised at the Business Center's office.


Puffy Paws Business Center Rent


$644 a month for four units, and $260 for electric, due the 3rd of every month.


 The Business Center Workshop ( $61 ) .

Also the Shipping & Testing Station ( $95 )

The craiglstlist sales showroom ( $68 )


The Pop Culture Antique Museum ( $420 ) is located at the business center.


DOES PUFFY PAWS THROW FUND RAISING EVENTS LOCALLY ?


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


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 gossip that ALL these groups have spread about Puffy Paws throughout 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:  The True Story of Puffy Paws


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 

The party / events are covered by the ticket price of usually of $50 -$150 each.


Then 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.


We always say Don't be a dumb donor know where you dough goes and Puffy Paws provides that on the kitties Operating Expenses page.


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


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

Why Do I See Puffy Paws In My Facebook News Feed Every Week ?

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


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 deliver 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 by 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 that these beautiful cats deserve.


This is the only way and most cost effective way of 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, and 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 there is no way to get around the fact 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

WHY DO YOU SEND OUT SO MANY SOS EMAILS ASKING FOR HELP IN ONE DAY ?


We send out multiple emails to reach the donors who reside all over the world in different time zones so we may 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, we have to send out the emails like we do in order to keep the doors open.


Please read Love vs Hate to understand why we have no local support.

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, 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 costs 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 remaining amount was donations via checks.
Of the $438,440.73 - $412,576.17 of that was donated via PayPal, by the kitty lovers of the world.
Last year in 2017: $438,440.73 was donated.

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.


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


The Operating Expenses 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.


Your caring, sharing, praying, and sending power of light and love makes the kitties world go around.  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.



HAS PUFFY PAWS KITTY HAVEN EVER BEEN INSPECTED BY ANIMAL CONTROL ?

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.

PLEASE CLICK ON BLUEBERRY ON THE RIGHT TO READ THE FULL STORY ABOUT THE INSPECTIONS OF PUFFY PAWS KITTY HAVEN BY ANIMAL CONTROL

PLEASE CLICK ON THE GOLD BUTTON TO DONATE ANY AMOUNT YOU  WOULD LIKE

Where Does My Donation Go ?

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, cats with neurological disorders, abused kitties and more - basically unwanted and unadoptable kitties that would be euthanized elsewhere.


Puffy Paws Kitty Haven is the only local rescue that posts 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 on the right.


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


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


We believe 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 2017: $438,440.73 was donated.
Of the $438,440.73 - $412,576.17 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 go 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.


We are able to do this 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 Expenses 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 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.

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

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