|CHRISSY KINGSTON WITH FRIENDS
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 thier care.
No - Kill
Here at Puffy Paws Kitty Haven we do not put down any animals for behavior
problems, space or adopt-ability issues. Yet Puffy Paws Kitty Haven never has and never will let any kitty suffer with any
medical condition that only allows pain & suffering and no chance of survival.
We realize that their is outside forces who believe that their is no such thing as " No-Kill" .
No Kill sheltering models, based on innovative, non-lethal programs and
services, have already saved the lives of tens of thousands of animals.
But instead of embracing No Kill, many shelters—and their national agency allies—cling to their failed models
of the past, models that result in the killing of millions of dogs and cats in U.S. shelters every year.
Here at Puffy Paws Kitty Haven we wish not to be drawn into public controversy over our " No-Kill "statues,
we only wish to save the lives of the unwanted kitties of the Community.
Adoptions & Fur Ever Homes
Puffy Paws Kitty Haven is proud to announce that it has started up a Kitty
Adoption Program in the Summer of 2007, and adopted out over 300 kitties. Currently we have many kitties available for adoption.
You may adopt our kitties at
Mike's Pet Store in Englewood by setting up a playdate with one of the kitties you see on our Petfinder page.
Since space is limited we are expanding our adoption program by seeking foster families. These foster families
would provide a temporary home for unwanted kitties that come into Puffy Paws care until forever homes can be found.
Why We Are Different
Puffy Paws Kitty Haven takes care of the largest amount of
special need kitties in the area.
We care for kitties with
feline leukemia, FIV, blind kitties, feral cats, epileptic kitties, kitties with only one eye, senior
kitties, kitties that do not use their litter box, kitties
with thyroid conditions and more.
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.
are set up to handle the different medical concerns the kitties have by separating them into
their very own living quarters.
We have the 2200 sq
foot " Haven Home " which has our healthy adoptable kitties, and our permanent residence
who have physical, emotional and behavioral problems.
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
History Of Puffy
Paws Kitty Haven
|CHRIS KINGSTON TAKING A CAT NAP.
Puffy Paws Kitty Haven (PPKH) unofficially began 15 years ago in
the loving home of Chris & Rick Kingston.
Side Note -
( Since than all official business with Puffy Paws Kitty Haven has moved outside the Kingston's home.
The only thing that was left behind in the big business move-out in the Fall of 2009 was all thosee
pesky little kitties.See article)
never even had an official name until the Fall of 2006. Prior to that, it existed only as the founders of Puffy Paws, Chris
& Rick Kingston, taking in another unwanted kitty or a whole family of kitties into their home.
Over the last 11 years, Chris Kingston has estimated that she has worked thousands of hours
taking care of the kitties. Throughout the years, the Kingston's have spent well over $100,000.00 on these loving, unwanted
kitties (many of which are now a permanent part of their family).
order to serve the kitties better, the Kingston's decided that it would be a great idea to form a Not-for-Profit Corporation,
for the direct benefit of the kitties.
Puffy Paws Kitty
Haven was named after a small sickly little kitten that was part of the Kingston's family for only a year. The Kitty's name
was Poo-Puffy Paws ,or Poo Puff for short; he was such a happy little kitten. Sadly enough, he passed away during Hurricane
Naming the Haven after him represented to us something
we hoped other folks would know: that one kitty at a time can change the heart of one person at a time.
In the Fall of 2006, Puffy Paws Kitty Haven started the process of officially
forming as a Not-For-Profit Corporation in the state of Florida. PPKH hired the law firm of Spiegel & Utrera, P.A., from
Tampa, Florida to accomplish this task.
On November 20th,
2006 the dream became a reality: Puffy Paws Kitty Haven became a Not-For-Profit Corporation. Forming as a non-profit allows
PPKH to raise funds for these loving kitties and all the future kitties that will need our help.
|THE ONE & ONLY - PRANCER
|HE IS ONE LITTLE TROUBLE MAKER
On February 16, 2009 Puffy Paws Kitty Haven completed the necessary paperwork for 501(c)(3) tax exempt status, thanks
to the Ralph and Virginia Mullen Foundation.
The IRS must love kitties. The reason being the kitties lawyers sent out their
application for 501(c)(3) tax exempt statues with the IRS on Feb 20th.
Monday March 23rd,we received the official designation letter from the IRS.
only took 31 days for the IRS to approve our application ! That is a record amount of time ! Over here at Puffy Paws we never
heard of an application getting approved in that short of time.
Now we can take Puffy Paws Kitty Haven to the
next level of operation. Thanks to the wonderful grant we receive from the Ralph and Virginia Mullen Foundation.