Against All Odds
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Dear Kitty Lovers Of The World
If you believe in love then Puffy Paws is for you.
Please read & watch & connect with
us & follow this amazing story
Puffy Paws Kitty Haven unofficially began 15 years ago in
the loving home of Chrissy & Rick Kingston.
Puffy Paws Kitty Haven is a 501(c)
(3) non-profit, no-kill cat hospice
and rescue specializing in
quality and loving care to
special needs cats and finding homes for the adoptable kitties
under their care.
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.
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
Since the airing of the Video in October 2008
on Pet Pulse and being on the NEW YORK POST web site.The kitties
have doubled along with the daily cost
and we now have 3,000 dollars in monthly operating expenses. Puffy
Paws did obtain our 501(c) (3) non-profit from the IRS. All donations
are tax duct-able.
Puffy Paws is set
up to handle the different medical concerns the kitties have by separating them into
their very own living quarters.
sq foot " Haven Home " has their healthy adoptable kitties,
andtheir permanent residence who have physical,
emotional and behavioral problems.
Their 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
THE GOOD OLD BOY
Puffy Paws Kitty
is internationally known and supported by kitty lovers from all over the world all becasue of the cruel intentions of one
small Florida town control by a good old boy network.
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.
Some local folks have tried to shut
Puffy Paws Kitty Haven down, when power, money and prestige is involved their will always be
dirty deeds abound.
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.
Before the Fall of 2009
times were good. The Kingston had over 300 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 quaifly applaicants. 300 did !
Click The Link To See Some of The Successful Adoptions at The Haven
Chrissy had a host of volunteers helping her take care of the
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 when
Rick broke the news of the alleged corruption down at a Fort Meyers TV station.
Payback was inevitable. 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.
old boy network did not care and or realize the great work we did and still do for the unwanted
kitties in their very own community. They just wanted Puffy Paws out of the picture. As you may read in the following two Newspaper articles.
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. But than again is that not what small minded simple folks do in a small Town ? 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.
In 2009, Sarasota Code Enforcement ban all adoptions, surrenders,
and volunteers to the Haven.Than again in 2009, Code Enforcement
briefly shut down a Thrift Shop the Kingston's open
to suporrt the kitties.
What these people did 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 hours on most days.
All of this did not
stop the Kingston's. Now with a grueling schedule and the stress
of raising funds, taking care of the kitties, and finding the adoptable
kitties fur-ever homes, the Kingston go on only by the grace of
God and the charity of the kitty lovers
through out the World.
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.
I have become a " Social Media High Tech Beggar " it may not be pretty but
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.Our
On-Line - “ Just Ask - Hope You Can Help “ - campaign was launched three
years ago and has raised over $269,000.
Some folks cry they do not like our fund raising tactics. Our reality
is the brutal truth. We have never sugar-coated it. Thats 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 and if this happens
and if the 3,000 a month operating expense are not paid,we will have to shut down and the
cats will die at the hand of others.
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.
All Odds 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
of all donation goes to the
kitties daily needs of $225 dollars a day, vet care and
monthly operating expenses of 3,000 dollars ! All
donations must go for the direct benefit of the kitties. Puffy Paws
never have to raise funds for salaries in the name of
animals. The Founders Rick & Chrissy Kingston's do not get paid.
The cost is $11,000 a month to keep the kitties alive and well.
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.
You have the power to avert this tragedy
A $1 $5 $10
donation goes a long ways.
times, we all know the personal sacrifices
each and everyone of you make when
you donate to the kitties
Paws Kitty Haven and
for this we will always be eternally grateful.
Mad Kitty Love To You,
Rick, Chrissy, & Da Kitties
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