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Unbelievable cat sanctuary!

Equla
December 2nd, 2009, 10:14 PM
http://www.wimp.com/housescats/

This is where my donation dollars are going from now on. For years, I have said that if I won the lottery the first thing I would do is buy a few acres of land and open a cat sanctuary. All are welcome. This wonderful lady is doing what I always hoped I could do. She is my hero.

14+kitties
December 2nd, 2009, 10:39 PM
Is this the same one? I can't get the link you gave open. I guess it doesn't like my wireless. :rolleyes: She is an amazing woman for sure. :cloud9::thumbs up

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwM6f0liHpo

Equla
December 2nd, 2009, 11:00 PM
Yuppers! That's the same one. Thank you for posting a better link. :thumbs up

Maybe some of my link was lost in translation. hehe!

I am in absolute awe of her.

krdahmer
December 2nd, 2009, 11:34 PM
I gave to them last Christmas (when I had the moola).... I really really want to go see the place in person, maybe make it like a vacation and volunteer a couple of days or something. I know if I ever had the space....or money that's what I'd be doing! :thumbs up

14+kitties
December 2nd, 2009, 11:38 PM
I gave to them last Christmas (when I had the moola).... I really really want to go see the place in person, maybe make it like a vacation and volunteer a couple of days or something. I know if I ever had the space....or money that's what I'd be doing! :thumbs up

Yep, you would come home a mess and wanting to adopt all of the kitties young lady!!
My problem is money. I have the space. Just no money. I need to win my lottery!!!!!!!!

krdahmer
December 2nd, 2009, 11:41 PM
(has a nice slice of her imaginary lottery winnings already slotted for the 14+ Catuary) ;):laughing:

14+kitties
December 2nd, 2009, 11:46 PM
(has a nice slice of her imaginary lottery winnings already slotted for the 14+ Catuary) ;):laughing:

:grouphug: You are a sweetie!! And then you can be my helper. :thumbs up
Hubby says if we ever won the kitties would have a (much bigger) house of their own. Or is it that I would have a house of my own with the kitties.......... :rolleyes:

Does anyone know if the lady in California has managed to get out of the hole as far as funding goes?

Equla
December 2nd, 2009, 11:52 PM
I wonder how you go about getting a grant for that kind of thing.

Dracko
December 2nd, 2009, 11:55 PM
This woman is my hero! How amazing. I love that she ISN'T a crazy cat lady just hoarding cats.

14+kitties
December 2nd, 2009, 11:57 PM
I wonder how you go about getting a grant for that kind of thing.

This what you're looking for?

http://grants.library.wisc.edu/organizations/animals.html

Equla
December 3rd, 2009, 12:10 AM
This what you're looking for?

http://grants.library.wisc.edu/organizations/animals.html

Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!

I'm going to look into this. We wanted to move out of Nevada anyway, so why not get a larger plot of land while we're at it, right? Plus, I've been laid off, so career change is in order anyway.

14+kitties
December 3rd, 2009, 12:16 AM
You're welcome. Just don't expect to make money doing it. It's a career for sure but not one that will make you rich.

Equla
December 3rd, 2009, 12:45 AM
Not rich financially.... but a millionaire with love!

chico2
December 3rd, 2009, 09:28 AM
I remember seeing her before,but I could watch it over and over again,an amazing video,an amazing lady:thumbs up

Dahmer,it's funny you should say that about winning the lottery,hubby also said if we won,we'd donate a chunk to our own 14+ kitty-rescuer and sanctuary,but that's wishful thinking:sad:

ancientgirl
December 3rd, 2009, 09:38 AM
I saw this video a while ago. She is an amazing place and she is an amazing woman. I also recently found another similar story, this time it's a man. He's got such a wonderful little place for all of his cats. He's made them a little city.

Caboodle Ranch (http://www.caboodleranch.org/videos.html)

It's also been my dream for a long time to do the same. But like 14+, I'd need to win the lottery too.

14+kitties
December 3rd, 2009, 02:15 PM
I remember seeing her before,but I could watch it over and over again,an amazing video,an amazing lady:thumbs up

Dahmer,it's funny you should say that about winning the lottery,hubby also said if we won,we'd donate a chunk to our own 14+ kitty-rescuer and sanctuary,but that's wishful thinking:sad:

Sugarcatmom posted about her and her sanctuary last year. She is a wonderful soul. :cloud9:

:grouphug: Thank you chico. I would love to be able to do more than I do.
I wish I could get some of mine adopted but as soon as you mention a cost for adoption or that the cats can not be declawed and have to be indoor only people walk away. They know there are so many around here they can get for free so why pay? :sad: Doesn't matter how much I flap my gums or advertise. It's the same story every time. Those who profess interest and I hope I may hear from never call either. After losing Bandit :rip: baby, last Christmas I think it just made me more cautious about adopting to people I can't check up on. :sad:

Frenchy
December 3rd, 2009, 02:33 PM
Dahmer,it's funny you should say that about winning the lottery,hubby also said if we won,we'd donate a chunk to our own 14+ kitty-rescuer and sanctuary,but that's wishful thinking:sad:

I would too !!!!

keep buying those lotto tickets Chico2 , that's what I do :thumbs up

one day ..... :pray:

14+kitties
December 3rd, 2009, 02:37 PM
I would too !!!!

keep buying those lotto tickets Chico2 , that's what I do :thumbs up

one day ..... :pray:

:grouphug: Thanks hon. I would do the same for you too. :thumbs up That way you could have tons more fosters. :D

Frenchy
December 3rd, 2009, 02:39 PM
:grouphug: Thanks hon. I would do the same for you too. :thumbs up That way you could have tons more fosters. :D

:cloud9: and have myself an old dogs sanctuary , I would have an older dogs rescue , the ones who wouldn't get adopted , would stay here with me :cloud9:

14+kitties
December 3rd, 2009, 02:53 PM
:cloud9: and have myself an old dogs sanctuary , I would have an older dogs rescue , the ones who wouldn't get adopted , would stay here with me :cloud9:

Same as me. There are a ton of older kitties out there who's life is about to end because there are no homes for them. :sad:
Hubby has already got the house planned for them. :thumbs up 'Course he thinks it's just for the ones I have now. Hehe :evil: You'd figure after eight years he would know better huh?
The "good" vet in the office I go to has somewhere around 200 cats she "owns". They run adoptions all the time and are having a difficult time getting them adopted. They will never be euthanized though. Unless they get too sick of course.

Tundra_Queen
December 3rd, 2009, 04:14 PM
Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!

I'm going to look into this. We wanted to move out of Nevada anyway, so why not get a larger plot of land while we're at it, right? Plus, I've been laid off, so career change is in order anyway.

Just make sure on the property u buy u are allowed to own a lot of cats. *S*

14+ I love this video. I saw it last year and I told hubs that I would love to go to that place to see all the animals running free. Told my friends I would love to have a place like that if i won the lottery!!

Debbie

chico2
December 3rd, 2009, 05:09 PM
That's pretty sad,we are all waiting to win the lottery:laughing:
In the meantime,we buy them every week,who knows,eh:confused:

14+,I am sure hubby knows if he builds another house there will be more kitties, he just pretends ignorance:laughing:
He knows very well how important they are to you and to most of us really,I've never met anyone as dedicated to the wellfare of our little furry friends as you.:lovestruck:

budgrrl
December 3rd, 2009, 05:48 PM
holy potatoes - thats a lot of cats! good on her! amazing woman!! :)

i have always wanted to do that too - cats, dogs, any animal to save them from useless euthanizing, homeless strays, etc....but, i too, need to win the lottery!

Equla
December 3rd, 2009, 06:52 PM
Makes me wonder... All this dough we are all throwing at the lottery, we could just all put it into a bank account that has a high yield (or whatever it's called) and then in 5-10 years all join together and open a REALLY big one.

Maybe 14+ will host. hehehe!

14+kitties
December 3rd, 2009, 10:57 PM
Makes me wonder... All this dough we are all throwing at the lottery, we could just all put it into a bank account that has a high yield (or whatever it's called) and then in 5-10 years all join together and open a REALLY big one.

Maybe 14+ will host. hehehe!

:thumbs up The sanctuary is already started. No where near 700. Only 36. But I'm small potatoes. No funding.

Equla
December 3rd, 2009, 11:02 PM
:thumbs up The sanctuary is already started. No where near 700. Only 36. But I'm small potatoes. No funding.

Just let me know where to send the funding.:thumbs up We love charity, but never know where our dollars go. That's one of the reasons I volunteer. I know where it's going.

I would honestly much rather order food or whatever and have it sent to you than have the ASPCA debit money from my account every month and never know what its spent on.

14+kitties
December 4th, 2009, 03:40 PM
Just let me know where to send the funding.:thumbs up We love charity, but never know where our dollars go. That's one of the reasons I volunteer. I know where it's going.

I would honestly much rather order food or whatever and have it sent to you than have the ASPCA debit money from my account every month and never know what its spent on.

Aww thank you so much. At the moment we are fine. I'm sure the wonderful woman with all the kitties in California could use your help. She has a full time vet to pay. Not to mention her food bill must be humongous!!!! :eek:

Equla
December 4th, 2009, 04:26 PM
Aww thank you so much. At the moment we are fine. I'm sure the wonderful woman with all the kitties in California could use your help. She has a full time vet to pay. Not to mention her food bill must be humongous!!!! :eek:

Good lord, I can't even imagine the upkeep on that place. You probably just finish filling all the food bowls and it's time to fill them again.

Good thing they are outdoor kitties. I couldn't imagine scooping 700 litter boxes! :yuck:

14+kitties
December 4th, 2009, 04:40 PM
Good lord, I can't even imagine the upkeep on that place. You probably just finish filling all the food bowls and it's time to fill them again.

Good thing they are outdoor kitties. I couldn't imagine scooping 700 litter boxes! :yuck:

I have 17 which are cleaned every day. Sometimes twice a day. But they still use good ol' grass too. Believe me, if I didn't clean it daily you would know. The smell would be horrible at her place if it wasn't cleaned daily! :yuck:

kashtin's kin
January 25th, 2010, 07:38 PM
14+, it's too bad you haven't been able to get more of your Catuary inhabitants adopted...but good for you for sticking to your guns re: no declawing/inside only. I find it hard to believe that those concepts present such a difficulty to most people :confused:. Sigh. Hang in there :cat:, oh, and the 'checking' on homes is so good, as well.

I am somewhat acquainted (just business, and not animal related) with one or 2 folks who backyard breed with dogs; the people are quite pleasant, but are breeding for $$, and don't screen for 'approved homes'. I just don't get it. Enough animals, already :yell:, and if you MUST breed, do so responsibly!! Goes for cats, dogs, and even horses...etc. GAH.

You're a total role model, 14+ :thumbs up.

Myka
January 25th, 2010, 11:14 PM
Very cool, thanks for posting!!

Tundra_Queen
January 27th, 2010, 02:33 AM
This lady and her rescue was in the February issue of Cat Fancy.

marko
January 27th, 2010, 03:43 PM
What an amazing thread! You rescuers rock :goodvibes::angel:

14+kitties
January 27th, 2010, 11:19 PM
That is what is amazing about Pets!! I have learned so much and continue to learn every day when I visit. We have a ton of dedicated animal lovers here. We all are in it for the love of the animal and I think it shows. :highfive: to all!!

And yes, it would be wonderful to be able to have a larger area to help more animals. You just never know..... maybe one of us may be the next 7 acre sanctuary. :fingerscr

ancientgirl
January 28th, 2010, 08:22 AM
You just never know..... maybe one of us may be the next 7 acre sanctuary. :fingerscr

THAT would be a dream come true for me.

Jenkinsdjtg
February 1st, 2010, 02:41 AM
thats great. :)

MyBirdIsEvil
February 2nd, 2010, 02:12 AM
Thanks for posting that. I'd love to give her a big donation next time I have some money :).

I wish I could get some of mine adopted but as soon as you mention a cost for adoption or that the cats can not be declawed and have to be indoor only people walk away. They know there are so many around here they can get for free so why pay? :sad:

That's why I didn't take in my cats hoping to get them adopted out. That's how people are :( .

There are people that have otherwise good homes that want to declaw and I just won't allow that. I've seen too many cats that were traumatized by it. I'm not gonna have my cats toes amputated (which is basically what it is - I'm surprised vets don't seem to explain this to people when they want to have it done...).
Other people that expect the cats to be free (helloooo, it costs money to s/n and get shots and buy food and litter :frustrated:)
The amount of people that want kittens to give as a gift or to give to their little kid is ridiculous.

Anyway, end of rant. *sigh* People...

Koteburo
September 17th, 2010, 06:14 AM
I hope this lady has a long, long, healthy life.
My sister and me have always had this fantasy about owning a big ranch or country house and give shelter to a lot of kitties and doggies.
So now I know we're not alone on that one. I saw some of you would like that :) and someone who actually went ahead and did it.
A hero indeed.