Who is Kitty Kat Haven?
Kitty Kat Haven consists of a core group of people who volunteer their time to help create a much-needed feline resource for adult cats in Lewis County WA.
What is Kitty Kat Haven?
Kitty Kat Haven takes in adult cats whose owner’s may have passed away or have to go into assisted living, sometimes it’s a military family that has to move and cannot take their beloved pet with them. Other times it is a family who is down on their luck financially and cannot any longer keep their cat for some reason. We have had cats where family members became allergic, or babies were born into the family with medical conditions where the cats could not be there. And then the tragic stories of people just moving away and dumping or leaving their pets behind.
We help save their scared and alone cats and work to find them new homes with families who will love them. In a few cases they have lived out their lives in our care due to medical conditions where nobody has wanted to adopt them. In those cases, we bond with them, love them and become their family, their forever home.
At our core, Kitty Kat Haven is about three things: Adoption, Education, Outreach. We help the most vulnerable members of our local pet community.
Adoption: Our program works with those special cats that need more time and attention than normal shelters can provide. We are only able to take a very limited number of cats since our current facility is very small. Some of our adoptable cats are available at Petsense in Chehalis, Washington.
Education: This is the key to keeping more pets with their beloved family. We want to convey to the community that cats enrich our lives, however, they, in turn, require attention, stimulation, socialization and steady relationships. Cat guardianship is a lifelong commitment. Most cat issues are fixable with the right tools and information.
Outreach: We are currently planning activities to tighten the cat-owner bond, and teach our younger generations about the joy and responsibility of owning a pet.
Why just adult cats?
Cats are now the most numerous human companions in the US and yet there are far fewer resources for our feline companions compared to their canine counter parts. Many shelters have different programs to help their canine residents overcome adoption problems but yet spend very little time with their feline residents. According to the Animal Humane Society over 30,000 animals are surrendered in a year, of those, 20,000 of them were cats. Studies have found that nearly 72% of cats entering a shelter are euthanized.
Kitty Kat Haven focuses their attention on seniors, FIV, cats with behavioral issues, disability’s, and other special needs felines, in hopes that with enough time and love we are able to place them into forever homes. We take the time to create healthy and balanced feline companions. The cats that can’t be placed will be able to live out the remainder of their lives at Kitty Kat Haven.
Kitty Kat Haven Wants to Support Our Local Pet Community
Kitty Kat Haven understands that in order to help the cats, we first have to help their people.
– We house cats who need more time and attention than normal shelters can provide.
– We reach out to the community, by having a booth at local events, in order to better educate people in regards to our feline companions. At this time we are working hard to become a resource for community feline educational and outreach resource.
– We work to convey to the community that
cats enrich our lives, need attention, stimulation, socialization and steady relationships. Cat guardianship is a lifelong commitment, and most cat issues are fixable with the right tools and information.
Is Kitty Kat Haven a 501(c)(3) organization?
Yes, we have met all the requirements and have received our tax-exempt status.
Our EIN # is 45-2844581.
Under US Tax Law, charitable gifts to qualified organizations like Kitty Kat Haven can reduce your taxable income and lower your tax bill. Your tax returns must be itemized in order to claim any gifts to charities or non-profits. You must also keep written records of donations. Your records must indicate the name of the charitable organization, the date of your contribution, and the amount your contribution.