FOR ALL TIME CAT HAVEN

Rating: 5 stars   28 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: 150 Genevieve Ln Crescent City CA 95531 USA

Mission: To rescue abused, abandoned, or other cats and kittens in need of a safe, secure home. An answer to euthanizing healthy cats in need. Provide all necessities for these cats until a loving home is found or for the rest of the cats lives.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Chris and Hal are great... Due to personal circumstances, my wife and I had to find a new home for our cat Toby, who had been with us for more than 12 years. As hard as this was, the warm, welcoming environment at For All Time Cat Haven, illustrated by the level of comfort and friendly behavior of ALL cats in their home, made this difficult step a bit easier. Chris and Hal welcomed Toby with open arms and lots of love - they are amazing.

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A lot

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Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Rating: 5 stars  

1 people found this review helpful

To Chris and Hal I can only say ONE IN A MILLION-------in this case make it TWO in a MILLION..... Cats/Kittens who are lucky enough to have found this NO KILL SHELTER have found a loving, caring, exceptional shelter until they find their own FOREVER HOME. I cannot not say enough about how these people with true dedication give their time to each and every cat. No cat is missed getting love, attention and care everyday of every week. I enjoy my visits because I get the latest story or update by name of the cats ---along with a greeting from cats who understand there are humans who do care and care enough to make a difference. It is a pleasure to be a Donor to help keep this shelter able to give the best possible care to their cat family. Donations are appreciated and needed. Thank you to Chris and Hal for doing a great job even through difficullt times when dollars are short.......You both are GREAT PEOPLE....

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2013

Rating: 5 stars  

1 people found this review helpful

My husband and I found a young (6 months old approx.) and she was pregnant. Chris took the kitty and made sure she was comfortable, clipped her claws and is now taking care of 5 more little kitties and Boots is spayed or will be soon, all because Chris and her husband have donated their lives and property to taking extra over above and beyond care of the cats that come their way. We don't know what we would've have done without For All Time Cat Haven. The thought of her going to the pound and put to sleep sickened us

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Somehow reimburse Chris and her husband for their out-of-pocket expenses and provide a couple extra people to watch the cats so they could take some time away together

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

Rating: 5 stars  

Six months ago I took a neighborhood cat who had a large wound on his leg to Fat Cat Haven. Chris and Hal lovingly took him in and got him the vet care he needed. The wound healed, however the cat "Bugsey" has become ill from other causes. Chris has vowed to love and care for him until the end. The way they love all the cats is so amazing! They are angels to cats that have no home, love or options. Words can't say enough about Fat Cat Haven.

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A lot

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Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Rating: 5 stars  

1 people found this review helpful

Chris and Hal are two wonderful people who care for cats, young and old. You can tell that all the cats are loved. As a volunteer, I can say there is a lot of work to be done around there and Chris and Hal works very hard to keep up on the place and make it look nice and give all the cats loving's.

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Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Rating: 5 stars  

These people at Fat Cat care! They took in 2 older cats of mine when I could no longer keep them at home (House on market to sell~cats incontinent) and they lived out their lives in comfort there; they are now in the pet cemetery in the back yard).

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A lot

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Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

1 previous review
Rating: 5 stars  

1 people found this review helpful

F.A.T. Cat Haven is run by a woman with a big heart that truly loves cats. She took in two 16+ year old cats of mine that were able to live out their last years in a calm and loving environment. They are located at the edge of Crescent City, CA on 4 acres, fenced for the cats. Even though my cats have died and are buried in her pet cemetery, I freely give of my time to help out, as this is a good woman with a passion for what she does.

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For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Fat Cat Haven is the most loving and caring place for cats. No cage and no kill. If they don't adopted, they spend the rest of their lives.

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Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

1 previous review
Rating: 5 stars  

My wife Chris and I have been saving cats since we were married in 1993. She came with 15 cats who gave their aproval of me. We started F.A.T. Cat Haven to rescue healthy cats from being euthanized because they were abanded and left to fend for themselves. Many people asked if we were nonprofit as they could donate and write it off. In 2001, we were up to 35 cats and filed for California nonprofit Corp. and abtained 501(c)(3) status. We have had up to 130 cats at one time, but the economy was hurt us greatly. We rely soley on public donations to care for the cats in our santuary. We need all the help we can get to keep F.A.T. Cat Haven running for the health and well being of these cats and to rescue more.

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How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Rating: 5 stars  

1 people found this review helpful

It is so amazing the time and efforts that Chris and her staff put into maintaining F.A.T. Haven! What dedication and love they have for all the cats they care for. They are all selfless people who care the way all of us should care for the wondreful animals that have been placed on the same planet that we inhabit.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

not know what to do. They do everything in their power to take care of as many cats as humanly possible. I would advocate more donations from all who can give. They so deserve to win some money to help them with all their expenses.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

Rating: 5 stars  

This organization does extremely wonderful, and basically thankless, work. Chris and her entire staff are caring and hard-working. They make every dollar count and rescue as many cats as they possibly are able to provide for. If I won the lottery I would make a very large donation to them because I feel they would spend it on exactly what it was intended for, the animals. You hear so many bad things about charities these days, it's wonderful to know there are dedicated organizations doing their very best.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Rating: 5 stars  

F.A.T. Cat Haven is truly a no-kill sanctuary. We have accepted healthy cats which had been taked to the vet for euthansia. They are now living out their lives here. We only consider euthanasia when nothing else can be done to help a cat live a pain free life. People who visit are amazed at how happy the cats are and how well they all get along. F.A.T. Cat Haven is operated from our home and our 4 acres. This insures that money received from donations goes to food, litter and vet bills. There is no rent, wages, or utilities taken from these donations. Since the cats are here at our home, they get a lot of daily attention and love. Our main reason for starting this sanctuary in 2001, was because there were so many cats being euthanized, abandoned and abused due to old age, illnesses or deformities. There needed to be somewhere for these cats to go, a place safe, secure, with love and attention. That's when For All Time Cat Haven came into existance. Tours and adoptions are given on an appointment basis. Our goal is to get each of these wonderful furry lives their own forever home. But until that day comes we will continue to give them the best of care and love while they are here at F.A.T. Cat Haven.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

1 previous review
Rating: 5 stars  

The cats we care for here at F.A.T. Cat Haven come from many backgrounds. Heidi, as a kitten, was thrown out of a 2nd story apartment by her front leg. After weeks of attempt to save her leg, it finally had to be amputatated. Cotton was left to us with 7 others in 2005, when here owner died. She now has diabeties, requiring insulin shots twice a day. Highway, about 6 weeks old, was thrown from a car and found on the highway with a badly broken leg. He was brought here and immediately went to the vet for emergency surgery and his leg and hip pinned in place. Try keeping a kitten calm and unactive for a couple of months to heal. He was adopted and went to a great home and we continue to see him. Ocho, lost one of his lives to a warm radiator and fan. Came to us with broken leg and many wounds. You could never tell he had been hurt and is still with us. We have a lot of stories like this of cats and kittens that would have died. Many other beautiful cats are ready for adoption but so may people want only a kiten. They go fast. How about the older lap cats? They are already trained and have so much love to give. Just need that special person to love them back and provide a forever loving home.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

As active board member I have experienced every aspect of this organization. Saving the lives of so many cats and kitten that would have died from living on the streets or have been euthanized is so very important.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

These cats have been through so much before coming to F.A.T. Cat Haven. Even those that have come from loving homes don't know what has happened and why they don't have their loving owner anymore. I feel like these cats all deserve so much more than we can give because of lack of funding. First thing I would change is there diet. I would put them all on Purina One Cat food. We don't give them the cheapest food on the shelves but can't afford the best. They do get the best in medical care from our local vets.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

How did you learn about this organization?

My husband and I started it after we had already rescued over 35 cats.

What is this organization's top short-term priority?

The top of sanctuary fencing, of about one acre, need to be replaced. It is rusted wire, breaking, has holes in it, and doesn't keep the raccoons and possums out. It has been patched as much as possible over the years and is in need of complete replacement.

What is its top priority in the long run?

Another building with rooms for the sick cats; intake of new cats during their transition period; boarding cats; and moving cats from rooms in home to this building with an outside run for them.

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