HEAVEN ON EARTH SOCIETY FOR ANIMALS INC

Rating: 4.96 stars   76 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: P.O. Box 8171 Van Nuys CA 91409 USA

Mission: Founded in February 2000, Heaven on Earth is a non-profit corporation whose mission is to improve quality of life for homeless animals, particularly those who are often overlooked because of special needs and low potential for adoption. We fulfill our mission by:* Placing homeless animals into permanent homes through our own adoption program and through collaborating with other humane organizations;* Providing lifelong care for animals with low potential for adoption at our cageless sanctuary; and* Decreasing the number of homeless animals through our own spay/neuter transportation program and by providing information to the public on the importance of having their petsa sterilized and referrals to assist them in doing so.The formation of Heaven on Earth was brought about by the need to draw attention and support to those homeless animals that are often overlooked by the community due to their low potential for adoption. These feral, sick and elderly animals deserve a better quality of life just as much as "adoptable" animals.
Target demographics: homeless cats
Direct beneficiaries per year: 600 cats
Geographic areas served: the San Fernando Valley of Southern California
Programs: Operating the Perry MacFarlane Sanctuary, our no-kill, cageless sanctuary; weekly adoptions at 4 pet stores and by appointment at our sanctuary; Heaven Can Wait isolation program, whereby we provide temporary housing for cats pulled from "death row" at municipal shelters, while they go through required quarantine; SpayShip spay/neuter transport service; and humane education.

2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

Heaven on Earth is a wonderful organization. The bulk of my interactions were with Pam and Becky and Patty. They were in my opinion great people with an even greater love from the heart for that which they spend their lives doing. Making the world a better place one kitty at a time!! I have a 9.5 year old Golden Retriever who had lost her brother just 6 months prior. She and I would go to pet smart where she always wanted to go see the kitty's. This continued for several weeks, as I pondered the idea of reintroducing a kitty into our lives, to help fill that which was missing. As we made another trip to pet smart on this occasion we met Pam. I explained to her the particulars of my life at present, Pam suggested that Pistachio would be a good fit. Pistachio is a little kitty who has been through a rough patch her entire life, and was a little bit reserved but sweet and loving. On our follow up meet and greet Patty and Pam were helpful in coordinating everyone into the room to see how the interactions would unfold. As we proceeded Pam and Becky were very flexible and willing to meet the demands of my ever changing schedule. Pam delivered Pistachio to her new home at which point my dog walked up and kissed me on the cheek. (TRUE STORY). Since then Pistachio is very happy, she loves the dog and enjoys getting on the top of her and doing the kitty mothering routine, for as long as the dog can take it.
I am grateful and appreciative that Pistachio is now a part of my family, she was truly Heaven sent!!
Thank you to all my friends at Heaven on Earth!!

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

A lot

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?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

Heaven and Earth clearly has a loving staff. They show genuine care for thier animals. In addition, they know each animals story and times, heartbreak. They were thorough in the interviews. Though, some might find this a bit much, we found it to be in the best interest of future pets. We love our cat Baffi, he is sheer joy and he is the best alarm clock each morning.

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

Hard to say. They display such great care.

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

A lot

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?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Heaven on Earth does a wonderful job caring for special needs and homeless cats. I visited the shelter several years ago and was very impressed with the facilities and the caring compassion of the staff. I'm sure that has only gotten better with the opening of Perry's Place.

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

Can't think of anything right now.

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Definitely

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

Everyone wants to see a cat find his or her forever home, but knowing that the cats that don't get adopted and call the sanctuary their home are safe, well looked after and loved - makes all the difference to me. It's also the kitties that have medical issues or are seniors and have a lesser chance of being adopted that find their forever home with Heaven on Earth.

I've been a long time volunteer at the sanctuary and whether it's cleaning carriers, doing paperwork or spending time with the kitties, I know it all makes a difference.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

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?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

A place where cats can call home and receive love and care from the staff and volunteers as they work to find forever homes.. An amazing amount of love and care goes into every cat that comes into Perry's Place, and it is very satisfying to see the cats that come under their care flourish and blossom into healthy, adoptable beings ready for the right person to come along.

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

They are already looking to expand and save even more cats, so I feel there is not any changes that I could think of.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

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?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am both a donor and someone who has adopted from Heaven on Earth Society. The employees and volunteers clearly care about the organization's mission and show a great deal of care and compassion for the animals. The facility is clean and well maintained and they are diligent about speaking with a prospective adoptive human family to make sure that the pet they take home is a good match for that particular person.

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

A lot

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?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

Four years ago, a little ferro cat was hanging around the house, she was merely a kitten, but was 6 months old and in heat, and sure enough the Tom cat's came around, not knowing what to do as I could not have her having the kittens multiply here at my 90 year old dads house, I went online and found ,
Heaven on Earth, I e-mailed them and it was less than 1/2 a day I got a response from them, they brought a trap for her to take her to another wonderful organization called FixNation you nueterd her for free, Heaven on Earth , picked her up and brought her back the same night, all for no charge..She also got her shots...She is still an outdoor cat, but now sits in my lap but she will not come inside.. Hey name is "Toey," as she has 4 extra toes on her front paws...
I try to make donations when I can, I am a senior and on a fixed income, but this is the place to donate to ,the workers and staff are so friendly and so so helpful and most important, Love Cats...
Sincerely, Marsha

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

I would not change a thing....Heaven On Earth is an AWESOME, organization.. I am not a volunteer as I take care of my 90 year old dad and just can't help at this time, but if I could I definitely would......

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

This is a group of dedicated staff and volunteers working week in and week out to find permanent, loving homes for abandoned cats. The majority of our cats come from county shelters where they have been red-listed and have little or no chance for survival. At Heaven on Earth, it's all about the cats, and I am very proud to be associated with so many unselfish, caring people.

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

I wouldn't!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

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?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Heaven on Earth Society for Animals is a first class organization sheltering hard-to-place cats. The founders and staff are wonderful, dedicated people. I give annually to HOESA and urge you to as well if you care about the fate of older and medically challenged cats and kittens.

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Definitely

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Definitely

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Definitely

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2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

A wonderful organization of people who are truly devoted to caring for cats.

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Definitely

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

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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