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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: The mission of Heaven on Earth Society for Animals is to improve quality of life for homeless cats, particularly those who have few other options or who may be overlooked because of low potential for adoption.

Results: In 2016 we pulled 550 cats and kittens from city shelters who were at great risk of euthanasia; adopted out 430 cats and kittens into loving forever homes; facilitated the spay or neuter of 1,020 cats; provided safe haven for 700 cats and kittens at our sanctuary, Perry's Place in North Hollywood, at some time during the year; and provided humane education at our weekly adoption events at 5 pet stores and through our partnership with the Skirball Cultural Center's Build A Better World program.

Target demographics: homeless cats

Direct beneficiaries per year: 1,800 cats and hundreds of people who adopted and cared for them.

Geographic areas served: the San Fernando Valley of Southern California

Programs: Operating the Perry MacFarlane Sanctuary, our no-kill, cageless sanctuary; weekly adoptions at 5 pet stores and at Perry's Place Thursday-Friday from 3-8 and Saturday-Sunday from 1-6 pm; 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 program, which facilitates 1,000 spays and neuters annually; and humane education.

Community Stories

100 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Penny29

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been volunteering at Heaven on Earth for over two years now. I absolutely love it and everybody there. The cats are unbelievably well cared for.
I adopted my Xena from there. (Formally Sunshine) Little did I know she was born with a congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Just recently she underwent expensive, risky and invasive surgery to correct her diaphragm so she could finally breathe better and live a longer healthier life. I would sell my kidney if I had to to make this little cat happy! She is the best thing to come into my life. Xena is my warrior. She's the sweetest most personable cat I've ever had. She's worth everything and more. I can't thank Heaven on Earth enough, especially Jen, for bringing her to me!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've had the distinct pleasure of volunteering for this amazing organization. Alongside one of the board members , my Hermosa (Monika Z.), I was able to learn a bit more about the great service Heaven on Earth provides to these little guys. Honored and a true blessing. Keep on rockin'!

ro_tuc

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been volunteering with Heaven on Earth cat sanctuary for 1.5 years. This is a wonderful nonprofit organization! Very professional, efficient & friendly staff/volunteers. The cats are well cared for, and what I love most about this no-kill group is they not only "pull" highly adoptable cats from local shelters, but also intake senior cats, mothers with kittens, and special needs kitties (such as diabetic & FIV+) AND they have a really neat "Spayship Program" --- making big efforts to reduce cat overpopulation at the source (check it out! http://www.heavenlypets.org/spayship/). Further, they partner with about 6 different Petco/Petsmart locations in the SF Valley which greatly increases their adoption rates due to exposure & in-store adoption events. I'm more than happy to be contributing my time to Heaven on Earth.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Heaven on Earth truly is a special place. They do incredible work helping homeless cats that have run out of options. I have been a volunteer since 2009, I have adopted my little girl cat from them, and I continue to fundraise and vouch for them whenever I can. The staff and volunteers are friendly and passionate; the facility is warm and inviting. The successes of lives saved is an inspiration and keeps me coming back!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I found Heaven on Earth Society for Animals online from a posting asking for volunteers to help socialize cats. The no-kill, cage-fee environment and the mission to improve the quality of life for homeless animals was just what I was looking for. The staff and volunteers at Heaven on Earth are the most caring and loving group I have ever met. After working a gift wrapping fundraiser, I had the opportunity to sit down with current board members and was eventually asked to join the board. I was deeply flattered and felt so proud to be able to assist this tremendous organization.

1 Erica61

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Heaven on Earth rescue has helped countless cats and kittens find their forever homes. I cannot say enough good things about heaven on earth, they help animals in need.

Monika Z.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering at Heaven On Earth for more than 6 years. I love everything about this rescue. I can't get enough!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I became a volunteer with Heaven on Earth Society for Animals in summer of 2010. I immediately felt right at home just as the cats do in the 5 room house that serves as a no-kill, cage-free sanctuary. I instantly became as involved as I could helping out the staff and the cats. I earned the name “worker bee” from my fellow board members. Heaven on Earth deeply appreciated my time and effort and eventually asked me to join their board of directors. I couldn’t be happier serving such a caring, compassionate organization. Heaven on Earth has many programs including spay/neuter transport and adoption events, and they also provide a permanent home for cats often overlooked for adoption due to special needs.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

These folks work so hard for their kitties! The top priority is helping cats, who would probably otherwise die in shelter, get another chance for a loving home. The sanctuary Heaven on Earth provides is a safe, clean, healthy, loving environment for cats of all ages and needs.

Heaven on Earth works with many of our local pet stores as a way of showing off kitties in need of homes- when you go to a PetSmart in our neighborhood- those kitties in the adoption center are from the sanctuary and ready for a loving, forever home. All the cats are spayed, neutered, and chipped- ready to go!! Heaven on Earth even delivers and helps the new kitty family get ready for their new member.

Ritva J.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

There are never too many good animal advocates. Heaven on Earth Society for Animals Inc seems to be a real thing. :)

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This cat rescue is the BEST! They have such a large selection of different cats and kitties of all ages and breeds. Their adoption specialists will take the time to find the right cat that fits your personality and make sure you have a new best friend for life! Great place to add to your family if you are looking to do so. The people who work there are so friendly and kind! It really is Heaven on Earth!

Lucybeans

Donor

Rating: 5

They have the most amazing sanctuary. It is clean, and well run, and the kitties there are so well taken care of. I have been there several times, and each time, I am impressed with the people and the pride they take in representing such a marvelous place. The money they raise is always very well spent, providing the best of care to their charges. There is no doubt that the kitties, friendly or shy, perfectly healthy or with special needs, young or old, all benefit from Heaven on Earth. They have very successful adoptions events, and many of their kitties do find forever homes. I hope some day, there will be no need for such a place (as Los Angeles will have solved their over-population of cats), but until that glorious day, Heaven on Earth is there for the unwanted and unloved cats.