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Karma Cat & Zen Dog Rescue Society

Rating: 5 stars   13 reviews 531

Nonprofit Issues:

Animals

Address:

PO Box 242 East Brunswick NJ 08816 USA

Mission:

The mission of the Karma Cat + Zen Dog Rescue Society is to provide a safe and peaceful haven for homeless, abandoned or abused animals. We will help decrease the number of cats and dogs being destroyed in kill shelters through the work of our foster, spay/neuter, trap-neuter-return, and education programs.

Results:

Since inception (March 2010), we have found homes for 520 animals and trapped-neutered-returned over 200 cats!

Target demographics:

homeless animals find new forever homes.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

over 200 animals!

Geographic areas served:

the North Brunswick, NJ area

Programs:

Adoption, Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR), Foster

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Rating: 5 stars   Featured Review

1 person found this review helpful

Karma Cat & Zen Dog take the very best care of their rescues. Our first visit to the vet (a year after we adopted) yielded excellent results...perfect health for both our boys! Their volunteer staff is the best there is! Although it has been 2 years since we adopted, they all recognize us when we walk back into PetSmart :) They are completely passionate about animals and you would be hard pressed to find better taken care of rescues!

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I have always loved animals and was looking for a way to get involved and make a difference. I came across Karma Cat & Zen Dog on Volunteer Match and started volunteering here doing cat socialization. I look forward to seeing and playing with the cats, and I love knowing I'm making a difference keeping the cats used to human contact and increasing their chances of finding good homes. Everyone that works here is passionate about animals and the leadership is outstanding. It only took me a few weeks here to take home a kitten that I absolutely love. Karma Cat is big on social media and it's so rewarding hearing when the cats get adopted!

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Karma Cat & Zen dog is run and supported by a wonderful group of individuals that follow a loving and immaculate standard of care for the kitties and dog's in the group. There is a wealth of knowledge, experience, and care that goes in to taking care of the animals that are rescued, and it shows! The goal is to provide the best care, while finding the most fitting forever home. The volunteers spend countless hours cleaning and caring for the adoptable pets, and so know what type of forever family will be the best for each animal. I love this group, and am a proud volunteer and adopter.

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I adopted a cat from this group 4 years ago with no issues. I have been a volunteer for 8 months and have had a blast. Christie the director bursts with energy and care for the animals. The training is thorough for volunteers and communication is frequent. Everyone works together for the animals. New ideas are encouraged. Nothing is ever forced upon us. Scheduling of volunteering is detailed and questions are always answered quickly.

A wonderful family group!

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When I adopted my first cat from Karma and brought him to the Veterinarian for the first time, the Vet was very impressed with how well taken care of he was. That spoke volumes about how well the cats are taken care of and how much the volunteers care about the cats. A few months later, I adopted a second cat. She has some minor medical issues but Karma Cat helped me with any concerns I had. All of the volunteers here are great people with a common love of animals.

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?

2015

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1 person found this review helpful

Even before I became an official volunteer for Karma Cat + Zen Dog they helped me find homes for 8 cats & kittens that I found.
After I joined the ranks of volunteers you realized that it's such a well run and organized group. They manage to efficiently give the fosters nearly around the clock care and love at the Petsmart adoption center, at Cat Quarters which houses more adoptable cats and kittens and in private foster homes for cats and dogs.
Everyone I've met since I started volunteering has been wonderful and so caring towards these homeless pets.
It's been a great experience to work with such a lovely group of kind and devoted volunteers!

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I found Karma Cat + Zen Dog Rescue Society on VolunteerMatch.com. I wanted to be involved with animals but I was concerned about seeing the dark and sad side of rescuing animals so I volunteered to be a fundraising coordinator. I met the Executive Director and I knew that I had found the perfect organization!!

Christie runs her organization with passion, compassion and integrity. The animals always come first. All the volunteers are the nicest people that I have ever met and they all LOVE to take care of the kitties and they all love her and want to be a part of this amazing group of people. We represent our kitties in the best, most positive way and stay away from the horrific pictures and stories that tend to turn people away.

It's been a year and I can't imagine my life without Karma Cat. I have made wonderful friends, learned SO much about rescue, fundraising and how to take care of my own kitties. I can't say enough good things about this organization.

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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1 person found this review helpful

I got involved with Karma Cat Zen Dog when I adopted my cat, Lucy. I saw how much these cats were cared for and loved, as well as the good it does for the community. That is how and why I became a volunteer. During the time I have volunteered with Karma Cat Zen Dog, hundreds of cats have been carefully placed into good and loving homes. Including Lucy! They definitely deserve 5 stars!

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?

2012

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I have had cats my whole life and my closest friends and I have dealt with many adoption groups. Gilda and christie are by far the best! They truly care about the cats and it shoes! I have recently adopted 2 babies from karma cat and they have the best personalities! The care and human contact they recieve promotes wonderful lifetime pets! I love karma cat!

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?

2012

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I discovered Karma Cat by coincidence. My 16-year-old cat had recently died, and I wasn't sure if I wanted to adopt a new kitten so soon after losing him. I met with Christie and told her my story, and we agreed that a "special" cat (or two) would be best for me, under the circumstances. Christie showed me every cat that they had and gave me the low-down on all of them. She didn't try to hide it if a cat had a few "issues"--she made it very clear that what she and the volunteers at Karma Cat wanted most of all was to find a forever home for each and every cat, if they could, and that the only way to do this was to be up-front and honest about each cat's quirks and personalities. I adopted two of their "shy" cats, and I was impressed by how much advice and support Christie was willing to offer in order to help all of us make the transition. Christie announced my kitties' adoption on Facebook and on Karma Cat's blog, and I was overwhelmed at the outpouring of kindness and happiness that came my way from so many of the volunteers. I had been grief-stricken at losing my cat (no, I'm not exaggerating), and Karma Cat helped me to feel good about moving forward and giving two new (wonderful) kitties a home.

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?

2012

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