Majical Miniatures and the Cat's Cradle inc

Rating: 4.97 stars   39 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: 16502 Golf Course Rd Parrish FL 34219 USA

Mission: Majical Miniatures, a 501c3 not for profit animal sanctuary, is a place where second chances are born. Animals arrive here for many reasons and in all kinds of conditions; our goal is to save them all. While that is humanly impossible, we save as many as we can, and the ones we lose are lost with deep sorrow. No one is forgotten as we move on to the next one that needs us
Results: We are currently working on a volunteer drive as well as fundraising events & campaigns to open our new education center to help educate the public about the animals we rescue & rehab.
Target demographics: everyone who loves animals
Direct beneficiaries per year: 200+ animals that currently reside at Majical MIniatures rehab center

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Rating: 5 stars  

Ariyana, Jan, and their staff are the most caring and compassionate people we know. Their dedication and knowledge for serving the animals they rescue and shelter is extraordinary. We have known them since we moved to Parrish in 2005, and try to help them and their shelter any way we can.
They are truly rare individuals who dedicate their lives to making other lives better.

We encourage everyone to help support their shelter!

Mark Snider & Kim Oliphant

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I worked for this organization for about a year after first moving to Florida post college graduation. Having a background mostly in accredited, public organizations, working for MM was a new experience that has set the standard in animal rescue care. They bend over beyond backwards to put everything they have into every animal that comes through their gates, from staying up all night to provide medical care and company to investing in professional food and care products for everyone, to making the impossible happen in cases everyone else would consider a lost cause. Although my personal path has led me elsewhere, I continue to volunteer for them whenever possible. I have the utmost respect for the staff who contribute quite literally themselves to providing abandoned or abused animals with a loving home and individual care. The animals always come first and it is impossible to not see the benefits of this attention upon meeting the sanctuary residents.

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

Find ways to provide reliable funding so that resources can be fully dedicated to their mission. Every dollar is spent on caring for the animals but they can be hard to come by. Also providing some public access and education has always been a distant goal, they would do a fabulous job but on limited resources animal care always takes priority.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

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

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I became involved with Majical Miniatures through a friend and volunteered over the course of a year until I moved out of the area. From management to volunteer, this organization is well run with an eye toward making every dollar count toward the rehabilitation and welfare of the formerly abused and abandoned exotic animals who call it home. The organization makes a point to recreate a natural habitat for each inhabitant catering to the individual need. This is an organization that I would highly recommend when you're thinking of making a donation of time or money.

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

fund it more so that it can increase it's reach

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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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I became acquainted with Majical miniatures several years ago when I was looking to find a new home for my llamas. They were in need of something to help protect their rescues from the neighboring and hunting bobcat population and so it began. I have worked in the field of rescue and primatology for more years than I want to mention and this is by far the best organization of its type. The caring of Arianna and Jan as well as on site staff Jenna is above reproach! When I had a parrot in need of hourly care they volunteered to help without even blinking! Thanks to them she returned home to her mate 3 months later alive and well again. You always know they will do anything possible to help any animal in need and it will get the best care, attention, and life possible...regardless of the personal or financial costs to them.

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

FInd them more land and donations.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

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

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

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Majical Miniatures is a wonderful place to go & relax with the animals and nature. You can get up close and personal with loved, well fed and cared for, & very clean environment for the aniimals. Animals can feel the love you give them and I can sure feel the love they give back. It is rewarding to know the animals have a place to live out the rest of their life in a well managed place with natural settings. I can't say enough about going there. It's my way of escaping the rollercoaster of life. The kangaroos have air conditioned play houses with windows, and a shelf to lay on. All I would need is a radio or tv and could live in one. I tell everyone about these LUCKY animals. The staff are very friendly and welcoming.

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

Find a way to get them more money to do more wonderful things for the 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?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Going to Majical Miniatures is wonderful it's like being in another world. Where animals are well taken care of, fed well, relaxed and happy. If I had to live somewhere else, I could put a tent up and camp there with all the animals. It is a very peaceful place to go and feeding and cleaning cages is not a chore its a pleasure & to know your helping all the animals to live out a wonderul life in clean well kept enviornment. I love to volunteer for this organization the people are GREAT and the animals are so happy there.........

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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Rating: 5 stars  

I have become acquainted with Majical Miniatures and have found the organization to be life-givers to the many animals that pass thru the doors of this rescue. They are truly inspiritional in the care and love given to these needy animals. I do not hesitate to give whatever financial help I can give and I know that it is used in the best interest of the animals' welfare. Absolutely awesome!!!

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Definitely

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Definitely

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2013

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1 previous review
Rating: 5 stars  

We are very impressed with the dedicated work that Majical Miniatures does. We donate because we feel that the money is well spent on helping all types of animals and their manmade habitats. We wish them continued blessings on their efforts and will continue to support them financially. Anthony and Kathryn Bartkowiak

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Definitely

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Definitely

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2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Majical Miniatures is the best facility I have ever worked for. The animals are always number one and I think that is very important at rescues. Everyone goes above and beyond what is "expected" of them to ensure the animals always have the very best care.

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?

2013

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1 previous review
Rating: 5 stars  

Majical Miniatures is one of of cleanest sanctuaries I have ever seen. The wonderful volunteers and staff obviously love each and every single animal. All of the animals have very nice sized habitats and yards to run in with lots of enrichment. I was very impressed the first time I went to the Sanctuary I have worked with animals for several years and have visited many Rescues and Zoos and can say Majical Miniatures does a wonderful job and their animals are very fortunate. I hope they are around to provide the same excellent care for many years to come.

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

gaining more experience and knowledge in animal rescue and rehabilitation.

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

I would love to see more volunteer involvement and donations.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I love this place! The animals are treated so kindly and you can see it in their eyes. I am so impressed with how hard they work to make these animals have life with dignity. They have such a variety of animals and they can tell you exactly what each one needs to stay healthy. I have watched Majical Miniatures evolve over the years and it is truly magical.

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

There are no changes needed.

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?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Majical Miniatures is like no other rescue, they are very caring and go the extra mile to ensure that the animals are healthy and happy. The staff and volunteers do a wonderful job of making the animals feel wanted and loved. They try to make it a natural habitat so the animals feel at home. I have adopted 3 pets from them and i know they really care that the animals that can get new homes go where they are loved and cared for.

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

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Rating: 5 stars  

Majical Miniatures is a very special rescue where all the animals are treated with love and gentleness. The many assorted animals come here and bond with new friends (both animal and human) in a very natural setting with plenty of room to wander. Three hundred sixty five days a year they are coddled and cared for. Owners, managers , and volunteers keep this rescue heaven on earth for many very special creatures. They really deserve a 10 star rating!!!

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Likely

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

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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