Wee Paws does a great job of finding animals it can help, and accepting with healing arms the animals that come to them. They have the resources (well--they always need help with financial resources, like all rescue organizations--I meant they have intelligence and training!) and the will to assist all animals, even those with health problems, and the love to carry it out. Their knowledge and love is inspiring to everyone who hears about them, and the animals they've helped (and saved). They also have good people skills :) Bravo on Wee Paws!
I love that they have an absolute passion for saving cats and providing a loving and caring home for them. I also love cats and have rescued 3 of my own. The fact that they save cats with disabilities or FIV+ who otherwise would most likely be killed in a shelter have a safe haven here and it absolutely warms my heart. I love seeing the growth of the no-kill movement throughout the nation and this sanctuary is among them saving the lives of so many sweet kitties. Keep it up!
We first visited Wee Paws Animal Sanctuary in April 2011 to deliver two senior cats from Orange County Shelter as we were enroute to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Utah. Wee Paws immediately reminded us of a small scale Best Friends where cats receive the best of care. At Wee Paws cats are free to roam the sanctuary, which is remarkable for its cleanliness and variety of spaces for cats to play and sleep. There are no cages. Each cat has one-on-one care from Leigh-Ann and Nancy: fresh food is prepared daily; Leigh-Ann monitors the health of each cat and provides a detailed analysis of any sickness. It is truly a cat paradise. Wee Paws provides an essential and compassionate service in giving senior and disabled cats abandoned by others the chance to live out their lives in comfort, knowing love, and with dignity. We are enthusiastic in our support of Wee Paws Animal Sanctuary.
Last weekend I made the 5 hour (each way) drive to Wee Paws Animal Sanctuary to take my sweet rescue kitty, Mayfair, and a gorgeous senior, Jackie, who was saved from the kill shelter, to their new home. I finally got to meet Leigh-Ann and Nancy, who share their home with about 40 cats and 4 dogs. There were birds too, but I forgot to meet them - I was too busy petting kitties. There are so many rescue organizations out there and I never know which one(s) I should support. Most of the time I have only what I see online to go by, and I click some Paypal links or mail a check and hope it does a furry creature some good. I always had a good feeling about Wee Paws from what I've known of them online, and I'm happy to say I was correct. Leigh-Ann and Nancy are wonderful people. Their house is huge and well suited for a cat sanctuary and CLEAN. No matter how much I sweep up at my own house, I always find cat fluff in corners of the room, kitty litter tracked down the hall, and the occasional hairball - and I only have 6 cats. I saw none of this at their place. The only stray bits of fluff were the ones clinging to my shirt after a gorgeous deaf white kitty with beautiful blue eyes (Lucy) purred and rubbed all over me. The cats were happy & healthy - some playing and others napping comfortably. The only growls in the place came from the cats I brought, Jackie and Mayfair, who were really annoyed by the 5 hour drive. I wish my 6 got along as well as the cats at Wee Paws! It was a really difficult thing for me to do, giving up my sweet little rescue, Mayfair, but I could tell that she's going to have all the love and excellent care she deserves. I have every intention of supporting Wee Paws as much as I can in the future, by donating and by going back there to help with whatever they need.
Wee Paws looked after our cats for free until we could find a new place to live. They looked after our cats for three months and didn't charge us anything, and when we picked our cats up they'd been groomed and had even lost weight on a diet. Wee Paws showed us how to feed our cats canned food so they'd loose weight and be more playful and cleaner. They even delivered our cats to our new home.