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Save A Kitty Inc

Rating: 5 stars   54 reviews 1,982

Nonprofit Issues:

Animals

Address:

16654 Soledad Canyon Rd Ste 242 % Deborah Eskow Canyon Country CA 91387 USA

Mission:

2015 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

Save a Kitty gives me the chance to put my love for animals into action in practical ways that make a real impact. It's easy to support a cause in theory but it makes you a better person when you give of yourself--your time, your talents and/or your funds--to those core values that define who you are.
This organization is full of people with that level of commitment and integrity to their beliefs and I enjoy working with them on behalf of animals that want nothing more than a full tummy and an open heart to love them. Saving these little lives makes my life feel more meaningful and working with this team at Save a Kitty reminds me of the powerful and positive change that dedicated people can achieve when we stand up for those who need us most.

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?

2015

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

This is a great organization. I have acquired 3 feral kittens that I have found at work. I am working with them to get them adopted. They have given great advise to help me foster these kittens which I have never done before. They are very positive & encouraging to do what is best for the animal. Wish there were more people like them.

 
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I've seen Save a Kitty in action--at adoptions, giving out traps and guidance to those who are concerned about strays suffering in their neighborhoods, finding foster homes, and taking care of the cats and kittens housed in their sanctuary because they are "unadoptable" do to their age or behavioral issues. What they do can't be put into a few words becasue every day is different, bringing new challenges and requiring new solutions.

Executive Director Debbie Eskow is a force of nature, never waivering in her tireless fight to take every phone call that comes in asking for help. In the face of the most seemingly impossible odds her profound love for animals pushes her and she always finds a way to help. Save a Kitty is a small but committed group who make a huge impact because they care too much to give up those little lives that have nowhere else to turn.

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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Rating: 5 stars  

As CEO and founder of Save A Kitty I would like to thank all the amazing people that step up and give tirelessly
to help innocent animals. Although we are a small group I know we are respected in our community for the work that we do. We strive to take every phone call and even if we can't directly help and take in kittens we do what we can in terms of referrals and other areas of support. I am seeing more individuals willing to foster kittens knowing that with our help we will get them adopted. With our help individuals are also keeping their pets at home instead of relinquishing them to a shelter. Whether it be a donation of food or support with behavioral issues we have helped many pets stay in there homes. This in addition to our TNR efforts and foster to adoption program makes me very proud.

 
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As CEO and Founder of Save A Kitty my work is never ending. We are a small grass roots organization and are extremely hands on in our approach to our rescue efforts. Everyday there are calls for help with abandoned cats or tiny motherless kittens, it is emotionally draining and heartbreaking. We have taken in many litters of kittens this year and assisted hundreds of callers. We have inspired many individuals to foster the kittens they have found, knowing they have the support of a non profit rescue at their side encourages these individuals to make the decision to help knowing that the ultimate responsibility for these kittens is on us the rescue, this approach seems to be working very well and has enabled us to save more lives. Save A Kitty continues to grow and has a wonderful reputation. I am grateful to my wonderful board and dedicated volunteers.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

As Founder & CEO of Save A Kitty, I am priviledged to have the most amazing Board Members and volunteers that make our small, grass-roots, all-volunteer organization operate as if it was a nationally-funded organization. We always answer our phones and return emails, which we are told is a rarety. With regard to rescue, Save A Kitty does everything from start to finish. We rescue cats and kittens directly from the streets or we bail from high-kills shelters. We have a foster and adoption program. Our kitties are never caged. We advocate for and assist feral and stray cats in our community and our efforts have a positive impact on the community as well as thousands of homeless cats and kittens. We are also deeply committed in educating the community on the importance of spaying and neutering and offer assistance to individuals who wish to be involved in TNR (trap/neuter/return).

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

We are constantly in need of funding and our goals are to be able to secure more funding in the future.

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  

As CEO and a volunteer for Save A Kitty, my work never ends. I love animals and feel they deserve the same opportunities as humans: to live a life free from hunger, pain, and suffering. I devote my life to the rescue of kitties living a life of misery and hunger on the streets. The only crime that these little beings have committed is having been born.

Every scared pair of eyes that stare back up at me from a kitten that I have just rescued will result in a change for that kitten. Unfortunately, the majority will not be so lucky. Millions more are still suffering on the streets and being destroyed in our shelters due to over-population and ignorance. We do not live in the"Matrix"; this is real, this is tragic, and this can be prevented. It can be prevented by teaching compassion, responsibility, and awareness.

Man has been plundering the planet and has caused more suffering than any other being on it. If things do not change, I foresee a world with no animals in it. Human beings are multiplying at an extraordinary rate. The philosophy of man at the moment is to cut down more forests to make room for more humans. If we continue at this rate, there will be no animals remaining in the wild.

It is strange to me that when people behave badly, they are often referred to as an "animal". Unfortunately, humans have instilled a mind-set that needs to be undone in regard to how we view and treat animals. They are living, sentient beings, they need our protection, not condemnation and persecution.

If human beings can be taught to respect all life, our planet would be a much kinder and better place. We share this planet with all the other life forms on it. When we accept that we as humans are not Masters Of The Universe--that just because we can, does not mean we should--then, and only then, will we be on a path to making this world a better place for all living beings.

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

I am Ceo and run this organization. My life is devoted to those who have no voice, and that are discounted by most as "only an animal"

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

We do not need to make changes to the way we operate, or indeed to our philosophy. We would love more funding to be able to rescue and save the lives of more kitties. We need financial change.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Save A Kitty Inc. is by far the utmost respectable, humane, dedicated, loving grassroots nonprofit animal rescue in Southern California. They go above and beyond endlessly and tirelessly to rescue, help, adopt, heal, advocate and comfort all ages and health issues. They are 100% whole heartedly committed to saving animals lives and giving/finding them a forever loving safe home. The care and deep love they have for animals is a true and pure grace. I am truly honored to witness and have experience rescuing animals from them. They are gentle and in tune with the feelings of the animals. I am in awe at the deep compassion they express to each and every rescue they save. The work they do moved me in such a way that I asked to join the rescue. I feel proud, blessed and deeply honored to be a part of such an admirable and honest rescue. Keep up the great work! You all truly make an amazing and much needed difference in the world! God Bless.

 
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What an amazing non-profit, solely fueled by love and compassion!!!
We could all stand to learn from the way they go about saving and enriching lives by connecting human and animal soulmates solely for the sake of doing the right thing.
Thanks for your passion and dedication Save-A-Kitty!

 
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Save a Kitty is awesome! Debbie is an amazing caring woman. Thank you for all your help and support. What a wonderful organization!

 
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Thank you Save A Kitty for your very hard work and dedication!

 
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Save A Kitty is a very special grassroots rescue. Our kitties are housed in foster homes in cage-free environments until we can find their perfect forever homes. We also will always take back a kitty, for whatever reason (even many years later) as we have done on many occasions.

As a Board Member of Save A Kitty, I know first-hand the impact we have on not only the community but the lives of the animals we touch. While we cannot take in every animal we hear about, we do try to help individuals with our Community Empowerment Program, especially those individuals who are willing to help and do not wish to simply "wash their hands" of the whole situation. We will always be there to give advice and guidance to caring individuals and try to educate the community on TNR as well as other important issues on ending the needless suffering of animals. When financially feasible, we will also donate food, supplies, and assist with veterinary costs.

While Save A Kitty is a cat rescue, we love all animals, and in fact over the last few months, we have rescued 5 dogs that were dumped near Debbie Eskow's ranch in the Mojave Desert. We have no paid staff and, in fact, Debbie and her husband, have had to supplement Save A Kitty with their own limited funds.

 
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Save A Kitty is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity. We are a grassroots, all-volunteer group of dedicated animal lovers. Our mission is to relieve the suffering of cats and kittens living on the streets of Los Angeles. By implementing TNR, we are able to curtail the staggering numbers of kittens born each year. Through education on the importance of spay/neuter and through our efforts as a resource to the community, we feel that we are making a huge difference. By teaching humane trapping, lending traps to responsible individuals, and providing them with information on low-cost spay and neuter and free clinics for ferals, we feel that we are making strides with regards to empowering the general public to also make a difference. While we are not able to take in every cat or kitten that people call us about, we are always available to help people help animals, either by moral support, referral information, lending our traps, or educating various individuals. Like many other animal rescue organizations, we are inundated by kitties needing our help. However, unlike many other animal rescues--we answer or phone and e-mails. We help people that have attempted to call or e-mail other groups but have had no response at all. While we are small, we are very hands-on and are willing to put ourselves out there in very unsafe situations, just to save the lives of animals.

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?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I worked with Save a Kitty 2 years ago when a feral cat had 2 kittens in my front yard. I brought her in and raised the kittens. They were very helpful about problems with raising the kittens and finding good homes. They would show the kittens every weekend and I am very impressed with their dedication and compassion. It is obvious that this is their life and they work very hard to provide for all cats in their care or who need help. I have kept in touch since my "momma kitty" episode and am always thrilled to see them. If you are in the market for a cat, get one from them- they know their animals and they are all great, healthy, well socialized kitties. PS- I kept Momma and the 2 kittens found awesome homes accross the street from each other!

 
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