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A Kittys Purrsuit of Happiness

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal-Related, Animals, Children & Youth, Disaster Aid, Search & Rescue Squads, Youth Development

Mission: KPOH.org is affiliated and certified in pet emergency and a licensed drone operator in search and rescue with a professional cutting-edge high tech drone. 95% of animals rescued from life-threatening situations suffer from PTSD trauma, injuries, burns, poison or illnesses which require on-going medical care and treatment. These special needs kitties are provided with the highest quality of life possible for whatever time they have within our specialized cage-free indoor safe haven sanctuary. Unfortunately, less than 2% of kitties are recovered from the streets once abandoned or lost.

Programs: Emergency, Disaster Relief, Kiddies Helping Kitties, Special Needs & Feral indoor Sanctuary

Community Stories

62 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

3

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been a fan of Kitty's Purrsuit of Happiness for many years now. I learned about Shelley and her tireless work to save all cats and kittens through Facebook and began making donations to support her work. I have never seen anyone work as hard as Shelley and with as much passion and dedication to try to make the lives of felines and humans better. Shelley and the rest of the volunteers who run this wonderful nonprofit are not only selfless and caring, they are also very knowledgeable about cats and how best to care for them. I have had the privilege of not only donating to the organization but of also being a beneficiary in the form of adopting two sibling kittens who were rescued from a kill facility in Tennessee and transported to me. Of special note is the work that KPOH does to rescue cats in the most dire of circumstances, e.g hoarding, injured strays on the street, etc. No cat is ever turned away when care is needed and this comes at a cost. Like many nonprofits, there are never enough financial resources to cover everything. Honestly, KPOH is probably the finest rescue organization I have ever worked with and I look forward to working with them for many years to come. I hope others will consider supporting their important work.

1

Donor

Rating: 5

I am a rescue advocate and have worked with many rescues over the last few years. When I first became involved, I was lucky enough to learn about Kitty's Purrsuit of Happiness, a rescue that is truly the gold standard among rescues. At the time, I was impressed beyond measure with the incredible work being done for a truly horrific situation in Kentucky involving cats being dumped in non climate controlled boxes. But this was just one of many, many situations that the owner/director of this rescue has taken on single handedly saving the lives of countless cats and other animals. I don't know of any other rescue that goes so far above and beyond to help in situations no matter where they are and no matter how difficult the situation is. Simply put, Kitty's Purrsuit of Happiness is in the business of saving ALL the lives that they can.

In doing so, there is complete transparency in all the rescue projects that they are involved in. Despite being incredibly busy running the rescue and all that this entails, the owner/director manages to stay regularly engaged with the community and followers, and also takes the time to provide solid advice and information on nutrition and many other things from her vast knowledge and experience caring for the cats and kittens that have been lucky enough to be rescued by Kitty's Purrsuit of Happiness.

My only wish is that there were more rescues like this that were run in such an exemplary manner by such an incredibly passionate, kind, generous, capable and hardworking person. A person who truly makes miracles happen without taking any shortcuts and who ensures that every cat saved is given the very best care no matter what ❤️

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I can only say one thing about kitties pursuit of happiness they are one awesome group of people we have helped them out by raising money to help their kitties and we had a fire December 19th 2017 and she started a fundraiser for us and rain about $700 for us to get back on our feet just to let everybody know that group is the best at helping kitties and other and helping people I wish I could do more for her be a sponsor for one of her kitties right now I'm waiting on my house to be repaired and it here in the future I will be sponsoring one of her kitties monthly donation form so they have plenty of food and veterinarian

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been donating to kittys purrsuit of happiness for about 2 years. This is a wonderful rescue group, that helps as many as they can. Love seeing the stories and pics on how far the kitties have come. I think people should check out there page.

1

Donor

Rating: 5

Very impressed with this organization’s commitment to helping vulnerable kitties.

1 Joyce B.2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Thank you so much for your amazing dedication in community advocacy and exposing inhumane deer culling in River Crossing. It's time for the POA to end this ineffective cruelty and not let hunters volunteer. Kudos for being on News 4 San Antonio!

1 KatKatMeow

Donor

Rating: 5

It was very heartwarming to see this organization step up and help one of their volunteer families who lost their home and pets during a fire at Christmas time. Thank you for all you do!

Previous Stories
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Client Served

Rating: 5

Such a wonderful adoption experience from beginning to end! Learned about the importance of nutrition and how detrimental declawing a cat is - NEVER trust a Vet who tells you otherwise, find another as they clearly do NOT have your cat's best interest at heart! KPOH had so much valuable information and clearly CARE about their adoptions as they do not put their kitties through the stress of public adoption, but instead, take the time to bring the kitty to your home and make sure everything is ok! Wow, wouldn't the world be a much better place for pets if all adoption agencies took the time to care? Thanks so much for our Gypsy!

1 Anne M.2

Donor

Rating: 5

Kittys Purrsuit of Happiness is a great rescue. Why? This small rescue goes out of its way to rescue and help even the serious cases. It does not shy away from seriously hurt cats, the old ones, the special need ones or the ferals. (They do also take in the regular ones, just to add that. :-) ) There is no "pick and choose" here. There is only compassion for felines in need.

However, compassion is not enough. This organisation cooperates with other rescues, also across state lines. They are uptodate on latest veterinary issues. To put it in a nutshell - they know their kitty stuff.

So, Shelley Blessing is truely aptly named for she is a blessing to cats in danger and need. I therefore give Kittys Purrsuit for Happiness five stars and a happy meow.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Any cat lucky enough to be at this rescue has it made! Shelley is one of the most caring people I’ve ever known and she spends countless hours helping as many kitties as she can. These cats are showered with love, great medical care, and endless compassion! I can’t say enough great things about this rescue. She has also helped me numerous times with advice about my own kitties that have had medical issues. A+

1

Donor

Rating: 5

I first heard of Kittys Purrsuit of Happiness approximately 4 years ago through Homer Blind WonderCat's Facebook page. At that time, the organization was trying to find homes for over 60 cats dues to the owner no longer being able to provide for the cats. I adopted two of those cats, MILO and JET. Both cats were transported to me from Tennessee at no cost. Both cats arrived neutered, vetted and with supplies including a cat bed, food and toys. Since that time I have helped support this organization that helps cats in difficult situations and often cats that no one is willing to invest time and money into. Recently one of my own cats was very sick with intussusception (his intestines had collapsed into itself) and KPOH helped raise some funds to assist with the cost of the surgery. This organization does a great job of rescuing abandoned cats, having them treated medically and finding new homes for them as well as caring for feral cats.

1 Firelei Kat P.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Got to know this wonderful rescue through a campaign they made to save many cats that an older lady could no longer care for and in spite of all the odds all the cats were rescued. I've followed them for a long time and I've witnessed their hard work in different circumstances such as a hurricane hit until campaigns to spay and neuter cats born to suffer in Central America. Every day cats are saved and are alive because of this incredible and caring rescue.

2 Lauren S.4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I've been a supporter of KPOH for several years! During this time I have not only received assistance in emergency situations but have witnessed their "no-excuses" leadership in several disaster situations throughout several states that others better equipped, refused to help. I wish all organizations were as hardworking and transparent. I wish there was a higher rating than 5 stars!

1

Donor

Rating: 5

Shelley is amazing for what she does for all of these kitties! She goes above and beyond and uses what little funds she has to ensure that all the kitties have the best quality of care possible!

1 Amanda T.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

Shelley cares about her cats more than anyone I have ever met. She works tirelessly around the clock to rescue kitties and find them good homes. We adopted our fur baby Izzy last year and have had a great experience with KPOH. Shelley is always available to answer questions and checks in on Izzy to make sure we are doing well. KPOH does great work, specializing in helping kitties with various medical conditions that other places would likely give up on. The heart of this organization is great and this is an organization I am so happy to have found.

2 Charlieshero

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Most rescues will cherry-pick from shelters so it's amazing to find a group that truly cares about all cats, not just the ones that can be adopted quickly or has the most pledges. Kitty's Purrsuit of Happiness traps all of their rescues, and if one is injured or sick they receive medical and surgical care and placed into a safe sanctuary environment. Their sanctuary is a cat's paradise!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Shelley reached out to me after she saw the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in my part of town. She asked how my 4 kitties and I were doing, and whether we needed help. I was desperate to have someone take my kitties out of my toxic home and foster them for a short time till I could decontaminate and sanitize their space. She and her husband made a 6-hr+ round-trip to pick the kitties up, and she took care of them at KPOH for three weeks; then she made the long trip back again to bring them home. She helped me get them settled in their new digs and counseled me with advice for better nutrition. God bless this lovely, caring patron saint to kitties. We love you, Shelley and KPOH, and thanks for everything.

2 LittleDlady

Donor

Rating: 5

Always happy to donate to this wonderful rescue who works so hard at saving cats that few would take the time or effort. There is always an abundance of updates and photos of not only the cats, but also of the amazing sanctuary that they are living in. I would highly recommend supporting this group!

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The amount of care and hard work that goes into this organization is immense. The organization is always looking for ways to help cats in need and find a way to better house them. The atmosphere is loving and supportive. Cats are give as much attention as they need. Their needs always come first. They are given medicine if needed and even syringe fed by hand to make sure they are getting adequate nutrition. Nothing but love is found here!

2 Cyndi Ray H.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have never met a more caring and loving person of this non-profit. She goes above and beyond for her rescued kitties and will not place them in a home that is not deserving of them. Thanks for all your hard work Shelley!

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A safe haven for the lost and homeless kitties in the neighborhood and it's surrounding area. I wholly support the efforts of KPOH. A strong daily presence on FB, with updates and evidence of the caring and care of the needs of the homeless. Always getting the needed vet care, the love and understanding, the comforts of a real home type situation, KPOH is solely focused on taking care of kitty needs and diligently pursues a Kitty's PURRsuit of Happiness. The lucky kitties may get adopted, but the kitties who may stay for their entire lifetime are still lucky kitties. KPOH is entirely supported by donations, smile.Amazon gifting, and FB campaigning and is always grateful for every gift, even offering sponsorships of the kitties who reside there. A hardworking, tirelessly motivated woman and her family and friends, her FB followers struggle in the fight to feed, vet and support KPOH. Every penny is used for the kitties. Visit their FB page!

3 frisco32

Client Served

Rating: 5

We were saddened to learn that many of the dog rescues in San Antonio refused to help dogs abandoned and starving in a dump site. We adore our little guy who was pulled out of this situation and appreciate that a cat rescue stepped up to save him!