COURTESY STORY ( Diane Dill ) ...........I have been fostering cats and kittens for A Promised Land Animal Rescue for about 8 months now. I had6 cats of my own when I began this wonderful, yet so hard, experience of fostering. I would always tell myself that I had plenty of cats already and that I simply could not adopt any more into my home.So much for that idea! In mid-May, Sonia from A Promised Land, called and asked if I could foster two kitten siblings. They were very small and terribly undernourished. "Ofcourse" I said, "Bring them over". When I opened the carrier, out came two tiny little fur balls. They could fit in the palm of my hand.Neither kitten weighed even a pound. The little boy was a ginger and his sister was a torbie, that wonderful cross between a tortoiseshell and a tabby. As the torbie girl came out of the carrier, he looked up at me and placed her tiny paw on my foot. That small move created an instant connection, and I knew she had claimed me. I knew then and there that this wee little kitten had found her forever home. All foster parents understand the words "foster fail", but I will never consider her a fail, only a win/win.I named her Rue McCatahan, and she has fit into my household seamlessly. My tortie kitty, Daisy instantly adopted her as well, grooming her and teaching her the various ways of being a cat. Rue has enriched my life in so many ways; she has shown me how to face difficulties with a fierce determinationthat only a cat can do. She taught me to be confident,even if I am unsure. She taught me to never giveup, that help is there if you just ask for it. And last, but not least, she reminded me of the unconditional love all my kitties give me. I will be forever reminded of these things every time I look into the eyes of this wonderful kitten.
I've owned Groomingdales Bed & Biscuit in Tampa almost 30 yrs .
I met Sonia & Crystal of A Promised Land Animal Rescue approximately 4 yrs. ago , they were just getting started in rescue & wanted information about temporary boarding at my kennel for pets in high kill shelters that would be euthanized if they ran out of time/space & a foster home wasnt available in time .
I have continued to work with them over past 4 years & am amazed at how they have grown & branched out to help so many pets & people involved with food , medical supplies , fostering , courtesy posting , assisting in rehoming etc... so people may not have to surrender their pets at all or to high kill shelters . These ladies work full time jobs & every minute outside that is dedicated phone calls , emails , home checks,
Meet & greets with potential adopters , 4 different location kitty kios in pet supply stores , vet visits , networking for foods , supplies from vendors & personally care for over 20 animals in their homes dailey .
I dont know when they ever rest .
I have worked with many rescue groups over the years & have to say Promise Land is one of the most dedicated & have goals of acquiring a multi acre property for saving as many pets as possible with structured programs for vetting , training , senior pets sancuary or any pets that never find a furever home for any reason will be loved & cared for for life , plus community/ school / prison / assisted living / hospice /childrens homes , for comforting therapy & outreach educational presentations on importance of spay & neuter , proper care & handling etc...
Would love to see their visions come true for all their hard work & compassion for the animals & people involved with them.
They would be a tremendous asset to our community & help resolve issues that plague our animal welfare programs .
I had the pleasure of working with this amazing rescue when trying to rehome a kitty that had been abandoned by his owner and left to fend for himself. One of the volunteers offered to take the kitty and put him in a kiosk at Petco so someone would adopt him. Unlike a lot of the other rescues I dealt with, she kept her word and we met at Petco. I could tell she was an outstanding person and that the rescue was obviously a good one. Pepper was immediately comfortable in the kiosk and started playing with his new toys so he was obviously comfortable. The kitty, Pepper, got adopted in one day and is loving his new family! I've been given updates on how he is doing and he is doing great. I could not ask for a better rescue and better experience. These people are the nicest people and clearly love animals a lot. They adopt animals out quickly but carefully since they do thorough home checks. This is one of the best and most helpful rescues you will find and I highly suggest adopting from them and donating :)
A wonderful rescue. Sonia has helped me in so many ways, one by adopting one of my puppies and by her continuous friendship. She and Crystal have hearts of gold and try to help out anyway they can. I greatly appreciate both of these women and what they provide and offer to these animals and peace of mind to owners
Amazing rescue run by the most compassionate people!! They are always in the community helping the animals and promoting spay/neutering and adopting. I can't say enough good things about Sonia and Crystal and all the other wonderful volunteers. A lot of lives have been saved thanks to this group!
I truly love and support this rescue whole-heartedly! They have such huge hearts and a genuine passion for saving the lives of animals, assisting owners of fur kids who have fallen on hard times and helping the rescue community as a whole by doing whatever they can (educating, networking, donating food, supplies and time to whoever needs it and SO much more.) They never stop and are always on the go! This is an amazing, hardworking group of people who are truly know the meaning of and are dedicated to rescue! As a fellow rescuer, someone who has been on the receiving end of their help and also, witnessed what they do, I can't say enough good things about 'A Promised Land Animal Rescue'!
Keep up the amazing work Promised Land, you all are such a blessing!!
Thanks to A Promised Land Animal Rescue, they were able to share my story and found me a forever home. Sonia and the team are wonderful people there. This is a worthy cause. They connect so many people to animals in need.
I have helped Sonia & Crystal a couple times - once with getting a Parvo dog treatment (owners couldn't afford) and once picking up a rescued dog from a kill shelter. These ladies work hard every day to do it right for the dogs they have rescued, all while they both work regular jobs. They & others involved are truly heroes for abandoned, stray, & mistreated dogs. If you can donate to these folks, I can assure you the money will be used wisely for the dogs.