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Heaven on Earth Society for Animals Inc

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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: The mission of Heaven on Earth Society for Animals is to transform the lives of homeless cats through rescue, sanctuary, and new beginnings.

Results: Since 2011, Heaven on Earth has saved thousands of cats and kittens from LA shelters, including underaged kittens, momma cats with babies, undersocialized cats, and cats needing specialized medical care. In 2019 alone, we rescued over 900 cats and kittens. So far in 2020, Heaven on Earth has: - Adopted over 362 cats and kittens into permanent homes
 - Sent over 294 cats and kittens into foster homes
 - Performed over 1,469 spay/neuter surgeries 
 - Transferred over 80 cats to partner organizations for adoption 
 - Facilitated the spay & neuter of over 400 community cats

Target demographics: homeless cats

Direct beneficiaries per year: 2,100 cats and hundreds of people who adopted and cared for them.

Geographic areas served: the San Fernando Valley of Southern California

Programs: Heaven on Earth adopts cats and kittens that have been rescued from Los Angeles City and County shelters and surrendered by private owners. Our medical team of veterinarians, trained staff, and volunteers treat cats and kittens with medical conditions, momma cats and kittens, and underaged kittens. In collaboration with Los Angeles Animal Services, we run the veterinary clinic at the West Valley Animal Shelter where we alter adoptable shelter animals, provide no or low-cost spay/neuter services to owned animals, and support other LA area dog and cat rescue organizations by providing discounted veterinary services to animals in their care. Our SpayShip Transport Program facilitates the spay/neuter of community and owned cats by assisting with transportation, trapping assistance, and public education.

Community Stories

141 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

We were looking for a cat to add to our family and when I saw Dolly online, we just knew it had to be her! We went to Heaven on Earth to meet with Dolly. When we first saw her, she was extremely standoffish and even hissed at us. We were then told Dolly's story: she was three years old and has never had a home. She was in the cat sanctuary for the entirety of her life. She was pregnant when she was brought there and all of her kittens were adopted, but little Dolly never was. She was in the "shy" cat group and was very apprehensive, but we decided to take on the task to show her what love means and to give her her forever home, finally.

It took her 6 months to trust us enough to pet her. It took her over a year to feel comfortable enough to cuddle near us. We have had Dolly for over FOUR years now and she is the biggest cuddle bug and all she wants is to be pet and receive love and attention. She melts our hearts to this day and we are so thankful to Heaven on Earth for taking such incredible care of Dolly until we found her.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have adopted three cats from three different rescues within Los Angeles County. Heaven on Earth is by far the best rescue I have ever adopted from. Before I adopted my third cat, I could tell that the kitties at this rescue were treated a lot better than other rescues and that the volunteers actually care about the kitties and where they end up. After we adopted our cat, they actually followed up to see how she was doing in her new home. My other two cats didn't get any sort of follow up. After our wonderful experience with adoption, I decided I wanted to volunteer with them. I took a tour of the facilities and learned about the process by which Heaven on Earth acquires kitties, the stages kitties go through before being considered adoptable (surgeries, healthcare, socialization, etc). I signed up to be a substitute caretaker and event volunteer. Unfortunately, a lot of this was put on hold due to Covid and the shutdowns but I have been kept up-to-date on all of the adoptions that have been done virtually and which kitties are being fostered. Heaven on Earth is comprised of a few actual employees but mostly it's a large group of passionate volunteers and a community that donates to them as much as possible. The kitties they adopt out are well cared for and obviously loved. They integrate into their new families so well because such great care is taken when finding the new pet parents. I tell everyone about Heaven on Earth and try to donate items/money as often as I can because I truly believe in what they are doing and believe them to be the most honest and passionate rescue in LA.

Diane K.5

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Heaven on Earth, and its leadership, came through in a crisis - when time had run out and no one else could help - and dynamically moved heaven and earth (no pun intended) using creativity and teamwork in order to put themselves into a position to be able to help. They did this because of their devotion and dedication to our magnificent little fur friends the cats. This is an outstanding rescue organization and well worth any donation, large and small, that can be given to it. Thank you Heaven on Earth.
Diane Kinder

Client Served

Rating: 5

I found the sweetest kitten to join my feline family...they helped me integrate my darling London...she is the most loving but also the most aerodynamic kitten I know...she gets into my shoulders and nuzzles her head into mine...she just melts me...at night she goes under the covers by my upper torso and rolls onto her back so I can rub her belly soothing us both until one of us falls asleep... that is the calm side of London...at play she fetches... yelling loudly...but also jumps so high to catch toys that I throw for her...seeming to hang Matrix like in the air before doing a 360 degree turn whilst kicking her back legs out... suffice it to say I adore her...I have her heart and she mine...thank you so much to Perry's Place for the kitten version of my soul sister...

Donor

Rating: 5

This organization is the real deal, they have an impressive adoption center, a clinic, a large space dedicated to hand feeding kittens . They have helped me spay/neuter every stray that shows up in our backyard for a meal. :) . All the while keeping it real with the community. You can see how donations and volunteers can really make a difference. My husband and I are proud to call this our favorite rescue.

Donor

Rating: 5

We adopted 2 kitties from Heaven on Earth and could not be happier. My husband saw a young cat who was flirting with him at the shelter. When he asked me if I would consider adopting, I said yes. When we called Heaven on Earth, they informed us that the cat we were interested in had a litter mate and that they would not separate them. It was a 2 for 1 deal. We took both cats home and what a joy they have brought us. The "bonus" cat (Bunny) turned out to be the sweetest, most loving cat ever. Twilight (the flirty one) is sharp as a whip and so funny to watch as she tries to figure out how things work. They entertain us every day and we can't imagine our lives without them. The adoption process was a lengthy (we came on a busy day) and there are a LOT of rules, but now that we have our kitties, I understand why they insist that adoptors know exactly what they are getting in to. They want you to be successful so you can be a forever home. We continue to support HOE by making them our birthday charity on FaceBook and attending their annual gala.

RJ F.

Client Served

Rating: 5

It’s been 7 years since I adopted my sweet baby girl Gracie (or Dusty as they named her) from Heaven on Earth society from PetSmart in Santa Clarita. This is sort of a mixed review about both the cat and the foundation. In my opinion, both are perfect. When I went in to adopt Gracie, Heaven on Earth contacted me back very quickly and made it extremely easy for me to adopt her. They also made sure she was healthy and up to date on her shots and whatnot. I also appreciated the fact that they took the time to check my home out and make sure that I was capable of adopting an animal and that they weren’t just giving animals away to people who weren’t fit to have them. Excellent organization and totally recommend them to anyone who wants to adopt/rescue a cat.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We found Heaven on Earth in Petsmart when we adopted a little kitty, and then came back for another. We absolutely love this organization, and our little cutie cats.

Lucybeans

Donor

Rating: 5

I got involved with cat rescue, when I learned of the horrible statistics regarding cats and kittens, in the Southern California area. Because of our climate, kitten season just never ends. I do whatever I can to help the LA County shelter felines, especially at the Downey shelter, where the kill rate is totally unacceptable.

Heaven on Earth has saved thousands of lives over the years, and I am so grateful, that many of their saves are Downey kitties.

Perry's Place, the home of Heaven on Earth, is a wondrous thing. I have been there on several occasions, and It is spotlessly clean, has terrific "apartments" for the resident cats, both permanent and those up for adoption. The staff is amazing, kind, and motivated. I can't say enough good things about this terrific non-profit.

I hope that some day, there will be no need for this back-and heartbreaking work, but until then, Heaven on Earth is leading the way to a no-kill city.

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Donor

Rating: 5

They have the most amazing sanctuary. It is clean, and well run, and the kitties there are so well taken care of. I have been there several times, and each time, I am impressed with the people and the pride they take in representing such a marvelous place. The money they raise is always very well spent, providing the best of care to their charges. There is no doubt that the kitties, friendly or shy, perfectly healthy or with special needs, young or old, all benefit from Heaven on Earth. They have very successful adoptions events, and many of their kitties do find forever homes. I hope some day, there will be no need for such a place (as Los Angeles will have solved their over-population of cats), but until that glorious day, Heaven on Earth is there for the unwanted and unloved cats.

Joan K.2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great people. Wonderful cats. Helped me find four lovely cat companions - three of whom were brothers I adopted all at once to fill my house with happy purrs and chirrups. A couple of years later I added a lovely little tortie kitty who decided I was her person and jumped into my arms at an event at the Sanctuary. How could I not take her home? If you want to add a cat or a few to your home, this is the place to go. From little tiny babies to older more settled and staid adults, they have them all. And they will help you make the absolutely purrfect match.

edkinsGus

Client Served

Rating: 5

Excellent place. I adopted my kitty from here. When I visited I was so so impressed by the location and how well the cats are treated. I love the feral rescue- allowing cats that came from living outdoors to still have a safe outdoor space.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This is a FABULOUS nonprofit. I adopted a kitten (Gus Gus) from them. Gus Gus had ringworm when he was originally brought in and Heaven on Earth graciously and throughly treated him before I got him.

I visited their grounds while Gus was there and got to wave in at him in the cage (since he had ringworm I couldn't touch him). While i was there, I toured the place and it is marvelous. Everyone that works there is sweet and caring. The rooms are so nice for the kitties and I can tell they are well taken care of!

Mark A.6

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Cannot say enough about how impressed I am with this organization. So happy to support their wonderful work!

Catherine W.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Couldn't recommend this place more. We were looking for a kitty to complement our hyper 6 month old kitten, and after browsing online we went to Heaven on Earth with the intention of meeting Pink. It was instant love!

Pink is SUPER sweet and well socialized; all cats are also vaccinated, microchipped, spayed/neutered, and you are provided with their medical history. The staff are awesome and knowledgeable about the cats' particular needs and quirks. They really want the best for the cats, and truly care about matching you with the right pet. They were firm on Pink needing to be adopted to a home with another cat due to his energy level, which I totally agree with and is exactly what we wanted! My two kitties are now inseparable and love chasing each other around all day (and night...) They're perfect together. Thank you to everyone for your hard work taking care of these kitties - we love Pink so much!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I am so glad I adopted Dublin Through NKL A, it is a wonderful facility

1 Nancy Dobbs O.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I had a wonderful experience and love my new fur baby so much.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It is an honor and a privilege to express my deepest gratitude to Heaven on Earth by writing a review.

I was so impressed with the thoroughness of Heaven on Earth’s adoption process—and the care and compassion that the staff demonstrated toward their kittens and cats—that I became a volunteer, devoting nearly three days a week to assist in adopting, cleaning, and socializing cats and kittens.

My volunteer experience has allowed me to see firsthand all the organization’s daily responsibilities. As a sanctuary, Heaven on Earth provides care for the youngest kittens, many of whom are rescued from shelters, arriving motherless and in need of medical care. After training, I assisted in the care for these kittens, from washing to feeding to socializing them. I have seen the most vulnerable shelter kittens regain their health and then thrive in the sanctuary—assisting in their adoption to their new “forever homes” is amazing.

The most radical love that I have experienced at Heaven on Earth is how their caregivers, medical team, and volunteers give to the elder, feral, and special needs cats who call Heaven on Earth home—some have lived at the sanctuary since its first days at Perry’s Place. When the elder and special needs cats are adopted, you can feel the love that everyone has for those longtime residence who are moving into a new home.

In addition, I am impressed with the compassion that the organization demonstrates not only to kitten and cats, but also to its adopters. Once a kitten/cat has been adopted, staff make themselves available to lend assistance in helping adopters and the kittens/cats adjust to each other. Follow up emails and phone calls, of course; and most importantly, home visits are scheduled, if a cat or adopter needs help. Invaluable service. That’s commitment! That’s why I volunteer!

As a volunteer, I am an advocate for Heaven on Earth because of its total and lifelong care that it provides for cats, kittens, and adopters.

Sarah E.4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This place really is Heaven on Earth. Everyone who works there is so passionate and welcoming, and the cats who find themselves there are truly lucky to be so cared for. It also is an amazing place to volunteer for!! Anyone who loves cats should definitely visit.

Sherrie T.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Cares deeply for cats and kittens of all ages and health. Rescues over 500 every year. Works hard to help LA City reach its zero kill level for domestic animals

Madeline M.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have witnessed this group rescue so many kittens and cats, caring for them through so many traumas, illnesses, and so on. They make sure they all go to good homes, and care for them until they do, with such deep love, and respect, for their lives and comfort.
They helped me rescue a cat some time ago; then, sadly, when I couldn't keep him, they took him back. I hope he found a great home. (Since that time, I've discovered my allergies won't allow a cat back into my life at the moment, but I love them from afar.)
They are so giving and kind. I feel honored to be friends with one of their staff members, and so I get to hear wonderful stories. Heaven on Earth is well worth supporting. Love them.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have three wonderful cats that I adopted at different times from this rescue. They are extremely caring and want to ensure that the transition for both the cat and the family go as smoothly as possible. They work hard to find great homes for the cats and to find a great fit for what the adopters are looking for. There is no judgment based on what they think you "should" get, only careful and wise recommendations as to what might work best in your home. They do their best to ensure that the cat will be in a safe and loving environment and that the adopter(s) have a good understanding of the individual cat's needs.

Donor

Rating: 5

Heaven on Earth is an amazing organization fill with selfless volunteers who are very informative of the cats and their personalities. The biggest perk with working with Heaven on Earth, is their number 1 priority; The Cats!

2 Hokulani

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had been looking for something to do as I close in on retirement after working since I was 15 years old. I just starting working 3 nights a week in mid- April and a week before I went back to work I saw a postcard that on one side said “you're Kitten me and on the other side the name and address of Perry’s Place. My sister who was visiting me from Hawaii saw the postcard and said isn’t this place like 5 minutes from your house!’? Let’s go check it out!! She knew I wanted to volunteer to do something with cats in my spare time so I wouldn’t go crazy when I retired so we went over and were very impressed with the care, cleanliness and friendliness of everyone we met. I asked about volunteering and was told to fill out an application online and would be contacted about orientation. I received an email the next day telling me to come to orientation the following day. I actually went 2 weeks later and the next week I started volunteering for cat socialization to help the cats already living there to be more adoptable. I sat with them, played with them and tried to learn all their names, their personalities and their past history if known. I also learned about various medical conditions they had , none of which were scary to me as I have worked in the medical field my whole career. This started in the beginning of May this year and as kitten season had started people were needed to clean little stinky babies with no Moms to groom them , weigh and feed them. I was oriented at how to do these things and since then I have been spending around 4-5 hrs a week on my days off from work helping with these littlest babies. I truly enjoy helping with all the wonderful cats and kittens who have a new chance at life because of this wonderful no kill sanctuary and forever home for those cats who are hard to adopt for various reasons. It is also an adoption center, spay and neuter program and a wonderful place to volunteer. In just a few month my life has become so much fuller after working with all these wonderful people who love and cherish cats as much as I do and with these beautiful creatures who respond so well to kindness. I have found my forever home away from home at Perry’s Place and would encourage anyone with a love for cats to come and volunteer, visit and adopt one of our beautiful residents.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hi, after almost 20 years as a volunteer at the city shelters the politics and death rate finally got to me and i left. However, leaving also left an empty place in my heart and though i looked at other rescues it seemed the politics overwhelmed the placing of the animals until a friend called and directed me to Perry's place. Here i found a place where the cats health and welfare were the main concern followed as a close second to finding them good forever homes. Here the volunteers way outnumber the paid staff and there isn't a one that doesn't do it for the love of the animals. I started out at the sanctuary and worked my way up to doing mobiles. We don't care if you have a special room for kitty, just as long as you have a loving heart and will keep them safe. I love it here and will help as long as i am able. Debbie

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Half way through my fifth year as a volunteer with Heaven on Earth, I continue to enjoy the benefits of this experience. Every other Saturday, I get to show off adorable kitties at Pet Smart in Santa Clarita. I find that it is so satisfying to play just a small part in the adoption process.

This is Jane, one of my five rescues. They are such an important part of my life.

Thanks to Heaven on Earth for making this all possible.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer for Heaven on Earth for 9 month’s now. I help take care of the cats that are up for adoption at the Petsmart in Encino. I am impressed with the hard work and dedication of everybody that have come in contact with in this organization. I’m so proud to be part of an organization that helps save cat lives and cares about the families that adopt them . It has been my privilege to work with such wonderful caring people . Michele Kafity

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Heaven on Earth is truly the perfect name for this most amazing organization! I am so lucky to get to volunteer at Heaven on Earth and learn first hand what love on a large scale looks like. The incredibly knowledgeable staff treats all kitties (and people too!) with such kindness, care, and compassion. The organization's devotion to saving the lives of cats in such a joyful and respectful manner is more than inspiring and is just a real gift to the world. They've literally thought of everything to ensure their precious Perry's Place sanctuary residents are healthy and content. Even more, their expertly thought out plans to find good homes for the cats (at the sanctuary or via mobile events) and their outstanding adoption materials make it easy to have a happy adoption experience. I can't say enough about this dedicated and wonderful group of people! If you want to see Heaven on Earth please stop by and see these kitty and human angels in action :)

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been involved with Heaven on Earth for a number of years. I may be biased but I would not be a part of this organization if I did not believe in the great life-saving work they do! The staff is hard working and committed to the cats and kittens in their care and the dedicated volunteers keep the place humming! One of their life-saving programs is the SpayShip transport Program which offers trapping and transport to and from spay/neuter clinics. This program is free to the community and is vital in keeping under aged kittens from entering the shelter system. Since the program’s inception SpayShip has services over 6,000 cats!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Heaven on Earth is a superb charity whose care for cats is evident in everything they do. Working as a volunteer, I have had the ability to work with most of the staff and the director and everyone is incredibly enthusiastic about their mission to provide homes for cats and to reduce the burden of county shelters in an effort to make LA a no-kill city. Additionally, Heaven on Earth provides a sanctuary that can provide a safe and permanent housing situation for those cats not able to adopted to homes for health reasons. The staff and volunteers at the sanctuary place the utmost care and concern for every cat and are great at matching potential adopters to their ideal cat. Over the past few years, I have seen Heaven on Earth grow by leaps and bounds in the number of cats adopted and saved from county shelters, signifying that the charity is under great leadership and can continue to make greater strides for our feline friends and our community.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I got acquainted with them several years ago when my husband discovered their work. We were looking for some place to take our cats should anything happen to us both. My first visit to Perry's Place was impressive. It was clean and they took great care to treat each cat according to his/her health needs. We decided we want our cats to go here. What better praise? These folks are focused on feline issues and they truly care about them. I then supported their activities and eventually came on the board. They are creative, ethical and committed to making this organization thrive. You won't be disappointed with Heaven on Earth as an adopter, a volunteer or a board member!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

When I first adopted two cats from Heaven On Earth, i became aware of the passion this group has for animals. They CARE From my first introduction to a volunteer adoption counselor in Petsmart, to the process of ensuring the cats would have a good life in my home--this group displayed great organization and communication. I was impressed! Their website became one of my regular spots to visit, and it inspired me to later become a volunteer. I saw what lengths this group goes to to make a better life for animals, and to coordinate efforts with other rescue groups and shelters. Heaven on Earth deserves high praise not only for saving lives, spay/neuter, and giving hope to innocent creatures but also for enriching the lives of all the humans who adopt or become active in a non-profit. "Lead by example" i am forever grateful for my friends at Heaven On Earth and for helping me channel energy to make the world a better place.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Adopted a wonderful cat from this great organization! Proud to support this no-kill sanctuary for cats. The people that work here are amazing and dedicated. Adoption process was pleasant and smooth; volunteers were very helpful. Heaven on Earth is truly divine.

Client Served

Rating: 2

Nice place and the cats seemed well taken care of, but the women there are very rude, particularly one older woman who seemed like she was in charge and actively discouraged me from thinking about adopting a second cat because my cat was older and "set in his ways" (never heard that one before), told me they had "enough" volunteers when I inquired about helping out, angrily yelled at my friend for not knowing she needed to apply sanitizer before touching the cats, and was just generally unpleasant and downright hostile from the moment we walked in there. I also filled out the form with my contact info but was never added to the mailing list. These are the kinds of people you have running your institution?

It's unfortunate I didn't get the woman's name, otherwise I'd be complaining about her directly. Just a nasty, rude, unpleasant woman whose bad attitude has definitely spread among the others there. Fire her.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Heaven on Earth came to my rescue while taking care of my father in the San Fernando, CA, area I befriended a feral kitten, I called Toey ( she had extra toes ) when she was about 6-7 months old the Tom cats started coming around. I contacted Heaven on Earth for their SpayShip program and they brought a cage to trap her, picked her up, spayed her, & gave her shots, then brought her back to be released...all free of charge as she was feral then. No unwanted kittens, and Toey is a very lovable cat now.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Heaven on Earth is an awesome cat rescue that is doing a lot to save animal lives in Los Angeles.

From trapping and neutering feral cats to prevent more wild births to pulling vulnerable cats and kittens from high-kill city shelters to providing a cage-free place to stay for older, not-likely-to-be-adopted cats, they are in my opinion the premier rescue in the LA area. It is great helping them make all this happen as a volunteer!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This is what animal rescue is all about. They have an amazing team, wonderful cats, and the perfect facility to help you make your match. The adoption fee is more than reasonable - they come fixed, microchipped, and have had basic medical care and their first two rounds of shots.
If you are looking for a kitten or cat, this is the place to support.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am so proud to be a part of the Heaven on Earth team. I've met the most amazing friends who's love for cats is infectious. I enjoy working adoption events and helping cats find their forever homes. I never thought one of those forever homes would be mine. I'd been volunteering for a year when Bugsy came to stay at the Petsmart in Santa Clarita. His eyes were so scared and confused it just broke my heart. I spent a lot of time with him and during the next few months he blossomed. I thought about adopting him so many times but was worried how my single 8 yr old girl cat would react. When I heard the news that he was being adopted I cried. I was so happy for him but sad that I had missed my chance. But as fate would have it a few months later he was returned because his new family had fallen on hard times. As soon as I heard he was back I knew he was meant to be part of my family! When I picked Bugsy up the wonderful staff sent me home with a crate and helped guide me in introducing him to my girl Kali slowly. It took some time and patience but they are getting along great and I can't imagine life without him! I'm so honored to be a part of such an amazing organization that helps make a difference in the lives of so many cats, like Bugs did in mine

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I'm proud to be a part of this Wonderful organization! You couldn't ask for a better group of people who love animals. They work tirelessly to show these kitties who have been given up on that there is a future full of love and happiness out there and how much they deserve to find it:)

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I got my beautiful golden girl Winnie from them last year. They are wonderful cat rescue group and have the best facilities for their rescue kitties that I have ever seen and I did volunteer at a few places before and I have never seen such commitment and great care for cats as Heaven on Earth does for Kittizens. My Winnie is right now 14. She was unfortunately there for 5 years but thanks to the fantastic care that these guys provide for cats they rescue she finally got her home. I wish there were more rescue groups like them and I must say that my favourite rooms are geriatric and special needs.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Heaven on Earth is a wonderful place to volunteer. Everyone there has the same goal, and that's rescuing cats from death row, and finding them loving and forever homes. All of the cats are well cared for and are loved. I have been volunteering for 5 years and look forward to another 5.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer for 2 1/2 years and recently became a board member. The volunteers and staff are one of the best group of people I have ever "worked" with. They never think about themselves. It is always about the well-being and finding forever homes for the cats at the sanctuary. No job is too big or too small, and I am proud to be associated with everyone at Heaven on Earth.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I first visited Perry's Place in November 2016 and was amazed at the large and varied spaces for different kinds of cats. The staff was so helpful in explaining their mission, the setup, and the cats and their personalities without any pressure. I was back the next month, having filled out an adoption application. The staff took the time to find out what type of cat and personality would be a good match for me, and I left with Dusty, a 10-year-old beautiful grey male. He is currently snoozing on my stomach, which is his normal perch, so I have gotten used to typing with one hand as he doesn't love it when the petting stops! Dusty is certainly part of the family and has a big personality; although he is a snuggle-bunny, he is also independent and no pushover with my other 2 cats. He is great with visitors and at Christmas with my folks visiting, sat on one of the dining room chairs at most meals (after first trying to climb onto the table, which is taboo of course!). I thank Heaven on Earth/Perry's Place for providing me with a wonderful pet in Dusty. I know we will have many happy years together.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have nothing but praise for Heaven on Earth's cat sanctuary. My wife and I adopted our little Fanny aka Luna, spring of 2016 and she has grown into such a loving, fun cat with quite a unique personality. She loves to play fetch, jump on a lap for cuddles, paw at you when she wants attention, play with our other kitty and even sometimes tries to tuck in the shower curtain. We're quite convinced she's part dog somewhere behind those blue eyes. All in all, we're very satisfied with Heaven on Earth and their huge role in helping all cats they receive, young or old. They play a vital part in our society's awareness of animals that need a home and we couldn't be happier.

yesivalladares

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am a caretaker and have been working here for 5 years and the only reason I have stayed is because they do awesome work with saving cats and also taking care of their daily and medical needs. Since working here, they always do their best and have grown to improve the cats living situation till they get adopted. Volunteers are always spending time with the cats which is very important. Everyone who works and is involved with this sanctuary truly have a love for cats and the cats know that very well when they stay their. It is truly a wonderful rescue.
The picture that I posted is a cat that was adopted from Heaven on Earth. My boyfriend adopted her and I always recommend this place to anyone who is interested in adopting.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I started working for HESA in 2011. I am the caretaker at Heaven on Earth and I love working there. Every staff, volunteer, board member and everyone else that is involved in this sanctuary are loving and caring people. Every board member works very hard to give the best to these cats and I have seen it threw the years. The other caretakers also care for the cats very much. I am so fortunate to be working with these people and these loving cats. I have never had a job where I don't complain about work in any way. This sanctuary is filled with love and these cats are getting the best care they can get. Everyone cares so much for this sanctuary that they themselves go out for the fundraisers to help every cat. Heaven on Earth gives the best to the cats and I love the fact that I work for a no kill, no cage sanctuary. They get the best care and the best love! Everyday these people improve the lives of these cats. Also the fact that they take in cats that are the least adoptable makes them that much better! I would also like to mention that they have taken in fractious cats that end up being the sweetest cats and that is the first time I had ever witness that! Cats from the shelter that were labeled feral have been saved by HESA. Also cats that were on the red list from shelters have been saved by them as well.

Penny29

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been volunteering at Heaven on Earth for over two years now. I absolutely love it and everybody there. The cats are unbelievably well cared for.
I adopted my Xena from there. (Formally Sunshine) Little did I know she was born with a congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Just recently she underwent expensive, risky and invasive surgery to correct her diaphragm so she could finally breathe better and live a longer healthier life. I would sell my kidney if I had to to make this little cat happy! She is the best thing to come into my life. Xena is my warrior. She's the sweetest most personable cat I've ever had. She's worth everything and more. I can't thank Heaven on Earth enough, especially Jen, for bringing her to me!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've had the distinct pleasure of volunteering for this amazing organization. Alongside one of the board members , my Hermosa (Monika Z.), I was able to learn a bit more about the great service Heaven on Earth provides to these little guys. Honored and a true blessing. Keep on rockin'!

2 ro_tuc

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been volunteering with Heaven on Earth cat sanctuary for 1.5 years. This is a wonderful nonprofit organization! Very professional, efficient & friendly staff/volunteers. The cats are well cared for, and what I love most about this no-kill group is they not only "pull" highly adoptable cats from local shelters, but also intake senior cats, mothers with kittens, and special needs kitties (such as diabetic & FIV+) AND they have a really neat "Spayship Program" --- making big efforts to reduce cat overpopulation at the source (check it out! http://www.heavenlypets.org/spayship/). Further, they partner with about 6 different Petco/Petsmart locations in the SF Valley which greatly increases their adoption rates due to exposure & in-store adoption events. I'm more than happy to be contributing my time to Heaven on Earth.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Heaven on Earth truly is a special place. They do incredible work helping homeless cats that have run out of options. I have been a volunteer since 2009, I have adopted my little girl cat from them, and I continue to fundraise and vouch for them whenever I can. The staff and volunteers are friendly and passionate; the facility is warm and inviting. The successes of lives saved is an inspiration and keeps me coming back!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I found Heaven on Earth Society for Animals online from a posting asking for volunteers to help socialize cats. The no-kill, cage-fee environment and the mission to improve the quality of life for homeless animals was just what I was looking for. The staff and volunteers at Heaven on Earth are the most caring and loving group I have ever met. After working a gift wrapping fundraiser, I had the opportunity to sit down with current board members and was eventually asked to join the board. I was deeply flattered and felt so proud to be able to assist this tremendous organization.

2 Erica61

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Heaven on Earth rescue has helped countless cats and kittens find their forever homes. I cannot say enough good things about heaven on earth, they help animals in need.

1 Monika Z.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering at Heaven On Earth for more than 6 years. I love everything about this rescue. I can't get enough!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I became a volunteer with Heaven on Earth Society for Animals in summer of 2010. I immediately felt right at home just as the cats do in the 5 room house that serves as a no-kill, cage-free sanctuary. I instantly became as involved as I could helping out the staff and the cats. I earned the name “worker bee” from my fellow board members. Heaven on Earth deeply appreciated my time and effort and eventually asked me to join their board of directors. I couldn’t be happier serving such a caring, compassionate organization. Heaven on Earth has many programs including spay/neuter transport and adoption events, and they also provide a permanent home for cats often overlooked for adoption due to special needs.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

These folks work so hard for their kitties! The top priority is helping cats, who would probably otherwise die in shelter, get another chance for a loving home. The sanctuary Heaven on Earth provides is a safe, clean, healthy, loving environment for cats of all ages and needs.

Heaven on Earth works with many of our local pet stores as a way of showing off kitties in need of homes- when you go to a PetSmart in our neighborhood- those kitties in the adoption center are from the sanctuary and ready for a loving, forever home. All the cats are spayed, neutered, and chipped- ready to go!! Heaven on Earth even delivers and helps the new kitty family get ready for their new member.

1 Ritva J.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

There are never too many good animal advocates. Heaven on Earth Society for Animals Inc seems to be a real thing. :)

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This cat rescue is the BEST! They have such a large selection of different cats and kitties of all ages and breeds. Their adoption specialists will take the time to find the right cat that fits your personality and make sure you have a new best friend for life! Great place to add to your family if you are looking to do so. The people who work there are so friendly and kind! It really is Heaven on Earth!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteer at Heaven on Earth and I absolutely love it. They are so sweet to the kitties and the work they do in Los Angeles is so important. They take in countless homeless and shelter cats that might not have ever been adopted and provide a safe place for them to recover and become ready to meet their new families. They help bring in the best kinds of people looking for a new pet! The volunteers are there to keep the place clean and most importantly, to socialize with the cats. Heaven on Earth really is a wonderful community with heart and love at the core!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted from them my most loving kitty. When I soon discovered that I was very allergic to her, they personally found her a new great family. Heaven on Earth is unique in its vast array of services for cats, dogs and people. They even let me know how she
Was doing and they visited her new home to make certain all was good.

RiverValleyCats

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I knew Heaven on Earth when they were still in a little house in Van Nuys. I used to literally take truckloads of donations over whenever I could. I always wanted to volunteer but I worked too many hours and then ended up moving out of state. I have kept track of them online though and I am so thrilled at how they have flourished. Absolutely a wonderful organization doing awesome work from the very beginning!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started volunteering for Heaven On Earth over a year ago. They are extremely dedicated to their cause and every thing that this organization does is for the animals. They are constantly looking for new ways to be productive. They are a small organization but growing quickly.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Heaven on Earth has helped me adopt the best cats ever!!! Over the years they've picked the 4 perfect family members to welcome into my home. Wonderful place!!!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have volunteered at Heaven on Earth, adopted 3 cats, and continually donate to this organization!!!! I love how they care for their boarders!!!

Donor

Rating: 5

Heaven on Earth is a wonderful organization that helps so many cats get a chance at "the good life" in a home. I am a volunteer and a donor that drives multiple hours a few times a year to bring supplies and socialize the cats. The care each cat receives is fantastic. They have also extended their facilities to a couple of cats that I personally knew who were not doing well in a shelter environment. Every time I see these cats, I am grateful that they have a loving place to stay while waiting for their forever home. I cannot say enough about how great this organization is! The people, the facility- everything is first rate!!!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The compassion and caring the staff and volunteers at Heaven On Earth give the kitties in their care is second to none. In addition, they also provide an invaluable service with helping to refer people to low cost spay/neuter/vaccine outlets for tame and feral cats as well as assisting with transporting cats to those venues for people who are unable to do so. They provide a perfect blueprint that all non-profits should take note of and follow. I thank Pam and the crew for the help and support they have given me as a fellow rescuer.

bcrowe

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Heaven on Earth is a God-send. They always are there for the kitties in need, and their facility is top-notch. The cats there are the luckiest homeless cats because the staff and volunteers really care showing them great love, attention and meeting their every need. It's truly one of the best non-profits I've ever experienced.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Heaven on Earth is the best cat sanctuary I have ever visited. They are clean, efficient, caring and professional.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is an amazing non-profit, no-kill shelter for cats here in the Los Angeles area. I recently adopted an adult cat and an amazing little kitten which is bringing my two young boys and me such great joy and pleasure. The team from Heaven on Earth brought the cats, requisite paperwork, and an initial food supply to my house. They also stayed for over an hour to ensure the cats transitioned well and that I had as much helpful information possible to start the journey of cat adoption. This is an extremely professional, caring, and consistent non-profit that makes a healthy difference in our world.

Donor

Rating: 5

This is the sweetest most caring non profit for animals I've ever known. The staff is devoted to saving and caring for cats. They are always on call and ready at the drop of a dime to go help. The company is run with utmost dedication and love.

J-dizzle

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Love the attention to detail to the cats, their care and making sure that they not only go to a home, but the right home.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a very well organized group with many wonderful volunteers that have a real passion to help animals. True medical care is used when necessary. The facilities are kept tidy, the cats are kept calm with lovely music. There is so much love shared with these special animals.

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emma lemcke

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am so glad to have Heaven on Earth in my life! I started volunteering with them about a year ago, and I don't think I'll ever want to stop. The other volunteers are caring and welcoming, the sanctuary staff is knowledgable and dedicated, and the board members work hard every day to create change and growth within the rescue and beyond. (Plus, the cats are the best! Hanging out with them is extremely rewarding.)

Talking to and working with potential adopters is a real treat; I have seen many cats go to loving homes since I started volunteering. I am learning every day, and am sharing what I learn with friends, family, and my community. I even ended up with an extra kitty along the way! ;)

Any cat OR person with Heaven on Earth in their lives should consider themselves very lucky!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Heaven on Earth is a great organization that is not only a haven for homeless kitties but provides an enjoyable experience for people, too! It's a welcoming, clean, friendly environment where the cats are clearly well cared for and attended to. When I walked through, there were many volunteers spending time with the kitties and giving them love. There's even great artwork on the walls! I like the positive vibe and am looking forward to going back and possibly volunteering as well.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Heaven on Earth is a wonderful organization. The bulk of my interactions were with Pam and Becky and Patty. They were in my opinion great people with an even greater love from the heart for that which they spend their lives doing. Making the world a better place one kitty at a time!! I have a 9.5 year old Golden Retriever who had lost her brother just 6 months prior. She and I would go to pet smart where she always wanted to go see the kitty's. This continued for several weeks, as I pondered the idea of reintroducing a kitty into our lives, to help fill that which was missing. As we made another trip to pet smart on this occasion we met Pam. I explained to her the particulars of my life at present, Pam suggested that Pistachio would be a good fit. Pistachio is a little kitty who has been through a rough patch her entire life, and was a little bit reserved but sweet and loving. On our follow up meet and greet Patty and Pam were helpful in coordinating everyone into the room to see how the interactions would unfold. As we proceeded Pam and Becky were very flexible and willing to meet the demands of my ever changing schedule. Pam delivered Pistachio to her new home at which point my dog walked up and kissed me on the cheek. (TRUE STORY). Since then Pistachio is very happy, she loves the dog and enjoys getting on the top of her and doing the kitty mothering routine, for as long as the dog can take it.
I am grateful and appreciative that Pistachio is now a part of my family, she was truly Heaven sent!!
Thank you to all my friends at Heaven on Earth!!