Over 1.8 million nonprofits and charities for donors, volunteers and funders

Claim This Nonprofit

More Info

Add to Favorites

Share this Nonprofit

Donate

Volunteering Oportunities

Nonprofit Overview

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: In 2016 we pulled 550 cats and kittens from city shelters who were at great risk of euthanasia; adopted out 436 cats and kittens into loving forever homes; facilitated the spay or neuter of 1,020 cats; provided safe haven for 700 cats and kittens at our sanctuary, Perry's Place in North Hollywood, at some time during the year; and provided humane education at our weekly adoption events at 6 pet stores and through our partnership with the Skirball Cultural Center's Build A Better World program.

Target demographics: homeless cats

Direct beneficiaries per year: 1,800 cats and hundreds of people who adopted and cared for them.

Geographic areas served: the San Fernando Valley of Southern California

Programs: Operating the Perry MacFarlane Sanctuary, our no-kill, cageless sanctuary; weekly adoptions at 6 area pet stores and at Perry's Place Thursday-Friday from 3-8 and Saturday-Sunday from 1-6 pm; Heaven Can Wait isolation program, whereby we provide temporary housing for cats pulled from "death row" at municipal shelters, while they go through required quarantine; SpayShip spay/neuter transport program, which facilitates 1,000 spays and neuters annually; and humane education.

Community Stories

103 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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.

Previous Stories

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!

1

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'!

1 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.

1

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!

Previous Stories

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!

Previous Stories
2

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.

1

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.