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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission:
Journey’s End Ranch Animal Sanctuary (JERAS) provides a permanent, nurturing sanctuary for horses and burros which have experienced difficulty being placed due to injury, trauma, or neglect. JERAS also participates in emergency rescue, rehab and re-homing services on a case-by-case and available-resource basis, as well as actively advocates to end animal homelessness and unnecessary euthanasia.

Programs: We provide a permanent, loving home to abused, neglected and abandoned animals.

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101 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Equine WellBeing Rescue

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Our organization has worked with JERAS for over five years. We have been to the ranch, seen the condition of the facility and equine in their care. Catherine Ritlaw does a fabulous job of caring for the horses and donkeys at the rescue, does not over extend what they are capable of doing and puts the needs of the rescue first. A true rescue in every sense of the word.

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wetarez 03/11/2017

Thank you so much, Christine!!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

We have worked with Cathy and her rescue for six years now and we are glad to have such a great relationship with a rescue that provides the best care for their horses and burros. Cathy gives her life to these animals and it shows. I hold her in the highest regard and am blessed to call her my friend.

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Marilyn16

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This sanctuary is run single-handedly by a woman who has a deep abiding love for animals.
I have known Cathy for over 50 years and even as a child she cared deeply and rescued animals in an urban environment. Since operating the Sanctuary, she has taken in numerous "lost causes" and has nurtured and cared for them so that they may live out their life in a happy,safe place. She works hard everyday to ensure that all of the animals in her care get the best treatment. She is the best!

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wetarez 03/11/2017

TY Marilyn!!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is a wonderful sanctuary where the animals are cared for by a knowledgeable devoted woman. Catherine Ritlaw has been devoted rescuing animals since a very young age. I know first hand as she had a menagerie at times in our apartment in the Bronx. If you look at the before and after pictures of the animals she has rescued you can clearly see that she is fierce in her determination that these animals live out their lives with the best food , shelter and tender loving care .

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Lisa357

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This beautiful sanctuary in Arizona is a haven for these beautiful souls. Catherine posts beautiful stories and updates about all the animals and her devotion and love for them is there for all to see. Such a beautiful place.

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wetarez 03/09/2017

thank you!

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wetarez 03/11/2017

Thank you, Lisa!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is a wonderful rescue. The animals are loved and well taken care of. Watching them run around you can feel their happiness. A beautiful sight to see. Their journey has definitely come to a peaceful and happy ending in a beautiful, tranquil sanctuary. Thank you to Journeys End Ranch Animal Sanctuary for giving these beautiful animals a home.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have been following Catherine and her work for a few years. The care she gives these rescued animals is the best. The stories she shares about them makes me feel like I really know them. If you have a question she responds quickly sharing her knowledge.

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wetarez 03/09/2017

thank you!!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I first heard about Journeys End Animal Sanctuary when Poco the burro was caught by BLM and taken there. I've been following his story and those of the other animals living there for about a year. It's obvious these animals are loved and cared for. Very lucky animals indeed.

katalinalagrande

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have followed Cathy for years and watched and read about all the wonderful work that she does basically by herself with the help when needed of vets and of course donations which are always needed to provide food and medical care and she provides the love and safety for the neglected, abandoned, abused animals in her care..my favorite being Poco, The Brave Little Burro. I love seeing and reading the updates on all her family of rescues and also the troops of birds, mice, bunnies and others that she provides with food and water. She is an angel on earth..that is for sure and only wish there were many many more just like her! Thank you Catherine for all that you do!!

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wetarez 03/09/2017

thank you!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been following Cathy and JERAS for about 3 years now. Knowing Cathy's health, I am amazed and encourage by her stamina to keep going. What I have learned seeing how she reacts to situations involving all her animals, coming up with results to solve problems that arise almost every minute of her days. The Love she has for even the little wild critters that hang out around her ranch, as much as she has for the bigger animals. One Amazing Woman

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wetarez 03/09/2017

TY Coleen!!

Andrea175

Donor

Rating: 5

Catherine does such an amazing job, taking extraordinary care of her residents despite her own health challenges. She also thinks outside the box, such as the time she needed to soak a hoof abscess on a horse that is untouchable. She actually dug a shallow hole, lined it with plastic and put the soaking solution in it, so that when the horse was eating he was positioned just right with his hoof in the hole, soaking away! I would have never thought of that! Her daily stories and updates make you feel like you're right there and actually know the horses and burros. I'm from far away MA, but I know those horses' and burros' stories and personalities thanks to Catherine's updates. I donate freely, knowing that my money is going to the sanctuary and not in some middle-man's pockets. She gives these animals a wonderful life of full bellies, healthy bodies, freedom and love - what more could they ask for?

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wetarez 03/09/2017

Thank you, Andrea!

Gee M.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been following Catherine and her work with the animals at Journeys End Ranch for a number of years now. Knowing her has been wonderful, but the work she does is remarkable. Viewing her pictures and videos every day, of all the different life there, with names for all, brings you closer to how she cares for and loves them all.

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wetarez 03/09/2017

Thank you!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I continue to donate thru paypal giving monthly. This is a true grass-roots project and Catherine puts her heart and soul into the well-being of the creatures in her care at JERAS. Even though our donations are small, it is an honor to be able to help her give the gift of a safe home to these animals.

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wetarez 03/05/2017

Thank you so much!

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Donor

Rating: 5

A great grass-roots nonprofit. What Cathy does with so little is amazing, and the care she shows for not just the JERAS animals but all creatures who come her way is inspiring. I wish I could do more to support this great project.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I continue to donate thru paypal giving with a portion of my Ebay sales because this is a great sanctuary and Catherine keeps me informed of what is going on daily. She puts her heart and soul into JERAS.

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wetarez 03/03/2017

Thank you, Nancy! Your help is greatly appreciated!

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wetarez 03/09/2017

thank you, you are a great help!

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Donor

Rating: 5

Catherine does an amazing job taking care of her senior rescues. She does this all on her own with her own serious medical issues.

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wetarez 03/03/2017

Thank you!