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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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129 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Jan Vazquez B.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

JERAS is a wonderful nonprofit which runs on a shoestring budget but yet does a much needed work with animals that have been neglected and abused. I have known Catherine Ritlaw for over 45 years and she loves animals but also is a trained vet tech. She provides the best medical care and a nurturing safe environment for them. Please consider a donation as 100% of the monies go for upkeep and care.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have known Catherine for over 50 years and she has always been a caring and well-educated animal guardian. Despite her own health limitations, i have seen where there's nothing that Catherine can't do to rescue and care for those animals that
were mal-treated, abandoned, or those that have special needs. Journey's End Ranch is a well run special place, a sanctuary which provides excellent medical care.

Gee M.

Donor

Rating: 5

I don't know a person that lives for her animals more than Catherine. Not a day goes by where she hasn't at least checked in with us to show us the progress of a new addition to her ranch .. a video of her favorite moments with the horses and the many inhabitants together .. Her devotion to them is beyond love .. i hope you get to experience this wonderful woman's newsletters and pages .. it's a most worthy effort .. ~~

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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!

Shannon S.2

Donor

Rating: 5

It tells you a lot about Journey's End Ranch Animal Sanctuary, when even wild animals find their way to JERAS knowing they have found a safe haven. Cathrine Ritlow has a magical way with animals and they love her. So do those of us who support her efforts to give comfort, care and love to all who make their way to Journey's End Ranch Animal Sanctuary.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Cathy has a way with animals that is magic. Even with her own health problems, the care "The Gang" recieves is all about them living a happy, healthy life. Even the wild animals know where to go, when they need help.

Donor

Rating: 5

Wonderful charity. Beautiful place for the animals to live safely

Miriam Kay D.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have known Cathy Ritlaw and JERAS for many years. I have always been impressed with the love and care she gives her rescue animals. It’s a blessing for any animal to live out their years with her.

1 cm4441

Donor

Rating: 5

Cathy runs a wonderful sanctuary for "throw away" animals. She is a one-woman grassroots powerhouse and JERAS is a beacon of light in dark times.

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Donor

Rating: 5

JERAS is an outstanding grass-roots organization. Cathy's care and attention to her charges, whether rescued stallion or, even, the local wild rabbits is a breath of fresh air in our troubled times. She does it all with little outside help but with the great appreciation of her community and supporters.

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1 matti982

Donor

Rating: 5

I love the work that Catherine does at this rescue/sanctuary. I have even traveled from Colorado to Arizona to visit in person. Her treatment of the animals and her appreciation for beauty is inspiring. I choose my causes carefully, and journey's end ranch and sanctuary is a non-profit very worthy of support!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Wonderful rescue doing amazing work. I visited there about two years ago as I wanted to meet "Poco the brave little burro" in person. It was a long drive from CO but so well worth it. I loved meeting all the animals and Cathy as well. If you can donate to this cause please do.

1 peppermintannie

Donor

Rating: 5

A wonderful sanctuary for animals! The owner takes great care of all of the animals. Catherine puts her heart and soul into taking care of the rescued animals. I continue to donate through my online sales and photos and updates are always available.

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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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1 Cassandra M.1

Donor

Rating: 5

Catherine Ritlaw has devoted her life to the care of abused and neglected animals. She does a wonderful job with the animals in her care. The animals always come first.

1 grammaaine

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Not much to tell about me, personally. I follow JERAS on Facebook and try to be as supportive as I can. I am in awe of what Catherine Ritlaw is doing there.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Way up on my list of favorite nonprofits to support. Cathy has struggles with her own health, but never seems to keep her from taking wondrous care of the animals she is able to rescue and care for on Journey's End Ranch Animal Sanctuary.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This sanctuary is very awesome in caring for the burros and horses in their location. Much love

1 barboot

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Journeys End Ranch Animal Sanctuary is one of the well known rescues in the Kingman area. Cathy takes wonderful care of all her animals. She is always sending pictures of them, including the bunnies, ravens, road runners, you name it - she cares for all of them. I do so enjoy her newsletter - she has videos on it, and lets everyone know what is going on there. There is a little Burro named Poco - and he basically tells us what's going on too.

1 katalinalagrande

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Catherine is the most giving, loving and amazing person and does it all herself with a little help from her friends..day in and day out rain or shine. I look forward to her posts everyday to see how her gang is doing and how she is doing. I love her videos when she talks to her burrows and they talk back or sing. She is non stop LOVE.
Thank you Catherine..the world would not be the same without you!

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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!

1 Joyce16

Board Member

Rating: 5

JERAS is the best run sanctuary that I know. Cathy Ritlaw finds the most cost effective methods but never at the risk of an animal’s health.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Cathy Ritlaw continues to amaze me with her tenacity in protecting horses and burros, and all animals. She strives everyday to research as much as possible on the real needs of these animals, ensuring they live out their years with her, healthy and as joyful as possible. That she does this in spite of some of the worst possible health issues makes her truly commendable.
She is my hero and I’m so glad to have her and JERAS in my life.

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1 limeylady

Donor

Rating: 5

This is a sanctuary for abused horses and donkeys where they are given love, dignity and respect from a lady who is not well herself. She goes over and above their care even when she has days of illness. All the horses and donkeys are very well taken care of, any problems with their health are taken care of forthwith. If I had to put my horses and donkeys somewhere, this is the only place I would take them as I know they would live their life to the fullest and with the care they deserve

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Donor

Rating: 5

I am so proud to be associated with JERAS. The horses and donkeys are so well taken care of by a lady who has multiple health problems, but puts her charges ahead of her problems. If my horses and donkeys needed to go somewhere I would send them here as I know they would be taken care of like the horses and donkeys that are already there with dignity respect and love

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Jennyb65

Donor

Rating: 5

What an excellent rescue. Journey's End gives excellent care to several horses and burros, all done by one remarkable woman, Catherine Ritlaw. She has suffered for years with ill health, but she battles through to give not only the horses and burros such great care, she also takes care of a sheep, a couple of rabbits and very recently a dog that was virtually unadoptable. She's such a kind hearted lady that she also feed the local wildlife. Cathy keeps all her followers up to date with a monthly news letter and daily videos of all the animals under her care and I am a very proud supporter of her sanctuary.

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Donor

Rating: 5

365 days a year Journey's End Ranch looks after many horses and burros, and two sheep to make sure they are well cared for! One woman does this, and even though she suffers ill health, she some how manages to see to all their needs!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I stumbled upon Journeys End a few years ago via FB. And through Poco's story became a follower/donor. Catherine provides a forever home for seniors, possibly the hardest group to place. With large pastures, special feed and care, these animals get to live out the rest of their lives surrounded by love. Catherine does extensive research to provide the best care possible. Journeys End is on my list of places to visit as soon as I retire!!

ChristyLee

Donor

Rating: 5

I have known Catherine Ritlaw for over nine years. As a matter of fact, she really is the person who helped get me started in animal advocacy. Journey's End is a true safe, loving haven for horses and donkeys and all animals that are in need of help....even to the crow that sits on the fence, or the rabbit that needs a helping hand. It is so wonderful to see her experience as a vet tech help her be able to give these animals a home for life....true sanctuary....

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Donor

Rating: 5

Journey's End is truly the end of a journey for many, many animals that would not have otherwise made it. Catherine Ritlaw, a former vet tech, is able to give them stellar care, lots of love, and truly cares about their wellbeing. When there is an animal in pain, or in need of rescue and a safe, forever home, Journey's End and Catherine are there for them whenever it is humanly possible. I recommend this charity with no hesitation....

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Journeys End Ranch Animal Sanctuary does a magnificent job of helping animals that have been abused or discarded. I have seen the huge difference in so many different animals as they have been giving proper food, health care and love. Catherine Ritlaw devotes all her energy, finances, and knowledge to care for these animals no one wanted.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

JERAS is an excellent sanctuary. The owner, Catherine Ritlaw, is very knowledgeable about equids, their anatomy, physiology, and the treatments needed to maintain or enhance their lives.