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Rays Of Hope Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animal Services, Animals

Mission: The mission of Rays of Hope, Inc. is to rescue, rehabilitate, re-home cats and kittens. To give sanctuary for life to cats we are unable to find homes for.

Target demographics: ABANDONED UNWANTED CATS AS WELL AS OTHER ANIMALS

Direct beneficiaries per year: 21 CATS,6 CHICKENS,1 OPOSSUM,1 RABBIT

Geographic areas served: Rural area of Kentucky

Community Stories

12 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donor

Rating: 5

I discovered Rays of Hope purely by accident, searching the Web for a local cat-related charity to support... I was touched by the wonderful website with all the photos and stories of the individual cats in residence, and I began to correspond with Diana and to send monthly donations.

I even had the opportunity to visit in person several years ago, and saw firsthand how comfortable the cats' accommodations are: spacious walk-in cages with separate private "rooms" for each cat, toys and food readily available, in a specially-built barn. Some of the cats even live in Diana's home, and all those who are able to, get supervised "outside time" to wander around the property. And expert veterinary care is provided for all the residents.

I would encourage anyone who loves cats to support this shelter, especially since Diana cares for the animals no one else wants: injured, abandoned, chronically ill, all of whom deserve a good life as much as the most pampered pedigreed pets!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I found Ray of Hope several years ago. All the cats and other animals she rescuses are well taken care of. They are apart of the family.
Diane has a big heart on what she does.
This is a wonderful non profit organization to support

Pamela B.1

Donor

Rating: 5

I discovered Rays Of Hope on eBay years ago and I have been a supporter of this fantastic shelter ever since. I have always been impressed with the level of care, support and love each and every cat receives. These kitties are not just rescue cats but are members of the family. Diana goes up and beyond to make sure all the cats are loved, well cared for and their medical issues are addressed. Diana is a a wonderful woman with a enormous loving heart! Please help this non-kill, non profit shelter that will never turn away a kitties in need.

1 Mary L.1

Donor

Rating: 5

Several years ago, I came across Rays of Hope, Inc. on eBay when I was searching online for some cat-related items to purchase. I discovered that the ROH eBay auction page has a great variety of fun cat-themed items, hand-made cat toys and treasures, many quality finds at very reasonable prices, and even photos of the shelter cats. The selection changes often, so it's always fun to see what's offered. Many of the items are crafted or donated by supporters, and Diana takes wonderful photos of the cats she cares for. There is something to fit every budget, and it's good to know that your donation supports the shelter cats!

The family-run Rays of Hope shelter is located in Eubank, Kentucky. The shelter relies on the generosity of their supporters, and every penny received through eBay auctions and donations, plus their Amazon wish list goes to provide the best possible quality of life for the cats. Many of the cats at Rays of Hope have special medical or dietary needs, and were surrendered because their people could not afford the cost of specialized care. I have gotten to know Diana quite well these past few years, and I know that she gives each cat individualized care, provides nourishing food, seeks appropriate veterinary treatment and medicine, gives gentle supportive care, provides a safe and secure environment, and lavishes them with lots of affection and all the comforts of home. It truly warms my heart to know how loved and cared-for the kitties are, and when I see photos of them, I can clearly see that they are all very lucky and very happy cats!

Rays of Hope, Inc. is a wonderful blessing to these cats who had nowhere else to go, and the shelter is a top-notch non-profit organization that is very deserving of support.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have been supporting Rays of Hope for many years. As an animal lover, Diana far exceeds expectations in what an animal rescue should be doing. There are many, many people who give to large organizations. When I was searching for an animal rescue to support I was completely taken with how Rays of Hope cares for and loves the unwanted/abandoned animals. I searched for a smaller rescue that met my criteria. Smaller rescues don't benefit from national news stories and need support.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This shelter has saved many cats. Many that are unadoptable. Some blind, missing a leg, FIV, behavior disorders, hearing loss, diabetes and so many other issues. This shelter is a NO kill shelter and gladly takes care of these wonderful creatures for the rest of their lives. Each one is loved and cared for like a family member. It is these small shelters that no one really hears about because they do not have the resources to advertise for donations like the large ones. I have adopted two kitties, one who had a heart disorder, Max, Grey/White, that we sadly lost not long ago. The other is Kenya who was abandoned in the middle of the road at only 3 weeks old and would of died if not for this shelter. This non profit shelter could really use Donations so they can continue to help those kitties that no one really wants. I have voluteered, donated and adopted from this shelter and will continue to do what I can to support this small loving shelter.

Peggy Shrout K.

Donor

Rating: 5

Rays of Hope is a wonderful place. Diana takes such good care of the animals in her care and does everything possible to help them in any way she can, even the ones who are sick or require daily meds or whatever they need. I have donated both money and items from a wish list at Amazon for many years. I always feel good after I do so because I know all of the money I send will be used entirely for the animals. Donate if you can to Rays of Hope. You won't be sorry!

1 Anita V.1

Donor

Rating: 5

I found Rays of Hope on Ebay years ago and liked what I saw. They had quality items and all proceeds went to help their cats. I have been donating to them ever since. I have become friends with the lady who operates Rays of Hope and we have shared many laughs about and, sadly, losses of our fur babies. They take in the lost, the homeless, the injured and sick, the elderly, and any other animals who need love and shelter. They are truly caring people. I will continue to support Rays of Hope.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have been donating to Rays of Hope, Inc. for many years and I have become close friends with Diana. She truly cares about the cats and other animals that are in her care. She works tirelessly to make sure they have the best of everything and have wonderful, healthy lives. Please consider supporting this very worthy rescue/sanctuary!

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Donor

Rating: 5

Rays of Hope, Inc. is truly a blessing for the animals that come into their care. I have donated to ROH for years and have had the pleasure of visiting and spending time there. I am amazed by the time and effort to make sure that all the cats needs are meet. They are truly a "ray of hope" for the cats. God Bless them!

2 Lisa G.1

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been donating to Rays of Hope Inc. Cat Sanctuary for almost 10 years and I am so happy to be able to help them! Diana goes above and beyond to help the cats in any way possible-plus she will never turn away a cat-or any animal-that is in need! Not too may have it in their hearts to help like Diana! Please help this great cause-you don't even have to be a cat person but find it in your heart to help!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have had the pleasure for many years working at a vet and working closely with This foundation and we would be so blessed to have more like them. The love and care that these precious babies receive is amazing. Diana goes above and beyond to do all she can in Her rescue to make sure these animals are well cared for and live life to the fullest and healthy. I have called upon them for research due to she is so knowledgeable of caring for so many illnesses. My best wishes to the most wonderful rescue I have ever had the honor of working with. Prayers for continued success.