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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animals

Mission: The Critter Place is a forever home sanctuary for "throw away" animals saved from abuse, neglect or abandonment. We are a private couple who just care about animals of all kinds that need a place to rest and live their lives without abuse, neglect and will never be abandoned as long as they live. We are a Florida Non Profit charitable organization.

Target demographics: Animal lovers and advocates

Direct beneficiaries per year: 35 cats and 6 dogs

Geographic areas served: Weeki Wachee, Fl

Programs: Animals Healing Veterans and the Disabled Outreach Program https://www.facebook.com/AHVATD/

Community Stories

34 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Melissa317

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Where do I start Ted Koran is s very kind man, he takes care of animals that people no longer want. The old, the ill , the challenged his heart is very big . I have been to the critter place and I have seen the way he cares for all of the animals you can see that they are well cared for and loved. Ted cares for all of them. I wish that I had more time to get up to his place to help him and just to talk to him as many animals that are there I am sure he gets lonely . This is a wonderful place and Ted has a special connection with his animals I wish we had more people like him in this world.

Comments ( 1 )

thecritterplace Tut. I like to call him the Tutster, LOL

Anja Gauggel

Donor

Rating: 5

The Critter Place is a wonderful Animal Sanctuary,where trow away animals find a place to live.Ted is taking in Animals nobody wants.Those Animals would not be alive anymore without his help.He loves all his Animals and takes great care of.I donate regularly and volunteer whenever I can.Please,if you can,donate,volunteer or adopt.You will be glad you did.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My name is KELLY and I stumbled upon THE CRITTER PLACE SANTUARY on Facebook about a year ago! After I read Ted Kodak's story of he and his late wife and critters..I donated money to help. Then..I decided I wanted to be more involved and started donating supplies..money and my time to help out!!
These animals were abused and thrown away at one time until they found their FUREVER HOME at the Critter Place. Ted and his late wife Karen opened their home and hearts to take care of these wonderful souls!! I love going there and visiting with all the CRITTERS and helping out. I truly enjoy listening to Ted tell me about his life..his love for Karen..and his undying wish to keep it going as his promise to Karen!! It's a great love story with a wonderful cast of CRITTER characters!! Please help out anyway you can.!! .but being there in person is AWESOME!

Client Served

Rating: 5



gainorhillegass1
Client Served 05/05/2016

Rating: 5

Ted Koran received 21 of my rescue cats into his sanctuary in December/January 2016. I had called over 200 places of all kinds to place them, as my mobile home park enacted a rule stating only one animal could reside at each address. I had adopted 10 out but needed a forever home fast for the rest or face eviction. Upon a recommendation, I called Ted, then visited the next day. To my surprise and relief, he agreed to take them. This was 4 days before my eviction deadline! The first 5 were to be taken to The Critter Place on that day, and the rest followed as Ted built additional an outdoor enclosure for them adjoining the "Cat House" converted RV.
His welcoming my "dead end" kitties blew me away! It had become an impossible situation placing them, as place after place had no room and referred me on. I couldn't believe this man just made room for them . I continue to support them there, in order to preserve his donations for the other animals. Ted tends to their needs promptly and efficiently. He makes copious videos of them, and you can see the individual care he gives them. I believe they couldn't be happier there. I invite all who read this to visit The Critter Place and volunteer some time to help Ted, as he does all the work himself. Thanks to the folks who do come out and help. I am somewhat disabled and haven't been able to do much in the past few months, but I visit and support. The Critter Place is a little bit of Heaven!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Ted Koran received 21 of my rescue cats into his sanctuary in December/January 2016. I had called over 200 places of all kinds to place them, as my mobile home park enacted a rule stating only one animal could reside at each address. I had adopted 10 out but needed a forever home fast for the rest or face eviction. Upon a recommendation, I called Ted, then visited the next day. To my surprise and relief, he agreed to take them. This was 4 days before my eviction deadline! The first 5 were to be taken to The Critter Place on that day, and the rest followed as Ted built additional an outdoor enclosure for them adjoining the "Cat House" converted RV.
His welcoming my "dead end" kitties blew me away! It had become an impossible situation placing them, as place after place had no room and referred me on. I couldn't believe this man just made room for them . I continue to support them there, in order to preserve his donations for the other animals. Ted tends to their needs promptly and efficiently. He makes copious videos of them, and you can see the individual care he gives them. I believe they couldn't be happier there. I invite all who read this to visit The Critter Place and volunteer some time to help Ted, as he does all the work himself. Thanks to the folks who do come out and help. I am somewhat disabled and haven't been able to do much in the past few months, but I visit and support. The Critter Place is a little bit of Heaven!

Dorinda C.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have the greatest respect and admiration for Ted Koran and The Critter Place. Whenever I donate , I know the funds are spent on the sanctuary and animals. The animals from ducks to horses are all family to him, not numbers and he respects and loves the quirky personalities of each and every individual and makes them come alive for all the FB fans. I look forward to the daily postings to see who is up to what! This sanctuary is Ted's life and all the residents are his children. You can feel the love and dedication as well as the pain (when someone is ill) through his posts.

1 Cheyda

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been out to The Critter Place many times to volunteer.. I wish I was closer.. Ted does so much for these babies with so little money. He is an amazing person, who loves each one one the animals.. From each chicken.. To all the horses.. He truly cares for each one..

1 Jamie98

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Ted is an amazing man. He has saved countless pets when no one else has wanted them. These babies are so loved.

1

Donor

Rating: 5

Ted cares for many rescued, unwanted animals and does so tirelessly. He devotes all of his time, love, and resources to care for them. We visited the sanctuary and saw how well they are all cared for. I am sure he would appreciate any assistance he can get, as it is a labor of love and so much for one person! We need more people like Ted Koran.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Amazing rescue and amazing guy keeping it going. All the animals are super happy and spoiled. Ted the owner works hard every day of his life for his critters. He barely makes time for himself, he just wants the best for these unwanted critters who now have a loving forever home. I wish there were more people like Ted. I look forward to visiting again and volunteering!

4 KDwooflady

Donor

Rating: 5

I met Mr. Koran by chance outside of a store. I stayed with my dogs while my husband picked up a few items. Mr. Koran saw my pups and asked if he could say hi to them. I told him that the older one was skittish and doesn't approach strangers. Mr. Koran just started talking softly and saying how pretty she was and to my amazement she came up to him, shy at first, and then waging her tail and let him pet her. I was actually shocked and asked him how he did that. He said he runs an animal sanctuary a few miles down the road called The Critter Place. WOW. I've been following his sanctuary for a few months on FB and couldn't believe this was that Ted Koran. I've donated several times. I went to visit. I have a severe disability and I told him I was sorry I could not be of much help. He simply said that loving the animals and giving them attention was plenty of help. He was sad he couldn't give them as much attention he would like and appreciated my help with that part. His animals are well behaved. They are all healthy and cared for. The animals areas are clean and maintained. He a very caring true animal lover.