jeras is the best , they save many awanted horses and horses that's hard to place, id recommend everyone to contact them if you need help or have a question about horses.
Thank you! Thora, I am not sure we know you, though, as we do not have volunteers outside of our board members.
Catherine Ritlaw does a tremendous job of rescuing and caring for the horses, dogs and burros at her sanctuary. She does all this work alone and therefore puts in very long hours. Her photos and videos of the animals show many "happy" faces. These animals are healthy and impecably groomed. We need more people like Catherine who cares so much for the animals. She also puts in many hours on the internet promoting rescues by networking with other people with the same mission. It is an honor to be a donor.
Thank you, Dean!
I have know Catherine for several years and it is unbelievable what she does for the animals in her care. She takes care of these animals by herself despite her health issues. In reading her newletter and looking at the photos of all the animals, you can tell they are all loved and well cared for. She also spends numerous hours on the internet reaching out to other people and rescue groups to assist animals that are about to be put down in shelters., animals that have been abused or just abandoned. She is a blessing to all animals in need and I admire her so much.
Thank you, Dean & Mabel and thank you for your support!
Catherine Ritlaw does an awesome job of taking care of numerous rescued horses, burros, dogs and a pot belly pig rescued from wandering around in the middle of the desert. There is no better Animal Rescue Sanctuary in America.
Thank you so much!!
As a horse lover and animal lover, I am so impressed with the operation of the Journeys End Ranch Animal Sanctuary. The dedication and care is tremendous and really is a symbol of total devotion and patience. If you look at some of the videos, it is amazing to see how the animals live in such a clean and well maintained location. I understand how difficult it is to manicure all of these animals, and how much time is spent just getting them fed and watered. I say, Bravo, to Cathy. I would trust her with any of my animals anyway. Lynne
Thank you, Lynne!
I met Catherine Ritlaw about two years ago when she rescued Carson from a CA. Shelter. I have been following her rescue and Carson since then. Catherine runs Journeys End Ranch Animal Sancutary all by herself and yet manages to take excellant care of the horses,dogs,pig--yes a pig, burros and others. I am very proud to donate to this rescue and to know Catherine. She also will post dogs and try to find rescue for them. I have recieved pictures and updates on Carsons, Honey and the others.
This is just an awesome rescue!!!!!!
Thank you, Barb!!
I have known Catherine Ritlaw for just a few years but in the time that I have known her I have come to admire her immensly for the endless work that she does to help animals in need but her devotion to find loving homes for countless dogs, horses or any animals that that needs help.
There isn't a day that goes by that I don't see her promoting pictures of animals on her Face Book page.
She has taken in some of the worst cases of animal neglect and turned them around with love and her knowledge of medicine. I am truly amazed what this one woman can do for so many.
Cathy is a true caring and compassionate woman.
Thank you so much!
I met Cathy on FB and have spoken to her numerous times on the phone. I am honored to have such a lovely, cherished friend! If you haven't read her BIO, please do! Cathy is one-in-a-trillion...very rare that you find a permanently disabled individual with all the many disabilities Cathy has who would even consider taking on ONE rescue. Yet, Cathy thinks nothing of helping all the rescued horses, dogs, burrors and, yes, a pig (I probably missed a species!). All of these animals are 'special needs' animals and she gives her knowledge as a registered holistic Vet Tech to administer whatever is needed to lovingly nurture them back to health and MAINTAIN their health. All you have to do is watch her videos and you can see how happy and healthy all of Cathy's 'Gang' is today as opposed to when they first came to her sanctuary (JERAS) to live out the rest of their days...happy, healthy and FREE...well, free from the atrocities of the BLM. Cathy loves her rescued wild mustangs, but even all that she does for her beloved wild horses, to her they are not really 'FREE' in the true sense of the word. Cathy even mentions this in one of her videos...
Thank you, Sharon!
I know Cathy by meeting her through Facebook and talkingon the phone. I am so impressed with her ability to get things done and on her own. She is an amazing and interesting person and I wish I coul do more, but can't. So donating is all I can do and help finding others to help finacialy as well. Thank You
Thank you, Linda! We really appreciate your help and friendship.
I have known Catherine Ritlaw a few years now, finding her on Twitter and then through FB we have become great friends. She herself has chemical sensitivities so when she is around other people she must wear a respirator, although this does not interfere with her abilities to take care of all the animals at "Journeys End Ranch Animal Sanctuary" located on Kingman, Az. Catherine who is a Vet tech and from fighting her illness is full of great ideas and remedies for curing all sorts of ailments for the animals entrusted to her care... J.E.R.A.S. takes in the most deserving and difficult animals, such as older animals, abused animals and health issue prone animals. The knowledge that Catherine has is sooo helpful and broad, she is one of the first people I turn to for help with our animals along with our Vet. When Catherine isn't busy with all the efforts it takes to take care of so many animals , she is online networking to help save other animals.. My family have our own "private" rescue and through help from Catherine we have brought in 5 wild horses and two Pomeranians' to our home. Catherine works tirelessly to help save animals through her networking and literally is the reason that many many animals now have a forever home... If you want to give to a worthy cause you cannot go wrong by giving here, as all money donated goes towards the care of the animals at J.E.R.A.S. Everything is open and shared that happens at the sanctuary through their web page: http://www.jersanctuary.org/ Check out Journey's End Ranch Animal Sanctuary and see what true selfless love really is!! Thanks for reading my review... :)
Thank you, Deb! I appreciate your support and encouragement. The Gulley family are also doing a wonderful job of saving so many animals and giving them a fabulous home!
I 'met' Cathy on a social networking site just over a year ago. Immediately, I was overcome and thoroughly impressed by Cathy's ruthless determination to make sure that all animals - not only those in her care but all over the world - are treated with the love, care, kindness and empathy that they deserve. Not only does Cathy work tirelessly with all the animals at JERAS but spends hours networking animals needing new homes, animals who are being abused, etc and doing her absolute best to ensure that they get what they want. I'm not convinced she ever sleeps! After knowing Cathy for a couple of months, I could tell that this was no flash-in-the-pan lady who did things on a whim then got bored after a couple of months but one with a gutsy determination for all the animals of the world and decided to set up a regular, monthly donation. So on top of everything else that she does, Cathy then spends more hours that she hasn't got, sending out monthly newsletters to supporters to let them know what is going on at JERAS - and these newsletters are never short, I can assure you! I am very, VERY proud to be a regular donator to JERAS from far away in Scotland and the newsletters and Facebook page keep me so very well informed that sometimes I actually feel like I'm there! The animals, who many have had very hard lives before going to JERAS, all look happy, healthy and well fed - all of which is a true testament to Cathy's hard work. I'm sure that the animals at JERAS are very grateful to everything that Cathy does for them - even though she possibly doesn't feel like they do sometimes - and I for one, am happy to continue to support her wonderful work across the pond. Not only have I found, through my love of animals, a fellow advocate and someone who I admire immensely but a true friend for always. Thank you Cathy for being exactly who you are :-)
You donations are very helpful Thank you!
I only recently became aware of JERAS through Best Friends Animal Sanctuary as I was looking for someone to talk to about mustangs. Best Friends referred me to Catherine and I contacted her. I was very impressed and delighted with her website. She responded to my contact and spent a very generous and pleasant time on the phone with me. I am writing a paper about mustangs and it entailed shadowing a person and a detailed in person interview. Catherine has health problems that precluded that kind of contact but she referred me to several other possibilities. I am following the work she does with JERAS and it makes my heart happy.
Thank you, LeAnn!
Not only does Cathy run her animal sanctuary nearly single-handedly, she also spends countless hours on the internet campaigning worldwide for abused and homeless animals and networks for the reunification of lost or stolen pets. Cathy is a one of a kind individual who tirelessly tries to educate the public upon the mistreatment of all animals within all spheres of human and animal interplay. This I think is one of the most important aspects of Cathy's work as without the general knowledge of what is truly happening within this aforementioned context, there will be no changes to issues that could and should be rectified. I thank Cathy for educating me into becoming a more aware human being and animal advocate.
Thank you, Phyllis!
We have been involved with JERAS for a short time (approx. 12 months), and have been very impressed with the way this sanctuary is managed and the philosophy of caring for each animal as it comes to it. We are approached by numerous organisations around the world to contribute horse feed or donations. Unfortunately it is very difficult to be involved in all of the requests and we select a small number we deem worthwhile in their management, background and long term aspirations for the program. JERAS fits wonderfully with our company in these aspects. We are proud to have a small part in the feeding of these animals - yet more donations and companies need to be made aware of the amazing, life altering things they are doing. A tremendously worthwhile charity and nonprofit sanctuary to be involved in.
Thank you, Sarah... we appreciate the donated PowerStance, too!
I first became aware of JERAS this year when a friend of mine shared the amazing work Catherine does with at risk animals by pointing me to her Facebook page. I check the JERAS page daily because of the amazing animal stories, pictures and important information Catherine posts throughout each day. I find myself inspired to share stories and network animals in need of rescue because of her tireless dedication and energy. Catherine efficiently manages all donations she receives, successfully finds homes for animals and effectively uses the media. She is incredibly loving and obviously cares for each and every one of her animals which can be seen by viewing any of the videos she posts on the JERAS page. I hope one day I can offer the same help, kindness and love to as many animals in need as Catherine does.
Thank you, Bridget!
I have been a Journey's End Ranch Animal Sanctuary supporter for some time and follow the news from JERAS via Facebook and newsletters. I personally know Catherine and can attest to her dedication to caring for all the animals at the sanctuary in a manner which facilitates their healing and happiness. In addition to providing a home to 30 rescued animals, JERAS tirelessly advocates for and networks other animals at risk.
Thank you, Judy, & thank you for your help and support!
I first became aware of JOURNEYS END RANCH ANIMAL SANCTUARY in 2010 when I was living in New Mexico. I found Catherine and her Sanctuary through a Facebook posting of someone trying to save a senior dog. Being in the SW I immediately became interested, I have become so educated to animal abuse and neglect through Catherine. She is the "voice of the voiceless". This is a one woman show, she does it all: caring for the animals in her care, homing and networking for abandoned and abused animals, setting up donation drives for her rescue, all while suffering from her own medical issues. Catherine never puts herself first, her life is the animals. Any and all donations make a large impact to help her care and save animals in distress. I would ask anyone who has a little extra to consider supporting her. If everyone of my Facebook friends gave just $1.00 per month it would make a large difference. I will always keep Catherine and JOURNEYS END RANCH ANIMAL SANCTUARY as one of my donations as long as I am able. She makes a difference. Having had a career as a Vet Tech, Catherine's animals are very fortunate to have her. This woman gives so much of herself, I am honored to know her. Joyce Sbarbaro
Thank you, Joyce and Ozzie!
My first experience with Journey's End was to transport a dog named "Tucker" from one of the dog pounds to the sanctuary. Journey's End is way out on a dirt road, and as I drove up I wasn't sure what I was getting into. But Cathy came running out to greet me and Tucker. It was the middle of the hot summer, and Tucker had an ear infection and was filthy. Cathy gave him a cool soapy bath as she assessed what he was going to need. She had a little bed and isolation area all prepared for him. She gave me a tour of her rescue, and I was quickly won over by the amount of care and love that each of her animals receives. She interacts daily with each and every animal, and you can tell by the way they respond to her when she is nearby. It warmed my heart to be at her ranch. Since then, this has been my favorite local rescue. Cathy is GREAT with using media and Facebook. I was able to keep tabs on Tucker because she posted updates with photo and video on his progress....I watched him digging in mud, romping with another hound, and running, playing, and smiling. I watched Tucker transform from a flat, irresponsive dog into a playful, loving guy with a sparkle in his eye. Tucker has since gone on to a forever home. Cathy has a small list of volunteers and she knows how to delegate tasks efficiently to get alot of work done, although she herself works from sunrise to sunset for the welfare of her animals. I love Journey's End. This is how it is supposed to be.
Thank you, LoraLyn, for helping save lives!
Journey's End Ranch (JERAS) is run by an amazing woman, Catherine Ritlaw. She is smart, resourceful, experienced, multi-talented, inquisitive to new approaches and ideas, caring, dedicated and she can pinch a penny until it squeaks in a very good way. Catherine is devoted to the older animals, to the abused, the abandoned, to the wild ones, the lost causes and she works tirelessly to care for those at JERAS while also spending a lot of time helping other rescues and animals at risk, in the pipeline, still in need. I have known her for a few years and I have seen her make miracles happen for the ones she's rescued as well as others where she has had a hand, a big hand in many cases, in getting them safe and helping them become healthy. This woman is truly an angel for animals, a driven spirit put here to do good for the innocent souls who desperately need help and love. When you contribute to JERAS you should know that every penny will go for the animals and in the smartest way possible so as to maximize the impact. JERAS is home to several wild horses and burros which have been abused, injured, abandoned by the humans. Several senior dogs also live at JERAS, dogs which were on euthanasia lists, set to die within days or hours but who saved by Catherine's hard work to get them saved and transported to sanctuary. A few "oddfellows" live with these redeemed and now loved souls, also rescues, a potbellied pig and a ram. With Catherine's prior career as a vet tech, she is well qualified to care for all of the animals with great expertise and smart application of all the latest available information as she strives to keep learning. I am also extremely impressed with Catherine's great and successful work in fund raising, winning grants, putting together a great board of directors, her great outreach via social media and though her regularly published interesting and engaging newsletters. I hope you will seriously consider donating to JERAS so the good works there can go on and be expanded. You will not be sorry - just check out JERAS and you will see for yourself!
Thank you, Kath!
I happily met Cathy about 5 years ago -to say that she is an amazing person is an understatement-I dont know of anyone who works as hard and is as tireleessly committed to her animals as Cathy-she has great physical challenges and works alone mostly -anyone who knows what she does would be aa admirer-as am I and she really deserves and needs all the help she can get-sincerely Carol Dow
Thank you, Carol, for your support! Is is greatly appreciated!
Cathy Ritlaw has created the most wonderful sanctuary for terribly abused animals most of whom are at the end of their lives. Abused horses, burros and dogs that are lucky to find their way to this healing place will be treated with respect and love for the rest of their lives but I know it isn't easy. Cathy spends entire days caring for and helping animals of all kinds through social networking efforts and stepping in to help personally when all hope seems to be lost for these fur babies. She is extremely knowledgeable when it comes to veterinary and holistic care for the animals and has a great network of friends and advisors who are happy to donate their time and energy to help with her efforts. This is one of the most deserving rescue organizations I have ever encountered and fully support their efforts to help animals close to home and all over the country through networking and other means. They also address the growing problem of elderly animals that are abandoned or dumped into shelters by owners who do not want to deal with the medical and/or psychological needs of older animals. Her sanctuary should serve as inspiration for other rescuers who want to help elderly, abused animals in their community. I hope your organization will honor Cathy Ritlaw and the Journeys End Ranch Animal Sanctuary with spot on your 2012 Top Rated list to help her continue the incredible work she is doing as well as help so many animals in need.
Thank you, Soso!