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Joyce16

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Review for Journeys End Ranch Animal Sanctuary, Kingman, AZ, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

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.

Role:  Board Member
 

Review for Journeys End Ranch Animal Sanctuary, Kingman, AZ, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

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.

Role:  Board Member
 

Review for Journeys End Ranch Animal Sanctuary, Kingman, AZ, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have worked with Journeys End and Cathy Ritlaw for many years. I can't say enough about the incredible quality of life she maintains for the neglected and abandoned animals that have found a home here. She donates her time and land and continually searches for the highest quality food and supplements at the lowest prices for them all. The rescue is supported by donations coming from the most dedicated supporters I have seen.

Role:  Board Member
 

Review for International Society For The Protection Of Mustangs & Burros, Rapid City, SD, USA

Rating: 1 stars  

I am on the Board of another equine rescue and have been disturbed by what has been happening at ISPMB for more than 3 years. The most recent events are of such a horrible nature that it is time for the horses to be rescued from this so called rescue. They need to be investigated for animal cruelty and fraud!

Role:  General Member of the Public
 

Review for Journeys End Ranch Animal Sanctuary, Kingman, AZ, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have worked with Cathy for a number of years now. I am so impressed with the care and concern she gives each one of her 24 animals. She volunteers her time and property without charge, suffering from severe medical issues. Her knowledge of animal husbandry is phenomenal! JERAS is by far one of the best rescues out there.

Role:  Board Member
 

Review for Journeys End Ranch Animal Sanctuary, Kingman, AZ, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have been working with Cathy and Journeys End for over 5 years now. I now serve on the Board as well. I am always amazed at the care and consideration she has towards all the rescue animals she has taken in and given a permanent home. She works constantly to expand her knowledge about hoof care and nutrition. She counts every penny, but always makes sure the animals have the best possible care. I cannot say enough great things about her and the Sanctuary!

Role:  Board Member
 

Review for Journeys End Ranch Animal Sanctuary, Kingman, AZ, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

The information provided by GuideStar about grants is a little misleading. All $33,000 of grants were received, and for the most part, used in 2012. No grants were received in 2013. Since that time, we have relied on donations from individuals to fund the sanctuary operations. Individual support has always been the bedrock for running the sanctuary. With grants and other avenues of support continuing to dry up, our donors are even more important. Thanks so much for your continued support! (June 2, 2014)

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Role:  Board Member
 

Review for Journeys End Ranch Animal Sanctuary, Kingman, AZ, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have known Cathy Ritlaw for several years. I have been so impressed with her commitment, not only to her animals and Sanctuary, but to daily increasing her knowledge of animal physiology, medicine and nutrition , that I recently accepted a position serving on the JERAS Board. She has done so much to improve the lives of the animals that come to her. JERAS is not just a a place to go, it is a place where each animal is brought back to the highest level of physical soundness possible. Cathy takes care of all the animals herself regardless of her personal severe medical issues. I cannot say enough in support of Cathy and Journey's End Ranch Animal Sanctuary.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Role:  Board Member
wetarez (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

Thank you, Joyce!

 

Review for Journeys End Ranch Animal Sanctuary, Kingman, AZ, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have worked with Cathy Ritlaw for almost three years now. I continue to be amazed at the sheer determination with which she faces each day. Due to severe chemical sensitivities and significant other health issues, Cathy must usually work alone to care for the 10 horses, 7 burros, one ram, one pot bellied pig and 10 dogs. Her personal expenses are paid for with a small disability check. All outside monies raised go exclusively to support the animals in her care. She pays herself no salary, quite unheard of these days. Cathy has garnered an amazing knowledge of health and nutritional issues for both herself and her animals. She has brought animals back from the brink due to this knowledge.

When she is not taking care of horses, burros, ram, pig and many dogs, she works tirelessly to find dogs that can be referred out to specific rescue groups. I have no idea how many of them she has saved this way, but it must be in the hundreds by now. I have nothing but the deepest respect for the care, love and dignity she gives to those animals lucky enough to find a home with her.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Role:  Donor
wetarez (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

Thank you, Joyce, for your support & for joining the JERAS Board!