Making a home for those in need
Our first sanctuary was a converted three-car garage in Eri’s Newbury Park home. In April, 2004 we moved to a larger, brighter, rental home in Van Nuys, but we quickly filled the 2,400 square feet with our operation. At any given time, we were housing nearly 150 cats. Some were long-term residents, some were quarantined for other rescue groups, and most cats were ready to be adopted into homes of their own.
After nearly 9 years in the Van Nuys rental home, Heaven on Earth and its feline residents relocated in March of 2011 to a spectacular new sanctuary. It’s named Perry’s Place, The Perry MacFarlane Sanctuary, in memory of Perry “Per” MacFarlane, a lifelong animal friend and advocate. Our new cage-less, no-kill facility contains 5,500 square feet of interior space! Not only that, but we’ve been able to design and build Perry’s Place specifically to meet the needs of the cats in our care.
Currently Heaven on Earth provides home to up to 180 cats – many awaiting adoption, others living temporarily in our isolation room, and still more whose special needs, chronic health issues or age make it likely that our sanctuary will be their forever home.
To learn more about Perry’s Place and what makes it so special to us, click here!