Need Help? 2016-08-18T14:06:24+00:00

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Please Note: Heaven on Earth’s rescue commitment is to cats who have few, if any, other options. With that in mind, we primarily take cats from overcrowded municipal shelters, and are rarely able to take cats directly from the public. If you are contacting us about a cat you have rescued or need to rehome, we are most likely unable to take the cat ourselves as we operate at full capacity 100% of the time.

I need to re-home my cat(s)

You are your cat’s best advocate. You can provide the most information to prospective adopters, and you can best determine the appropriateness of a home. Any shelter or sanctuary is stressful for a cat, no matter how nice the setting. This stress can lead to anxiety, aggression, and even illness which could make it very difficult for the shelter or sanctuary personnel to find your cat a new home.

If you are in the unfortunate position of needing to re-home your cat, there are many proactive steps to take in order to avoid taking them to shelters where they run the risk of being euthanized. The more you network, the better the chances of finding another solution.

Is there a friend, co-worker, neighbor or family member that can house them temporarily while a new home is found? Ask around and spread the word!

Prepare your cat for adoption

Make your cat as attractive as possible by making sure your cat is:

  • Spayed/neutered
  • In good health
  • Current on vaccines
  • Tested for FIV/FeLV
  • House-trained
  • Groomed
Advertise widely

Put together a professional looking flyer of your cat. Include a photo and bio and post it wherever you can:

  • Pet stores
  • Groomers
  • Veterinary clinics (especially your own)
  • Community groups & social groups
  • Any place that has a community bulletin board:
    • health food stores
    • supermarkets
    • libraries
    • churches
    • health clubs
    • sporting goods stores
  • Online:
    • facebook
    • friends’ blogs/websites
    • adoption sites such as Petfinder.org and Adoptapet.org
  • Email all of your contacts asking them to forward on to their contacts

For more resources, pick up a copy of the current Pet Press available at pet stores and vet offices.

As a last resort, here is a list of no-kill rescues and shelters

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I need to re-home my ferals

There is an organization in central California called Cat House on The Kings who may be able to help these cats. Please call (559) 638-8696 or (559) 638-0490 for an appointment.

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I found kittens!

We’re thankful you stepped up to help these kittens! However, we are not a foster-based organization and do not have a managed foster program at this time. We can certainly refer you to other resources to help you help these kittens.

For more resources, pick up a copy of the current Pet Press available at pet stores and vet offices.

Additional resources, including those with foster networks
Helpful links for taming feral kittens

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I have an FIV+ cat

Despite what many people think, cats with this condition can live perfectly long, happy, healthy lives. FIV is not easily passed between cats. It cannot be spread casually – like in litter boxes, water and food bowls, or when snuggling and playing. It is rarely spread from a mother to her kittens. The virus can be spread through blood transfusions, badly infected gums, or serious, penetrating bite wounds. Bite wounds of this kind are extremely rare, except in free-roaming, unneutered tomcats. FIV is a cat-only disease and cannot be spread to humans or other non-felines. FIV cats most often live long, healthy, and relatively normal lives with no symptoms at all.

FIV-positive cats should be kept as healthy as possible. Keep them free from stress, feed them a high-quality diet, keep and treat any secondary problems as soon as they arise.

Here is some really good information on FIV courtesy of Best Friends

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My cat is peeing everywhere!

Here are a few resources with information and suggestions

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I need spay/neuter assistance

FixNation
(818) 524-2287

Best Friends
Locate a clinic with their Fix at Four locator

SNPLA

Learn about our SpayShip Transport Service

Pet Care Center/Chesterfield Square Pet Clinic
2009 W Slauson Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90047
(323) 294-4030

SPAY/USA, a program of The Pet Savers Foundation, is a nationwide network and referral service for affordable spay/neuter services. CALL 1-800-248-SPAY (7729) or go to www.spayusa.org for more information.

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I can’t afford my pet(s)

Humane Society resource list

National organizations that provide financial assistance to pet owners in need

Please keep in mind that each organization is independent and has their own set of rules and guidelines. Therefore you will have to investigate each one separately to determine if you qualify for assistance:

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