all votes for Helping Paws Animal Sanctuary

  • crystal conrad
  • 151 days, 18 hours ago
The same reason as the rest - it helps animals
  • Margaret Smith
  • 159 days, 13 hours ago
  • Cheryl Strausburg
  • 166 days, 11 hours ago
  • Anonymous
  • 166 days, 15 hours ago
  • Anonymous
  • 167 days, 8 hours ago
  • barbara keller
  • 167 days, 10 hours ago
I love how caring and protected our animals are in South Lake Animal League's new shelter.
  • chris horn
  • 167 days, 11 hours ago
I am an animal lover and they helped a special person locate homes for cats that belonged to a loved one that passed away.
  • Esther Postmaa
  • 167 days, 16 hours ago
They are just wonderful! After my mom passed away I had to find homes for several cats and helping paws took them in and gave them a wonderful new home.
  • Marian Duncan
  • 167 days, 16 hours ago
The dedication of this shelter should be rewarded for their devotion to special needs cats and those who also need a forever home.
  • Anonymous
  • 167 days, 17 hours ago
  • Stephanie Garrepy
  • 167 days, 17 hours ago
Marnie is one of the most unselfish people I know who dedicates her life to these little orphans, not only providing shelter, but a sanctuary where they may live their lives in peace and love. All volunteeers and donations are greatly appreciated, and are most deserving of winning funds to keep this organization thriving for years to come.
  • Kate Meeker
  • 167 days, 18 hours ago
They work very hard to help the poor animals that are in need of a forever home. It takes time, dedication...and funding!
  • Ann Tiernan
  • 168 days, 10 hours ago
A no-kill shelter with super caring staff.
  • Anonymous
  • 168 days, 12 hours ago
I know the people that care for the animals and they are terrific. I know that the animals there are loved and well cared for. How wonderful for those creatures!
  • Doug Fairleigh
  • 168 days, 13 hours ago
What a great operation!!!
  • Allen Duncan
  • 168 days, 15 hours ago
These folks give loving care to those who would otherwise be put to sleep. The love just pours out of those wonderful volunteers. They really deserve everyones support. Duncan
  • Judy Runas
  • 168 days, 15 hours ago
The Island needs a sanctuary and they do a wonderful job!
  • Mary Kay Stevens
  • 168 days, 17 hours ago
  • Anonymous
  • 168 days, 23 hours ago
The animals are not kept in cages. They are grouped into rooms and allowed to play & socialize within their rooms. Volunteers keep the facility in great condition!
  • kathy duncan
  • 171 days, 14 hours ago
What a wonderful facility run by Angels. All the kitties are in great shape, happy and are so loved and cared for. I hope they win the $15,000 because they deserve it. there are approximately 120 little kitties there and the owner knows them all by name!! Very impressed with how loving she is to the kitties but also runs a really great operation.
  • Jessica Bamford
  • 172 days, 8 hours ago
  • Misty Hammontree
  • 172 days, 16 hours ago
  • Marilyn Walter
  • 172 days, 19 hours ago
They really care about the animals they care for. The facillity is very impressive as is the people that volunteer. Every animal deserves love and caring and I believe that is their motto!
  • Anonymous
  • 173 days, 17 hours ago
Provides much needed services for orphaned and injured cats. The owner has a very kind heart and deserves all the help she can get.
  • Amanda Bodack
  • 174 days, 8 hours ago
What an incredible place, run by beautiful people. These kitties are so lucky to have Helping Paws!
  • Anonymous
  • 174 days, 9 hours ago
  • Anonymous
  • 174 days, 10 hours ago
  • Anonymous
  • 174 days, 17 hours ago
Because the job had to be done, no one was doing it and they stepped up and got it done! And they take great care of the kitties!
  • Anonymous
  • 174 days, 20 hours ago
  • Kim Boone
  • 175 days, 8 hours ago
Marnie loves those babies as if each are her own!
  • Anonymous
  • 175 days, 8 hours ago
  • Anonymous
  • 175 days, 8 hours ago
:D
  • meagan laughlin
  • 175 days, 9 hours ago
Amazing!
  • Anonymous
  • 175 days, 9 hours ago
I love how its a no- kill shelter and they arent put in cages, but they are put in rooms
  • Hannah Cross
  • 175 days, 10 hours ago
I love this shelter because they treat the animals with lots of TLC. They are great with animals and know what they are doing.
  • James Irvin
  • 175 days, 11 hours ago
  • Suzanne Knazek
  • 175 days, 11 hours ago
In an area where there are a lot of animals euthanized because of overpopulation and underemployment, Marnie has reached out and rescued many kitties, including some which I rescued and couldn't find homes for. I visited her recently and all the kitties under her care are healthy and beautiful! Please help this sweet lady continue to do her good work!
  • John Spicuzza
  • 175 days, 16 hours ago
  • Anonymous
  • 175 days, 19 hours ago
good luck helping paws
  • Katrina Xtwee
  • 176 days, 9 hours ago
fenway :3
  • Gloria Hart
  • 176 days, 16 hours ago
  • Linda Britton
  • 176 days, 19 hours ago
It is a no kill shelter
  • Anonymous
  • 176 days, 19 hours ago
Helping Paws creates a loving, respectful space to accomplish a much needed ideal ~ the cherishing and care of animals without anyone to care for them.
  • Karen Kovaz
  • 177 days, 7 hours ago
They give tlc to the kitties.
  • Kathy Jones
  • 177 days, 8 hours ago
Marnie and her volunteers truly care about all the cats at Helping Paws and ensure they have the best of care.
  • Doug Garavalia
  • 177 days, 18 hours ago
Doing a great job. Doing so much good for our furry friends.
  • David Fiskum
  • 177 days, 18 hours ago
Good hard working, caring, giving, pepole making a differance in our community, helping many animals in need.
  • Anonymous
  • 178 days, 8 hours ago
  • Lisette Quintero
  • 178 days, 8 hours ago
They do great work. Enuf said!
  • Patricia Turner
  • 178 days, 9 hours ago
Everyone that I have met and involved with this shelter are the most dedicated and caring people. Just can't say enough great things about everyone with Helping Paws.
  • Jim Dickerson
  • 178 days, 12 hours ago
It is the best shelter and it is run by the most caring person!!!
  • Barb Harrington
  • 178 days, 18 hours ago
Caring staff that goes above and beyond to help the furry cats in her shelter. Marnie loves these kitties.
  • MJ Starzec
  • 179 days, 7 hours ago
  • kevin abercrombie
  • 179 days, 10 hours ago
Marnie loves the cats in her shelter. She is living her dream.
  • Joan McCartan
  • 179 days, 10 hours ago
Great people helping cats
  • Anonymous
  • 179 days, 10 hours ago
all the cats are loved and nurtured even the special needs cats that may never be adopted. the HELPING PAWS ANIMAL SANCTUARY is the home these cats never had and MARNIE is their guardian angel!
  • Chrissy Rawlings
  • 179 days, 11 hours ago
  • Anonymous
  • 179 days, 11 hours ago
  • Anonymous
  • 179 days, 11 hours ago
  • Gabrielle Martorelli
  • 179 days, 13 hours ago
The animals are healthy and happy!!!!! Marnie is truly an angel!! Best cat shelter ever!!!!
  • Linda Iskra
  • 179 days, 13 hours ago
A caring and loving place.
  • morgan benjamin
  • 179 days, 14 hours ago
The cats are extremely well cared for, and the effort Marnie puts into it is amazing.
  • Vinny Carpenter
  • 179 days, 18 hours ago
It is the best animal sanctuary in the world
  • Anonymous
  • 179 days, 19 hours ago
Best shelter in our area.
  • Anonymous
  • 179 days, 20 hours ago
  • Anonymous
  • 179 days, 20 hours ago
  • Jodi DeLaney
  • 179 days, 21 hours ago
  • Anonymous
  • 179 days, 21 hours ago
  • Lynne Jordan
  • 179 days, 21 hours ago
  • Mike Goetz
  • 180 days, 5 hours ago
  • Dan Goetz
  • 180 days, 6 hours ago
The people at helping paws love the cats and kittens and treat each of them with a lot of TLC. They work hard to find good homes for the animals. My Gramma and my Aunt and my Cousin Marnie work hard there to take care of the cats, and I want to see them win this contest because they care about this so much and I want the best for them and the cats
  • Evelyn Resto
  • 180 days, 6 hours ago
Marnie took a bad situation and turn it around to follow her dream of helping these helpless animals remain safe and find homes with caring people. The kitties and cats that Marnie and Helping Paws look after are miracles that not only get a chance to live longer lives, but they are also placed in homes where they will receive the love and care that they so deserve. There should be more shelters like Helping Paws and to continue with her mission, Marnie needs all the help she can get. Please, please, please consider Helping Paws Animal Sanctuary and give the cats and kitties and those who love them like Marnie a fighting chance to continue the good work! So be it, Amen!!!
  • Anonymous
  • 180 days, 7 hours ago
Marine is the best! I adopted a kitty from her about 3 weeks ago and she is so precious. Thank God Marine does what she does for our animal friends!
  • Terry Reid
  • 180 days, 7 hours ago
  • Anonymous
  • 180 days, 8 hours ago
Marnie is the best, they really love the cats and kittens , they do a good job finding good homes
  • Anonymous
  • 180 days, 8 hours ago
  • Anonymous
  • 180 days, 9 hours ago
They love each and every one of their cats in the shelter -I have adopted 2 in the past 6 months and am very impressed with the care given to them, the reduced cost of spaying them and the friendly people at the shelter, especially Marnie. I also support the shelter as best I can with donations and would love to see them win this so they can continue to give their charges the best care and a safe place to live.
  • Erin Katsarelas
  • 180 days, 9 hours ago
Marnie's the best. Great cause, great shelter.
  • Wendy McGaha
  • 180 days, 10 hours ago
Marnie is the best!!!
  • dawn rapp
  • 180 days, 11 hours ago
The cats are taken care of and off the streets. Now they are healthy and in a great cat community until they find a permanent home in someone's home.
  • Anonymous
  • 180 days, 11 hours ago
Helping Paws has great people, great animals! We have adopted two cats from them. Keep up the good work!
  • LUCIA WEST
  • 180 days, 11 hours ago
Excellent care for abandoned cats and kittens. Clean, loving atmosphere. Truly committed staff and volunteers.
  • Anonymous
  • 180 days, 11 hours ago
  • Stefanie Prince
  • 180 days, 11 hours ago
Helping Paws is an amazing place for cats of all ages to get thar second chance at a life they not have had thanks to Marnie and other caring volunteers!!
  • Lisa Gaffney
  • 180 days, 11 hours ago
The people that work there are extremely nice and you can really tell they love their animals.
  • Anonymous
  • 180 days, 12 hours ago
I know the people who run this shelter and they absolutely love their animals. Couldn't ask for a more caring person who loves animals! They need this money to continue to help more animals!
  • Anonymous
  • 180 days, 14 hours ago
I adopted two loving cats from Helping Paws, and they are the best people in the world! They have saved so many beautiful cats, and nobody else does as much to find loving homes for deserving animals. They are the best shelter and care so much about making animals happy!
  • Gregory Tomaselli
  • 180 days, 19 hours ago
I must say that I have never seen people more careing about animals. we went to get a ( 1 ) cat and left there with three. I have never had three before and I nust say that I love them all and I know that I get that love back from them.Helping Paws does so much in our county to save animals that would be put down if not for them. I love animals and I love Helping Paws for helping animals survive and live HAPPY Lives. I know that my three Cats are grateful for being saved by Helping Paws and Marnie.
  • Barbara Steffens
  • 180 days, 19 hours ago
The care and concern shown to the animals by the shelter executive and her staff. Ill cats are taken care of as well as helathy ones. On the chance an issue occurs, after adoption, they are there to help. They do not forget you after you walk out the door.
  • Anonymous
  • 180 days, 22 hours ago
Helping Paws is the most amazing shelter for new, old, kitten or leukemic cats. The number one key to this great place is the love, care, and heart from Marnie, the shelter executive!
  • Catalina Correa
  • 181 days, 6 hours ago
  • Karen Fiskum
  • 181 days, 7 hours ago
It is a loving, caring place. It makes me feel happy being with the kitties and the care givers. They deserve to win.
  • carole waite
  • 181 days, 7 hours ago
  • Arcadia Correa
  • 181 days, 7 hours ago
It's a great place run by a great person!!!
  • Jennifer Rosenkranz
  • 181 days, 8 hours ago
  • MARIAN COSTA
  • 181 days, 8 hours ago
they are a no-kill shelter and caring and dedicated people are running it
  • Lisa Capezzuto
  • 181 days, 8 hours ago
  • Brooke Benjamin
  • 181 days, 9 hours ago
I love everything about helping paws :) what's not to love?
  • Carol Ellis
  • 181 days, 9 hours ago
  • David Lawrence
  • 181 days, 9 hours ago
A great shelter! The cats and kittens are treated well here and not confined to small cages. (and people are treated well too)
  • Phil Buchanan
  • 181 days, 9 hours ago
  • Alicia Robbins
  • 181 days, 9 hours ago
So many cats are homeless in this area due to the incredible number of foreclosures. People just abandon their pets thinking that they can take care of themselves in the wild. Helping Paws is a godsend and a much needed service to the community. These animals deserve to find families and Marnie is making this happen. But she can't do it alone. Please help her help these wonderful animal.
  • Joan Campbell
  • 181 days, 9 hours ago
What a great idea -- a temporary home for cats, but without cages. :-)
  • Anonymous
  • 181 days, 10 hours ago
Good people doing good things for cats and kittens!
  • Colleen Passaro
  • 181 days, 10 hours ago
There are no shelters in the area quite like this one....so many cats and kittens were euthanized because there was so much overcrowding at the local shelters....and then along came Marnie and her wonderful, much-needed sanctuary where the cats are treated like family....no cages, large open rooms to play in, even the walls are painted with pleasing colors and murals. If I were a cat, I would thank my lucky stars if I ended up in this living place.
  • Anonymous
  • 181 days, 10 hours ago
  • Roxanne Schmitt
  • 181 days, 12 hours ago
  • Anonymous
  • 181 days, 13 hours ago
Because I believe in what marnie is doing for these cats. She loves and cares for them like they were her own.
  • Anonymous
  • 181 days, 14 hours ago
Because I have my own tribe in NJ...and my "adopted" daughter is affiliated with this one!
  • dana waters
  • 181 days, 16 hours ago
  • Betty Miszewski
  • 181 days, 16 hours ago
The cats and kittens at the Helping Paws Animal Sanctuary aren't just housed there. They are loved, played with and kept in a home like setting. The only thing better would be a forever home. Marnie does everything in her power to help them find one. She loves and cares what happens to them while their at the shelter and even after they are adopted.
  • Anonymous
  • 181 days, 18 hours ago
  • Marc Stripsky
  • 181 days, 19 hours ago
  • Nicole Rufiange
  • 181 days, 19 hours ago
  • Renee Taylor
  • 181 days, 19 hours ago
Helping Paws is such a great shelter. Marnie is so dedicated to this shelter. The animals in her care are her life. Her goal is to find each and every animal in her care a loving home.
  • Kimberly Becker
  • 181 days, 20 hours ago
  • Anonymous
  • 181 days, 23 hours ago
  • Cynthia Cardinale
  • 182 days, 3 hours ago
They are wonderful
  • Les Reiselt
  • 182 days, 5 hours ago
The cleanest most spacious shelter imaginable. More like a home than a shelter.
  • Bonnie Anderson
  • 182 days, 6 hours ago
All the animals at Helping Paws get the love and affection that they all deserve, whether they're sick, disabled, young, or old. They each have a name, food in their little tummys, a comfortable place to sleep, toys to play with, health care, and lots of love. They are clean, well groomed, and very well cared for. I love "Helping Paws" and I just adore Marnie, Maxine, and Betty for their devotion to these needy little critters!
  • kendra gilham
  • 182 days, 6 hours ago
Great Shelter ran by a very compassionate lady.
  • Carol Crawford
  • 182 days, 6 hours ago
They are wonderful caring people who love what they do. They took in a special needs kitty that really needed a home. He now has freedom and companship of other cats and people. Every cat has a name and they all get special attention everyday. They get my vote hands down.
  • Linda Lamm
  • 182 days, 8 hours ago
Marnie put her heart and soul into making this shelter a success. Every cat who enters her doors is loved.
  • Anonymous
  • 182 days, 8 hours ago
  • Janet davis
  • 182 days, 9 hours ago
I was heart broken and missing my 7 month old calico kitty. I called to see it she had been brought to the shelter and she had not. But they offered and made up flyers so that I could pass out to the community. Also I was given alot of sincere comfort. It is a very clean facility and very loving facility. I am proud of this facility on Pine Island
  • pamela walker
  • 182 days, 10 hours ago
This shelter is a God send for many many kittehs.
  • Anonymous
  • 182 days, 10 hours ago
This shelter took my sweet Fenway when no one else would. Even though they were close to full capacity. They are sweet, loving and caring people who only want the best for the cats in their care.
  • Debbie Brown
  • 182 days, 10 hours ago
Helping paws provides a loving uncaged enviornment and lots of care for many rescues..
  • Edith Schulte
  • 182 days, 11 hours ago
with very little to work with they have done a great job-the animals live in uncaged areas and are happy and well adjusted. These animals are truly loved.!!
  • Laurie Jaeger
  • 182 days, 11 hours ago
The owner is so very compassionate and kind. She is building something very wonderful and the plans for expansion sound great. The people there really are dedicated. They took in a stray cat that I found that no one else would take and nursed her back to health. The people there have such positive vibes they send out and it's always uplifting to visit the sanctuary. I can just literally feel the the love and joy there.
  • Eileen Dixon
  • 182 days, 12 hours ago
I love Helping Paws Animal Sanctuary because they have a wonderful, caring manager, and lots of volunteers who take in all cats, sick or well, and give them a wonderful life even though no one else wants them.......in sickness and in health, that's what this rescue organization is all about...........it's fabulous!
  • Anonymous
  • 182 days, 13 hours ago
They are the very caring people and have built a wonderful shelter with very little funds.
  • Mitzi Cootware
  • 182 days, 13 hours ago
They really love and care for the animals.
  • Jillian SIEGEL
  • 182 days, 13 hours ago
BECAUSE THE OWNER IS THE MOST LOVING PERSON I KNOW, GIVE THESE KITTIES EVERYTHING THEY NEED, WANT AND LOVE. "HELPING PAWS" IS ALWAYS CLEAN AND HAS A TRYLY HAPPY ENVIRONMENT. I LOVE THIS PLACE!!!
  • Maxine Boschke
  • 182 days, 13 hours ago
  • Anonymous
  • 182 days, 14 hours ago
You could never find anybody else more dedicated to saving these beautiful future pets...Marnie has truly found her lifelong dream...funding is so vital for expanding her expertise in the care of these rescues.
  • Beth Blank
  • 182 days, 16 hours ago
They are the kindest most loving people I have ever met, they TRULY love every animal they have in the shelter and give homes to all that enter. These amazing ladies deserve the utmost recognition for all of their amazing efforts and accomplishments!
  • Kirsten Thompson
  • 182 days, 17 hours ago
This shelter was opened on a dream. Marnie, the founder of Helping Paws Animal Sanctuary is able to keep it going with little funding. $15,000 would help provide shelter for more homeless cats, as well as pay for spay/neuter and medical care that is desperately needed.
  • Marnie Miszewski
  • 182 days, 17 hours ago
  • s quattro
  • 192 days, 19 hours ago
Cats are abandoned much more than dogs because most people assume "they can take care of themselves"! This place gives cats a cage-less home until a permanent one can be found.

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