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CAT TREE RAFFLE
06/10/12

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND - THE CAT TREE RAFFLE -DRAWING ON JULY 10th,2012.  Every time you donate you will be entered For A Chance To Win This Beige 6 Foot Cat Tree Pet House Your Kitties Will Love You For It. Suggested Donation $10

 

To Enter - www.puffypawskittyhaven.com

PLEASE GIVE THE KITTIES A CHRISTMAS...
12/23/11

PLEASE GIVE THE KITTIES A CHRISTMAS....http://bit.ly/uWo2mH

I'm a control freak out of work
11/21/11

Rick's Rants - I have never been mad at modern day technology but today is the day. Cell phone, surround sound, refrigerators, washing machine, video game systems, 8-tracks and record players, screwing up !!!!! AHHHHHHHH AHHHHHHH. I'm mad as hell and not going to take it.

 

They will all end up in the scrap metal pile by the end of the day.....if they don't start behaving.....

 

You can not control cats and you can't control technology and I surely can not control Chrissy.....

 

I'm a control freak out of work !!!!!! MOL - I crack myself !!!!!!!!!!

It Was Nice While It Lasted
11/14/11

We just released the story on Care2. Please note it - " Puffy Paws had a little windfall to get them ahead . A $5,000 donation came in the last week of October. Chrissy and Rick were able to tackle some other things during this financial reprieve. It was nice while it lasted but they need your help today."

http://bit.ly/sDzeq0

The Best News Of The Year.
11/04/11

The Best News Of The Year. Puffy Paws Kitty Haven is all caught up on all the operating expenses for November. Find out we did it and what still needs to be done for the " 230 Special Need Kitties " under our care.

We just released the story: Please note it for the sake of the kitties.

Thank You
Rick

http://www.care2.com/news/member/213597090/3008541

please note the story - Thank You
10/25/11

Is it time to close the doors at Puffy Paws Kitty Haven ? A hospice for special needs cat and let 230 cats perish ? The answer is simple. With the help and love of the kitty lovers through out the world today, Puffy Paws will not have to close. please note the story - Thank You

 

http://www.care2.com/news/member/213597090/2996817

Saturday Fund Raiser:
10/15/11

Saturday Fund Raiser: We are in desperate need of funds for the kitties food this morning - Please donate a case of wet or a bag of dry and most of all click your share button now. The Kitties eat - WET CAT FOOD - 78 Pounds A day * Friskies - 13 oz Cans - Turkey & Giblets 4 case a day at $16.80 each ( 96 Cans) = $67.20 DRY CAT FOOD 36 Pounds A Day * Publixs Dry Food - 2 bags a day at $12.49 each = $24.98 - Thank you Da Kitties !! http://bit.ly/n576jS

Mother Nature is not going to be cooperating
10/08/11
It seems that Mother Nature is not going to be cooperating with us at all. This weekend the rain is going to return. What does this mean ? Right now we need all the help we can get because with out the outside of the Thrift Shop totally open this weekend cause all the items will get ruined if we uncovered them, business will be way down. Please Donate this weekend iof you can.....

It Cost Around $250 Dollars A Day To Take Care of The 230 Kitties Under Our Care: A FULL DAY SUPPLIES FOR THE KITTIES CONSISTS OF: WET CAT FOOD - 78 Pounds A day - * Friskies - 13 oz Cans - Turkey & Giblets 4 case a day at $16.80 each ( 96 Cans) = $67.20 DRY CAT FOOD 36 Pounds A Day * Publixs Dry Food 22 bags a day at $12.49 each = $24.98 TIDY CAT LITTER - 660 pounds a day - 22 bags a day at $5.39 each = $18.58 CLEANING SUPPLIES -$25



Thank You
Rick

http://www.puffypawskittyhaven.com/

" Just Ask - Hope You Can Help."
09/27/11

Once again my job is " Just Ask - Hope You Can Help." We are in need of the kitties daily needs. A $1 $5 $10 donation will go along ways in getting the kitties food for the next 24 hours. If you can help please do - Click on the kitties Web Site -

Thank You
Rick

http://www.puffypawskittyhaven.com/

Feel like shopping for the kitties ?
09/26/11

Feel like shopping for the kitties ? Check out thier wish list on Amazon.com... http://amzn.to/m70tru

A Mesage From The Heart !
09/24/11

We just realeased a SoS - A Must read - A Mesage From The Heart ! Please Share & If you Can Help - Please Do - Thank You...
http://bit.ly/r53q3F

We just sent out an message from Chrissy
09/23/11

We just sent out an message from Chrissy via our emailing list - Chrissy Would like you to know.......http://bit.ly/qSLDBH

We made the FPL payment !!!
09/22/11

Mad Kitty Love goes out to each and everyone of you ! We made the FPL payment !!!


Through the love of the kitty lovers through out the World !!!!!


By caring -sharing & donating, love has prevailed once again and for this we are ever so grateful !!!

Final notice on the Power Bill on the Care2 Network
09/21/11

We just submitted a New story about the final notice on the Power Bill on the Care2 Network ...Cross your Paws !!!!


http://www.care2.com/news/member/213597090/2953490

Only God can give me the strength to carry on.
09/19/11

This week I'm working on organiztion, in order to implement all of the necessaries activities I have to do as a one man band. Unfortunately for the kitties and I , Tarrah is no longer with Puffy Paws. So now I have to figure out how to ebay, run the Thrift Shop, update on all social medias, release Press Releases, live stream the kitties ,produce the pilot for the TV Show and raise the $10.000 a month it takes to run Puffy Paws. Such as life... Only God can give me the strength to carry on.

Right now we have no funds for the kitties daily needs.
09/11/11

Right now we have no funds for the kitties daily needs.   WE HAVE MADE IT UP TILL TODAY BUT WE ARE STRUGGLING RIGHT NOW WITH $6.62 To OUR NAME In the past two weeks we have made the kitties daily needs, $3500. We paid Constant Contact $35, the cell phone bill for two phone $82, the insurance of both vehicles $67, the kitties Web Site $19.95, Sirius Radio for the Thrift Shop $16.95, The Thrift Shop Rent $480, two months of wireless internet $489

Now we will being working on the FPL Bill this week of $1,000

The kitties are scared , with only $6.62 in our PayPal account   You can make a difference right now by donating, you can donate to pay for 1 case of wet food, 1 bag of dry, 1 bag of cat litter or the cleaning supplies for the day, or more.  

It is all up to you what your heart and budget can afford to take care of the kitties.  

 

Every little bit helps....

 

Thank You  

Rick & Chrissy & Da Kitties


 
Please Share - Thank You Da Kitties

To Donate

http://bit.ly/mX3Zo1l

MINI SOS -WHO WANTS TO BE THE KITTY ANGELS OF THE DAY ?
09/06/11

MINI SOS -WHO WANTS TO BE THE KITTY ANGELS OF THE DAY ? Da kitties need dinner tonight !!! 2 cases of Wet Food $16.80 each 1 bag of dry $!2.49. If three kitty angel can step up to the plate - You all will be the kitty Angels of the day !. To Donate just click on our Web Site.
 
Please Share - Thank You Da Kitties

http://www.puffypawskittyhaven.com/id375.html

The Apple Does Not Fall To Far From The Tree - In memory of my Father. With out my Father their will
09/06/11
Five years ago today my Dad or " Dee ", as I called him passed away. My father was always tough on me but with my wild spirit and I'm going to do what I want to do punk attitude, as I look back he had to. I have many of his qualities, the good, the bad and the ugly. He taught me to be honest above any thing else. He saved my life from a life of drinking and drugs. He made sure I got out of High Sc...hool and got a Honorable discharge from the Army with his words of encouragement and wisdom.

He taught me to follow my dreams and never quit. He taught me not to be a doormat. Today I'm who I'm becasue of my father, He gave me alot. With his hard work as a foreman at DuPont, he was able to buy the Haven for Chrissy and I. with out him their will be no Puffy Paws.

He loved the kitties and the loved him. He knew he was going to die and he died with dignity and Honor. As he lie on his deathbed he awoke from a nap and look at me and said - " Why The Hell I'm Still Here ". Patience was not his virtue.He told me that that he never knew dying was going to such a beautiful experience.

My last words to him was 'Thank you D for a good life and true to form he last words to me was "You're Welcome...Boy ! Now get out of here before you miss your plane. The next morning he passed away in the Log Cabin home he loved.

When he passed away I was sleeping back in Florida and that night I had the most peaceful sleep I ever had. I woke up to the news that he was gone. From the moment on all the bad childhood feeling I had of my Father passed away that night with him. He was a good man and I was lucky that I had him as a Father.

If he ever want to know want Father was like just look into my eyes and you can catch glimpse of him in me ! Because my Father lives on in my words ,actions and deeds.
Keep the doors open
08/31/11
Dear Friends
We can not thank you enough for what you all do for the kitties at Puffy Paws. Without your help the doors would have been closed a long time ago.
We have some great news and we need a little bit of help We have $300 dollars so far for the Thrift Shop rent. All we need to do today is raise another $180 to keep the doors open at the Thrift Shop and the doors open to Puffy Paws.
PLEASE SHARE NOW ! To Donate Click The Link.

http://bit.ly/pX8W8I

KITTIES NEED BREAKFAST & DINNER ASAP
08/30/11

KITTIES NEED BREAKFAST & DINNER ASAP - 4 cases of wet ($16.80) and two bag of dry ($12.49) are needed - You can make a difference you can donate to pay for 1 case of wet food, 1 bag of dry, 1 bag of cat litter or the cleaning supplies for the day, or more. It is all up to what your heart and budget can afford to take care of the kitties. Every little bit helps....
It is all up to what your heart and budget can afford to take care of the kitties. Every little bit helps....

 

Thank You


Please Click on our Web Site to donate.


http://www.puffypawskittyhaven.com/id375.html

CAT SIGNAL IS OUT
08/27/11

CAT SIGNAL IS OUT Funds are very low - which is an understatement - The kitties are scared , we woke up with $1.78 in our PayPal account this Saturday Morning. You can make a difference right now by donating, you can donate to pay for 1 case of wet food, 1 bag of dry, 1 bag of cat litter or the cleaning supplies for the day, or more. It is all up to what your heart and budget can afford to take care of the kitties. Every little bit helps.... Thank You Please Click on our Web Site to donate. http://www.puffypawskittyhaven.com/id375.html

WE ARE STRUGGLING RIGHT NOW WITH FUNDS
08/21/11

WE ARE STRUGGLING RIGHT NOW WITH FUNDS - OLD MOTHER CHRISSY ALERT: BREAKFAST IS COMING AND THE CUPBOARDS ARE BARE You can make a difference right now by donating, you can donate to pay for 1 case of wet food, 1 bag of dry, 1 bag of cat litter or the cleaning supplies for the day, or more. It is all up to what your heart and budget can afford to take care of the kitties. Every little bit helps.... Thank You Click on our Web Site to donate. Thank you http://www.puffypawskittyhaven.com/id375.html

DINNER IS COMING AND THE CUPBOARDS ARE BARE
08/21/11

OLD MOTHER CHRISSY ALERT: DINNER IS COMING AND THE CUPBOARDS ARE BARE - You can make a difference right now by donating, you can donate to pay for 1 case of wet food, 1 bag of dry, 1 bag of cat litter or the cleaning supplies for the day, or more. It is all up to what your heart and budget can afford to take care of the kitties. Every little bit helps....Click on our Web Site to donate. Thank youhttp://www.puffypawskittyhaven.com/id375.html

Im THE KING OF CATS "
08/21/11

“ Cats are the coolest creatures on this planet. They will love you unconditionally . Their needs are simple. Love - Food - Shelter & Vet Care. Dealing with people when it comes to Puffy Paws Kitty Haven I see the best of mankind and the worst. I see love in people hearts everyday and on the other hand I see hate and fear. I’m their protector , their guardians,. I have dedicated my life in caring for cats that no one wanted and that would have been destroyed in any traditional shelter. Town folks call me crazy, maybe I’m ? They call me “The Catman. I’m not a Crazy Catman - My name is Rick Kingston I’m “ THE KING OF CATS "

SOS - Just release
08/19/11

SOS - Just release -" In our times of uncertainty when everyday is a nail biter when I do not know if the kitties needs will be met ,you all have come through each and every time. I do not take anyone for granted. Chrissy and I are doing a impossible job ,physically ,mentally and emotionally." PLEASE HELP & RESHARE http://bit.ly/p8vz4g

CAT SIGNAL IS OUT
08/16/11

CAT SIGNAL IS OUT - Truth & Consequences: Truth - Funds are way low - We need help with feeding the kitties today - Needed ASAP - 4 Cases of Wet - $16.80 each & 2 bags of dry -$12.49 each & 12 bags of litter - $5.69. Consequences - Hungry Kitties With Empty Bowls - Empty Cat Litter Boxes ! Please click on our Web Site to save the day ! Please Care & Share ! Thank You http://www.puffypawskittyhaven.com/

Mad Kitty Love goes out to Ken W
08/14/11

Mad Kitty Love goes out to Ken W. He has been my best friend down in Englewood since we move here. He was their for Chrissy and I for years when no one else was. He has been a super duper freind to the kitties. Through out the years he has donated over $2,000 dollars to the kitties. He has been our personal backyard mechanic and has been fixing our cars for years for free. Ken has a heart of Gold. One quality I always admire about Ken when he took me out to eat and paid for it is that he is always a great tipper to the servers.He is not a cheap man. My Dad who past away in 2006 had the sane enduring qualities as Ken.. Ken is moving back to New Hampshire this week with his kitties. I always enjoyed his company and deep conversation about life and our love for History. I'm going to miss Ken but thank goodness for facebook so the kitties and I can follow his adventures. Mad Kitty Love goes out to Ken W & Godspeed to you my freind !

Wake up in fear
08/03/11

Dear Friend of The Kitties Wow ! Everyday I wake up in fear. Emotions going every were. 1,000's thing to get done in a 24 hour span. I suck down a cup of coffee and tell myself - first things - first. I never take anyone for granted, I only hope that kitty lovers will help on this day. If we are short I beg and pray.... It all works out in the end. I wish I could hug and thank each of you personally and tell you what you all mean to Chrissy and I and the kitties. Our work is never done. Sometime we laugh, cry and cruse. Wondering why we have to trudge everyday. This is all of our fate caring for kitties that no one wanted, either to sick or to old for a fur-homes. Every one of yours actions here tells a lot about the person you are. By reading our emails, sharing, donating, caring. Giving what you have freely to a bunch of special need kitties that no one wanted. When you donate to Puffy Paws rest assure your donation will not go into some " Fat Cat " pocket but instead a fat cat tummy for food. The kitties will not offer you adult beverages, at a cocktail hour. Your donation will not get you a fancy dinner. You will not get your picture in the Newspaper. But what you do get is the satisfaction that your saved the lives of 230 special need kitties. Bless your generous kitty loving hearts. In the month of July you gave on-line: $7,481.53 just because we asked and hoped you could help and boy did you ! Mad Kitty Love goes out to you all ! Now The Catch 22 is that now we are caught up on the operating expenses but this months bills are coming due and we are having a hard time raising funds for food cat food and litter . We are in desperate need to replenish the kitties daily supplies right now. We can not thank you enough for what you all do for the special needs kitties at Puffy Paws. We are in desperate need for funds for the power bill. Florida Power & Lights - $1000 - Due August 12 Without Power No Haven: PLEASE SHARE ON ALL SOCIAL NETWORKS..... To Donate http://www.puffypawskittyhaven.com/

Thank You
08/01/11

Dear Friends To The Kitties Mad Kitty Love to you all ! Not only was the Thrift Shop Rent Paid. Enough donations came in on Friday to pay the Internet The Thrift Shop Rent - $479.00. The Verizon Wireless Payment - $375. We can not thank you enough for what you all do for the special needs kitties at Puffy Paws. Once again it's the rainy season down here in Florida and those showers come in each and everyday We are having a raining day right now which means Zero business at the Thrift Shop. So we need all the help we can get right now. If you like to donate for a bag of dry, 0r a case of wet food.. please do. We can not do it without you ! http://www.puffypawskittyhaven.com/ Thank You Rick Kingston Co Founder Puffy Paws I created a page to show you what it costs for the kitties daily need and operating expenses and when they are due. http://www.puffypawskittyhaven.com/id353.html Thank You Rick

We need only to $179 before 4:30 pm or we will get locked out of the Thrift Shop
07/29/11

Dear Friends of The Kitties We are so grateful that $330 came in for the Thrift Shop Rent We need only to $179 before 4:30 pm or we will get locked out of the Thrift Shop and all Fundrasing activity's will come to an end. We can not take care of the kitties without the ability to raise funds. So please , you are are only hope, if everyone who reads this just donates $1 $5 or $10 bucks we will make it another day. I created a page were you may donate and to show you what it costs for the kitties daily need and operating expenses and when they are due. http://www.puffypawskittyhaven.com/id353.html Thank You Rick

breakfast needed
07/25/11

Dear Friends of The Kitties We paid the FPL Power Bill to a tune of $1,014.00. We can not keep the kitties safe and alive with out you all and for this we are so grateful. Mad Kitty Love Goes Out To You All !!!!!! The kitties had dinner last night but the kitties need needed 2 cases of wet @ $16.80 each and I bag of dry @12.49 & 12 litters @ $5.39 each. If you can buy a case , a bag of dry or bag of litter, we really need your help. So please ,if everyone who reads this can donate we will make it another day. Thank You Rick Dear Friends of The Kitties We paid the FPL Power Bill to a tune of $1,014.00. We can not keep the kitties safe and alive with out you all and for this we are so grateful. Mad Kitty Love Goes Out To You All !!!!!! The kitties had dinner last night but the kitties need breakfast 2 cases of wet @ $16.80 each and I bag of dry @12.49 & 12 litters @ $5.39 each. If you can buy a case , a bag of dry or bag of litter, we really need your help. So please ,if everyone who reads this can donate we will make it another day. Thank You Rick http://www.puffypawskittyhaven.com/

We just paid the FPL Power Bill to a tune of $1,014.00.
07/24/11

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: By Donating - Sharing & Praying - We just paid the FPL Power Bill to a tune of $1,014.00. We can not keep the kitties safe and alive with out you all and for this we are so grateful. Mad Kitty Love Goes Out To You All !!!!!!

Power with no cat food is not good.
07/23/11

A SOS WAS JUST RELEASED I just talked to Chrissy and we have the full $1013 for the power bill.All of what we needed came in and now I need to pay it after I leave the Thrift Shop. Once I pay it tonight that leaves us broke. So power with no cat food is not good. Without you, the bowls will be empty. We are doing all we can do Click the link to read and the SOS and to help,,,,, http://bit.ly/n6q4p6

No Power No Haven
07/21/11

Englewood, Florida's "World's Greatest Cathouse," Puffy Paws Kitty Haven is a 501(c) (3) non-profit, no-kill cat hospice specializing in providing quality and loving care to special needs cats. We just received the final notice before power Is turned off. I just submittied a News Story on Care2 http://www.care2.com/news/submitted

Last night we put out a major SOS regarding my health.
07/09/11

Last night we put out a major SOS regarding my health. http://bit.ly/o6eVhZ Please help if you can and please share by passing it on. The good news is I actually was able to fall asleep and get some sleep last night. After 36 hours of getting no sleep. Thank you for all you do for the kitties. Rick

The Thrift Shop will be closed today
07/08/11

PLEASE SHARE - CAT FOOD & LITTER NEEDED - the Thrift Shop will be closed today due to the fact I will be getting a tooth pulled today and I have not slept in 24 hours because of the pain. We need all the help we can get right now. The kitties only source of funds will be on-line donations. By using the Shopping Cart link, http://www.puffypawskittyhaven​.com/ you can donate to pay for 1 case of wet food, ($16.80) 1 bag of dry, ($12.49) I bag of litter ($5.39) , or more - Thank You PLEASE SHARE..THANK YOU

Please Help if you can
07/06/11

Dear Friend of the Kitties Thank you for all that you do and sticking by us. I hope you week is going better than mine. I'm not having a good dental week at all. First of all, I lost my fake front tooth, as you can see in the Video. I posted on our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/TheWorldsGreatestCathousePuffyPawsKittyHaven Now I have two cavities working and they are flaring up this week and sometimes the pain is unbearable, as you will see, if you watch the video. Today is the day, I realize I need to take some time to take care of myself because I can not function at 100% this way. I need to go see a dentist ASAP, there are dental clinics that will take me with my Medicaid but that is not the problem . The problems it is hard to break away from trying to raise the $250 dollars a day it cost for the kitties daily need . If I can get ahead for one day I will be comfortable knowing the kitties are taken care of while I take care of myself. So I may take care of the kitties at 100% percent of my capability, instead of being in excruciating pain , every hour. I do not ever ask for anything for myself personally but this time I have to ask. If you can help in anyway so we may get ahead a day so I may get out of pain and take care of the kitties that would be great. RAIN TODAY The rain is here and that means limited business at the Thrift Shop but we had a $100 day but that is not enough for the kitties to buy enough cat litter and food for the kitties. We need to raise $150 more to be set for the next 24 hours. So if you can help ..please do ..so we may feed the kitties. The Shopping Cart page is working out very well. http://www.puffypawskittyhaven.com/id375.html By using the Shopping Cart Donation Page now you can donate to pay for 1 case of wet food, $16.80 ,1 bag of dry, $12.49 or more. It is all up to what your heart and budget can afford to take care of the kitties. Please help if you can,,,, We are doing the very best we can with the cards we are dealt and we hope we make you proud of what we do. Thank You Rick & Chrissy & Da Kitties We have had a grant writer for a couple months now and Catherine is kicking butt. We can not thank Catherine enough. Check out the Companies she appealed to for the kitties. Keep your paws crossed. Karnak Clean Control Home Depot Publix Purina Friskies Valley Vet Swanson !-800-PetMeds Pet Flow Pet Food Direct JeffersPet Merial Nutro Blue Buffalo iVet Petsmart GreaterGood Doris Day Animal Foundation Pepsi Refresh Rescue Bank Gila ScaredyCut Boost Ensure Nix SoundBytes Quality Chemical Company

UNCLE SAM KITTY NEEDS YOU TO HELP ON THE 4th of July
07/04/11

UNCLE SAM KITTY NEEDS YOU TO HELP ON THE 4th of July - Four Cases of Wet Food Needed - If you can find it in your heart to donate just $16.80 for a case. The kitties will enough food for their tummies for dinner and Tuesday Breakfast. PLEASE HELP -PLEASE SHARE - PLEASE PRAY http://www.puffypawskittyhaven.com/id375.html

CAT FOOD & LITTER NEEDED
07/03/11

Sunday - July 3rd - CAT FOOD & LITTER NEEDED - We need all the help we can get right now. We need the kitties dinner and 12 bags of litter. By using the Shopping Cart on this page, you can donate to pay for 1 case of wet food, ($16.80) 1 bag of dry, ($12.49) I bag of litter ($5.39) , or more -Thank You PLEASE SHARE...THANK YOU http://www.puffypawskittyhaven.com/

Good News / Bad News
07/02/11

Good News / Bad News -.Mad Kitty Love goes out Gulf Coast Auto Salvage for hooking us up with a tire to replace the one that blew out last night.Now the Bad News.We need a new battery for the Jeep that Chrissy uses to get supplies. http://www.englewoodedge.com/2010/02/08/puffy-paws-given-wheels-of-gratitude/ Walmart wants $96.50, which we do not funds for it have at the time. So if you want to pitch in.Please do. Thank you. http://www.puffypawskittyhaven.com/id315.html

MAD KITTY LOVE....WE MADE IT !
06/29/11

MAD KITTY LOVE....WE MADE IT ! THANK YOU EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU ALL ! The Thrift Shop rent was paid just before closing of the business day on Tuesday. All of the kitties supplies were paid and items that we ran out was brought also. $908 dollars came in. We never could have done this without you. Thank you so very much. Here is the great news as promised by Jerry Shallow. Jerry matched what came in for a total of $908. We had two blessed days in a row but….. PLEASE Remember cat food and litter is always needed We need to try to stay ahead of the game. We need some kitty shoppers to help today . By using the Shopping Cart on this page, you can donate to pay for 1 case of wet food, ($16.80) 1 bag of dry, ($12.49) I bag of litter ($5.39) , or more - http://www.puffypawskittyhaven.com/ Thank You ....Mad Kitty Love Goes out to you all........

Thrift Shop Rent is due today. $469.00
06/28/11

URGENT:Thrift Shop Rent is due today. $469.00. If we do not pay it by the end of the business day, we will be locked out. if you can find it your heart and budget to help , please do.. With out the Thrift Shop our whole entire fund-raising activities will come to a dead halt....Without funds we can not take care of the kitties....I'm scared..... To Help please go to the SOS we sent out... http://www.puffypawskittyhaven.com/

Just ask - Hope you can Help Campaign . - It's Working !
06/19/11

Thought you would like to know: Kitty Lovers from all over the World supported the kitties by donating through PayPal " $4,809.00 " so far this month. With our - “ Just ask - Hope you can Help Campaign “. 100% of these donation went to the kitties daily needs and operating expenses. We do not fund raise for salaries because we do not get paid for our service. Both Chrissy and I are "Old Timers" in AA, Chrissy has 29 years and I have 27 years . Early in life and we learned what service work is all about. “ Giving Back” of what we have, so we may keep our lives. . We can only give back our time and life to the unwanted kitties of the Community. As you all know the meaning of the word "Service " also. In these hard times, when gas prices are rising everyday, food is going up to all new record levels and more people are finding themselves out of work We all know the personal sacrifices each and everyone of you make when you donate to the kitties at Puffy Paws Kitty Haven and for this we will always be grateful. We are proud of this fact. And we are proud of all of you. No one can never take this fact away from us. Peace Rick

Were Would the kitties be if it was not for you.
06/16/11

Were Would the kitties be if it was not for you. Dear Friends of The Kitties Were Would the kitties be if it was not for you. They would have been a forgotten memory. And for this we thank - you. Puffy Paws Kitty Haven made it on a big time national Web site and we could not be happier. About. com Please make sure you read Alissa Wolf article " Cool Business Model ", about Puffy Paws ( About.com, Pet Shops Guide). http://petshops.about.com/od/PetStoreOperations/p/Cool-Business-Model.htm When I first read it , I cried cause we never get this kind of respect and recognition as the saying " In our own backyard ". I do what I have to do for the kitties and I always tried to think outside the box. Because of our reaching out to you and asking for help when we need it, over $800 dollars in donations came in this week. We are speechless. Your love shines through and for this we thank you. After getting the supplies for the kitties, up till today. We have been paying bills. But Now - The Kitties Luck Just Ran Out. Now We Have To Ask For Your Help At An Item At A Time. Chrissy Went To The Cupboard To See If Dinner Was Their And The Cupboard Was Bare. Da Kitties Need Only 2 Cases Of Wet Food -$34 & 2 Bags Of Dry $25 - PLEASE HELP FEED THE KITTIES TONIGHT. $1 $5 $10 Donation Goes A long Ways - 12 bags of litter will get us through the AM. PLEASE DONATE AND SHARE.. WERE DID ALL THE FUND GO ? The kitties have had their supplies, $250 a day, for the past week, thanks to the love of everyone. Enough funds came in and we paid the $400 dollars FPL bill that was due. Also our domain names were due on the 17th. We own puffypawskittyhaven / com / info /net /org / TV We also brought theworldsgreatestcathouse.com So $72 was paid out to GoDaddy. It would have been a nightmare if we lost them because of non -payment Chrissy cell phone was due at $50 bucks. We paid $35 instead because we switch to the family plan at Metro PCS and the total savings per year for switching her phone over to Metro is $360 a year. Now the Cell phone bills are due on the 30th of the Month at $70 at month instead of the $100 dollars we were paying for two different couriers. Just a heads ups Next month power is going to be a 'Whooper" and plus the payment plan together. Estimate at $900...... We have a special page on our Web Site , so we are starting to work on collecting funds for that now. http://www.puffypawskittyhaven.com/id372.html Next big bill up is the Thrift Shop rent $420 plus electric, which is late. As the fires pop up, we all put them out together . And for this we will always be grateful .. Thank You Rick & Chris & Da Kitties

Saturday Mini -Fundraiser
06/11/11

Saturday Mini -Fundraiser: Goal $150 -For The Kitties Daily Needs - Come one come all ! We need to raise the funds for the kitties daily needs ASAP. Without the proper supplies Chrissy can not do her job in taking care of the unwanted special need kitties under our care. PLEASE PLEASE CARE & SHARE BUTTON NOW. http://www.puffypawskittyhaven.com/

URGENT SOS
06/09/11

Were Does The Money Go ? - $2275.00 Total - Bills & daily costs that were paid in the last week: $375 Verizon Wireless for Two Months. $130 for Auto Insurance on Two Company Vehicles. Web Site $20 & $1750 = $250 dollars for their daily needs. $2275.00 Total . So that was a good 7 day period but now we are back to zero and need your help. SOS - The day is not starting off good for the kitties...... WE NEED WET & DRY CAT FOOD & 12 BAGS OF LITTER FOR BREAKFAST? THE CUPBOARD IS BARE $67.20 for the Wet For The Day -2 Bags of Dry $25 & $5.39 a bag for litter... URGENT: OUR CONSTANT CONTACT EMAILING SERVICE IS SHUT OFF. WE NEED ONLY $37 DOLLARS TO GET IT TURN BACK ON ASAP. THIS IS OUR LIFE BLOOD OF RAISING FUNDS. WE SEND OUT SOS's WHEN THE KITTIES NEED HELP. TODAY IT ALL CAUGHT UP WITH US WE NEED TO GET THE WORD OUT TO OUR DONORS ASAP THAT TODAY WE NEED WET & DRY CAT FOOD & 12 ORE BAGS OF LITTER FOR BREAKFAST? $132 THE CUPBOARD IS BARE & THE FPL PAYMENT PLAN PAYMENT IS DUE & THE BILL ITSELF $700..... THE SOS IS THE START OF GETTING OF GETTING THE HELP WE NEED- FOR THE KITTIES THIS MORNING -PLEASE HELP http://www.puffypawskittyhaven.com/

Kool Kat Update:
06/08/11

Update: Never Give Up - Never Surrender. In getting the adoptable kitties home. Update: Big shout out goes out to Ralph " The Computer Guy " for fixing the Haven computers. Ralph has offered the use of his Computer Learning Center for monthly meetings for getting people in the community interested in volunteering in these key areas for Puffy Paws. We will promote the monthly volunteer meetings, in the main stream media with press Releases and also on Craigslist, Details coming soonhttp://the-computerguy.biz/ Grant Writer Puffy Paws Kitty Haven is seeking an experienced grant writer to help with grant funding proposals. In this very difficult economy, we need a volunteer Grant Writer to help to raise funds for the unwanted kitties of the Community. Adoption Events Adoption Events (AE) volunteers staff our adoption events, assisting with set-up, break-down and during event activities such as socializing and sitting with the kitties and providing information regarding our adoption procedures and our organization. AE volunteers assist potential adopters with the adoption process. AE volunteers are needed as events are scheduled. Adoption Follow-up Adoption Follow-up (AFU) volunteers contact recent adopters to check-in and address any questions or concerns the new forever family may have. AFU volunteers should have some knowledge of cat behavior and feel comfortable on the phone. AFU volunteers must ensure that all responses to follow-up calls are addressed. AFU volunteers should be available at least once per month. PR Information Tables Volunteers ( PRIT ) are needed to table at various events in the Tri - County area throughout the year. Volunteers are responsible for set up, break down, and presentation of informational materials during the events. Volunteers should feel comfortable presenting information and fielding inquiries about Puffy Paws. PRIT volunteers are needed as events are scheduled. Canned Food Drives/ Cell Phone Drive / Kitty Collection Banks Volunteers are needed to either organize event specific cell phones & canned food drives, or manage food donation bins at their office/school. Volunteers are also needed to find homes for our Kitty Collects Collection banks in the Tri-County are, and manage donation pick-ups and bring them back to the Donation & Storage Center. This is a great way to get involved for those that may not have time available to volunteer on a consistent basis! Event Planning/Fundraising Volunteers are always needed to assist in increasing our visibility and to contribute to our fundraising efforts. Volunteers are needed to cold-call potential donor sources, as well as assist our Fundraising team in planning events. If you have experience in event planning or fundraising, please join our team! 2. ""We have a appointment next Wednesday ,to apply for a voucher to receive funds $150, for the FPL power bill. Every little bit helps.... 3.""I called the Charlotte County Government to see if they have a program if they lease out building space they own, to Non-Profits. The Answer was " NO . " We will keep trying..... 4. Did you know we have people in California donating to Puffy Paws through the United Way ? So I called the United Way of Port Charlotte today. Inquiring about grants and having the opportunity for folks who donate to the United Way though their paychecks as to make Puff Paws, their charity of their choice. I missed the boat on this one. They said they do this every year in March. I have to write that on my calendar .Better luck next time. 5. We need help with 12 bags of litter. If you can donate. Please do

BREAKING NEWS:
06/07/11

BREAKING NEWS: It was nice to have open house , 3 times a week , where folks could come in and adopt a kitty,we had 300 adoptions since we started the program back in 2007. Now I can not get volunteers from this community to man the adoption events we planed. I get bummed out with the restrictions we have on us. No adoptions at the Haven. Who are we harming ? We just want to adopt out the 100 kitties that can into homes and focus on being a Cat Hospice. But their is hope. I have a plan up my sleeves to get these kitties home, since I will not be a slave to the Thrift Shop this Summer. Just call me " Rolling Thunder ". I'm getting my business dress all already. With 12 Years of Catholic School under my belt, I know how to put on a tie. The mouth of the South is going to be joining the Chamber of Commerce and shaking hands with the movers and shakers. What is killing us the cats are not assailable to the public. I will be contracting landlords and leasing companies and local governments to see if we can get a small building or store front for a $1 a year. We can have 14 adoptable cats at a time in the Adoption Center I seek with out running into red tape and I want to move the Thrift Shop, into the blg to. Life without Shame !

The Serenity Prayer Path
06/07/11

Why is doing the right thing in life for the beautiful creatures under our care so hard ? I just want to find the adoptable kitties homes and have the ability to support the kitties under our care with out fear ? What I planed is not coming to fruition . It’s turning into utter fear and frustration ,just for today. It’s taking more time to switch paths in raising funds, So I opened the Thrift Shop and trudging along. And today I have to remember to be grateful for what we have going for us, and share with you latter today, what we have to do to carry on. So today I will try to live: The Serenity Prayer Path - (Rick) God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference. Living one day at a time; Enjoying one moment at a time; Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace; Taking, as He did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it; Trusting that He will make all things right if I surrender to His Will; That I may be reasonably happy in this life and supremely happy with Him Forever in the next. Amen. --Reinhold Niebuhr

URGENT: It just went bad to worst.
06/01/11

URGENT: It just went bad to worst. The office cell phone just turned off . 941-623-8904.( $40 ) No way to contact Chrissy, about the situation. No funds came in from the SOS. The Walmart truck was suppose to have the dinner tonight on it, they get it unloaded at 9:30. and now I just found out Englewod Walmart is out of cat food cause, it was not on the truck, after I waited all this time. Now I have to drive to Venice the next town over as soon as funds come in .Gas is low, did not plan this. Its a nightmare. We need 12 bags of litter ($60). and need to get the cell phone turned back on. I'm stuck at the shop until funds come in ASAP. We need help bad . http://www.puffypawskittyhaven.com/

TRANSPARENT: characterized by visibility or accessibility of information especially concerning busin
06/01/11

Dear Friends Of The Kitties TRANSPARENT: characterized by visibility or accessibility of information especially concerning business practices. We do all we can do to be transparent and I know this is the only reason why the kitties are still around. We share the good - the bad and the ugly. The good news -the bad news -The sad and happy time because you are the kitties family and you have the right to know it all. It can be said that that Englewood has never really supported Puffy Paws Kitty Haven in a manner which we see the other rescue groups in the area received finical & physical help. If we had to solely had to depend solely on Englewood for finical help the cats would have been dead a long time ago. Over the years we been subject to behind the scenes dirty tactics. Town folks calling Code Enforcement to get the Haven closed down and the Thrift Shop. Putting the lives of this community unwanted special need cats in jeopardy. Just recently a unfounded complaint to our landlord, the local newspaper and I'm excepting a call from Code Enforcement ,any day now, because of the fact got upset because at the Thrift Shop regarding the fact ,We Set The Donation Amount So We Can Feed The Kitties And All Price Stickers Are Voided " We do not put stickers on any item in the Shop. All price stickers that are left on any item came in that way. All priced tags are voided. We set the donation amount so we can feed the kitties. We set the donation amount verbally for each item. The reason for this is that we have had problems in the past with price tags left on items in the Shop due to the volume of items that come in. Dealing with this potential PR Nightmare took away 10 hours of my time. Being transparent prevail. This is the email I just received form the Editor of the local paper the Englewood Sun. " Rick. Thanks for your very comprehensive explanation Rick. I know you are doing it all and can't do everything. I'm sure you are super-vigilant about your sales. I guess there will always be someone who will take exception to what you are doing or how you are doing it. It comes with the territory. Thanks again, Dana " With out me being a " Social Media High Tech Beggar" asking for help from the World Wide Community of kitty lovers, the kitties would have been long gone by now. For the kitties daily needs, it cost, $7500 a month plus $3,000 dollars in operating expenses - $10,050 total a month. Each and everyone of you got us through another month. In May, the total amount raised on-line was $6,048.07 and with the Thrift Shop, donations through the mail and a$1200 check from Microsoft Gift matching program, my $750 dollar monthly check, the doors are still open and the kitties daily needs were taking care of and they are safe and alive. AT ONE DAY AT A TIME BECAUSE OF YOU. Today is like no other we still need help with the daily needs once again and the office cell phone will be turned off tonight ( $40). If you can help please do we need 22 bags of litter for the next 24 hours and the kitties breakfast. We have come up with a way of saving over $8,000 dollars a year on the kitty litter. ( See Post Before .) Once again thank you for saving the lives of 230 special need kitties under our care. Rick & Chrissy & Da kitties. To Doante: http://www.puffypawskittyhaven.com/

SAVE THE KITTIES: $22 A Day -$660 A Month - $8030 A Year
06/01/11

Tidy Cat $5 Coupons Fundraiser: SAVE THE KITTIES: $22 A Day -$660 A Month - $8030 A Year. Funds are harder to come by and we need to save the most were we can ASAP ! So this is why we are asking for a daily $5 donation or more, so we can buy the coupons everyday off of eBay, ( http://bit.ly/ivJmc8 ) so that eventually we always have $22 dollars worth of coupons every single day. The Kitties Use 22 Bags A Day @ 5.39 a Bag = $118.58 - $22 = 96.58 for the new daily cost of the cat litter a day......Donate $5 Bucks today ! http://www.puffypawskittyhaven.com/

Cat Food Needed
05/31/11

We have been getting the kitties supplies as the funds come in either through the Thrift Shop or on-line donations. We have been begging more and more as the dog days of summer approach. We have been sending out SOS to our donor list and less and less funds are coming in. Yet we are making it on half days. Yet I know it growing old and... wearing thin on the nerves of our supporters. and for this I'm sorry. The good news is that the kitties are feed and taken care of only because of me asking for help when we need it and we thank you for all that you do. Chrissy and I are the kitties humble servants , the love in your hearts is what keeps the kitties safe and the doors open to Puffy Paws and for this we are so grateful and thankful. This moring we need to get 2 cases of wet food $34 and 10 bags @ $5.39 each of litter to make it through the day. If you can please help, please do and please care and pass it on....Rick http://www.puffypawskittyhaven.com/index.html

I'm sorry
05/19/11

I'm sorry that I have to beg so much to take care of the kitties. We just sent out this SOS. Rick http://bit.ly/liVlKz

Thank You !
05/18/11

Thank you everyone for your support. PLEASE READ THIS EMAIL WE JUST SENT OUT TO OUR MAILING / DONORS LIST: It has been a rough week and we want to let everyone know of our gratitude for each and everyone of you for sticking by us. PLEASE READ ! (Rick) http://bit.ly/m8GaTS

Chrissy is facing prison time if we do not get this matter at hand resolved immediately
05/15/11

BREAKING NEWS - Their is no easier softer way to say this. Chrissy is facing prison time if we do not get this matter at hand resolved immediately. I have failed my wife as a husband and the kitties by not be able to raise the funds necessary and for this I'm truly ashamed of myself for putting my wife and the kitties in harms way. Rick Kingston Co Founder Puffy Paws Kitty Haven - 941 - 623 - 8904. Please click the link for the complete story and how you can help. http://bit.ly/lRjHMI

May 4,2011 -FPL Update
05/04/11

FPL Update: We are not safe from disconnection. FPL can come out at any time and discontent the power which will be tragic. However FPL is willing to work with us along as we pay off the $1301 ASAP. I just paid FPL $402 dollars. This leaves a balance of $899. We must raise this today to secure the future for the kitties. FPL told me... once the $899 is paid call them and the $1189 that is due today will be broken up in 6 monthly payments of around $200, due prior to the our regular monthly FPL bill. You may donate by going to our Web Site http://www.puffypawskittyhaven.com/ or You may help directly by paying FPL. http://www.fpl.com/customer/paycard.shtml Our FPL account number is 5949519424. The account is under Christine Anne Kingston. The address is 270 Lakeview Lane, Englewood Florida, 34223. FPL partners with Western Union® Speedpay® to provide an easy way to pay a portion of the FPL bill using your credit or debit card. Thank You all for being here in our time of need. PLEASE SHARE

We are in Danger of Closing
04/25/11

The kitties lives at at stake. If Florida Power & Lights comes out and turn off the power this week it will be all over for the kitties. I just sent out an in depth Press Release /SOS, for major help in all areas. http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?llr=pskbtwcab&v=001UQ183hrEIiHjZJCkpCWzCeIiF6FHQCtQ4Pz6vqiSRYV_1KsteMT6_j5KjjMAm_YUnbkJRZkkYNM3Au7YxYe8rVHq2Y6FjZusrbWrZHFg0078SMB9cwKT6gc1WcMrUlTXuXNoPhhdIyrGm7uHGMtrlakqWynKj-AfMRLB0aJqf5LTXDXfjr4JDR37bl85W8KhUG2MgerOuU_quGvE3wp_xkuUpRV0uERU-U56wAiCQheVXLptzoRULdzHoNo9Xg5mC6g0Ay4JWmen7TwYZCHbHXLzXMBUf9OAkWh02oH2aNR64ox_4Taaz3NATTPyHPPH&id=preview You can help by sharing it wherever you can.It is set up to get the full background information on Puffy Paws and the situation we are in and why.Please share on all social networks, send it to the press, to bloggers any were you can..

The Thrift Shop is like a bad Co-dependent ex-girlfriend
03/14/11

Sorry for not posting this weekend. The Thrift Shop is like a bad Co-dependent ex-girlfriend always requiring constant attention and care. Once again the Court Order Community Service guys busted their asses and got the job done. Special thanks goes out to Ken, Gino , Rasha, and Joe. The inside joke is Puffy Paws Thrift Shop is realy ...a daycare for felons. I have a special bond with the CSP. I decided to clean up my life 27 years ago when I put down the drink. I been where they have been. They respect me for this. I truly care and I try to help them ,maybe that's why the come back and help out when their service is done. A Big Shout out goes out to Richie our Puffy Paws truck hauler. The Book Sale is over and over 1 ton of books were hauled away. The loft is getting full of great quality donated items for the tables. We picked up van load after van load of stuff this weekend and we processed the Rummage Sales leftovers from last week. Wow what a weekend. Also I spent all night on Friday and Saturday hunting down the kitties wet food until the wee hours of the morning and we spent well over $100 in gas and the extra cost of buying it else were. AHHH ! This week I have Ken B watching the Thrift Shop while I round up some more business with the Printing Division and junk cars. Also the first segments of the TV Show will be in the taped, so stay tuned. We will be Live Streaming Through out the week. And getting ready for the adoption events. Big week ahead ahead of us.....

Chrissy Is Very Sick
02/20/11

http://www.puffypawskittyhaven.com/ Dear Friends of the Kitties Special Announcement: This is a very hard one to write since it so personal and Chrissy needs help. But you all must know the severity of the situation I love my wife very much but Chrissy is very sick. She is breaking down due to her schedule and the lack of funds to see the Doctor and dentist and proper food in the house at all times. We have Chrissy on the Meals on Wheels Program. She use to drink the Ensure to help her daily but we can not longer afford them. Once again our food in the house in nill. She barley survives on a dinner TV a day and now the Meals on Wheels program but that is not enough. She is underweight and weights 96 pounds. Her normal weight is only 105 pounds but has not been that since the ban of all volunteers at the Haven. Today Chrissy has the start of a bad virus. She has never been a well person. We almost lost her a few times in the past year due to her weaken immune system. In addition to this her knuckles are so swollen and they are infected. They are painful to touch. She has a very bad case of rheumatoid arthritis. We need to have her rings cut off by the Doctor on Monday She has 2 broken teeth that the roots are exposed and they are infected and the pain is unbearable at times. She need to go see her Doctor and a Dentist. Yet we have no funds for these either. Her immune system is weaken by the grueling schedule she keeps. She is exhausted taking care of 246 kitties by herself. Without Chrissy there is will be no Haven. Her daily schedule consist of hauling in 660 pounds of cat litter around the Haven & takes in back out. She washes over 30 cat litter boxes daily. Every four hours she puts out the wet cat food at 18 feeding stations. She vacuum & mops and dust daily. She gives out meds. She brushes the kitties. She tends to the sick ones. She runs to the Vet and the store for supplies too. She does this day in and day out all by herself. But it finally has caught up with her today. She needs my help and my best friends Jeff's, help today. Right now I'm a slave to the Thrift Shop in raising the $250 needed to take care of the kitties today. We will run out of supplies by 9pm tonight. Please free me by donating so Jeff and I may go back to the Haven to help Chrissy, who is not doing well at all. In closing I must go back to the Haven and help Chrissy so she may get the much needed bed rest so she can recover in a timely fashion. But I can not with out your help. I beg of you today and ask for your mercy anyone who is reading this can donate $10 each. We will be able to send Chrissy to the Doctors and dentist and get food back in the house for her and we can make it through today and a few days after so we can give Chrissy the much needed bed rest she needs to get well. We will not be able to continue on without Chrissy getting better. Not only does the cats need you but their primary care give needs your help today. PLEASE SHARE WITH ALL YOUR FRIENDS ON ALL SOCIAL NETWORKS Thank You Rick & Da Kitties

SPECIAL REPORT ON THE FUTURE OF PUFFY PAWS KITTY HAVEN
02/02/11

SPECIAL REPORT ON THE FUTURE OF PUFFY PAWS KITTY HAVEN - IN THE MONTH OF JANUARY YOU ALL HAVE DONATED THROUGH PAYPAL $6713.23 http://www.puffypawskittyhaven.com/ We are so close yet so far. The only reason the kitties are alive today is through the love of the kitties lovers through out the world. Locally we have a handful of supporters and we are acceptng this fact. But what a job they are doing. But this does not mean we will never stop trying to get more help the kitties need locally and world wide. As you know Chrissy and I do the work of 20 people and through our love for the kitties and your help, we are making it at a day at a time. It cost around $7500 a month for the kitties daily supplies and around $3,000 dollars for the operating expenses. The Thrift Shop alone can not generate this type of funds needed in keeping the doors open at Puffy Paws. But our - “ Just Ask Hope You Can Help “ Internet Fund Raising Campaign has. IN THE MONTH OF JANUARY YOU ALL HAVE DONATED THROUGH PAYPAL $6713.23 Facilitated by the “ The World’s Greatest Social Media High Tech Beggar”. Richard Joseph Kingston 11 - That will be me. We can not thank you enough. However we are falling short behind all the bills once again and we are making it with the kitties daily needs by a miracle and a prayer. Our nerves our shot at the end of the day. We will continue do to what we do for the kitties under our care Chrissy needs her supplies in a timely fashion everyday. She can not do her job without them. She is willing to continue her grueling schedule as long as we can care for the kitties properly and get the adoptable kitties into ‘Fur -Ever” homes. When the day comes that we fail day after day, the only humane thing will be is to give them all up. Their fate will be most certainly death. Yet we will never surrender ,we will keep on trucking alone as long as we can take care of the kitties properly. Yet we still need your help World Wide & locally everyday to carry out our mission. Adopt - Donate -Volunteer -Share & Pray Can you image if you had more help locally and on-line volunteers ? We could get help from Grants, put on fund raising events, Adoption events , get our eBay store up and running , PR events. Start producing The Reality TV Show’ The Adventures of the World’s Greatest Cathouse “Cat Lovers contacting the companies that can help us.” The sky is the limit. It been me and Chrissy for a long time now and we can not do this alone. We need you. Once again we are so close but yet so far . We thank you from the bottom of our hearts and Mad Kitty Love goes out to you all.

Love
01/25/11

As you can image my wife and I relationship is put to the test each and everyday. We seldom see each other. The time spent is brief and its between Chrissy scooping cat boxes ,cleaning and feeding the kitties. The ban of having no help is destroying my wife. She has lost her life. Her life is the kitties. Her unconditional love for them enables her to move ahead everyday. It’s hard to accept the fact that the cats have to come over our marriage in order to maintain a clean, safe environment for them. People have asked me “ Why do you stay” ? Because even tho I do not have a traditional marriage to my wife were there is quality time spent together and all the perks and benefits one excepts in a marriage there is a deep bond of love for her deep in my soul. She is my wife when I took my vows “For better or for Worst” I vowed I will live by them until the day we are no more. I know I have many selfish faults but each day I try to become a better man and I’m not always successful. That is why I try to put her needs and the needs of the cats above my own selfish desires. My heart is in pain for Chrissy, the way she works non stop, the powerlessness I feel because I can not seem to get any relieve for her daily drudgery. The physical pain she endures on a daily basic with her rheumatoid arthritis and the 3 rupture discs in her back from 3 car wrecks , she was in when she was younger, brings to me to cry out to God and ask for mercy for her and I feel anger when none is given. She is a frail woman with the inner strength of a 1,000 men. I take the full blunt of her anger and resentment she feels for me, because I said . Yes when I should have said no in taking in the last 100 kitties under our care. I too have taken her life away. I long for the days that we may become one and share and laugh and cuddle as a married couple. I stay because the deep love I have for my wife which I cannot express in a traditional way and the love I have for the cats. My daily actions speaks louder than my words. Because when I open up my mouth over my own personal anger and resentments, I hurts the one I love. I pray for God to hold my tongue so that I may not increase her burdens. But half the time it does not work. We put the kitties first. They are helpless and we are their care givers. there are 250 hearts beats at stake here and that’s why we are one from afar.

Out of Kitty Litte & Food By Midnight
01/22/11

Sat Night 9:18 pm - We need only 10 people to donate $10 dollars for a $100 till we get opened on Sunday. We are getting worried over here with the funds. I have a great feeling that RV will be sold at NOON on Sunday and the Thrift Shop will be open and I will do lots of ads on criaigslist to drive traffic to the Thrift Shop on Sunday. So please donate if you can.......the kitties are counting on you.....

Out of Kitty Litte & Food By Midnight
01/21/11

http://www.puffypawskittyhaven.com/ Push has come to shove and it was a nice break from the daily 'Social Media" begging but that's what I do, I accomplished a lot. Now the funds are gone, some bills were paid, the kitties were feed and its back relaying on the mercy of you tonight o take care of the kitties for the next 24 hours. We need around $150 dollars.The Thrift Store did $100 today.So please donate if you can and share. It's up to you all to donat if you can and share

ANother Week
01/17/11

Thank you all for your kind donations in keeping the kitties safe and alive this past week. We are facing another week. * To take care of 268 kitties daily. * Friskies - 13 oz Cans - Ocean White Fish & Tuna Dinner We use 4 case a day ( 96 Cans) - $67.20 Publixs Dry Food- We use two 18 pound bag a day - $23.9...8 We use 22 cat litter bags / 660 pounds a day - $120.00 CLEANING SUPPLIES A day - $25.00 http://ppkh.chipin.com/fund-raising-contest.

FUND RAISING CONTEST
01/16/11

FUND RAISING CONTEST -Do you have the Hairballs to Donate & Re-post? Puffy Paws, a non-profit Cat Hospice, needs to raise $500 dollars to take care of the kitties daily needs for next two days. If everyone one who is reading this can donate $10 they can feed the kitties.Please share & Re- post to your wall & ask your friend to do the ...same. http://ppkh.chipin.com/fund-raising-contest.

Almost Made It ?
01/15/11

Dear Friends of the Kitties PLEASE HELP: We are almost their: To make it through the night we need to buy: 10 bags of litter $51.18 & Four cases of wet food: 67.80. We can only make it by your mercy tonight. Who is going to be the first to donate & share. http://www.puffypawskittyhaven.com/id315.html Please HELP if you can. Please SHARE with everyone you can Please PRAY for us to make it thought it.. Rick & Chrissy & Da Kitties

KITTY FOOD NEEDED
01/14/11

We are sending out the Cat Signal . We are shy $125 dollars for the kitty food & litter. Please help feed the kitties tonight. With out your help we are dead in the water tonight. Please Share. http://www.puffypawskittyhaven.com/id315.html

POWER BILL UPDATE
01/10/11

FPL POWER BILL UPDATE: So far $583 dollars came in for the power bill. Only $527 more to go. PLEASE SHARE. FPL will shut off the power today for two months of power bills totally $1110.32. We need to raise the rest of these fund today or they will turn the power off. http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?llr=pskbtwcab&v=001o5JO1J1ZcgujipmNNAqMC8VQtEDYdwNDc8tKG1LhjUKOFQRN1LAazyhYl3wPEtbJdbzWT62Ubs2rxFKkIjSCC-JU5Vu7dw3dji4r8GqvugZ9dimUWuqYXg%3D%3D

Puffy Paw Kitty Haven - EMERGENCY - FPL WILL TURN POWER OFF TODAY
01/10/11

Dear Friends of the Kitties Their is good news & bad. Chrissy and I are only the work horses you are the true Kitties " Guardian Angles" Our power Company Florida Power & Lights just left the Haven. They will shut off the power today for two months of power bills totally $1110.32. We need to raise these fund today or they will turn the power off. The truth is we need to raise these funds and if we do not the consequences is - No Power tonight. The kitties need the power on. We can not operate without it. They are giving us till the end of the day which may be all the time we need. God willing. We have two AC systems. One for the leukemia kitties and one for the Haven. We have had FPL Power Team out to the Haven to find out why the bills are so high , twice so far, and we have went by all their recommendations to no avail. The first time they told us to get a new unit for the Haven and we did. Last year, we were hoping to lower the power bill by having Smitty's Air Condition in Venice, put a new one in at the Haven and they put a sub par unit for the size of the Haven. This cost my Mother $7,000.. She fought it with every means possible and lost. They were suppose to refund $2,000 dollars but never did. Now we are stuck with the sub par new unit and the power bill is the almost the same. The one is the leukemia blg is old is old and needs replacing. By the grace of God and your love for the kitties everyday I raise $250 a day for the kitties daily needs and their Vet care through out the week. We are still struggling with the basic operating expenses We have no where to turn. Though the love of the kitty lovers through out the World we have made it this far at a day at a time. With your help today we can make it another day. We need to raise $1110.32 by the end of the day. Please HELP if you can. Please SHARE with everyone you can Please PRAY for us to make it thought it.. Rick & Chrissy & Da Kitties http://www.puffypawskittyhaven.com/ http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?llr=pskbtwcab&v=001o5JO1J1ZcgujipmNNAqMC8VQtEDYdwNDc8tKG1LhjUKOFQRN1LAazyhYl3wPEtbJdbzWT62Ubs2rxFKkIjSCC-JU5Vu7dw3dji4r8GqvugZ9dimUWuqYXg%3D%3D GOOD NEWS ALSO Good News: In the middle of the crisis that we are in today. I still have to move on. I just got off the phone with Halo. The nice lady said " Halo, will be very glad to help us." I have to send out the information she requested today. They will review it with so many request for help. Won't it be a dream come to true if Ellen found out about the kitties plight personally and got involved.

Need Help !
01/09/11

Englewood, Florida’s “World’s Greatest Cathouse,“ Puffy Paws Kitty Haven is a 501(c) (3) non-profit, no-kill cat hospice specializing in providing quality and loving care to special needs cats. _______________________________ It's Sunday. One of our deadest days at the Thrift Shop. We need all the sharing today to make today's plea go viral. If you can help please do. Please share and when you do ask your friends to ask their friends to help the kitties today. This is the only way we are going to make it happen. Only through awareness opens the hearts of kitty lovers through out the World. This is what the kitties need today. WET CAT FOOD * Friskies - 13 oz Cans - Ocean White Fish & Tuna Dinner (Walmart) We use 4 case a day ( 96 Cans) - $67.20 DRY CAT FOOD Publixs Dry Food- We use two 18 pound bag a day - $23.98 TIDY CAT LITTER We use 22 bags / 660 pounds a day - $120.00 CLEANING SUPPLIES A day - $25.00 I will updating through out the day on ChipIn. To donate http://ppkh.chipin.com/kitties-daily-needs-1-9-11 Thank you for all that you do for the kitties Rick & Chrissy & Da Kitties

PLEASE SHARE WE WILL BE OUT OF FOOD & LITTER BY MIDNIGHT:
01/06/11

PLEASE SHARE WE WILL BE OUT OF FOOD & LITTER BY MIDNIGHT: We are going to the ChipIn fund raising page with a counter from now on, so you may see what we need to reach our daily goal and it's easier for you to share and it contains loads of information about what we are up against and the long term solution. Also it lets folks leave comments on the page. Who is going to be the first to donate and or share ? http://puffypawskittyhaven.chipin.com/out-of-food-by-midnight-16

Monthly Pledge of Love
01/01/11

We’d like to invite you to join our Monthly Pledge of Love program…a unique opportunity to make an ongoing monthly commitment to the kitties at Puffy Paws Kitty Haven. Our goal is to seek 2500 new kitty lovers who like to donate on a monthly credit card subscription basics of starting at $10 a month. Your monthly donations will give us enough funds to take care of the kitties and working monthly capital to properly fund the entire operation at Puffy Paws and put much needed funds in reserves to guarantee the success of Puffy Paws Kitty Haven future. The kitties thank you from the bottom of their little hearts. http://www.puffypawskittyhaven.com/id362.html

Please Help
12/31/10

Puffy Paws Kitty Haven needs help this Holiday weekend in feeding the 268 Special Need & Unwanted kitties under their care Englewood, Florida’s “World’s Greatest Cathouse,“ Puffy Paws Kitty Haven is a 501(c) (3) non-profit, no-kill cat hospice specializing in providing quality and loving care to special needs cats. They care for kitties with feline leukemia, FIV, blind kitties, feral cats, epileptic kitties, kitties with only one eye, senior kitties, kitties that do not use their litter box, kitties with thyroid conditions and more - basically unwanted and unadoptable kitties that would be euthanized elsewhere.” They are facing another Holiday weekend with New Years. To take care of 268 kitties under their care it costs around $250 dollars a day to for litter, food, and cleaning supplies. Each and everyday they buy for the kitties. WET CAT FOOD * Friskies - 13 oz Cans - Ocean White Fish & Tuna Dinner. They use 4 case a day ( 96 Cans) - $67.20 DRY CAT FOOD Publixs Dry Food- Two 18 pound bag a day - $23.98 TIDY CAT LITTER 22 bags / 660 pounds a day - $120.00 CLEANING SUPPLIES A day - $25.00 If you can donate please do and if not please share with all your friends. Their back is up against the wall with the Holiday weekend. Without your help they can not feed the kitties. To donate please go to their Web Site at www.puffypawskittyhaven.com The only way the are going to make it is through the love of the kitties lovers on Care2

Need Kitty Food & Litter Today
12/29/10

Are backs are against the wall today. We need everything to get through till Thursday in evening. Every little bits helps. With your kindness & The Thrift Shop we need to raise $250 to feed the kitties and take care of tier daily need. Who is going to be the first to donate today ? Please share. www.puffypawskittyhaven.com

Press Release -Computers Needed
12/27/10

We just released the following Press Release to the local media. We really need to get some computers in to take us to the next level of operation. Cat Hospice Needs Computers: Englewood, Florida’s “World’s Greatest Cathouse,“ Puffy Paws Kitty Haven is a 501(c) (3) non-profit, no-kill cat hospice specializing in provi...ding quality and loving care to special needs cats. Puffy Paws serves a unique need as a hospice for special needs kitties. Puffy Paws is in dire need of computer desk tops & laptops with the XP operating system or above, for their daily operation in raising funds and awareness world-wide. All donations are tax deductible as allowed by law. Please contact Rick Kingston 941-623-8904 for more information on Puffy Paws please go to their Web site at: www.puffypawskittyhaven.com