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Kitties Will Die If You Don't Act Now-PuffyPaws Kittyhaven to Be Shut Down

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If I fail in raising the funds for the FPL bill a whole Cat Hospice will be wiped out and only painful and sad stories will be told because we as "Kitty lovers' could not round up the World Wide awareness and financial help these beautiful cats deserve

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Maria G (299)
Monday May 2, 2011, 4:08 pm
The cold ugly truth hurts. If I fail in raising the funds for the FPL bill a whole Cat Hospice will be wiped out and only painful and sad stories will be told because we as "Kitty lovers' could not round up the World Wide awareness and financial help these beautiful cats deserve. 3 weeks ago i was so powerless in getting the power turned back on. I have seen what will happen with my own eyes. We can not let this happen.


230 Kitties Will Die

If You Don't Act Now
Puffy Paws Kitty Haven Is In Danger of Closing

MAY 2nd 2011

Click The Picture To Watch The Video
Since 2008 - All The Numbers have Doubled
And Puffy Paws is now a 501(c)(3)

CLICK HERE - For Your Personal Thank You

Dear Kitty Lovers of The World

You are getting this Emergency Bulletin because you have the power at your finger tips to save 230 kitties lives by sharing, reporting and donating what your heart and budget can afford.

You have the power of the World Wide Web to " Pay this Forward."

It only takes a few second of your time.

We need to make this Emergency Bulletin go '" Viral ' before its to late.

A whole Cat Hospice will be wiped out and only painful and sad stories will be told because we as "Kitty lovers' could not round up the World Wide awareness and financial help these beautiful cats deserve.



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 230 special needs cats.

It is run by Rick & Chrissy Kingston. All the kitties live with them in their residential home.

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 special need cases.

Puffy Paws have 100 adoptable kitties that need homes.

Puffy Paws serves a unique need as a hospice for special needs kitties, that would be euthanized elsewhere.

With declining donations and increasing costs, the mighty Cathouse is in danger of closing this week because they are behind on the Florida Power and Lights Power Bill and other operating expenses.

Florida Power and lights have and will turn the power off in the unbearable Florida heat and temperature will go over 90 degrees in a mater of hours in the Haven.

Now FPL is demanding payment.

$2570 is owed as of this writing.

The kitties can not survive in the unbearable Florida heat without AC.

If this happens to Puffy Paws the only humane choice will to call for help from outside agencies.

If this happens the fate of the special need kitties will surely be death at the hands of others.

230 special needs kitties lives are at sake right now.

The survival of the kitties at Puffy Paws Kitty Haven depends upon the kind hearts of the kitties lovers from all over the World.

Here is the situation and why they are in it.

Each and everyday they have to raise $250 for the kitties daily needs.

Puffy Paws does this by asking for help from their donors and kitty lovers from the social networks such as facebook and Care2 and they rasie funds that come in through thier Thrift Shop.

No one at Puffy Paws gets paid or takes a salary.

All funds that come in are used to pay for the kitties daily needs and Vet care and what is left over they struggle to pay the operating expenses.

The 230 kitties at Puffy Paws Use Everyday

WET CAT FOOD * Friskies - 13 oz Cans - Turkey Dinner - 4 cases $67.20

DRY CAT FOOD Publixs Dry Food - Two 18 pound bag - $23.98

TIDY CAT LITTER - 22 bags / 660 pounds a day - $120.00

SUPPLIES - Bleach,, Paper Towels, Garbage Bags - $25.00

They need to get a least a couple weeks ahead this week with the funds for the kitties daily immedially.


Puffy Paws has two AC units at the Haven.

One is an old one and one is a new one that was put in two years ago and was sub-par for the Haven. This is why are bills are high.

Puffy Paws failed to raise the $1269 that was needed to pay FPL ( Florida Power & Lights ) ,on April 22nd , for the electric that was used since Jan 1, 2011.

Florida Power and Lights demanded a deposit of $1301 they could not cover also.

In total Puffy Paws owes Florida Power and lights $2570.

A final disconnection notice was received.

If Puffy Paws does not pay them immediately FPL will be send their crew and truck to turn the power of at the pole

When the power goes off and there is no AC, temps will raise into the nineties in a very short amount of time in the Haven.

FPL already shut the power off at the pole three weeks ago, it was a cool day and temps got up to 78- 80 degrees.

It took FPL four hours to get it turned back on, after they gave them a deposit check for $1300 to open a new account.

Which was not covered because of the cost of the daily needs in taking care of the kitties.

Now FPL is demanding payment.

The kitties can not survive in the unbearable Florida heat today without AC.

As was stated : If this happens to Puffy Paws the only humane choice will to call for help from outside agencies.

If this happens the fate of the special need kitties will surely be death at the hands of others.


Please donate only what your heart and budget can afford.

Make A One Time Donation

Make A On Going Monthly Commitment

CLICK HERE - To Make A On Going Monthly Commitment

CLICK HERE - For Your Personal Thank You

CLICK HERE - Donate by US Mail

Adopt a Kitty

CLICK HERE - For Adoption Events

Do You Know of Anyone That Could Donate A
RV - For Mobile Cat Adoptions

Click Here -To Read The Story As Seen in "The Englewood Edge".

Volunteer - PP's needs local and on-line volunteers.

CLICK HERE - Local Volunteers

CLICK HERE - On-line Volunteers

You may purchase much needed items such as meds from PP's amazon wish list for the kitties.


You may shop, donate items locally or send items through Media Mail to be sold at the Thrift Shop.


You may follow Puffy Paws daily struggle.

Please share on all social networks that you belong to.


If you are a member of the media Puffy Paws is available for interviews.


If you are a blogger, please post on your blog about the fate of 230 special needs kitties.

CLICK HERE - For our Blog


Puff Paws can not to this alone they need our help .

If we fail to '"Pay This Forward ".

A whole Cat Hospice will be wiped out and only painful and sad stories will be told because we as "Kitty lover' could not round up the World Wide awareness and financial help these beautiful cats .

The fate of 230 special need kitties depends about your actions now.

Thank You

A Fellow Kitty Lover

CLICK HERE - For Your Personal Thank You


Barb Knight (1688)
Monday May 2, 2011, 4:34 pm
Oh my goodness!! I can't afford to donate but there's nothing wrong with my keyboard so I'm fwding! Thank you Maria Elena!!

MmAway M (505)
Monday May 2, 2011, 4:41 pm
Maria dear one, sadly can't donate, but sending on with prayers for those who can...Thank you dear friend...M

Maria G (299)
Monday May 2, 2011, 4:47 pm
Thank you all...this is my confirmation
Maria E, you just completed your payment.

Your receipt number for this payment is: 2260-8004-0847-3704.

Henriette Matthijssen (154)
Monday May 2, 2011, 5:18 pm
I must be going blind as I cannot spot the link to make a donation! Please Maria Elena could you provide the link to make donations so that others as well can dig deep to help PuffyPaws Kittyhaven. A few dollars here & there all adds up quickly & will not break anyone surely!

Pat B (356)
Monday May 2, 2011, 5:44 pm
Passing this on to friends also. TY, Barb for this one!

Monday May 2, 2011, 6:07 pm
Already donated $50 to the cause two weeks ago right after the first story came out about this. Will continue to forward as I have no money left to donated. I wish you the best and hope that puffu paws will be allowed to continue to stay open and that the Kittens eventually find there forever home.

Monday May 2, 2011, 6:25 pm
PUFFY Paws Kitty Haven
Englewood, FL 34223


(941) 474-6124 or (941) 623-8904

Our Business Address is:

Puffy Paws Kitty Haven
P.O Box 955
Englewood, FL 34295

The Kingston's Home Address:

270 Lakeview Lane
Englewood. Florida 34223

The Donation & Storage Center:

8315 Woodgate Ct
Englewood,Floriida 34224


Alison A (244)
Monday May 2, 2011, 7:26 pm
When you click to go to the PayPal site, it automatically has $1 in the total, everyone who is sitting on a computer can afford $1 if not more.

Sleep better tonight knowing that you may help 230 wake up tomorrow, just donate a small amount rather than say you can't, it all adds up.

Here is a link direct to the normal site, I prefer to donate through a link I have used before and trust. You will see the PayPal donate button if you scroll down slightly and look to the left.

Noted with thanks Maria.

Rajee Seetharam (138)
Monday May 2, 2011, 7:29 pm
Noted with thanks.

Valerie W (135)
Monday May 2, 2011, 7:39 pm
Shared, forwarded, noted, and small donation made. Wish I could do more.

Marilyn M (145)
Monday May 2, 2011, 7:45 pm
Noted. Thank you for posting, Maria Elena. Thank you for forwarding, Henriette.

Kim O (396)
Monday May 2, 2011, 7:46 pm
Hi Maria Elena! Thanks for the bulletin! I sent $40 to help with the kitties. I wish it could have been a lot more!! I hope it helps!!

irene davis (74)
Monday May 2, 2011, 7:47 pm
thank you.

Alison A (244)
Monday May 2, 2011, 7:48 pm
You cannot currently send a star to Kim because you have done so within the last week.

Ekeim Teeuwisse (147)
Monday May 2, 2011, 7:49 pm
noted, shared.
just sent them 50 USD, before this appeal.
when you click the "visit site" link you'll see a yellow "make a donation" button right below the video - this takes you to paypal as well.
thanks for your commitment dear maria !
best wishes for your father - thinking of you both !

Simon Pearson (95)
Monday May 2, 2011, 8:26 pm
Thanks for spreading the word Maria.
I regularly donate a couple of times a month and am distressed that they get so little support. So sad that Rick has to beg almost daily for money to survive the day, and Chrissy is always struggling. Although a lot of people have very little money, it becomes a matter how that money is prioritized. Even one or two dollars multplied a hundreds of supporters would change things.

Ness F (211)
Monday May 2, 2011, 8:51 pm
Thank you for fwd Simon and regulary donating.
Deb,Ekeim, Kim and others whom have donated ..YOU ALL ROCK!!!!
Thanks Maria Elena for everything you do and have done and continue to do!

Shelly Peterson (213)
Monday May 2, 2011, 8:59 pm

Henriette Matthijssen (154)
Monday May 2, 2011, 9:31 pm
Thanks for the link Alison! Confirmation number: 3VS02548FG112563C.

Stelizan L (258)
Monday May 2, 2011, 11:19 pm
Failing all else, at least "pay it forward" and spread the word!! Care2 - 15 million members - then even as little as TEN CENTS each will help??? United we can make it happen!!!

Ioana B (132)
Monday May 2, 2011, 11:24 pm
Oh,so many wonderful people here. I will forward.

Robert O (12)
Tuesday May 3, 2011, 12:17 am
Thanks Maria Elena.

Elena Arutiunova (34)
Tuesday May 3, 2011, 1:29 am
Thx for the information!

Joy W (103)
Tuesday May 3, 2011, 1:51 am
Noted, thanks for the info.

SANDRA R (144)
Tuesday May 3, 2011, 2:11 am
Noted. Thank you Maria Ele.

Arild Gone for now (174)
Tuesday May 3, 2011, 3:06 am
Thanks Marie Ele.

nata m (63)
Tuesday May 3, 2011, 3:12 am
poor kitties

Past Member (0)
Tuesday May 3, 2011, 3:22 am
I will check if I can do something. I keep the page. I never used Paypal and in France it's euros and not dollars. Noted.

Darlene W (63)
Tuesday May 3, 2011, 3:27 am

Francisco Carvalho (106)
Tuesday May 3, 2011, 5:35 am
Noted thank you.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday May 3, 2011, 5:58 am
Thanks Helena, shared and more.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday May 3, 2011, 6:54 am
TU, but I was blocked also.

Lindsey Williams (234)
Tuesday May 3, 2011, 7:09 am
Noted, thank you! Will be donating today!

Sue McGuey (106)
Tuesday May 3, 2011, 7:52 am
Noted, shared!~ Posted/shared on FB!~

Irish Cornaire (0)
Tuesday May 3, 2011, 8:11 am
I so mwish I had the funds to donate but I'm tapped out and I hope to the Goddess this facility is not going to shut down :O(

Cindy C (125)
Tuesday May 3, 2011, 8:55 am

Denise H (212)
Tuesday May 3, 2011, 9:04 am
Noted and shared, Maria.

Jenn Newman (106)
Tuesday May 3, 2011, 9:26 am
I'm happy and proud to say I sent $100.00 for the electric bill.
The greatness of a nation and its moral progress
can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
-Mahatma Gandhi

. (0)
Tuesday May 3, 2011, 10:34 am
Posted to Facebook.

Michael Carney (217)
Tuesday May 3, 2011, 11:35 am
Noted, and donated...My prayers go out to all these precious kitties, and I hope we can save them...

Maria p (151)
Tuesday May 3, 2011, 11:36 am

Mary T (178)
Tuesday May 3, 2011, 11:48 am
Thanks Maria and I will be donating today, We must try and help this place to stay open, I can't afford much but if everyone on here just donated a dollar thank of how much money that would be. I will post this on Facebook and forward to Care 2 friends.

Staci G (16)
Tuesday May 3, 2011, 12:16 pm
noted with thanks

Natividad P (104)
Tuesday May 3, 2011, 1:33 pm
Noted. Thank you Maria Ele

Sheila G (267)
Tuesday May 3, 2011, 1:52 pm
how tragic, sharing everywhere with a huge hole in my heart!

tracey p (81)
Tuesday May 3, 2011, 1:52 pm
thank you.

Lisa Morris (52)
Tuesday May 3, 2011, 1:58 pm
Please Earth Angels hear my plea Help these kitties~They do not deserve to die or doomed to abuse~Love & Light to all the cats~*

Donna B (39)
Tuesday May 3, 2011, 2:21 pm
If I can afford a small donation, most anyone can! Please donate just $1.

Henriette Matthijssen (154)
Tuesday May 3, 2011, 2:34 pm
We cannot let this shelter close down because innocent animals will die! Rick & Chrissy donate their time, what a huge sacrifice! If we all can afford internet to be here on Care2, then we all can afford a few $'s to donate, this will not break no one! Surely think as a feel good to help those less fortunate! Outflow- inflow, this is the law of Karma!

Ritva J (115)
Tuesday May 3, 2011, 2:55 pm
Oh no! Trying to spread the word.

Alison A (244)
Tuesday May 3, 2011, 3:28 pm
I totally agree Henriette, these animals are not asking for much, this topic has been noted 149 times, if each of those people would have donated $1, Puffy Paws would now have $149 which would be a tremendous help.

Please don't write 'noted', please write 'noted, $1 donated'.


D C K (18)
Tuesday May 3, 2011, 3:34 pm
Noted and donated $10. I am BROKE, and I have not even given to my usuals, however, I love cats and I cannot just do nothing. I wish I could give more to these caring individuals that try to help these poor kitties. Please, everyone, send $1, $2, $5, $10 or more to help them.

Henriette Matthijssen (154)
Tuesday May 3, 2011, 4:02 pm
Actions speaks louder then words here! What is the right action here if you know that without your help these kitties will die! Open up your hearts as much as your mouths & contribute a $ for these kitties. Sweet comments does not fill a hungry stomach! You are animal lovers here, prove it by a $ donation. Outflow = Inflow! The law of KARMA! Thanks to those who opened their hearts & donated! I sent green star to you in appreciation on behalf of all the kitties at PuffyPaws Kittyhaven!

Shirley S (0)
Tuesday May 3, 2011, 5:19 pm
MUst be something we can all do to raise some funds? ANY COMMUNITY GRANTS? IS THERE A RECREATION CENTER IN THE AREA? MEET & GREETS? Can the community meet at the local park and each bring a bag of kitty food to help out?
Got to happen at the local level. Please everybody, donate.

Laura N (7)
Tuesday May 3, 2011, 5:46 pm
Noted, unfortunately I cant donate :S but I will pass on the information.

Catherine Turley (192)
Tuesday May 3, 2011, 5:52 pm
i did gather all the info and filled out an emergency grant form from spca international. problem is that it takes weeks to process. we should all rally to get them over this hurdle, but these guys are going to have to make some sort of drastic change. every shelter has to find a source of reliable income. i'll go check and see if they have the mission fish ebay site up and running. i'll post it if i find it.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday May 3, 2011, 7:36 pm
Just donated USD$10 and I am a dirt poor aussie. Allison and Henriette are right: if we are paying for internet access we can afford a few dollars to help a worthy animal cause, and no donation is too small. We can all make a difference! Thanx for posting and thanx Little Mermaid for forwarding to me :)

Gysele van Santen (213)
Tuesday May 3, 2011, 7:41 pm
i don't feel the need to share my confirmation number...
done & noted, thnx.

M B (62)
Tuesday May 3, 2011, 7:46 pm
That makes me very sad, I can't afford any donation because I don't have an income. I hope the best for the cats !!

Orlando Guide (31)
Tuesday May 3, 2011, 8:31 pm
Donated via PAYPAL. Maybe a CHIPIN link would be best for the FPL specific debt. That way we could all see as we get closer to the goal of paying it off.

Best wishes from MIAMI

Raynor A (10)
Wednesday May 4, 2011, 12:02 am
wow-I can't afford to donate but I will spread the word.

LaurenBackSoon Kozen (173)
Wednesday May 4, 2011, 1:57 am
Noted. I am going to do whatever it is that I can do to help. I know I can send them items for there thrift store to re-sell. I will deffinately pass this on. Thanks.

Maria G (299)
Wednesday May 4, 2011, 2:12 am
Thanks to EVERYONE...I know we make a difference, we already have avoided disaster for them a few times. I just want to let you know that, although in my heart I am part of them, they are in Fl, I in Seattle (most of the time), so I took it upon me to spread the word to help these poor kitties and their caretakers. They constantly struggle, as their whole time is dedicated to the physical care of the kitties, they do have a thrift shop, but the bills and necessities are a constant flow. They have a page for monthly pledges starting at 1 dollar...if they could keep the flow they would succeed. They have helpers here and there, but the search AND filling out of applications is something they don´t do, due to lack of physical time and probably the knowhow, so it is us, all of us that need to pitch in those applications and community grants, and all those benefits we know of or we come accross, we can be the ones to fill those out with their info, which we all have. Peace and love to all, thank you, and let´s all work for them wherever we can!

Margaret B (88)
Wednesday May 4, 2011, 3:30 am
They say they are on facebook but I cannot find them.... can anyone provide the organization name so I can find them on FB????

Teresa W (782)
Wednesday May 4, 2011, 5:57 am
There is a problem with the link...

Julie P (54)
Wednesday May 4, 2011, 6:05 am
I've just made a donation.
I hope they will get enough $$$ to continue to help those kitties.

Julie P (54)
Wednesday May 4, 2011, 6:08 am
You can also donate from here:

Renee A (4)
Wednesday May 4, 2011, 6:15 am
lets hope all our prayers are answered...i do not have a cc but will send a donation..Thanks to all who have toiled endlessly to keep this haven open.

Maria G (299)
Wednesday May 4, 2011, 6:17 am
They are The World´s Greatest cathouse on FB :)

Brenda Towers (0)
Wednesday May 4, 2011, 7:12 am
Noted with sadness!! I hope they receive help!!

Past Member (0)
Wednesday May 4, 2011, 7:32 am
Thank you Maria. I am praying for you and your father, and for Puffy Paws Kitty Haven. I also found it very quick and easy to donate through paypal. God bless you xxx

Anna Borsey (66)
Wednesday May 4, 2011, 7:37 am
Confirmation number: 1HK00543650642013
Donation amount: $50.00 USD
Total: $50.00 USD
Purpose: Puffy Paws Kitty Haven
Reference: Home Page
Contributor: Anna Borsey
Message: A small gift for all the helpless cats you are looking after! I know you are in very desperate straits indeed as dear Maria Elena has sent us all a plea. Anna in Sussex, England

Kaspersky blocked my access to the site in this story. However, I used the link provided by Alison.

@ Dear Maria Elena: I do hope that even if Chrissy & Rick do not receive the whole sum that is outstanding, maybe their creditors will wait once they see that money is actually coming in!

Alison A (244)
Wednesday May 4, 2011, 8:02 am
You cannot currently send a star to Anna because you have done so within the last week.

DobieMax WoBib (15)
Wednesday May 4, 2011, 9:32 am

malke schmiedeberg (2)
Wednesday May 4, 2011, 10:18 am
So sorry I can't donate! But I do so regulary to another kitty haven in Buenos Aires, Argentina,Hogar de Lourdes!

Elizabeth P (99)
Wednesday May 4, 2011, 10:22 am
Done deal, Good things will happen and never give up. Your a great bunch of human beings. God bless.

Maria G (299)
Wednesday May 4, 2011, 2:22 pm
My wonderful friends of c2, I copied this just now:
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 help directly by paying FPL. 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 SHARESee More

penny C (83)
Wednesday May 4, 2011, 6:51 pm
Noted 7 shared.

Joanna d (1)
Wednesday May 4, 2011, 8:35 pm
cute kitties, please stay safe

Barbara Erdman (63)
Wednesday May 4, 2011, 9:57 pm
Will pray :-0 thanx Maria and thanx Barb for posting and having such kind compassionate souls

Julie van Niekerk (230)
Wednesday May 4, 2011, 10:55 pm
This is sad news and since the resession, many people dump their animals at shelters. It is hard to keep these shelters going and help all the abandoned animals. I see this is also happening in South Africa. Now you all know why I have 32 dogs on my premises. I pick them up in the street and can not take them to a shelter.

Catherine Turley (192)
Thursday May 5, 2011, 2:17 pm
i just contacted the head of accounts at fpl to try to make a deal. also, if anyone does want to fill out grant forms, i found their tax id/ein # online. message me if you want it.

Ekeim Teeuwisse (147)
Thursday May 5, 2011, 5:06 pm facebook cause : different names as you see, which doesn't make it very clear that this is all for Puffy Paws Kitty Haven (!=^..^=

Margaret B (88)
Friday May 6, 2011, 2:30 am
Donated what I could....It looks like they are within a couple hundred dollars of their goal! Lets keep the momentum going!

Raffi LidoRoiz (301)
Sunday May 15, 2011, 7:18 pm
Maria- we are doing what we can over on FB too- for them- thanks, my friend.
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