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Executive Director/Founder
Barbara Morris

SAVE A LIFE . . .
Adopt a shelter/rescued animal.

Help reduce pet overpopulation
PLEASE SPAY & NEUTER
your pets!

Our Philosophy
  
All living things deserve respect and a chance to live a normal life.  We believe that since they were either here before us, brought here by us, or attracted to our neighborhoods because of the vegetation we plant, then we have a responsibility to be careful of them and protect them.  We are supposed to be the smart ones, the civilized ones -–they are all just trying to survive and at our mercy. 

NEVER FORGET CECIL THE LION
and what was done to him and so many other magnificent, beautiful wild animals in the name of "sport."  Please help put an end to trophy hunting and poaching!

 

image1Kind to Nature is celebrating 20 years of saving lives and
helping the birds and animals in our urban neighborhoods!
See below for more about what we do.

         

We are trying to find homes for some very sweet adoptable cats,
including 2 adorable male kittens,
a pretty rescued stray female, and some special needs kitties.

Please visit our Animals for Adoption page for more information.


PHOENIX - IT'S GETTING HOT!!
PLEASE, DON'T LEAVE PETS IN CARS!  Please leave your pets home and don't take them with you if you can't keep them with you wherever you are going.  Arizona law now allows good samaritans to break into your car to save an animal.  Don't let your pet (or child) be a victim. 
DON'T WALK DOGS ON HOT SIDEWALKS & PARKING LOT SURFACES.  If you wouldn't walk barefoot on it, don't make them do it!

DO YOU HAVE FERAL/OUTSIDE CATS in your neighborhood?

IT'S KITTEN SEASON.  Please resist the temptation to "rescue" what appear to be orphan kittens.  DO YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO IF YOU FIND KITTENS?  Just because you see them alone, does not necessarily mean they need rescuing (unless they are obviously in danger)!  Please see our Seasonal Reminders page and Feral Cat page for information & instructions.

PLEASE SPAY AND NEUTER all ferals/strays you are feeding and help neighbors if they need it.  You can get assistance from ADLA (aka Spay/Neuter Hotline) at adlaz.org; see our RESOURCE PAGE for more sources of help (such as the Foundation for Homeless Cats website), and our Feral Cat Page for more information.  PREVENT the birth of kittens that wind up dying, suffering, being euthanized or living a life on the streets and control the ferals/strays in your community. 

 

    
 

DONATIONS ARE URGENTLY NEEDED to care for the many kitties in our Sanctuary for unadoptable animals (mostly cats).  They are permanent residents and need ongoing care through adulthood, illness, injury and old age.
Some needing special medical treatment, specifically:
  * CLEO - has stomatitis and likely will need dental surgery.
  * TILLY - Hospice case - has stomatis and mammary tumors, needs ongoing medical treatment.  Only 4 years old and has probabaly never known love and comfort.  Help us give that to her!
  * ABNER - has feline asthma and requires special care and meds.
  * HEATHER - mouth, chronic herpes and other old age symptoms
(These and a few others need soft food all or most of the time due to teeth/mouth issues and/or to be given meds and supplements.
  * Ongoing needs for the increasing number of elderly cats we have and others with chronic issues.
  * Always a need for food and supplies.  See our "Donations - Wishlist" page for a list of specific items we need.

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**PLEASE SPAY/NEUTER FERAL OR STRAY CATS YOU ARE FEEDING.  By feeding them, they become your responsibility.  
Spaying and neutering prevents reproduction, over population, becoming a burden to you, tragedy to them and a nuisance to neighbors. 
Contact ADLA's TNR Program for more information at 602-265-7729.  Or visit their website http://www.adlaz.org/group/trap-neuter-return.
Also, please see our Feral Cat page for more info on how to help our street cat friends.

*DO NOT TURN IN PETS (yours or found), STRAY OR FERAL CATS OR KITTENS TO A COUNTY SHELTER OR THE ARIZONA HUMANE SOCIETY (the AHS is not a no-kill shelter).  
Feral cats and kittens will likely be euthanized.  Please see our Feral Cat page on what to do if you find kittens (or pregnant feral cat). 
Please contact us or a no-kill rescue group (see Resource Page) for help.  
Click on SPECIAL ALERTS button for more info.

ANIMAL CRUELTY IS A CRIME in Arizona  and punishable by jail time!
That includes people who do not provide proper care for their pets and homeowners and landlords threatening to harm feral cats.  If you have a tenant who is taking care of neutered feral cats, they are doing the right thing, the humane thing, and the practice recognized and encouraged by state, local and national authorities, agencies and humane societies everywhere.  When we get reports of neighbors and landlords threatening to kill such cats, we will advise people to notify the authorities immediately. 

    HOMES/FOSTERS NEEDED!  Fostering save lives.  All animal shelters, especially no-kill rescues need fosters to save lives of the many animals needing rescue and being surrendered.  Kind to Nature is occasionally in need of individuals to foster cats needing special care and/or handling (i.e., feral kittens and "skittish" adult rescues).  If you can help, please send an email to ktnbarb@aol.com.

    Pinal County Animal Shelter is in desperate need of fosters and partner rescues.   Please go to "Save Pinal County Kitties" Facebook page to see the many kitties there needing rescue and foster and contact them if you can help!  https://www.facebook.com/savepinalkitties/

    Please visit our Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/ktnbarb/ for more news, updates and animals needing help.
     

URGENT WARNING FOR PHOENIX & Surrounding Areas: PLEASE KEEP PETS INSIDE AND PROTECT FERALS/STRAYS YOUR ARE FEEDING!!
Coyotes are becoming more prevalent and a constant danger to small animals.
Pet & Feral Cat Poisonings are being reported in our area the last several months.        
Your pet or feral could be a victim of paid or indiscriminate trapping.  Beware of "pest control" companies and the like claiming they will trap and humanely re-locate ferals - NOT!
See SPECIAL ALERTS PAGE for more information.

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What We Do          

Kind to Nature (KTN) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Phoenix, Arizona, dedicated to helping and improving the quality of life of the birds and animals that share our urban neighborhoods, be they pets, strays, wild and/or injured birds or other wildlife, with special emphasis on increasing awareness and compassion for feral cats and reducing the pet overpopulation crisis in the Valley. 

KTN maintains an indoor sanctuary providing a permanent home for rescued unadoptable cats (and some dogs) taken in on a special case basis. These cats are generally not "pet quality" or have special needs, so they stay with us their entire lives, which means we have to continue to care for them all their lives through sickness and old age.  We do not do adoptions so have limited sources of funds.  PLEASE HELP US TAKE GOOD CARE OF OUR MANY RESIDENTS. DONATIONS ARE MUCH NEEDED AT THIS TIME --please see our Donations page for a list of the products we use and how to make a donation. 

We generally do not take in adoptable animals, although occasionally we do have to find homes for rescued animals, kittens born from rescued strays/feral cats or in assisting others in the community in placing adoptable animals. PLEASE SEE OUR ADOPTION PAGE FOR ANIMALS needing homes at this time. 

Please refer to the Resource Page for a listing of no-kill rescue organizations for help placing an animal and the Feral Cat page for more info on what to do if you find kittens, a stray cat or know of a feral cat situation and need help with TNR! PLEASE DO NOT TURN AN ANIMAL IN TO THE HUMANE SOCIETY OR THE COUNTY SHELTERS - at this time the shelters are over crowded and all animals are at risk of euthanization, particularly of they are old or have any kind of health or behavior issues.  Some are just plain scared and do not act normally in a shelter setting, putting them more at risk. 

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IN LOVING MEMORY of CHLOE 6-25-18
Only 7 years old.  She graced our feral cattery for 5 years and was one of the prettiest cats ever to be in our sanctuary.
Sorry I couldn't save you little girl.  RIP


Need help coping with the loss of a pet?  
www.humanesociety.org/animals/
resources/tips/coping_with_pet_death.html


7/16/2018 

 

 

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