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ktnbarb@aol.com

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!

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image1KIND TO NATURE has been saving lives and helping the birds and animals in our urban neighborhoods for over 20 years!
  See below for more about what we do and how you can help.
     
Check out our Resources Page for a list of many helpful numbers and websites you can use!
Please visit our Animals for Adoption page for photos and information on some special kitties needing homes.

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              SPRING IS HERE!
That means KITTEN and BABY BIRD season to us
(and all through summer too).

PLEASE SPAY AND NEUTER all ferals/strays you are feeding and help neighbors if they need it.  Please see our Feral Cat page and the RESOURCE page for more resources and information. 

DO YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO IF YOU FIND KITTENS?  Please resist the temptation to "rescue" what appear to be orphan kittens.  Just because you see them alone, does not mean they need rescuing (unless they are in obvious imminent danger!). 
Please see our Feral Cat page for more information and instructions on what to do if you find kittens.

DO YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO IF YOU FIND A BABY BIRD?  Proceed with caution.  What you think might be helping could be all wrong and could harm the bird.  See our Wild Birds page for more information and Resource Page for finding qualified help.

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 DONATIONS ALWAYS NEEDED for medical expenses, food and supplies.
We are currently specifically fundraising for surgery and chemo treatments for a special girl -- AMBROSIA. 
She has been diagnosed with mammary cancer, had one mass removed successfully and we now 
need to do full chain mastectomy surgery followed by chemotherapy for several months with veterinary oncologist.
CAN YOU HELP US GIVE AMBROSIA A CHANCE AT A LONGER LIFE & A GOOD HOME?

Read more about Ambrosia on our Animals for Adoption page.

See also our "Donations - Wishlist" page for a list of specific items we need.

AMAZON SHOPPERS - Help support Kind to Nature every time you shop by using this link and naming
Kind to Nature as the charity you wish proceeds to go to: 
          
https://smile.amazon.com/ch/86-0960855

Visit us on Facebook for more updates, info, animals needing your help.  https://www.facebook.com/ktnbarb/

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MORE INFO YOU CAN USE:

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.

*DO NOT TURN IN PETS (yours or found), STRAY OR FERAL CATS OR KITTENS TO A COUNTY SELTER 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.  See SPECIAL ALERTS page for more info.

 NEVER OFFER A PET OR FOUND ANIMAL FOR FREE to anyone you don't know Bad people with bad intentions can be very deceiving to someone not skilled in screening.  Always do a home check.

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. 

URGENT WARNING FOR PHOENIX & Surrounding Areas (and probably other areas as well): 

PLEASE KEEP PETS INSIDE AND PROTECT FERALS/STRAYS YOUR ARE FEEDING!!  Coyotes are becoming more prevalent and a constant danger to small animals.  Owls are also dangerous predators of cats -- they hunt in the evening and early morning. 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 formed in 1998, 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.  We work closely with the general public and rescue community towards saving and helping at-risk animals by networking, consulting, providing information and referrals, transportation, and spay/neuter assistance.  We utilize fosters for socializing feral kittens and fearful cats rescued from individuals and shelters.

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 due to the growing number of aging and special needs cats we have, including several needing or having dental surgeries. 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, but occasionally 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 if 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 all the special kitties that have graced our sanctuary and sadly gone, none of whom would have had love, comfort and shelter if not for us, no matter how long they were with us.  
You will never be forgotten.

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

 

 

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