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Kind to Nature Story


About “Kind to Nature

            Kind to Nature (KTN) is an Arizona non-profit corporation formed in 1998, dedicated to helping, protecting and improving the quality of life of all animals in our urban neighborhoods, be they pets, strays, birds or other wildlife, with special emphasis on increasing awareness and compassion for feral cats.  We also try to promote living in harmony with and preserving our natural environment, and encourage preventative and natural health care for animals.

Board of Directors:

Barbara Morris

Mercedes de Oro

Mary Milliman

Staff:

Barbara Morris - Executive Director, Shelter/Sanctuary Manager

Mercedes de Oro - Community Outreach Director

Debra Dillon - Assistant Sanctuary Manager

Background:

What We Do:

*Educate and provide information, instruction and direct assistance to pet owners, animal rescuers, feral cat caretakers, people who find lost pets, rescue strays, injured/orphaned animals and birds primarily through our website and emails.  We also provide hands-on assistance in the community when needed.

*Maintain a comprehensive library of helpful handouts for distribution covering many subjects from baby birds to domesticating feral cats, that we have written or obtained/edited from other knowledgeable and reputable sources.

*Work with the rescue community primarily in the metro Phoenix area to save and help at-risk animals of all kinds in all situations.

*Maintain an indoor permanent sanctuary for rescued feral cats and other unadoptable animals; occasionally rescue or directly or foster animals, but we generally do not do adoptions and space is limited, so it is our goal to assist people who have rescued animals with finding homes and/or alternative options; work with the rescue community in general in helping animals that are at risk in different ways.

Goals:
1.  Increase awareness and compassion for feral cats and help reduce the feral cat overpopulation in the Valley.
2.  Make our urban residential streets and neighborhoods safer for children, pets,  birds and other wildlife.
3.  Help reduce the pet overpopulation and the amount of animals euthanized in our county and state.
4.  Expand our facility or help build another facility for cats that are unadoptable (feral, semi-feral, old age, special needs, etc.)  The numbers of those needing to be removed from unsafe locations or abandoned is sadly increasing.