About KTN

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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.

Board of Directors:

Barbara Morris
Mary Milliman
*Looking to fill board of director vacancy

Staff:

Barbara Morris - Executive Director, Shelter/Sanctuary Manager
Debra Dillon - Assistant Sanctuary Manager

Volunteers:

Jeannie Bremerkamp - Shelter backup, special events
Mimi Hickey - TNR and transport

Background:

  • Barbara Morris - Founder, Director, CEO & COO. Barb started rescuing baby and injured birds living in the many trees on her own and neighbors' properties, and received basic training from various experienced bird rehabilitators in the community. In 1996, she began rescuing, spaying, neutering, sheltering and domesticating feral cats, and did volunteer work for other rescue organizations in the Valley assisting with adoptions, feeding and trapping feral cats, among other things. As a result of this experience and training, combined with her many years of being a pet owner, assisting with her former husband's dog training business, and avid reading and studying, she acquired considerable knowledge and resources pertaining to wild birds, feral cats, strays, lost and found, and pet care in general that she wanted to share with the general public. She began a pet lost and found hotline for her neighborhood in east Phoenix and soon became its official "animal consultant." Word got around about her services and knowledge prompting her to publish and distribute a newsletter containing a variety of helpful articles, news and events. Before long, the newsletter was going all over the Valley and she began getting calls from everywhere. It was then she decided to formalize the organization and operations by incorporating and eventually set up a website.
  • Vacancy for Board of Directors. If you are dedicated to helping animals and share our views and goals, please contact Barb Morris.
  • Mary Milliman - Director. Mary is a long time resident of east Phoenix and has always taken in or helped in some way the stray cats, orphaned birds and lost dogs that seem to find her or cross her path. She is compassionate and patient with those exhibiting less than ideal behavior and is a strong supporter of our organization. She is also a very talented silk screener and sign designer, she designed and made our Kind to Nature tees and tank tops, our business cards, bumper stickers and very cute yard sale signs.

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