It all started in 1995 with two little calico kittens - Joplin and Squeaker. They were barn kittens with not much of a future, born from a feral mom. They, too, would have grown up and had the same rough life as her, catching food where she could, having litter after litter hoping that at least one of her young would make it to adulthood. Since then, many other cats and kittens have trickled in to our home one by one. Each of them having their own story to tell.
A cat we call Sunday came from a rental that had been vacated. The family moved and had left him behind -- locked out of the garage that he had lived in. He was found on a cold and rainy spring morning.
Webbils was found under a metal slab in a loading dock at a greenhouse, just hours old. We waited, but mom never came back. She was bottle fed, potty trained and very pampered.
Scotch was one that ate on our front porch until the day I found her in the back yard; she had been rolled by a car and needed not one, but two surgeries.
We’ve had two moms come in with their babies, and these stories are just a sample of the many cats and kittens we have brought into our home.
We recently moved from the city to the country -- 37 cats in all. They are all spayed and neutered, vaccinated, and all medical problems have been treated.
There are many other kitties in similar situations, and so, realizing the great need, we decided to start Helping Paws Pet Haven, Inc. A no-kill Haven for orphaned, neglected, and abused felines to either be adopted or live out the rest of their natural lives in a fun, cage-free environment. Please help our story continue...HPPH will not work without donations from you!