IT’S HOT OUT – PLEASE REMEMBER YOUR PETS!                                  
  • Leave them at home – INSIDE, unless it is absolutely necessary.
  • NEVER LEAVE THEM INSIDE A PARKED CAR – even with the windows open, a car will get to 120° in 20 minutes when it is only 80° outside, so it gets much worse when the temps are higher.  A pet will die in that amount of time in those kind of temps.  In many states people are empowered to smash windows to save a pet (or a child, God forbid!) as well as police and in some you can face criminal charges.
  • DON’T LEAVE YOUR PET OUTSIDE unattended, unless absolutely necessary and particularly not without plenty of shade and water in a dish that cannot be knocked over and NEVER EVER TIED UP!
  • PLEASE DON’T WALK YOUR DOG IN THE HEAT OF THE DAY – if you can’t walk on it, neither can they.  In Arizona the sidewalks get hot enough to burn the pads of the paws.
 
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ANIMAL CRUELTY IS 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 or even kill 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 encouraged by state, local and national authorities, agencies and humane societies.  When we get reports of neighbors and landlords threatening to kill such cats, we will advise people to notify the authorities immediately. 

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DISABLED VETERANS WHO HAVE PETS NEED YOUR HELP!
Please visit the website for Veterans and Their Pets www.veteransandtheirpets.org to learn how you can help a disabled veteran keep and/or take care of their pets.  Often, these pets are all a veteran has for companionship and to make them happy.  This organization desperately needs donations and fosters and other volunteers to provide assistance to the many kind-hearted veterans needing this help. 
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IT'S KITTEN SEASON
If you have feral or stray cats in your area, you very well could come upon a litter of recently born kittens in your yard or neighborhood.  Proceed with caution please!  This time of year, every rescuer and shelter is going to be full because of all the kittens being born everywhere, abandoned pets, etc.  **Always best to leave in the care of  the mother.  Feral moms have to hunt for food so just because she’s not there, doesn’t mean she’s not taking care of them.   Whatever you do, do not take them to the county pounds or Humane Society.  If they are feral, they will be euthanized—cute kittens or not!  Please read more on feral cats and kittens on our Feral Cat page and call one of the feral/street cat help organizations listed on the Resource page for more assistance.
 
IT'S ALSO BABY BIRD SEASON
If you find a baby bird in your yard, please proceed with caution before handling.  First thing to do is remove threats of danger and predators from the area.  Read info on our Wild Bird page.  Native birds in Arizona can be taken to Liberty Wildlife, but they will not take pigeons, doves or starlings.  Please see our Resource Page for where to get help.   
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*DO NOT TURN IN PETS (yours or found), STRAY CATS OR KITTENS TO A COUNTY SHELTER 
OR THE ARIZONA HUMANE SOCIETY (not a no-kill shelter).  Please contact us or a no-kill rescue group (see Resource Page) for help.  Click on SPECIAL ALERTS button for more info.


 


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Kind to Nature (KTN) is a non-profit organization 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.
 

Our primary function is to assist the community with all types of pet/animal issues by providing information, instruction, consulting and referrals to people needing such assistance and specifically identify and assist with feral/street cat issues in our neighborhood. We play an active role in working with the general public and the rescue community in placing animals, facilitating lost and found efforts, saving animals from euthanasia and related matters.

KTN maintains an indoor sanctuary providing a permanent home for rescued unadoptable cats 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 sickeness 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 on how the products we use and how to make a donation.

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

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, less than 50% ever get out alive and most pet surrenders are euthanized immediately!!!

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IN LOVING MEMORY OF:
ROCKY - My most special boy of 17 years (Nov 2015)
SABRINA - my "baby" of 16 years) (June 2015)
SASSY - a cute, feisty little girl kitten (June 2015) and 
COMET - sweet little silver boy (July 2015), both
only a year old (had since kittens) lost to FIP.
 GINGER --
a beautiful and extraordinary cat (June 2013)
see her photo on our "About KTN" page


 

 



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