Homeless To Forever FoundationHomeless To Forever Foundation
We are a non profit animal rescue foundation, our primary aim is to provide rescue and forever home placement of animals from the Southern California shelter systems. We aim to provide last minute rescue to critters and other animals that have been s... Read more
We are a non profit animal rescue foundation, our primary aim is to provide rescue and forever home placement of animals from the Southern California shelter systems. We aim to provide last minute rescue to critters and other animals that have been scheduled for euthanasia and have run out of time in securing help from local animal rescue organizations.
Our secondary goal is to provide the same quality of rescue and placement for animals abandoned or in need of being re-homed by private individuals with the goal of preventing these creatures from otherwise entering the shelter system, while also providing limited and minimal support to selected private individuals in need of emergency medical and daily living care for their animals with the goal of preventing these creatures from being surrendered to the shelter system.
We save doggies, kitties, critters and other animals from dying in the shelters, which means we also try to help some creatures, as best we can, from going to the shelters in the first place. We care for our animals while they stay in foster homes throughout the LA County and Valley areas. We have multiple adoption fairs and we house some of our cats at Petsmart in Monrovia, CA.
One and a half years ago, a neighbor passed away leaving his five cats in the shelter. When one was on last days, I called HTFF and talked to Catherine who, within 30 seconds, agreed to take this cat. After this, I decided to volunteer at the cat room which is managed by Laura. Both Laura and Catherine are hard working and caring people who take on a lot to help the cats and dogs in their care. It has been a very rewarding experience and I highly recommend volunteering with this organization to folks who are caring and serious about meeting their commitments to the animals.
I volunteer for Homeless To Forever in the Petsmart Monrovia catroom. I've been with the group for more than 2 1/2 years and work two shifts a week with the 9 cats living in our catroom. Volunteering started for me when I was shopping in the store and a lanky, white and black cat looked out the window at me, and seemed to say, 'hey, aren't you here for me?' Well, that cat lives with me now, but I fell in love with the idea of spending some time with cats of many personalities that come to us while waiting for a permanent home. HTTF is small but devoted to saving animals - most of the rescues are done by the founder, Catherine, who tries to save as many as possible. The catroom has for the last few years been supervised by Laura (she trains, does schedules, works w the cats). Her devotion to the cats who come to us is wonderful, and their needs are primary. All the volunteers love the cats and some communicate among each other with pictures of the kitties at play.
by Zenia F. from El monte, CA
Laura Jenkins, proceded to insult me after not being able to attend our scheduled meeting time because i was being hospitalized for nearly an entire day. I had warned her i had a disabling condition. I have a cerebral aneurysm, sometimes i have seizures and on my really bad days i have weaknesses on one entire side or both. This can be a warning sign of a potential stroke, however i have been cleared to work and volunteer as i please by my doctor. If a person like this can proceed to call me a "bitch" and tell me i have mental issues, then i can only imagine what those poor animals have to go through. What a great way to ruin an organization.