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Heaven on earth

located in north hollywood, Ca

Heaven on Earth was founded in 2000 and started as a small organization focused on addressing the overpopulation crisis in Los Angeles.

Twenty years later, we have grown tremendously. Adding Perry’s Place, our adoption center and sanctuary, as well as the Heaven on Earth Animal Clinic in Chatsworth, CA. Our staff numbers have more than tripled over the years, supporting our increasing capacity for care. And as of 2020, Los Angeles has reached a status of no-kill.

Over the years, Heaven on Earth has increased our intake numbers from 132 in 2011 to 889 in 2022.

Our adoption numbers have increased as well, from 52 in 2011 to 708 in 2022. 

“This is such a great organization. The staff and everyone care so much about the cats and kittens. They do everything they can to get them adopted or if they are sick they take care of them. I’m really glad I found this organization.”


- Eiko S., Volunteer


we couldn't have done it without you!

In 2022, we opened the doors of Perry’s Place to 626 cats from the Los Angeles shelter system and surrounding communities.

626 intakes
657 cats adopted

We found permanent homes for 657 cats and kittens through our  adoption program.

Our supporters opened their hearts and homes to foster 373 cats and kittens. This includes older. and special needs cats.

373 Cats to Foster
9 cats transferred

We transferred 9 cats out of Los Angeles to other communities in need of adoptable cats. 

Through our SpayShip Program, 1,226 cats were trapped, spayed/neutered, and returned to their homes in their communities. 

1,226 Cats tnr'd
4,095 S/N Surgeries

4,095 spay/neuter surgeries were performed on cats and dogs at the Heaven on Earth Animal Clinic.

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Live Release Rate*

*(Total Death & Euthanasia / Total Cats in Care)  

Heaven on Earth is committed to saving every animal in our care who can be saved. We do not end the life of healthy or treatable pets, even at an owner’s request. We only euthanize an animal if:

  • A veterinarian has assessed that there is no chance of recovering an acceptable quality of life, or
  • It would be clearly inhumane or unsafe not to do so immediately, or
  • When a veterinarian has 1) eliminated medical treatment as a solution; 2) rehabilitation by a specialist has failed and/or staff and public safety cannot be reasonably assured, or 3) other management protocols seriously compromise quality of life.

Due to the nature of our targeted rescue work, it is not unusual for our shelter to fall under the save rate of 90% that designates a shelter ‘No-kill.’ Our shelter sometimes falls below the 90% benchmark because:

  • We have a neonatal kitten program. Neonatal kittens have fragile immune systems and often arrive at the shelter as orphans and with compromised heath. We make every effort to treat and care for kittens until they are eating on their own and healthy enough to go to a foster home, but some lives are still lost despite those efforts. 
  • We prioritize pulling cats with significant medical needs from municipal shelters, including injured, ill, and senior cats in order to help the cats and kittens in most urgent need. Despite our best efforts, some cats do not make it. 
  • We provide hospice and sanctuary care for animals and take responsibility for their end-of-life care. 

Shelter Animals Count Data