Large Gifts 2019-12-13T20:56:12+00:00

What does it cost to provide care for 350 cats?

Heaven on Earth has evolved over the past seven years. Earlier in our history, we primarily provided long term sanctuary for senior and special needs cats, as well as those with chronic but treatable illness. Since that time, we have expanded our lifesaving mission to any and all cats in need.

We have increased our total intakes from 141 in 2012, to 950 in 2019. 95% originate from LA City shelters, where they have no other options. More than 1,200 cats will pass through Perry’s Place this year.

The cats we take in from area shelters are a diverse population and the cost of care is significant, no matter how healthy or sick the kitties are at intake. Simple expenses like food, litter, and basic vet care add up quickly… And that’s just the beginning!

Over the course of one year, we will spend almost $350K on the cost of care for 700 kittens. Taking promotions into account, we may recoup approximately $50K in adoption fees, leaving us a deficit of $300K.

ANNUAL BASIC EXPENSES

Annual Basic Expenses: $294k

Food: $50k

The cost to feed a cat for a month can vary greatly based on the health and age of the cat. Kitten food is expensive!

Litter: $15k

All cats use litter, and the kittens often need daily multiple box cleanings

Medical Supplies: $7k

We pulled 150 medical cats from shelters this year alone. Added to our sanctuary population, we are actively caring for an average of almost 75 cats a month that need specialized care or medicine.

Veterinary Procedures: $80k

Dental extractions, corrective entropion, and amputations are just a few of the costly procedures we provided to our population this year.  

Printing Costs: $10k

Printed materials are necessary - even in this digital age! The cost of marketing materials, office supplies, and mail campaigns alone went well over 10K in 2019.

Facility Costs: $132k

Our 5500 square foot facility carries a mortgage, and needs annual repairs and upgrades. That’s not counting the cost of utilities and insurance.

This is where you come in.

What are you passionate about? Join us in fulfilling our mission!

NAMING OPPORTUNITIES

Programs

Litter Angel:

$15,000

Provide litter for an entire year to our 350 resident cats, and to the 1,100 that will pass through our facility in 2020

Food Fighter:

$50,000

Provide food for an entire year to our 350 resident cats, and to the 1,100 that will pass through our facility in 2020

Medical Supplies:

$7,000

Provide medical supplies for an entire year to our 350 resident cats, and to the 1,100 that will pass through our facility in 2020

Medical Fund:

$35,000

Provide medical procedures for an entire year to our 350 resident cats, and to the 1,100 that will pass through our facility in 2020

Tinea Titan:

$15,000

Ringworm is a simple fungus that is non-fatal, easily treated, and usually cured within a few months. Unfortunately, it is a death sentence in many Los Angeles shelters due to the space and time required to treat it. Heaven on Earth has made a commitment to saving these cats. During the height of ringworm last year, we were treating 70 cats with ringworm! This requires considerable additional staff time to bathe the infected cats twice a week, usually for from 4-8 weeks before they are clear, and to provide daily medications.

Seniors for Seniors:

$10,000

***NEW PROGRAM*** Having identified a cohort of three pet friendly senior living centers, we expect to establish cat therapy rooms at each facility for the residents. Our hope is to provide a place for the residents to pet the cats in residence and enjoy their company, while at the same time opening more cat space at Perry’s Place. Ultimately, we expect that some of the residents in the independent living apartments at the senior centers will adopt cats from the therapy room. The $10,000 will fund our staff cost in supporting this program, as well as any medications needed to maintain the health of the senior cats in residence. We expect the senior living centers to furnish the cat therapy rooms and provide food and litter.

 

Perry's Place Spaces

Clinical Care Room:

$25,000

Lobby/Reception Area:

$50,000

Perry’s Place Administrative Office:

$20,000

Community Room:

$35,000

Includes 2 meet & greet cubicles

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