THE HYLA MARROW TRUST
Hyla was born in 1950 and became an accomplished gymnast and dancer, leading to a long career as a stuntwoman and actress in over 80 films. She was also a successful day-trader and a passionate cat-lover who created a Trust that, since her passing in 2016, has benefited over 60 organizations that help homeless cats find medical care and forever homes.
Kitty Devore Rescue is grateful to be one of those groups and our gratitude to the Hyla Marrow Trust for its generous support of our rescue and adoption efforts remains enduring.
Thanks to the Hyla Marrow Trust grant we received in 2018, we were able to rescue more kitties from Devore Shelter in a given year than we had previously, ensuring each rescued kitty received full vetting and that all their observable and discoverable medical issues were addressed. Kitties like Sakari and her four newborns who were in critical condition when rescued from the shelter due to an aggressive upper respiratory infection, Henri Hubert who was born with an underdeveloped eye and eventually needed surgery to remove the tissue and close the socket, Jacko who needed surgery to set a broken leg, Scampers who needed an imperative and invasive operation after ingesting a nail, and Loukas whose tail had been dislocated prior to his admittance to Devore Shelter and required a critical amputation surgery post-rescue. The Hyla Marrow Trust grant gave us the resources needed to save their lives when time was of the essence.
In addition to this, we were able to revamp our adoption event set-up by purchasing large and roomy crates, comfortable bedding, and food and water containers for kitties attending these adoption events in the hopes of finding their forever homes. The grant also enabled us to implement our new mandatory microchipping policy for all rescued Kitty Devore kitties, making microchipping part of our standard vetting process to ensure each kitty we save will always have that extra safety net to get them safely home again should they ever get lost or go missing.
THE IAN SOMERHALDER FOUNDATION
The Ian Somerhalder Foundation’s Grant Programs provide financial assistance to organizations and individuals whose purpose and mission align with our focus on the environment, creatures and youth.
ISF’s Emergency Medical Care Grant for Animals, launched in 2014, provided financial assistance to animal welfare organizations, agencies and in some cases individual rescuers responsible for the care of animals recovering from abuse, neglect or injuries suffered from a traumatic event. Sadly, the program shut down in 2020 after helping almost 2,500 creatures – but we are forever grateful to ISF for their assistance to a handful of KD kitties when they needed it the most.
ISF grants we received helped offset the cost of critical and emergency veterinary assistance for kitties like Poppy who needed a full dental extraction due to stomatitis, Navy whose left femoral head was shattered to pieces from a car accident, and Ty-Ty who had a hole in his diaphragm as well as an old injury which pushed 75% of his intestines and 50% of his liver up into his chest cavity.
THE GLIDE FOUNDATION
Thornton (“Tawny”) S. Glide, Jr. and his wife, Katrina (“Scatter”) Dangberg Glide, were long-time residents of the T.S. Glide Ranch in Yolo County, California. They owned and operated farms and ranches in and about Northern California. Their interests were horses and other animals, farming, preserving open spaces, and civic endeavors.
Upon their respective deaths in July 1995, they established the Thornton S. Glide, Jr. and Katrina D. Glide Foundation, a perpetual California charitable trust. Its purpose is to provide benefits for qualified organizations committed to animal protection organizations, other land and wildlife conservancy groups, agricultural purposes, preservation of land in its natural state, and opera, symphony, and other similar civic organizations.
In addition to providing grants to qualified organizations, the Foundation conducts its own charitable rescue operations at four cohesive locations. The Home Ranch, Pierce Ranch, Russell Ranch, and Wooden Ranch locations provide housing for horses, donkeys, and mules, as well as other farm animals that have made their way to the Foundation. The Foundation operates a closed-door sanctuary, any animal accepted into the Foundation lives out the remainder of its natural life under the Foundation’s compassionate care.
Kitty Devore Rescue was the recipient of a Glide Foundation grant in 2019, enabling us to continue our rescue, rehabilitation, and rehoming mission for the kitties of Devore Shelter.
Living Spaces’s mission is to help everyone create a better home. A home where you can find support, security, comfort and beauty. They host giving campaigns and partner with foundations that have a similar purpose, so they can expand their efforts to a variety of communities in need, from veterans and foster care children, to victims of recent disasters, including Hurricane Harvey and the California fires. And yes, they help animals, too!
Thanks to Rebecca, one of our foster members working as a longtime employee of Living Spaces, Kitty Devore Rescue has been the recipient of an annual $1000 grant from the company. Their grants have enabled us to fund the vetting of at least five Kitty Devore Rescue kitties every year!
THE NATIONAL ANTI-VIVISECTION SOCIETY (NAVS)
NAVS promotes greater compassion, respect and justice for animals through educational and advocacy programs based on respected ethical, scientific and legal theory. Supported by extensive documentation of the cruelty and waste of vivisection, NAVS works to increase public awareness about animal experimentation, to promote positive solutions that advance humane science, to support the development of alternatives to the use of animals, and in cooperation with like-minded individuals and groups, to effect changes which help to end the unnecessary suffering of animals.
In 2015 we were not only the recipients of a grant from NAVS but one of our KD kitties, Sheila, was featured in their 2016 annual calendar!
PAWS FOR LOVE FOUNDATION
Paws for Love began in Healdsburg, CA, as small and unique art exhibit in 2000. This simple concept of original art created by rescue and shelter animals themselves has grown into an exciting annual fundraiser and much-anticipated event every February in the North Bay region of California. The animals paint with their paws and tails, creating delightful abstract and impressionistic works of art! – Painting magic with rescue animals in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, at Green Dog Rescue in Windsor, and Forgotten Felines in Rohnert Park will take place this summer.
Having assisted local animal shelters in Sonoma County in its early years, Paws for Love moved forward to become a fully independent 501c3 nonprofit organization now known as the Paws for Love Foundation. In this way, we would be able to benefit many organizations by pursuing our vision of making a difference in the lives of homeless and unwanted pets by providing resources and funding to shelters, rescue groups, and individuals dedicated to improving the health, welfare, and adoptability of unwanted and abused animals both locally and beyond the borders of the North Bay.
Kitty Devore Rescue was the recipient of a Paws for Love foundation grant of $1000 in 2017.
AnimalPAC identifies and endorses candidates who support the humane treatment of animals. Then they provide campaign resources that help them get elected to local government. Their endorsed lawmakers have gone on to enact real public policies that have improved the lives of animals.
In 2018, Kitty Devore Rescue was selected as an AnimalPAC grant recipient for $1000, awarded to us by California state senator Kevin de Leon.