Rick Kimmel's Rescued Cats

$1,167 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 37 people in 23 months
Rick Kimmel's Rescued Cats



Rick Kimmel is working toward building an animal sanctuary with emphasis on providing lifetime sanctuary for hopeless cats on death row at the local shelter. We've had a great many setbacks in recent years due to the economy but still we move forward. We have never been in a position where our loyal customers can visit with us when they come to the Black Hills and that is also something we would like to do at the sanctuary.

We currently house 18 rescued cats. They live indoors with us and have 3 outdoor enclosures they can access 24/7. We love them with all our heart. They will never know hunger, loneliness or human cruelty again. We donate and dedicate our lives freely to do this work.

We would like to take this opportunity to Thank all our customers for continuing to support us over the years and in doing so move us closer to our goal. Here are some of our beloved kitties enjoying their new forever home with us.

Kind Regards,
Rick Kimmel

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More about the Rick Kimmel's Rescued Cats : ALL Sales at www.KimmelGnomes.com Directly Benefit the Special Needs Sanctuary Animals that are here, and keep them healthy, happy and well fed in their FurEver Home. Donations are accepted thru GoFundMe  or through Facebook at www.facebook.com/donate/138826573408096 or thru PayPal to kimmelgnomes(AT)yahoo.com 




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Thank you to all that have supported and contributed thus far... and the Kitties here all thank you Too! ;)
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PLEASE HELP THE CATS HERE!!!!!!!

Really circling the drain here Folks... Just about at the end.... can't get enough Orders in here.... and donations are just about non-existent. Worked all my life..... got nothing. So be it.... for myself ~ I don't care anymore.... But for these many Cats here ~ I'm asking for your help....... PLEASE!!!!

Manufacturer of High-Quality Handcrafted Stoneware Pottery Garden Gnomes www.KimmelGnomes.com

ALL SALES BENEFIT THE SPECIAL NEEDS RESCUED ANIMALS HERE!! Donations are accepted thru www.gofundme.com/RickKimmelRescuedCats
or through Facebook at www.facebook.com/donate/138826573408096 or thru Amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/giftlist/3LQXXHD9UL3T4/ref=nav_wishlist_lists_3 or thru PayPal
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This is <3 'Quint'... so named after the characters from 'Jaws'... turned out later the name fit!!! :-O He's the most loving and kindest little Cat in the world BUT.... he loves to NIP (Not other Cats ~ Just people!!)!! I swear he doesn't do it out of meanness or aggression but he sure gets a big kick out of your reaction!!!! :-D He's a small stocky little Cat with powerful jaws... hurts like heck!!! ;-) Heh?! NO exception today... I just got a bloody arm for my trouble... HE however is happy as a Lark!! 3:) Got him from the local Shelter almost a decade ago... he was in pretty bad shape back then... they had found him in a burned out old building... barely hanging on. He's very healthy and happy now... and is in fact the 'Ambassador of Good Will' to any New Cats that show up here... he's always the First one to try and make friends with them! :-) He's very much loved around this joint... <3 Nuff' said.
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Kimmel Gnomes Animal Sanctuary: www.kimmelgnomes.com/catsanctuary.html ~ ALL Sales at Kimmel Gnomes™ directly Benefit the Special Needs Sanctuary Animals that are here, and keep them healthy, happy and well fed in their FurEver Home. Donations are Gratefully accepted (and Needed) as well ~ Links for same are in the Sanctuary Website OR can be sent in by Mail (address is listed).
Also try to assist the surrounding Native Wildlife with Food, Water and Assistance as needed by providing a Safe & Natural Environment for them.
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'George' passed on today... Kidney Failure.... he had come here 7-8 years ago with FIV... He had done very well most of his time here... just the past year or so he really started to show it though. Tried a few things but in the end, it was his time I guess. He wasn't a young Cat to begin with... but he was special (they ALL are).

Anyways Georgie's story (they ALL have one) was that just one day a new Cat was discovered amongst the resident Cats here, in their outside Cat Enclosure!!! :-O No telling How long he had been in there ~ as the Cats already Knew him and had gotten comfortable with him! Either he had jumped down from the roof Into the enclosure OR someone had thrown him over the fence (I suspect the latter). In any case, He REALLY wanted to Live here!!! ;-)

He started out (and another Cat... Bobby) as TNR Cats.... he progressed to a 'In & Out' Cat... finally after Him and Bobbie started catching too many Rabbits (native Cottontails ~ there's a long time Nest/Den out front!!) he and Bobby were made Full TIME Indoor Cats... and joined the Collective!! ;-)

Unlike Bobbie, George fit right IN here immediately... all the Cats liked him and got along with him... NO small task! He was a very mellow laid back Cat who only wanted his comforts, goodies and heater to lay by ALL day.... one Happy Camper to be sure!

Finally, someone at sometime had taught this Cat (before he got here) HOW to jump up FROM the ground.... onto your Shoulders.... then adjust himself so you could stand completely erect!! ;-) There's several other Cats here that TRY to do the same BUT George is the Only Cat I've ever known that did it Right!! ;-) <3

He will be sorely missed... just as they all are... just as they all will be. :'( Oh one more thing about George... he had the 'deepest' (bass?) meow too that I've heard in a Cat!! ;-) Nuff' said.
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As always, any and all Donations through GoFundMe and/or PayPal would be most welcome to offset the Vet Bills ($$$) incurred at least Trying to save George... despite all odds. Thank you. Kimmel Gnomes Animal Sanctuary: www.kimmelgnomes.com/catsanctuary.html
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Rick Kimmel
10 months ago

Thank you SO much whoever sent the 50 LB. Bag of Cracked Corn today!!!!! ♥ The Wildlife here (Deer/Birds/Squirrels/and whoever else shows up!!!) really Love this stuff AND need it terribly in the gawd awful Winters in the Black Hills!!! No disclosure in box who sent it But Thank You and the Wild Critters thank you too!!!!!!! ♥ All Donations made through Amazon's Wish List for Rick Kimmel's Rescued Cat's here will be gratefully received. https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/giftlist/3LQXXHD9UL3T4/ref=nav_wishlist_lists_3

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Raised by 37 people in 23 months
Created January 6, 2017
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Karen Van Scoyk
3 months ago
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Thank you for all you do for the cats...I used to do this as well.

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Sue Lawson
8 months ago
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Happy Birthday Rick.

$25
Sandra Pister
9 months ago
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Thank you for all you do.

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Marsha Sumal
10 months ago
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Love the cats & gnomes so much. Wishing I could do more! You have a heart of gold. BTW, some people have a coffee house, with tea, sandwiches, pastry, etc where peeps can go in, visit & play with the kitties, read. Never been there, cause I do this stuff at home, full time!

Rick Kimmel
10 months ago

Thank you SO much whoever sent the 50 LB. Bag of Cracked Corn today!!!!! ♥ The Wildlife here (Deer/Birds/Squirrels/and whoever else shows up!!!) really Love this stuff AND need it terribly in the gawd awful Winters in the Black Hills!!! No disclosure in box who sent it But Thank You and the Wild Critters thank you too!!!!!!! ♥ All Donations made through Amazon's Wish List for Rick Kimmel's Rescued Cat's here will be gratefully received. https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/giftlist/3LQXXHD9UL3T4/ref=nav_wishlist_lists_3

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