Kimmel Gnomes Animal Sanctuary

$290 of $100k goal

Raised by 14 people in 2 months
Richard Kimmel  STURGIS, SD
The Kimmel Gnomes Animal Sanctuary



Kimmel Gnomes 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,
Kimmel Gnomes
Gnome Makers / Cat Herders
Kimmel Gnomes Animal Sanctuary

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More about the Kimmel Gnomes Animal Sanctuary: www.kimmelgnomes.com/catsanctuary.html ~ 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 as well thru PayPal OR by Mail. Alternatively thru GoFundMe at www.gofundme.com/kimmel-gnomes-animal-sanctuary  ~ In addition, gratefully accepting donations of Cat Food and Supplies through Amazon's Wish List at www.amazon.com/…/gif…/3LQXXHD9UL3T4/ref=nav_wishlist_lists_4 


NOTE: Also try to assist the surrounding Native Wildlife with Food, Water and Assistance as needed by providing a Safe & Natural Environment for Deer, Birds (+Raptors), Raccoons, Mice, Voles, Squirrels, Chipmunks, Snakes, Bees, Dragonflies Plus whatever Else shows Up here.



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Update 8
Posted by Richard Kimmel
22 days ago
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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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Update 7
Posted by Richard Kimmel
1 month ago
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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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Update 6
Posted by Richard Kimmel
2 months ago
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In addition, Now gratefully accepting donations of Cat Food and Supplies through Amazon's Wish List at www.amazon.com/…/gif…/3LQXXHD9UL3T4/ref=nav_wishlist_lists_4
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Update 5
Posted by Richard Kimmel
2 months ago
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Pottery Kiln is now repaired again ~ Ready to see more Gnomes to help these Cats here!! ;-)
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Barbara New McGehee
2 months ago

I WANT TO DONATE ON A SECURE WEBSITE OR PAYPAL. NOT A CREDIT CARD. THANKS.

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Rick Kimmel
2 months ago

To folks that would prefer NOT to Donate through This page page, alternatively you can go to www.kimmelgnomes.com/catsanctuary.html and a 'Donate' Button to PayPal is there ~ you do NOT have to pay by CC. OR, on the same page, an address for Mail-In donations is shown. Hope this squares us away? The Kitties here will sure appreciate it!! Thank you Very much, Rick Kimmel

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$290 of $100k goal

Raised by 14 people in 2 months
Created January 6, 2017
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Paula Pallo
21 days ago

Hope this helps some. Wish I had so much more to give you and others like you who do so much with so little. Take care.

$10
Anonymous
25 days ago
$20
Sheri Cochran
1 month ago

Thank you for caring for these kitties who deserve love, nourishment and a second chance.

DB
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Dreama Buchanan
1 month ago
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1 month ago
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Karen McKinnon
1 month ago
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2 months ago
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Diane Winters
2 months ago
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Paula Pallo
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Angela Clutterbuck
2 months ago
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What a kind thing to do. All the best to you and the beautiful cats.

Barbara New McGehee
2 months ago

I WANT TO DONATE ON A SECURE WEBSITE OR PAYPAL. NOT A CREDIT CARD. THANKS.

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Rick Kimmel
2 months ago

To folks that would prefer NOT to Donate through This page page, alternatively you can go to www.kimmelgnomes.com/catsanctuary.html and a 'Donate' Button to PayPal is there ~ you do NOT have to pay by CC. OR, on the same page, an address for Mail-In donations is shown. Hope this squares us away? The Kitties here will sure appreciate it!! Thank you Very much, Rick Kimmel

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