CAT HAVEN is a “Heaven on Earth” resort for cats which was established in 1995 in loving memory of Brandy, a 14 year old ‘tortoise shell’ calico who taught us love and respect for all forms of creatures, whether wild or tame.
We at CAT HAVEN believe that humans must acknowledge our place in this world and act responsibly. We demand more space than we have a right to, so it is our responsibility to take care of those creatures whom we have displaced.
CAT HAVEN Charitable Trust is not an adoption service. Our theory is simple: all cats deserve to live in a safe, nurturing environment and those cats that choose to live at CAT HAVEN may do so for life.
Dorothy Farley’s early life was spent in World War II-torn London, growing up in a controlled, disciplined environment, including living in bomb shelters. In 1955 she married her first husband and moved to the United States. During this marriage she began her path towards spirituality and enlightenment and left her husband once she realized the relationship she was in was not where she was meant to be. During her eight years of studying, learning, and healing her mind, body, and spirit she found a connection with animals. She also met the man of her dreams, Jack Farley, her love of many lifetimes. They discovered their mission was to rescue and care for unwanted cats and other animals on their land. In March of 2007 Dorothy had a horrible dream of losing Jack. He died in her arms while dancing that night at a local café. Little did Dorothy know that Jack’s transition would provide them with newfound love, learning, and awareness. Through her conversations with Jack she now understands that Jack is still teaching her, and it only gets better.