Dawn does an amazing job and works so hard and countless hours running her rescue and shoppe that benefits these animals. She is local in Camden, Tennessee. I have seen her shoppe and place and it’s a beautiful and safe place for these rescues.
“He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death, or mourning, or crying, or pain for the old order of things has passed away”.Revelation 21:4
Revelation Gardens was founded to offer cats and dogs sanctuary in a home-like environment. Our primary focus is pets surrendered or abandoned as a result of owner death or disability.
Research shows when companion animals experience loss they need time to grieve and heal. When placed in a shelter environment, which is often characterized by high levels of stress or are placed in a rescue (after experiencing loss) and then are uprooted again sometimes multiple times they can experience compounded grief leading to health and behavioral problems. By providing these companion animals with a sanctuary environment, we enable them to heal, rebuild trust, and experience stability for the duration of their lives.
Our programming is rooted in a home-like environment. Residents listen to soothing music, watch nature videos, explore the outdoors, engage in individual and group playtime, and enjoy healthy, nutritious food! Through a consistent routine our rescue-pets transform from being fearful and withdrawn to exploring, playing with toys, and bonding with their rescue brothers and sisters.
When Revelation Gardens was founded, we filled up almost immediately. Our plan was to expand but quickly realized it is not sustainable to continually expand to help all the cats and dogs in need. We believe it is imperative we address the underlying causes of pet abandonment, surrender, and abuse. For this reason we founded our community outreach program which helps more pets stay in their home.
Our goal is to provide pet owners with the resources they need including education, stress-reduction tools, and resource alignment so they keep their pets.
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Our main focus in 2021 is to generate monthly funding for direct care costs. COVID impacted us greatly reducing the number of donations and increasing our intakes three-fold! We currently care for 27 at the sanctuary, 12 at the vintage shoppe adoption center, and two homeless colonies equaling 52 cats and dogs! We do not receive government, state, or local funding so rely on generous donors like you to support the costs to care for our rescues. To learn how to support our work, click here!
In addition to strengthening our funding base, we have a goal to create an Office Cat Adoption/Foster Program where local businesses adopt or foster a cat or two to be their office companions. To inquire about having your own office cat, contact us here.
Community Outreach Program
Our main focus in 2021 for our community outreach program is to reach those who need us most and generate funding to support our spay/neuter grant program. We are also striving to obtain funding to purchase igloo dog houses for all pets who need them in Benton County. Our goal is to update our survey information of pet owners to identify number of outside dogs, number of outside cats, and number in need of shelter, spay/neuter, and food and supplies. If you would like to help fund these programs, please visit our Support Our Work page here!
If you need help with caring for your pets or know someone who does, please contact us to talk further or download and complete this form. Once complete, visit us at 158 W Main Street, Camden Tues-Fri 10-2 and Sat 9-4.
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