The Kitties

Rescuers need to get 30+ kitties medical care, from a hoarding situation.

This campaign failed to reach its funding goal 3 months ago
81% Funded
  • $16,161.00 Donated
  • $20,000.00 Goal
  • 52 Donors
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About the Campaign

About 15 cats with dental issues,

another 15 at least need basic vetting.

Let’s make it a happy New Year, a truly new chance for these kitties!

At the beginning of this year Ronnie Krokdal became aware of a hoarding type situation in the Los Angeles area. Ronnie is an independent rescuer, meaning she is active in the rescue community, but does not run her own rescue.

There were many cats in a home, a “rescue-gone-bad” situation. The people there had started rescuing street cats and finding them homes, but it had gotten out of control. They had thought a number of the cats were adopted, but they were returned unexpectedly… when they had just taken in more strays.  And then one of the people there was in a car accident and hospitalized for some time. They had gotten in way over their heads, and had no means to get out of the situation.

Ronnie documented every cat, with records and info, samples:

Ronnie organized various cat rescue groups to aid in relocating the cats. She got an RVT (vet technician) to come to the location and administer vaccines and medications. Many of the cats had “kennel cough”, an upper respiratory infection often seen in situations where many animals are together in an enclosed area, and they were all treated for this. The cat at the beginning of the video above is one such case.

Example of the dental issues:

Over time Ronnie, working with multiple rescue groups, has gotten well over half of the cats removed and safe. Now about 30 remain. Many of these 30 have severe dental problems, and need dental surgery. The others have some other health issues and need some further medications and care. Ronnie has arranged a veterinarian, at a very good price, for this work. Then the kitties can go to rescues, and finally get good homes!

What is needed now is funding for these 30 cats to get the treatment they need. It is approximately $500 per cat for the ones that need dental work, and about $250 per cat for those that do not. So we have a rough estimate of $11,250 to get these 30 taken care of and off to safe rescues and then adopted to homes!

All donations are going through Free Animal Doctor, a 501c3 non-profit, and will be held by us and paid out only to the veterinarian. Below is a previous bill for a cat that had dental work and vetting at the clinic we plan to use, to give you an idea of the pricing.

Ronnie would love to get all these kitties happy and healthy for the New Year, so they can get into safe rescues and then adopted. Let’s make 2023 a better year for these kitties!

Interested in adopting one of these kitties?? Here is a list with adoption information: Available Cats For Adoption


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  • Joanna Poppink

    Heard about you through Nextdoor. So thankful for you and glad to help!

    December 14, 2022 at 6:03 pm Reply

    • Ronnie

      Awe, thank you Joanna! So grateful for your support! ❤️🐾

      December 18, 2022 at 7:16 pm Reply

  • jennifer bradley

    Ronnie is such an amazing angel for the animals. I have an older kitty who has health issues so I can’t adopt or foster, but I want to help. It isn’t much because I live on social security and it is all I can spare. I pray that all of these kitties get the help they need and go to loving homes. May 2023 be the year we see more animals saved and loved.

    December 14, 2022 at 9:10 pm Reply

    • Ronnie

      Thank you Jennifer – I truly appreciate your support! ❤️🐾

      December 18, 2022 at 7:14 pm Reply

  • Anonymous

    Save the kitties

    December 15, 2022 at 11:38 am Reply

    • Ronnie

      Thank you!! ❤️🐾

      December 18, 2022 at 7:13 pm Reply

  • Victoria Lynch-Knight

    Thank you for your dedication, your tenacity, and – above all – for your kind and generous heart.

    December 15, 2022 at 12:35 pm Reply

  • Victoria Lynch-Knight

    Thank you for your dedication, your tenacity, and – above all – for your kind and generous heart.

    December 15, 2022 at 12:39 pm Reply

    • Ronnie

      Awe, thank you so much for your kind words and continued support for all the rescue animals, Victoria! I truly appreciate you! ❤️🐾

      December 18, 2022 at 7:12 pm Reply

  • Renee Weitzner

    Thank you, Ronnie, for the help you are giving these cats…..

    December 15, 2022 at 1:38 pm Reply

  • Armineh Mehrabian

    Thank you for your hard work.🙏

    December 15, 2022 at 11:17 pm Reply

    • Ronnie

      Thank you for helping the kitties! ❤️🐾

      December 18, 2022 at 7:10 pm Reply

  • Renee Weitzner

    Ronnie, you are doing so much good for these cats. Thank you!

    December 16, 2022 at 8:59 am Reply

    • Ronnie

      Thank you so much, Renee! ❤️🐾

      December 18, 2022 at 7:09 pm Reply

  • Rima Bronte

    Thanks for your effort in rescuing these poor kitties! Keep up the good work.

    December 17, 2022 at 11:19 am Reply

    • Ronnie

      Thank you for helping Rima! ❤️🐾

      December 18, 2022 at 7:07 pm Reply

  • Ronnie Krokdal

    Thank you SO much for your generous support! The campaign is 40% funded, which means several more cats will receive dental surgeries and medical care… I’m truly grateful for everyone’s help! ❤️🐾


    December 18, 2022 at 7:04 pm Reply

  • Kathleen Lucas

    My dog had bad dental condition and I could see his misery before he got treatment.

    December 19, 2022 at 5:27 pm Reply

    • Ronnie

      It is heartbreaking … I had to help these poor cats! Tremendously grateful for everyone’s support! 52% so far … amazing!!

      December 23, 2022 at 6:46 pm Reply

  • Joyce Urode

    thank u for helping these defenseless babies!

    December 21, 2022 at 6:36 pm Reply

    • Ronnie


      December 23, 2022 at 6:47 pm Reply

  • Jason Frankovitz

    We can get all the kittens the care they need, if everyone helps just a tiny bit!

    December 25, 2022 at 8:18 am Reply

    • Ronnie Krokdal

      … so true! 🙏🏻❤️

      March 31, 2023 at 9:45 pm Reply

  • Ronnie Krokdal

    Thanks a million to those who have donated to help approx 30 cats receive dental surgeries and medical care so far through this campaign! It’s been incredibly heartwarming to see these poor cats receive help! ❤️🐾
    We are having to increase the campaign goal, however, as more cats from this location are in need of help for upper respiratory infections, eye/ear infections, dental extractions so they can eat again, vaccines, fecal tests, etc. Some need bloodwork and x-rays. Many severely ill cats are in need of follow up vet care and further testing.
    I’m sharing the fundraiser again to try and help the rest of the cats, some are even living underneath the hoarding house.
    I’m happy to share that many of the cats are now living in foster homes getting ready for adoption, and I cannot thank you enough for caring to support! I’ll continue to work on this situation as long as I can find help for them. I very much need help from rescues to take in a cat or two, some are friendly, others are timid. Socializers, or someone who could just let a timid cat live in the home and get food is very much needed. With time timid cats will also come around. They just need a chance…

    March 31, 2023 at 9:44 pm Reply

  • Ann Blank

    Thanks for helping all the animals!

    April 13, 2023 at 6:30 pm Reply

    • Ronnie

      Thank you for helping them by contributing Ann! 🙏🏻❤️

      April 14, 2023 at 12:07 pm Reply

  • Natasha Rubin

    Thanks Ronny!

    April 13, 2023 at 8:46 pm Reply

  • Michael Spiller

    Thank you! I love animals (esp. cats) and so appreciate the work you all do!

    April 14, 2023 at 8:00 am Reply

  • Jeni Blumenthal

    Because I care about animals

    April 14, 2023 at 8:36 am Reply

  • Joan Mead

    What Ronnie is doing is truly incredible! I thank her for her dedication to this project and saving so many helpless cats.

    And thank you for fundraising for Ronnie.

    April 14, 2023 at 10:32 am Reply

  • wilba hussey

    I love cats and always have!

    April 14, 2023 at 1:30 pm Reply

  • Anonymous

    It’s the very least I can do to help these poor cats and to support these brave volunteers who are saving so many furry lives…😻

    April 14, 2023 at 3:13 pm Reply

  • roberta cuccio

    Ronnie , the work you do for these animals is beautiful to see .. your devotion and the care you get for them is appreciated beyond words , Ir takes a very special person with a heart of pure gold ,, Thank you , very happy to contribute to this good cause ,

    April 14, 2023 at 4:45 pm Reply

  • W. Lynch

    God bless you, Ronnie, and the veterinarians and their teams.

    April 15, 2023 at 6:55 am Reply

  • Dawn Snell

    I saw Mona, a beautiful tortoise colored cat, and had to have her! She had (has) a severe respiratory infection and weighed in at just over 5 lbs when I got her. She became THE most loving cat after just a few days. Ronni brought her to my home and has been taking care of Mona’s medical care. Even when Ronni’s mother passed, she has remained vigilant in taking care of all the animals in need. Donating is a way to say “Thank you!”. I wish I could do more.

    April 17, 2023 at 10:31 pm Reply

  • Grace Iwashita

    Thank you Ronnie for caring for so many animals in need. God bless you!

    April 19, 2023 at 12:46 pm Reply

  • Ashley Alvarado

    You’re an angel 💜

    April 19, 2023 at 2:28 pm Reply

  • Ronnie Krokdal

    Today one of the most timid cats left at the house went to a potential adopter’s home… Gosh, I’m sooo excited for her getting this opportunity! She has already been fixed, vaccinated, teeth checked, snap tested, received flea and deworming treatment, and had her nails trimmed … I hope this works out!!!! I am so grateful every time a person opens up their home to a kitty that is scared. Time and time again I see the most scared cats come around – if only given a chance …

    April 22, 2023 at 7:03 pm Reply

  • Wendy Lynch

    In honor of the veterinarians and especially Ronnie’s tireless efforts to save and heal ailing rescue animals.

    July 6, 2023 at 11:31 am Reply

  • Gabriela Estavillo

    Good people that help animals in need, have big hearts 💕

    GOD Bless……

    July 10, 2023 at 8:46 pm Reply