How You Can Help

We need pet sponsors so we can provide sanctuary of our existing critter population for a long, happy life. We realize that not everyone is able to adopt another companion, but sponsorship is another way to help.

We need volunteers to help with special projects.

We need donations from our wish list.

If you are in the Indian Wells Valley, you can recycle your CRV beverage bottles and cans, household glass bottles, aluminum cat food cans, as well as newspaper and cardboard at Golden Empire Salvage at 811 E. Ridgecrest Blvd. and ask them to credit it to the Tulgey Wood Critter Refuge account. (If you don't already have a designated favorite charity.)

If you are going to be in the Lake Isabella Area, you can recycle just about everything at Thomas Refuse. Make sure to ask them to put it on the Tulgey Wood Critter account!

Christina, the Snow Queen
520 of your favorite stores help our shelter And don't forget to shop at online mall where you can find all of your favorite stores such as Lands End, Eddie Bauer, Gaiam/Real Goods, Staples, Office Depot, Dell, Gateway, (for cool web-integrated remote cameras and security systems), (for prescriptions, vitamins, face and body lotions), Petsmart, Petco, PetcareRx, Sunglass Hut, Coldwater Creek,, .... donates a percent of your purchase to us and costs you nothing extra!

Munchkin Napping with his Stuffed Bunny

We would like teachers to use Kind News in their classroom curriculum.

We would like folks interested in helping feral (wild) cats step up and do the right thing (TNR=Trap/Neuter/Return).

And last, but not least, we need all of you kind people to assist with memberships and donations so that we can expand our efforts to address the pet overpopulation crisis and work with the city and county in this area to establish a humane, cost-effective, and mutually beneficial solution between the stray and unwanted cats and the communities in which they live.

Your donation is tax deductible. If you wish to verify our federal charitable status, please view our determination letter from the IRS or do an IRS charity verification. All of your donation will go to the animals. There is no paid staff, and all facility funding drives will be clearly earmarked in the future.
Penelope and Persephone, Tortoise-Shell Bookends
Make a secure PayPal online donation, pet sponsorship, or pay your membership fee using the button below.
You can also mail mail your donation or sponsorship fee to the address below. You can email your volunteer, educator, or wishlist information to the email address below. Please include your name and address, and also your email and phone if you would like. I will try to get a newsletter out to those that want one.

Tulgey Wood Critter Refuge
P.O. Box 165
Inyokern, California 93527
Phone: 760.977.0595
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and Donations
Yearly memberships are $20 for individual, $35 for family, and $10 for students.
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and Sanctuary
Sponsorship of a pet is somewhat like adopting a whale or an ocean, in that you don't actually take it home. Sanctuary provides care for a long, happy life when there aren't enough adoptive homes available. Some of what your sponsorship will help to provide is feed, vaccinations, medication, veterinary care, clean bedding and shelter, and toys, as well as offsetting the spay/neuter cost of the next critter. You can sponsor one of our most needy critters for $5 per month or $60 per year. You will have the option of being listed as a sponsor on the website.
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Volunteer --yard or garage sales
--dog fencing and outdoor cattery builders
--bake sales
--recycling center trips
--people who sew - for pet bedding, canvas or recycled denim tote bags for fundraising
--kennel and cattery helpers
--table volunteers at local events to gather mailing lists, sell memberships and raffle tickets
--fundraising event helpers
--occasional bookkeeping support
--occasional CPA support
--occasional vet trips for spay/neuter surgeries
--auto mechanic
--water truck assistance to fill our water tank/cistern (no well yet)
--pay off property
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Wish List
--good shipping pallets for outdoor kitty hidey holes
--more solar and wind power
--golf cart batteries for solar and wind electric storage
--good power inverter -- pure sine wave
--washer/dryer combo HAIER
--paper cutter
--battery powered circular saw so we can build more cat rooms and cat furniture
--towels and washcloths
--cotton throw rugs (washable or hose-able)
--fill for pet bedding (fiber, old pillow feathers, or polystyrene beads)
--BIG stainless steel water pans
--wood stove (EPA or catalytic)
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