Paws On Your Heart is a non-profit sanctuary for feral and stray cats with special needs, part of the larger Hillview Acres Animal & Nature Preserve. The sanctuary’s brand new facilities are located on a spacious property owned by our family in beautiful rural Saskatchewan, and for decades we have been providing food, shelter and love to homeless cats. We love every one of our residents, and are committed to promoting cat welfare around the world. 100% of the donations we receive at Paws On Your Heart will go directly to the cats.

We also strive to help cats in our community and around the world through community outreach, education, and promoting cat welfare. For more information, see our About Us page.

Fun Cat Facts: The Feline Nose

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by Paws on Your Heart on December 29, 2015

Cats have the cutest little noses, but don’t be fooled by their size. The feline nose is quite powerful. In fact, cats have a sense of smell that is 14 times stronger than a human’s sense of smell!

Although this can be attributed to the feline nose being comparatively larger than a human’s is, this is also due to a very special organ in the cat’s mouth called “The Jacobson’s Organ”. This special organ is located behind kitty’s front teeth, and allows a cat to not only smell, but also analyze the scent. If you have seen your kitty make a funny face (such as a frown) after smelling an area, he has likely just used his Jacobson’s Organ. Felines curl their lips when inhaling air into their mouths, which is what gives them this silly grimacing expression.

So don’t be offended the next time your feline friend makes a silly face after smelling something on or around you. He’s just using his Jacobson’s Organ to investigate the scent.


Famous Friday: Bagheera

by Paws on Your Heart on December 18, 2015

Bagheera is the famous black panther from the ever popular Jungle Book series. He was originally introduced in the 1894 book written by Rudyard Kipling, and since then has become an infamously popular cartoon feline. What makes him such a memorable cartoon wildcat? Read More…


Cat Safety Tips For The Holiday Season

by Paws on Your Heart on December 17, 2015

Rocco_and_Christmas_Tree_6999 (1).JPGBy AlvimannIn addition to spending time with the people and animals that we love, the holiday season is a time best known for the beautiful lights, ribbons, presents, and decorations that many people put in their homes during this time of the year. Although decorating our homes is a very important tradition, it’s also important for us to stay cautious of our animal friends’ safety while placing these lovely decorations in our homes. So how can you implement cat safety strategies into your home during this holiday season? We have a few tips… Read More…


Famous Friday: Snagglepuss

by Paws on Your Heart on December 11, 2015

“Heavens to Murgatroyd!” This cartoon mountain lion is famous for his memorable catchphrases and his fancy clothing choices… do you know who he is? That’s right, today’s famous feline is Snagglepuss. Read More…


Tips For Keeping Your Cat Safely Indoors This Winter Season

by Paws on Your Heart on December 8, 2015

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With winter fast approaching (in Canada, anyway), we know that it’s important to many pet owners that their feline friend stays safely indoors away from the cold weather. This is especially true for owners who live with a door dashing cat. You might be wondering what a door dashing cat is. Well, it’s the kind of cat that  just loves to sneak out the door when its owner isn’t looking. Sometimes this is due to pure curiosity and other times this is because kitty has been outside before, and s/he can’t resist going outside again.

Not to fret if you are the owner of one of these sneaky felines, because we have come up with our top 5 tips for keeping your cat away from the door and safely in your house. Read More…


Famous Friday: Grumpy Cat

by Paws on Your Heart on November 27, 2015

What better way to ring in the Holiday Season with our final Famous Friday post before Christmas, than to write it about the ever cheerful feline sensation… Grumpy Cat. Read More…

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