Happy endings...


Saving Lives One Cat at a Time

Many homeless cats and dogs' fate is to either die on the street or end up being euthanized. Our goal is to give them a chance at the life they deserve. Below are a few of the wonderful cats (and dogs) we have rescued and placed into loving homes.

Our Story

Small Foundation, Big Heart

Companion animals want to love and be loved. Also, they continue to need our help.

Just like you, we love pets.

From day one, our efforts have been completely volunteered, yet our initiative saved the lives of many companion animals.

For nearly two decades, I have dedicated myself to rescuing cats (and dogs) in need.

How it all started? Well, it all started slowly and unexpectedly. When my two daughters rescued a week old kitten from a sewer in front of our house, little did I know that this single rescue project would lead to a life-saving journey!

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Join Us

We Have Many Opportunities to Get Involved

Whether you shop online, make a donation, assist with a fundraising event, or spread the word, you help to improve the welfare and well-being of companion pets.

Shop deNATURA Tea

When you purchase our products at your local store or through our Gift Shop, you directly contribute to our cause - it is a simple and automatic way to support our mission.

Make a Donation

Please support our mission, your contribution makes all of our work possible. You can Donate Now Online or by mailing your donation (checks payable to the Journey's Beginning) to P.O.BOX 133, Stewartsville, NJ 08886.

Feed the Hungry

Shop our Amazon Wish List to donate much-needed supplies. Your support means a great deal to the animals that depend on us. Additionally, we will gladly accept gift cards to Petco, Chewy, Walmart, or Tractor Supply - every little bit helps us save lives.