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Mission: Cats Haven’s Mission: To provide a non-institutional shelter (no cages) for cats and kittens. Cats Haven was founded for special needs cats or kittens with birth defects, visual impairments, neurological problems, or medical issues or injuries that require veterinary care. Cats Haven strives to educate the public about available resources and proper care of companion animals. 

Results: Have the outdoor cat enclosure done. Cats Haven now has vet tech part time, she was hired this past summer. The upstairs big cats' room has been freshly painted. there are now additional cat trees and new hiding spots for the shy cats.

Target demographics: Indianapolis, IN

Direct beneficiaries per year: cats

Geographic areas served: Indianapolis, IN and around the state

Programs: Providing shelter and medical services for elderly and special needs cats in an open (no cage) environment. Veterinarian services, food and litter take most of our resources. Cats haven only accepts cats from other facilities when adoption is doubtful or euthanasia is the only option.

cats haven frequently covers medical expenses for individuals who wish to keep their companion animals, but cannot afford veterinarian expenses or pet supplies.

cats haven provides food and medical services for numerous feral colonies and foster homes.

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1 David122

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Rating: 5

We have been associated with cats haven for about 15 years. Barb does an amazing job with special needs cats, rehabilitating those who would benefit from their own home and providing a safe, non-institutional home for life should that be required. The shelter is clean and bright and the cats are free to roam the house (unless medically required to be caged). We are Indy's oldest no-kill shelter and the success stories are both heart-warming and inspiring. It's an honor to be involved with such an amazing organization with an amazing group of volunteers.