Mission: Welcome to Happy Cats Haven! We are a non-profit rescue and adoption center for homeless cats and kittens in the Pikes Peak Region of Colorado Springs. We are a Feline Friendly Shelter and guarantee safe haven for all cats we take in. We believe that cats are valuable, lovable and trainable, not disposable. Feline Friendly means we treat our cats as individuals–with respect, compassion and positive reinforcement–to make their stay as stress-free as possible until they are adopted. We give both our cats and our adopters the gift of time, so everyone can relax and show their true personalities. Each adoption matches our deep understanding of our cats with their new families, handcrafted for a feline lifetime.
Results: We have placed over 1,800 cats and kittens since we started and our adopters can testify to those happy placements. At Happy Cats, a forever home is the goal for each of our cats and kittens. Cats are not hardwired for community living, especially with other cats and dogs who start out as strangers to them, so we know that perfect match can be tricky. That’s why we don’t stop at adoption, but support our adoptions with regular follow-ups to make sure everything is going smoothly…over 1,500 calls and emails in 2016. Plus, we offer ongoing support with classes, online advice and referrals to our behavior consultant that continue long past adoption. Our adoptions are no-fault. If we need to take back one of our cats, our Happy Cats Safety Net is here for them, no matter the circumstance.
Target demographics: homeless cats and kittens in the Pikes Peak region
Direct beneficiaries per year: 521 cats and kittens find homes
Geographic areas served: Animal Rescue
Programs: Maximizing the adoptability of rescued animals by providing humane housing, behavior and health care services, seeing the world through the cat's eyes and working with each and every cat to find them a forever home, so when they get adopted, they'll stay adopted!