Petco Foundation Invests In Lifesaving Work of Happy Cats Haven
Grant of $5000 will extend efforts to save more animal lives in the Pikes Peak region
July 7, 2016 – Happy Cats Haven of Colorado Springs announced it has been awarded a $5,000 grant from the Petco Foundation to support its lifesaving work in preparing cats/kittens for adoption to their permanent, forever homes.
Happy Cats Haven is a nonprofit organization and rescue 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. Since 2011, Happy Cats Haven has found homes for more than 1500 cats and kittens in our region, in our humane colony housing we are proud to state that we have a 98% live release rate, and provide all of our adopters with lifetime support.
The Petco Foundation investment will help to get cats ready for adoptions: every cat we receive is spayed/neutered, microchipped, vaccinated twice, dewormed twice, tested for Feline Leukemia, and (if applicable) given a Rabies vaccine. The Petco investment will go towards these increased costs of adoption preparations. It will also help us to continue our Buddy Discount program, that allows for cats or kittens that are bonded together to be adopted together.
“We are excited to partner with the Petco Foundation. Their support of our Buddy Discount will allow us to keep together even more best feline friends so they can go home to their forever families together,” said Sara Ferguson, Executive Director.
For more information about Happy Cats Haven or the Petco Foundation, visit www.HappyCatsHaven.org or www.petcofoundation.org. Join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or by using the hashtag #PetcoFoundation.
About the Petco Foundation
At the Petco Foundation, we believe that every animal deserves to live its best life. Since 1999, we’ve invested more than $167 million in lifesaving animal welfare work to make that happen. With our more than 4,000 animal welfare partners, we inspire and empower communities to make a difference by investing in adoption and medical care programs, spay and neuter services, pet cancer research, service and therapy animals, and numerous other lifesaving initiatives. Through our Think Adoption First program, we partner with Petco stores and animal welfare organizations across the country to increase pet adoptions. So far, we’ve helped more than 5 million pets find their new loving families, and we’re just getting started. Visit petcofoundation.org to learn more about how you can get involved.