Cash & Carter @ Happy Cats Haven

Happy Kittens!

Happy Cats Haven
1412 S. 21st Street
Colorado Springs CO 80904
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Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursday evenings, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Other hours by appointment…just give us a call at 719-635-5000.

You can shorten the process of adoption, surrender or volunteering by having your applications already filled out when you come to visit. Just click on a link below, download the document, fill it out and attach to an email to

Adoption Application

Intake (Surrender) Application

Volunteer Application

Foster Volunteer Application

Please visit our Adopt, Intake and Give pages for more information.

Happy Cats Haven is located on Colorado Springs’ Westside, just off Highway 24 heading West to Pikes Peak:

Take Highway 24 West (exit 141 off I-25) and go to 21st Street. Turn south and go half a mile up the hill to the 21st Street Center. Look for the Happy Cats sign!

Because we know and love each and every cat and kitten here, we can help you make the best possible choice when it comes to finding a cat. Our home-like setting not only puts the cats at ease, but it provides a pleasant, relaxing environment for you to choose your next best cat ever. A good match means a wonderful forever home so your kitten or cat never has to see the inside of a shelter again.

We also provide lifelong behavior care, along with microchipping, spaying/neutering, vaccinations (except rabies since we have no on-staff vet), virus testing, food & litter starter kit, a month of free insurance and a free vet visit voucher. You get more for your feline value at Happy Cats Haven!

We make every effort to keep up with current feline research and best practices in order to keep our standards high and our cats and kittens healthy and happy.

If you are looking for a lost cat, please call to inquire at 719-635-5000.

Got questions? See if our Happy Cats Haven FAQ can help:

What makes HCH different from other shelters?

A purr is more subtle than a wagging tail. Cats sometimes need a little help to bring out their best sides, especially with the trauma of losing their homes. We focus on the special needs of cats in shelters, creating a cage-free feline-friendly space that best promotes each cat’s individual personality. This also makes us more human friendly too, giving you a comfortable environment to make your best match possible.

Why open another cat shelter?

Around 9 out of 10 dogs in shelters find a home. For cats, it’s only 1 out of 3. We’d like to put a dent in those horrific statistics by showing people what great companions cats can be. We also spay and neuter each cat to help reduce the kitten explosion that leads to nearly 5,000 cat and kitten euthanasias a year in the Pikes Peak region alone.

Why do I have to make an appointment to surrender my cat?

Most of our cats live in small groups in small rooms called colonies. Because they are exposed to each other, we must make sure they’re healthy before they come to live here. Your cat must test negative for contagious feline viruses before we can accept him or her.

Why should I pay for a cat?

Our adoption fees go toward supporting the cat or kitten you adopt and also toward future cats and kittens to be rescued from being abandoned. We also believe that, when you get something for nothing, you are less likely to value that something. Cats are complex living beings and deserve to be treated as such, not a freebie to be discarded on a whim. We’re not saying that free cats are not valuable. In fact, we’re promoting the opposite: all cats are valuable. Especially ours!

Our cats and kittens often come to you with much more veterinary care than your average shelter cat. Along with the standards of being spayed/neutered and vaccinated, our cats and kittens are microchipped, tested for Feline Leukemia and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus, a food & litter starter kit, a month of free insurance and a free vet visit voucher. We also provide lifelong behavior assistance. We take our cats and kittens very seriously and hope that you will too.

What can I do to help?

Please visit our GIVE page to volunteer or donate. Most of us are volunteers too, so thanks from all of us!