Planet Happy Cat is on its way! After years of planning and redesigning, we finally received approval for our new home at Planet Happy Cat! We had the groundbreaking in July and work has officially begun.
Our new building is at 327 Manitou Avenue in Manitou Springs (just 2 blocks west of the first Manitou exit) with plenty of free parking in our lot and on the street.
The roof is now gone, letting a breath of fresh air into this musty old building. Planet Happy Cat will eventually double the number of homeless cats we can save. Sunny and spacious colony rooms will have their own secure outside catios, with dedicated rooms for kittens and singles, plus a sanctuary for seniors to soak up the sun.
A modern medical wing will provide even better disease control and our garden will offer quiet space for purrflection for our community as well as our staff and volunteers. Two attached apartments will help stabilize our rent to an estimated 25% of current rates.
Last year, our tiny haven completed over 11% of all shelter cat adoptions in the Pikes Peak Region, a significant safety net for homeless Colorado cats.
Our remodeling costs are estimated to be $375,000, a modest investment compared to other capital campaigns, especially given our proven impact on the numbers of homeless Colorado cats. We are well on our way with over 1/3 raised.
We would not be where we are without your support! We know you believe in our mission and our proven stewardship of your donations.
There are many opportunities to help us make this a reality, from naming major wings and rooms to sponsoring colonies or catios to memorializing your loved one with a plaque or planting in the garden or gifting your favorite cat lover with a commemorative Happy Whiskers Bowl.
Please contact Sara at email@example.com or Laura at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 719-440-7252 if you would like to be an early bird supporter.
We also have a secure online donation site with our partner Colorado Gives, which you can go to directly here. Please let us know your naming preferences if you choose this option.
With your help, we envision a future with thousands more Happy Cats in the loving homes they deserve. We would be happy to discuss the project in detail, individually or in groups, and always appreciate referrals to your feline-friendly friends.
Groundscooping, July 2017