Planet Happy Cat is on its way! Our new building at 327 Manitou Avenue in Manitou Springs will be easily accessed from Highway 24, above the flooding zone and with lots of parking. As you can see, it is an ugly duckling just waiting to be transformed into happy cats!
Planet Happy Cat will allow us to eventually double the number of cats we can save. Even more comfy colony rooms will have their own outside catios, with dedicated rooms for seniors and singles. Two attached apartments will sustain the building into the future, with a beautiful purrflection garden area for visitors and staff.
In August, we met with the Manitou Planning Commission, where one of them said before voting unanimously, “This is a no-brainer!” Last week we presented before Manitou City Council and again, passed unanimously.
Ray Ferguson, our Construction Manager, and Bill Beard, our Architect, are working on final engineering plans to present to the Pikes Peak Regional Building Department, but we hope to break ground within the next couple of months. Here they take a little time to celebrate clearing the first two hurdles.
This is an important milestone for Happy Cats Haven and will help us continue to make a difference in the lives of all cats in the Pikes Peak region. We will be offering naming opportunities soon, including putting your name, your business’s name or that of someone you love on our colonies and catios, our medical wing, our senior center, and walls & plantings in our garden, among others. If you would like to be an early bird supporter, please contact us at 719-362-4600 for more information.