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Kitty Kindergarten with Happy Cats!

Kittens are lovable, fun and easy to care for, right?

Not always! You can turn your sweet, purring baby into a frightened scaredy-cat with just a few wrong moves in a matter of weeks. The clock is ticking because their best learning time is under 5 months old.

How often have you heard people say these things about raising kittens?

  •     Kittens should be adopted alone and as young as possible so they’ll bond with their humans.
  •     New kittens can go right into the middle of your household…they’ll adapt to all noise and activity.
  •     If kittens do something wrong, they’re being spiteful and must be punished.

These are all MYTHS that can harm your kitten! In one fun session, we bust these myths and offer 12 TRUTHS to help you raise your kitten to be a happy, loving, lifelong cat companion.

Kittens 5 months and under are the most open to learning. Kitty Kindergarten can show you, your family and your kitten the skills you need to avoid problems later.

Your kitten will learn:

  • How to be a social butterfly instead of a scaredy cat
  • How to enjoy petting & handling for trim nails & beautiful fur
  • How to enjoy a lifetime of play so you don’t have a bored, fat cat
  • How to always go inside the box
  • How to scratch where you want to keep you & your furniture happy

You & your family will learn:

  • What your kitten is trying to tell you
  • How to make visits to the vet fun instead of fearful
  • How to have a more lovable cat with play, training & tricks
  • How to help your kitten stay healthy & happy its whole life

WHO: Healthy kittens 5 months & under with proof of vaccination…& their families
OR new adopters without kittens (we can loan you one :) )

WHEN: Sundays and Tuesdays every month throughout the Spring & Summer

WHERE: Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region
610 Abbot Lane, Colorado Springs

FREE:…to Happy Cats & HSPPR adopters
OR suggested donation of $20 for all others

Please contact us for specific dates and to sign up at 719-635-5000!

Who We Are

Welcome to Happy Cats Haven, where we take in abandoned cats and kittens and find them forever homes. We are a non-profit center and service Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region.

Our donors let us give cats the gift of time: time to recover from the trauma of losing everything they knew and loved, time to get to know our wonderful staff and volunteers, and time to spend with potential adopters so they can get to know them too.

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.

Coming into a shelter can really make cats fearful and temporarily alter their personalities. We use play therapy and clicker play to help regain their confidence and rebuild their bonds with people. We really get to know each of our cats and kittens, noting their personalities, petting, play and scratching preferences.

We support our adopters with regular follow-ups to make sure everything is going smoothly. We have a wealth of cat experience with our staff and volunteers to help with behavior issues. We also use our expertise to offer advice to people who call in, trying to help them keep their cats with their families.

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

Happy Cats Haven turns away an average of 15 cats a week, so even though our cats and kittens are safe, there are always lines of cats waiting to come in who are not. Every cat or kitten you adopt from Happy Cats saves two: the one you take home and the one who then gets to come in.

Come Visit Us

We are located at 1412 S. 21st Street in Colorado Springs. 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 and look for the Happy Cats sign.

Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 12 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.

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