2017 Partner businesses & organizations

Thanks to all the businesses and organizations, large and small, who helped us help out the kitties in 2017. They helped us with the many events and programs we held to help us get out the word about the good work we do. We are so blessed to have their support!

In February and October, we held our Purr Me a Story event with Pikes Peak Library District, with lots of excited children reading to lots of purring, happy cats.

We got our own chance at adult book discussion with the controversial Lion in the Living Room, hosted by Bristol Brewing as part of the Cheyenne Mountain Branch’s Books, Beer and Charities series in April. We also partnered with them, Library 21C and the Old Colorado City Branches in June for their Pet Week, with ambassador cat Peaches showing off her clicker training skills.

We again partnered with Best Friends Animal Society and continued to share our feline perspective at the Pet Expo and Pawtoberfest. Republic of Paws helped us with a Kitten Shower to go along with Fosterfest, our open house for new foster parents. Catagonia Cat Hotel sponsored Every Cat Tells a Story with Sky Heartsong, the animal communicator who has helped us with so many of our cats.

Our Purrfectly Spoiled Spa Day was a huge success, with support from vendors who got to showcase their wonderful products and services for 48 elegant cat ladies. We debuted our Happy Cats Birthday Parties last year and quietly held 5 of them in 2017, with cake, crafts and tours of the Haven. They are a great way to model compassion for kids on their special day!

Our cats got almost monthly adoption specials throughout the year to help them find their homes. In October, our foster cat Fettuccine represented us at the Blessing of the Animals at the Broadmoor Community Church, standing in for all our kitties who needed extra prayers for their health and healing.

We appreciate the local restaurants and bars who supported us sharing our Happy Cats family with them, including Smiling Toad for St. Patrick’s (St Catricks!) Day, Cacao Chocolatier just in time for Easter, Panera, the Brass Tap, Pizzeria Rustica with their Wine Tour from Coaltrain Wine & Spirits, Bristol Brewing for Karma Hour & Give Black Lager, and the bars involved in our Cat Cocktail Competition.

This was a fun contest we added to our signature event, the Acatemy Awards. Bartenders from 502 W, Bar-K, Axe & the Oak, Brooklyn’s on Boulder and the Principal’s Office competed in several categories, judged by local celebs Claire Swinford, Stephen Winchell and Griffin Swartzell. We also offered lots of fun live and silent auctions.

The winning award (real catuettes this year, thanks to the Manitou Art Center’s Maker Space!) went to our hard-working TNR Coordinator Barb Jones. For their part in promoting the welfare of all cats, we also awarded catuettes to businesses Catagonia Cat Hotel, who regularly provides foster space for several adults, and to Chuck & Don’s of Castle Rock, who helped us find homes for 32 cats and kittens in 2017!

The holidays brought craft events at Painting with a Twist on Garden of the Gods and Art@Altitude, giving everyone a fun way to help the kitties as well as go home with paintings and ornaments for the holidays.

We ended the year with a packed house for our Trivial Purrsuit event for Indy Give! with MC Emily Roehler from KKTV at Bar-K Lounge on Veteran’s Day, with Lucy I’m Home for providing great Cuban food for the event. Congrats to the winning Team America cleaning up in both cat and military trivia!




  • Healing Path Animal Wellness
  • Compassionate Care
  • Denver Dumb Friends League Solutions Clinic
  • Cat Specialist
  • Uintah Animal Emergency
  • Animal Clinic of Woodland Park
  • Humane Society Surgery Center
  • Bijou Animal Hospital
  • Our Family Vet
  • Pikes Peak Veterinary Clinic
  • Cheyenne Mountain Veterinary Clinic
  • Pine Creek Veterinary Clinic
  • High Country Vet
  • Catagonia Cat Hotel
  • Colorado Cats Boarding
  • Play & Treat Pet Care
  • Playtime Petsitters
  • Susi Holmes Photography
  • Gigi’s Animal Gift Shop
  • Rescued Hearts Unique Boutique
  • St Paws Thrift Store & Rescue Bank
  • Chuck & Don’s Castle Rock & Centennial
  • PetSmart
  • Petco
  • Republic of Paws
  • Walmart
  • Ft Carson Commissary
  • Sky Heartsong Animal Communications
  • Pikes Peak Library District: Old Colorado City, Cheyenne Mountain, East & 21C
  • Pikes Peak Bulletin
  • Colorado Springs Independent
  • Gazette
  • Life After 50
  • Fox21 News
  • KRDO News
  • Amazon Smile
  • Manitou Springs Wine Festival
  • Indy Give!
  • Bristol Brewing
  • Colorado Gives
  • Principal’s Office
  • Create Cafe
  • 503W
  • The Axe & Oak
  • Brooklyn’s on Boulder
  • Bar-K Lounge
  • Lucy I’m Home
  • Smiling Toad Brewery
  • Pikes Peak Chocolate & Ice Cream
  • Manitou City Hall
  • Avenue B&B
  • Art@Altitude
  • NeoHenna
  • ZanyPaint
  • Fierce Beauty by Mimi
  • Monica’s Makeup Parties
  • Perfect Harmony Reiki
  • Young Living Essential Oils
  • Thirty-One
  • LuLaRae
  • Lipsense
  • Jamberry
  • KoodlesOodles
  • Sirens Song Cove
  • Perfectly Post
  • Traveling Vineyard
  • Moonshine Industry
  • Coaltrain Wine & Spirits
  • Nature’s Vessel Massage & Wellness
  • Linda Felts
  • Melody’s Sweet Treats
  • The Studio Spa
  • The Summit — Interquest
  • Cog Railway
  • Split Rock Ranch
  • Leopold Brothers
  • Catsanova Crafts
  • MAC & Maker Space
  • Community Shares
  • Best Friends Animal Society
  • Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region
  • Pizzeria Rustica
  • Painting with a Twist
  • Wag ‘n’ Wash
  • KRDO News
  • Fox21 News
  • Lucy I’m Home
  • Old Chicago
  • Brass Tap
  • Chipotle
  • Panera