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SOLD OUT!!! The 8th Acatemy Awards is April 29th!

April 29, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

We are back, live & in purrson, for our 8th Annual Acatemy Awards gala and online silent auction! Come as a flapper, gangster, or silent screen star and walk the red carpet inside our secret gin joint! We will be spending the night talking all things cat, enjoying a fine plated dinner, participating in some fun purrlegal games, and raising money via our live and silent auctions!

Funds raised in this gala help us to continue our life-saving work for homeless cats and kittens by providing for the daily care of the hundreds of kitties in our care, for our community programs in the areas of trap-neuter-return (TNR), feline education, and behavior support of owned community cats. Please join us and help increase our life-saving capacity in 2023 and beyond!

We’ve been hard at work securing some extremely fun and unique experiences, beautiful items that can be gifts for Mother’s Day (which will be just around the corner), and cool things for your kitties!

We will also be honoring a few unique milestones for some of our most avid supporters and we are excited to have you join us for this cat lover’s dream event!


Tickets Are Going Fast – Click For Tickets!!!


Bee’s Knees VIP – $135

    • Entry to the Speakeasy / Gala
    • Ritzy VIP Happy Hour at 5pm
    • 2 Free Giggle Waters (that’s booze for those not sure of the lingo)
    • Appetizers
    • Limited Edition Swag Bags full of Unique Goodies for Human & Kitty
    • VIP seating
    • Plated Dinner (Blackened Chicken or Vegan Pasta Bake)
    • Express Checkout with VIP Lanes
    • Entry to the After Party at Bar-K

Guys, Dolls, & Y’alls General Admission – $75

    • Entry to the Speakeasy / Gala
    • Plated Dinner (Blackened Chicken or Vegan Pasta Bake)
    • Entry to the After Party at Bar-K



This year we are using a new ticketing and auction site that is FREE for non-profits to use! This will help keep the money raised go towards the care of all the homeless cats and kittens that come through our doors! The way they are able to keep this service free to non-profits is by adding the option to “help cover fundraising costs” to your cart. This money will go towards Better World to keep providing free auction and ticketing service to non-profits and is not considered a donation to Happy Cats. If you would like to decrease or remove this fee, please see the step by step instructions to the right.




WHO: Cat lovers of all ages!
WHEN: April 29th, (VIP 5pm, General Admission 6pm)
TICKETS: https://happycatshaven.betterworld.org/events/AA2023
WHERE: The Silver Room at the Mining Exchange – Don’t be a rat and keep the fuzz away from our juice joint!

WHY: Because the life-saving work we do is important. There are thousands of once-homeless Colorado cats and kittens now in their forever homes because of the hardwork and dedication of our staff, volunteers, foster, adopters. and supporters! With your help, we can not only continue this mission, but grow it to save even more cats, and find them forever homes, throughout 2021.



We love costumes! There is going to be a costume contest with prizes going to the THREE people with the most votes!!!

Need some inspiration? Here are some great ideas below. Acatemy Awards is an inclusive event so wear whatever makes you feel the most comfortable.


Some auction items include professional pet photography sessions, adventure camp for kids, rafting adventures, date night packages, self-care packages, online language lessons, Savenger Hunts by Let’s Roam, cat trees, cat beds, and so much more!


A huge thank you to our Feline Friend event sponsor, Catology! They provide luxury boarding and grroming for cats in Colorado Springs since 2016!


April 29, 2023
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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