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380 

Adoptions in 2016!

Thanks PETCO!

Happy Jack Cats,  Inc., is a proud recipient of funding
from the Petco Foundation

in 2016 & 2017.

Welcome to Happy Jack Cats, Inc.'s Official Website!


Our Mission: 
"To save all the healthy and treatable kittens under our care"


This site is for those of you who are full-fledged, card-carrying, crazy cat people; those who are one cat short of crazy; those who have learned that cats are like potato chips, so you can't have just one; and the poor lost souls who don't have a cat.

Who We Are

Happy Jack Cats, Inc., is an Idaho Non-Profit Corporation. We are a foster-based, no-kill rescue  and
adoption group. HappyJackCats@gmail.com; facebook.com/happyjackcatsinc; PO Box 33, Meridian, Idaho 83680.

Happy Jack Cats, Inc., (HJC) was founded in October/November 2015 by individuals concerned for the welfare of "throw away" kittens and cats in the Treasure Valley.  HJC has no employees, but has a strong foster program made up of volunteers in homes throughout the area. Our funds come from grants,
donations, crowd funding campaigns, and re-homing fees. All of our kittens are in foster homes throughout the area, and, at this time, we have no storefront location, but look forward to having one in the future,
when funds allow.

Happy Jack Cats, Inc., is an exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal
Revenue Code, EIN #47-5455805.



What We Do
Rescue. Adopt. Everybody wins.

  • We provide clean, healthy, and loving environments, food, shelter, and temporary housing in foster homes for abused, stray, orphaned or abandoned kittens until their adoptions. Animals are housed in cages only for special purposes: quarantine, injury care, other special needs and display at Petco stores. 
 
  • We promote public health and safety by encouraging vaccinations,  including rabies.
 
  • We educate the community about animal welfare issues.
 
  • We find homes for cats and kittens in order to reduce the need for euthanasia. 
 
  • We promote the spay and neuter of pet cats and kittens.

  • We are a no-kill shelter/rescue. We do not euthanize to free up space.

  • We applaud and support the efforts of other shelters and rescues.
Happy Jack Cats is the proud receipient of 3400 pounds of
Dr. Elsey's cat litter. Many thanks to
this fine company for their generous donation.  https://www.drelseys.com/
Posted 04/05/17

Hours
(Showings by appointment only)

Monday - Friday 9:00 A.M. to 7:30 P.M.
Saturday - 10:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M.
Sunday - 10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. 

 Please CALL 208-477-1452 during these regular hours. Thanks.

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Happy Jack Cats has been accepted to the No More Homeless Pets network program by the Best Friends Animal Society (www.Best Friends.org) of Kanab, Utah. Happy Jack is honored to partner with Best Friends to help "Save Them All."
 
"At the core of Best Friends' work is the dream that one day animals will no longer be killed in America's shelters. By implementing spay/neuter and trap-neuter-return (TNR) programs to reduce the number of animals who enter shelters, and increasing the number of people who adopt pets, we know we can end the killing. We know we can Save Them All."  ~ Best Friends

"Inappropriate elimination is the number one behavioral reason cats areabused and surrendered to shelters. Dr. Elsey’s goal is to help keep
cats in their homes and using the litter box." ~ Dr. Elseys

Five Steps to Solving Litter Box Problems:

"1. Replace Your Current Litter With Cat Attract™
Unfortunately, cats don’t buy their own litter. If they could, they would buy a litter that has an outdoors-natural scent, like your freshly turned garden. Cat Attract™ is the answer. It has a unique herbal scent that attracts their curiosity and the right texture for their paws. Although you may not be aware of Cat Attract’s scent, your cat will.

2. Freshen Up
You don’t like a dirty bathroom, and neither does your cat. Their sense of smell is 1000 times better than yours, so clean the litter box and refill with Cat Attract™. Remove feces and urine clumps daily. If your cat does not respond to a clean litter box, you may need to replace it. Some old boxes are scratched and permeated with a scent your cat may find offensive. Replace it and set up a second litter box in a different area. Having one more litter box than you have cats is a good idea.

3. Destroy the Evidence!
Once a cat has marked an area with urine or feces, problem cats naturally regard it as an appropriate area for relieving themselves. Do all that you can to eliminate any trace of odor from the “trouble spot.” Clean it thoroughly with a liquid enzymatic odor cleaner. Avoid ammonia-based cleaners, which actually contribute to the problem because of their urine-like scent. Try to keep your cat away from the trouble spot by covering the area with a plastic carpet runner, spike side up, or tin foil (cats dislike the feel of foil). A lemon scented air freshener will also help in both repelling the cat and neutralizing the odor. If your cat still can’t resist the area, try placing its food there; cats are unlikely to urinate or defecate where they eat. Try using your cat’s own fragrance to your advantage: rub a cloth between your cat’s eye and ear to pick up its scent, then rub the cloth over the problem area. Recognizing its own scent on the carpet, floor, or furniture, a cat may be reluctant to soil the area again. Do this two to three times a day to be most effective.

4. Consider a Litter Box Makeover
Hooded litter boxes are for owners, not cats. Try removing the hood and rethink the location of the boxes. They should be in quiet, out-of-the-way places with convenient access for your cats, but no access for the family dog (some dogs will stay around a litter box and make the cat nervous).Keep the boxes away from bright lights, loud noises, and vibrations from washing machines or furnaces. Set up one more box than you have cats in your household to cut down on traffic and mess. If your house has several floors, have a box on each level for your cat’s convenience. Finally, do not put a litter box near the cat’s food dishes – this is no more appealing for a kitty than it would be for you!

5. Treat Your Cat to Some R&R
Stress is a leading cause of litter box problems. Fortunately, there is a lot you can do to ease your cat’s worried mind. Territorial by nature, cats need to feel secure in their environment in order to relax. In multiple cat households, make sure each cat has a separate “zone” with its own food, water, litter box, and a safe, elevated perch for relaxing. Thermal Kitty heated beds and carpeted Cat Condos make excellent retreats for your stressed feline. Play with your cat for at least 15 minutes every day, making sure he has plenty of toys to stalk and chase."  ~ Dr. Elsey's  https://www.drelseys.com/

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