My name is Karmel!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Colorado Springs, Colorado - Karmel
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I'm being cared for by:
Happy Cats Haven

Facts about Karmel

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Orange Or Red (Mostly)
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Male
  • Hair: Short
Wanted: Looking for an experienced cat lover with a calm, stable environment for me to flourish. Let me introduce myself, I'm Karmel. I'm a handsome orange and white tabby boy with bright green eyes and the sweetest purr. I'm a little chunky, but that's just more for you to love. Let me tell you a little bit more about myself:

I was in a home with my sister when I was a small kitten. I've always been a sensitive boy, and after being in a busy household, and after a few moves from place to place, I started struggling. My sister began bullying me and things got worse. I became a very scared and frightened kitty.

After being bullied for a long time, I came to Happy Cats. Everyone at Happy Cats has worked with me to get through my fears, and I've showed them all what a loving guy I am. I've really come out of my shell, but new things and new people still frighten me a little. I'm a lover, not a fighter, and sometimes I like to hide. I need a nice, quiet home with a stable environment so I can keep flourishing. I would prefer a home without any children or dogs. I'm still a little shy around other kitties, but Happy Cats is trying to introduce me to other friendly, sensitive kitties like myself.

I really enjoy being pet and rubbed, and love to trade head bonks for tummy rubs. I'm easily trainable and in fact, this is a photo of me as a youngster doing a great High Five. I love to play with string toys and will jump and run once I know it's safe! If you decide I would be a good fit for your household, Happy Cats will help you with my transition into your home.

I'm about 4 years old, so my adoption fee is $80, which includes important virus testing, neuter, microchip, vaccinations, food and litter starter kit, and a free vet visit voucher!

About Happy Cats Haven

About Our Shelter...

At Happy Cats Haven, we take in homeless Colorado cats and kittens and find them new, forever homes. We give our cats the gift of time: time to recover from the trauma of losing their homes and time to show their true personalities. All cats stay here until they are adopted, unless too ill to survive.

Each adoption is hand-crafted, matching our deep understanding of each cat with the adopters' needs and family members for the perfect match. Adopters also have all the time they need in our comfy colonies to get to know our kitties.

Our ongoing support with classes and online advice continues long past adoption. We have found forever families for over 1,400 cats and kittens since 2011!

All our funding comes from private individuals and grants. Eighty-seven percent of all money we raise goes directly to making sure every cat and kitten is healthy, happy and adoptable. For every full-time equivalent staff member, we saved over 160 cats and kittens in 2015. This was made possible by all of our dedicated, loving volunteers.

We are a 501(c)3 organization, so your donation is fully tax-deductible. If you would like to help us continue our good work, you can go to our website and click on the Help Us tab. The volunteers and kitties thank you!

Come Meet Our Pets...

We’re located on Colorado Springs’ Westside, just off Highway 24 heading West to Pikes Peak:

Happy Cats Haven
1412 S. 21st Street
Colorado Springs CO 80904
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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.

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. Look for the Happy Cats sign!

Our Adoption Process...

We have a downloadable Adoption Application on our website. It's helpful if potential adopters fill that out before visiting. Our adult cats and "catolescents" between 6 and 12 months are $80, which includes their FIV/FeLV testing, spay/neuter, microchip, all vaccinations, a month of free insurance, food & litter starter kit and a free vet visit voucher. Seniors and other special needs cats include the same signing bonus and are $60. Our kittens are $125 for those under 6 months, including the same package. Other adoption specials can be found on our website or Facebook page.