About Our Rescue Group...
Happy Jack Cats, Inc., is a Idaho Non-Profit Corporation. We are a foster-based, feline, no-kill rescue and adoption group. Our kittens and cats are in foster homes throughout the Boise and Meridian areas, we have no store-front location. We always need donations, fosters parents, and volunteers.
Happy Jack Cats, Inc., (HJC) was founded in November 2015 by individuals concerned for the welfare of "throwaway" kittens and cats in the Boise and Meridian areas of Idaho. We have a Board of Directors consisting of three members. HJCI has no paid employees, but has a strong foster program made up of skilled volunteers in homes through-out the area. To date, all funding for HJCI is out-of-pocket or has come from donations, grants and re-homing fees.
One of our group had been working to save the lives of kittens for about four years before we incorporated, but as it became known in the community that she was very good at re-homing kittens, she was flooded with animals; orphaned, abandoned, lost, abused and otherwise unwanted. It was at this point, that she realized that there was a huge need.
Because of this, she decided to create a nonprofit organization to fill the void, recruited two like-minded people to form the board, and Happy Jack Cats, Inc. came into being.
HJC saves kittens from euthanasia that are too young to be adopted or have treatable conditions that would prevent them from being adopted. We take in kittens younger than twelve weeks of age, including bottle babies. At times we receive adult cats, particularly kitten mammas in need of spaying.
Even though our rescued animals often come from terrible circumstances,once bathed, wormed, spayed/neutered, micro-chipped, and vaccinated are beautiful, loving and very much in demand. Our goal is to place kittens and cats with families that will love and care for them for their lifespans.
Happy Jack Cats, Inc., is an exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, EIN #47-5455805.
Come Meet Our Pets...
We do not have a storefront location, but you can see some of our our cats and kittens at two PETCO stores. Happy Jack Cats, Inc. is a partner with the PETCO Foundation and can offer our cats/kittens for adoption in two local PETCO stores. See our cats/kittens at 3548 S Findley Ave, Boise, ID. or 3006 E. State St., Eagle, ID.
Since our pets are in foster homes all over the area, we show them by-appointment only. Check out our Facebook Page, facebook.com/happyjackcatsinc, or our Website, happyjackcats.org to identify the kitten you are interested in and then call or message us. Also, we advertise on Craigslist.
Thanks to all of our wonderful adoptive families, our volunteers and our foster families without who's help we could not exist.
Our Adoption Process...
There is an adoption fee of usually of $50 and there is an adoption contract to sign. We will return calls within two business days.
Happy Jack Cats, Inc. screens all potential adoptive families before releasing an animal into their care. We reserve the right to deny any applications. Our adoptions are not awarded on a first come, first served basis, because our goal is to find the best match for the animal.
There are some adoption requirements. You must...
• have the willingness and means to provide good care and necessary medical treatment for the animal.
• be 18 years or older.
• have ID showing your present address.
• have the knowledge and consent of your landlord if you rent.
• bring a pet carrier to pick up your animal.
• NOT declaw the animal.
• NOT re-home the animal. Return the animal to HJC if need be.
• have a non-smoking home.
• meet any requirements that are specifically for a PARTICULAR animal, i.e. no kids,indoors only, special care, etc.
• not adopt a kitten as a gift for someone else.
• Consider your age when adopting a kitten. Cats can live up to 20 years.
All dogs and cats currently in your residence MUST be spayed or neutered. If they are not, your application will be denied.