The Happy Kitty Rescue is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit animal rescue in Los Angeles, California. We rescue and rehabilitate the most at-risk cats, such as neonatal, special needs, medical/trauma, and severe behavioral cases.
We believe that every life, no matter the label, is valuable and deserves a second chance. We are committed to showing every animal that comes through our doors the patience, compassion, and love they deserve.
As a 100% volunteer and foster-based rescue, every single dollar goes toward our animals! We can't do what we do without you! Please help us save more lives by donating today.
Hi! I'm Grace, Kitty Boy & Joey's mom, and founder of The Happy Kitty Rescue!
I started out in the world of animal rescue as a dog lover, but my journey took an unexpected turn when I was struck by the overwhelming need for cat rescue... and when I experienced their extraordinary personalities! Shocked by the number of cats euthanized each year, I started rescuing and fostering as many cats as I could.
Hoping to spread awareness and inspire others to get involved, I started sharing my rescues and their journeys on my social media account @kittyboyandfriends. One day I rescued & started fostering Joey, a special needs cat, whose inspiring transformation and heartwarming friendship with Kitty Boy captured the hearts of millions!
Joey truly embodies the spirit of our rescue and the power of second chances. He entered the shelter as a stray with no front legs. He was sick, disabled, and immediately labeled as feral & aggressive. All the odds were stacked against him. Thankfully, I decided to take a chance on him. With just a little bit of patience and love, Joey blossomed into the most loving and confident kitty! He is a testament to how every animal, no matter the label, deserves a second chance. Now, Joey is one happy kitty :)
If you want to see Joey's transformation:
Did you know that cats are the most euthanized population in shelters across the United States?
In the last 5 years, in Los Angeles County Shelters, approximately 42% of cats were euthanized, compared to 14% of dogs.
That means, in just Los Angeles County alone, out of the 90,209 cats that entered the shelter system in 2017-2022, 37,997 of them were killed.
With these devastating and shocking numbers, it's clear that cats are the "underdog" in our community. They desperately need our help. We want to do our part in saving the ones who are the most overlooked and underappreciated.