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OUR MISSION

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 determined to show 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.

OUR STORY

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The Happy Kitty Rescue was founded in 2022 by Grace Choi, aka Kitty Boy and Joey's mom.

 

You may recognize the names Kitty Boy and Joey from their social media account @kittyboyandfriends! This iconic duo's friendship won the hearts of millions on Instagram and TikTok.

Joey, a disabled cat missing his two front legs, encompasses our rescue's mission. Joey entered the shelter as a stray. He was sick, disabled, and immediately labeled as feral & aggressive. All the odds were stacked against him. Thankfully, Grace 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, is deserving of a second chance. Now, Joey is one happy kitty :)

If you want to see Joey's transformation:

  • Instagram
  • TikTok

WHY CATS?

Did you know that cats are the most euthanized population in shelters across the United States? 

In the last 5 years, in just Los Angeles County Shelters alone, approximately 42% of cats were euthanized, compared to 14% of dogs.

That means that out of the 90,209 cats that entered the shelter system in 2017-2022, 37,997 cats were killed. 

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The Humane Society estimates the following:

  • 6-8 million cats and dogs enter shelters in the U.S each year

  • 3 million cats and dogs are euthanized each year

  • Of those 3 million euthanized, 2.4 million (80%) are healthy and adoptable

  • 70% of cats are euthanized in a shelter

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty Animals estimates the following:

  • 7.6 million companion animals enter shelters each year

  • 3.4 million cats enter shelters every year 

  • 2.7 animals are euthanized

  • more than half are cats 1.3 million

  • 37% of cats are adopted, 41% are euthanized, and less than 5% are returned to owners

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