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After 10 years and 1200 adoptions we are sad to announce that we will no longer be operating as both a rescue and a sanctuary; from this date forward we will remain a sanctuary only. We will continue to care for the 60+ cats that reside with us either due to advanced age, medical conditions or behavioral concerns. We will also continue to care for our feral cats that are in established colonies. Any cat that we have ever adopted out is always welcome to come back to the sanctuary, so if for any reason you must relinquish your adopted Happy Cat please contact us.

Farm/Acreage Cats Looking for homes!

Farm adoptions now closed for this year.  Thank you to the wonderful farms and acreages that supported us by adopting a cat, the pictures and updates we received on our barn kitties were wonderful - thank you! 

Happy Cat Sanctuary is Full

Our sanctuary is currently full  so we have compiled a list of other organizations and suggestion on what to do if you have found or lost a cat or are looking to rehome your own pet. Please email us if you have any further questions.


Over the last couple of years we have taken in quite a few shy cats. Our main volunteers are able to pet, scratch and handle these cats as they have gained their trust over a long period of time; they are just shy with strangers. These cats can be hard to adopt out as they cannot go to adoption events or get showcased at PetSmart, relying simply on one picture and a brief description via our website to get noticed.

Donations Greatly Needed

The Happy Cat Sanctuary is in great need of donated cat litter (clumping or non-clumping), money for our veterinary expenses and canned food!!!  Any donation is greatly appreciated and always put to good use, 100% goes to the cats and we do issue tax receipts for donations.  To arrange for drop off or pick up of donations (pick up only available in Strathmore) please call us 403-804-8571 or send us an email to  Thank you so much!


How old should a kitten be when it goes to a new home?

Please take the time to read this very informative article. All too often kittens are given away at 5-8 weeks of age by many who claim they are weaned and "ready to go". This is not only untrue, but can often be dangerous for the physical and mental health of a new kitten.

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