Adoptions in 2016!

Thanks PETCO!

Happy Jack Cats,  Inc., is a proud recipient of funding
from the Petco Foundation

in 2016 & 2017.

About Us

No matter how much the cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens.” ~Abraham Lincoln

 Our Story​​

Happy Jack Cats, Inc., is an Idaho Non-Profit Corporation. We are a foster-based, no-kill rescue  and adoption agency. As all of our kittens are in foster homes through-out the area, we have no official, store-front location.

Happy Jack Cats, Inc., (HJC) was founded in November 2015 by individuals concerned for the welfare of "throw away" kittens and cats in the Boise and Meridian, Idaho areas. HJCI has no employees, but has a strong foster program made up of volunteers in homes through-out the area. To date, all funding for HJCI is out-of-pocket or has come from donations, crowd funding, re-homing fees, and we are proud to say a Petco Grant!. 

One of our group has been working to save the lives of kittens for about four years, but as it became known in the community that she was very good at rehoming young 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 an 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 and/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, often mamas who have raised their kittens and are in need of spaying and homes of their own.
Even though our rescues often come from terrible circumstances,once bathed, wormed, spayed/neutered, chipped, and vaccinated are beautiful, loving and very much in demand. Our goal is to place the kittens (and cats) with families that will love and care for them for their lifetimes. 

Happy Jack Cats, Inc., is an exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, EIN #47-5455805.

 Our Intentions

Happy Jack Cats, Inc. is a foster based feline rescue that saves all the healthy and treatable kittens under our care, with euthanasia reserved only for untreatable animals. We strive  to: (1) save all healthy and treatable kittens under our care and make public our commitment to doing so; (2) clearly articulate to our community that we are saving all healthy and treatable kittens under our care; and (3) publish, at least annually, on our website, our organization's shelter statistics, including  the  number of live  intakes, adoptions, returns to 
owners/guardians, habitat, transfers, died in foster, and euthanasia, including owner-requested euthanasia.

Yes. Jack is a Real Cat!

Jack the cat laughing
Jack the cat with tongue out

"Intelligence in the cat is underrated." ~ Louis Wain

Jack, our "mascat", is as real as can be. In fact he was a rescued kitten born in a trailer park. He has come very far from his humble beginnings, and now is famous.
"How did a cat from the sticks make it to the big time", you ask? The unvarnished truth is because of his happy face markings, and he was the inspiration for our name. It makes us laugh just to look at him, and incidentally, he loves bacon.

Jack posed for the Happy Jack Cats, Inc. logo. He, and the rest of our group, thanks Ward Hooper, a well-known Idaho artist for creating our beautiful logo. Visit Ward's gallery at 745 W. Idaho Street in downtown Boise.

Jack the cat in a tree
Happy Jack Cats logo
2015 Intakes & Outcomes
2016 Intakes & Outcomes
Jack the cat on rug