Saving the lives of cats since 1994

Happy Endings is a nonprofit 501(c)(3), no-kill organization run solely by volunteers who have been saving lives since 1994. It is the mission of Happy Endings to find permanent homes for unwanted, stray, abused or feral animals that are brought to us or rescued from the street.

Small Donation. Big Difference.

Each year we place over 200 cats into loving forever homes. Over ninety percent of the cats taken in are not up-to-date on vaccinations and are not spayed or neutered. Each year over $80,000 is spent on medical expenses. As an all donation run organization, it is generous people like you and many fundraising events that allow us to continue saving lives.

Donate to Save Lives

If you could save a life, would you?

Volunteers are needed for daily care of cats and kittens. Duties include: feeding, cleaning litter boxes and cages, changing and washing bedding from cages and overall general cleaning such as sweeping and mopping. Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age. Training is held the first Tuesday evening of the month.

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These cats need you.

Fostering is an opportunity to help unwanted, abandoned, and special needs cats have a home while they are prepared to find themselves a forever home. There are several circumstances that may require a foster home, such as:

  • Pregnant females or mother with kittens under 10 weeks of age
  • Kittens/cats in need of socialization
  • Elderly or Ill cats requiring long-term care
  • Terminally ill cats that are currently content
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Calendar Contest

Want to share your cute pet with more people? Why not hang a photo of them on the wall of hundreds of homes? The Pin-Up Pet Calendar Contest supported by Happy Endings No Kill Cat Shelter is the best way to do so. Send us your favorite pet pic to be featured in our 2021 calendar. All acceptable photos are guaranteed to appear in the calendar and 12 photos will be exclusively selected as monthly pin-up winners. Each winner will receive a free 2021 calendar! Entry photos must be animal only (no people) and in landscape format, deadline September 30th

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Find Us In the Wild

5349 W Forest Home Ave,
Milwaukee, WI 53220

1 (414) 744-3287

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Public Hours:
» Thurs 6-9 pm
» Sat 11-4 pm