Darlene Rager, President/Media Relations/Event Coordinator/

Darlene Rager




I began as a volunteer at Happy Endings in September of 2004. I wanted to do volunteer work but I never realized how much I would like it and how much the cats would mean to me.

I firmly believe in our mission statement and that it is all about the cats. I started as temporary crew lead on Saturdays in 2005 which turned into a permanent position I held for the next 10 years.

In 2010 I was voted in as a regular Board member to help reorganize some aspects of the Shelter. In 2012 I was asked to become the Foster Coordinator for Happy Endings.

In August of 2019 I was elected Vice-President of the Board. I want to continue to do what I can for the welfare of the cats and the continuation of the Shelter. I still believe “It is all about the Cats!”


Karen JacobsKaren Jacobs, Secretary

I was first introduced to Happy Endings in the fall of 1997 when my sister adopted Phoebe, a beautiful Calico. At the time there was a great need for foster homes. The next thing I knew, I was fostering expectant mothers and many kittens. Eventually I started to volunteer on Saturdays for Open House. In 2000, I joined the Board and given my copious note taking skills, became the Board Secretary. In addition, I also respond to the shelter Hotline.

Many cats and volunteers have come and gone (and some have returned and gone again!), but the shelter has managed to stay and uphold its mission. I’m proud to be involved in an organization that seeks to maintain such a high standard of excellence in caring for the many homeless, abused and neglected cats.

In my free time, I enjoy golfing, spending time with my friends and, of course, spending quality time with my cats.


Tom Cook, VP/Foster Coordinator