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.

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.

Volunteer with Cats Minor (16+) Application

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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

Do you have a pet so adorable he or she should be in a pet pin-up calendar? Now is your chance to have them featured in the “Happy Endings” 2025 Pin-Up Pet Calendar! $10.00 per photo entry (calendar NOT included), or $18.00 per photo with a calendar included. Every photo entered will be included in the 2025 Calendar.

PLEASE NOTE: If entering photo(s) with a calendar included, choose the pick up option to avoid shipping charges.

Photos of pets only (no people).

No professional photos.

Please send “horizontal” photo(s) only as vertical photos will not fit calendar format.

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 2025 calendar! Deadline August 31st.

Enter Your Pets Calendar Purchase Only

Find Us In the Wild

Come and visit us during Open House on the following days and times:

  • Thursdays from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Saturdays from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

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5349 W Forest Home Ave,
Milwaukee, WI 53220

1 (414) 744-3287

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