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Nonprofit Group Seeks Homes for Cats and Kittens (Video)

Happy Strays brings foster cats to Petco regularly to help them find "forever" homes.

During many busy Saturdays this summer Jan Magnusson and her loyal volunteers have been at the La Cañada working to get their many foster cats and kittens adopted. 

Magnusson is the founder of Happy Strays Rescue, a nonprofit she began after a cat rescue organization she used to work with folded. Since her charity began in 2006 it has found homes for over 1,000 cats. So far this year the group has successfully placed 115 cats.

Happy Strays operates through a network of devoted volunteers who take adult strays, kittens as young as newborns and even pregnant females into their homes and raise them until they are old enough to spay or neuter and then adopt out. Foster parents are on hand at adoption events to describe each cat's personality to prospective owners.

The group survives almost solely on donations from the public and is always looking for more volunteers.

For more information visit their website.

Biff Baff August 16, 2011 at 06:03 PM
Please leave a buck on Sat. at PETCO for Kitty, she don't like a Big Mac, she'll eat the best that St. Jan and her group can serve up. I got "Tinky" from her two years ago. She is the best kat, watching TV, snoozing on my lap. She prefers Conan to Leno and can't stand the Kardashians- my kind of Kat!
Lynda Rivers August 16, 2011 at 06:07 PM
I don't know how they do it. I would end up with 18 cats and probably a few dogs. Thanks for your hard work and commitment!
Kimberly Lowe August 17, 2011 at 06:01 PM
Thanks for this article - many people don't know how many FANTASTIC animals are longing to share your home with you - thanks to HAPPY STRAYS and all love and devotion they bring to the world!!
Donna Evans August 17, 2011 at 07:39 PM
Thanks, folks. I'm glad Karoline's piece pointed out how volunteers can be "socializers'' who hold the pets. I could def do that, but no way my brother and sister kitties want new kitties on their home turf.
Megann August 17, 2011 at 09:02 PM
What a wonderful piece.. Happy Strays is always looking for foster homes for kittens, bottle babies and adult cats so if you have the room in your home and your hearts, consider becoming a foster parent! Each additional foster home there is, means more kitties can be saved!

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