Founded in 1993, Happy Tails Pet Sanctuary is a non-profit animal rescue group dedicated to protecting and improving the lives of homeless and abused animals throughout the Sacramento area. Needy animals are rescued, nurtured, and provided shelter and medical care (including spaying and neutering) before being placed in safe, loving, permanent homes. After adoption, Happy Tails animals may be returned at any time.
Adult cats (one year and older) are up for adoption at the Happy Tails "Patricia L. Holmes Adoption Center" located at 6001 Folsom Blvd. in East Sacramento. Cats, kittens, and often dogs are also cared for in our foster homes, and put up for adoption on the weekends at PetSmart at 1738 Watt Ave. Happy Tails is run by close to 200 dedicated volunteers. Assistance programs help the pets of elderly, homeless, and low-income individuals.
Through our extensive feral cat program, Happy Tails maintains several altered, healthy, feral cat colonies. This effort is one more step in helping to solve the Sacramento area's serious pet overpopulation problem. Funding includes monetary donations from our dedicated and generous benefactors, as well as grants, bequests, fundraising events, and adoption fees. Federal and state tax authorities recognize Happy Tails as a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation.