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                                  How You Can Help the Sanctuary:
If you would like to adopt a cat, volunteer, or make a donation, you can call
440-759-0076 or Email: or write to:
Happy Tails Cat Sanctuary
P.O. Box 581
Chesterland, OH 44026
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The cats are examined, given shots and/or medication, and spayed or neutered by a veterinarian.  (The kittens are spayed or neutered by the time they are six months old.)

Some of them will stay at the sanctuary for their entire lives, where they will be nurtured and protected.  Happy Tails has an adoption program, but if the cats are not adopted, they are still cared for and loved for the rest of their lives.  It's difficult to place some of the cats, because they have been physically or emotionally scarred by previous inhumane treatment.  They find it difficult to trust people after they have endured so much abuse and neglect due to no fault of their own.

Happy Tails Cat Sanctuary is a 501(c)(3) entity and is also classified as a public charity under sections 509(a)(1) and 170(b)(1)(A)(vi) of the Internal Revenue Code.  This means that any contributions to Happy Tails are deductible under section 170 of the Code.  Please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to the Happy Tails Cat Sanctuary. (Our mailing address is: Happy Tails Cat Sanctuary, P.O. Box 581, Chesterland, OH 44026.)


In 1982, Jeanne Bones decided to help some cats in need.  At that time, she didn't realize how many more so desperately needed help.  Today, she has "cat friendly" buildings on several acres of property at the Happy Tails Cat Sanctuary in Chesterland (in western Geauga County).  The sanctuary is a non-profit institution which provides loving care for more than 80 cats, many of whom were rescued from situations of neglect, abuse or abandonment.
Our Mission is to provide loving, life-long care and support to abandoned, neglected, abused and orphaned cats, regardless of age or physical infirmity.
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It has been over three years since a fire at the Happy Tails Cat Sanctuary devastated the residence of Jeanne Bones, the sanctuary's founder and director.  We are pleased to report that she is now living in a home rebuilt on the same site.  Jeanne is still trying to recover from the loss of her furniture as well as thousands of dollars worth of vaccines, cat food, kitty litter, anti-flea applications, and other medications which were destroyed by the flames.  Money is tight, and Jeanne is even skimping on furniture for her home to be able to support the cats at the sanctuary (mostly in several other buildings on the property).  We are reaching out to cat lovers everywhere to help in one or more of the following ways: Fostering or adopting cats from the sanctuary; volunteering time there; and/or donating cat food (preferably Purina dry food and either Friskies or Nine Lives canned food), kitty litter (preferably scoopable), new or clean used litter boxes and litter scoops, comfortable cat beds, paper towels, bleach, Clorox or Lysol "wipes," and cat toys.  Financial contributions (made out to Happy Tails Cat Sanctuary) would also be greatly appreciated.  They can be sent to: Happy Tails Cat Sanctuary, P.O. Box 581, Chesterland, OH 44026. Thank you for caring about "the kitties"!



Happy Tails Cat Sanctuary is now a proud member of the Adopt a Pet Community sponsored by Purina.





The event will include a 1:30 p.m. family-style Sunday dinner, beer, wine,

soft drinks, a reverse raffle with a $1,000 jackpot, side boards, and auction items  


“Springtime for Cats,” from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 13, 2014, will benefit the Happy Tails Cat Sanctuary in Chesterland. It will take place at the E.O.U.V Hall in Gottscheer Club Park, 8636 Pekin Rd. (a little east of Route 306) in Novelty (part of Russell Township).  The event is $40 per person and will include appetizers at 1, a family-style Sunday dinner at 1:30, and a free ticket for a reverse raffle with a $1,000 jackpot.  There will also be side boards, auction items, and a “treasure scoop” (a fun game of chance with prizes for all participants). 


                Click HERE for an event flier.