Happy Tales Ranch and Rescue is a non-profit, 501(c)(3), no-kill feline rescue located near Colfax  Iowa.   Our mission is to rescue, provide a safe haven, and care for abandoned animals until a permanent, safe, and loving home can be found.

 We concentrate on special-needs felines, rehabilitation and rescue from small pounds and shelters, and take in stray and owner releases as space allows.  We are licensed and inspected by the State of Iowa.  We receive no city or government funding, relying on donations and fundraising to care for our felines.  We encourage spaying and neutering of all felines.

Happy Tales needs Volunteers to help clean cages and feed the cats at the PETCO located at 7333 Buffalo Road. Volunteers are needed both in the morning and the evening. If you have some free time and can help please contact us to arrange for training and to schedule a time. There are many other ways to help out please contact us if interested in donating your time in a different way.  happytalesiowa@gmail.com                                      Other ways to volunteer include hanging flyers, collecting items for the felines, sharing our facebook posts, helping at adoption events.

Sponsor a Feline for a Month

Can’t adopt but want to help, sponsor a feline for a month.  It is $10 for each cat and that helps us buy food, litter and treats.  Your sponsor will be on facebook and on our website homepage.  You may use the paypal button(in the comments please put who is to be sponsored)  or contact us with questions.  happytalesiowa@gmail.com       Know someone hard to buy a gift for, sponsor a feline in their name.  We will send them a card with a picture of who is sponsored.

alvin2.jpegboulderxmThank you Nate O. for sponsoring Alvin and Boulder for Dec.

fordxm1bentleyxmThank you to our donor who sponsored Ford, Bentley, Blaine, Mason and Bartlett

benxm sakara3.jpegThank you Zianka for sponsoring Ben and Sakara for Dec

ceecee1dracoThank you Gordon C. for sponsoring CeeCee and Draco for Dec

elsa3morgan2.jpegbridget4.jpegThank you Teri K. for sponsoring Elsa, Morgan and Bridget for Dec.

raven4zoe2Thank you Robyn W. For sponsoring Raven and Zoe for Dec.

norbiexm.jpegsebastianxm3.jpegBig THANK YOU TO Roxi, Suki, Tybalt(formerly Patches, Misty and Toby) & family for their generous donation. They sponsored 12 cats for Dec. , Norbie, Sebastian, Mia, KitKat, Oreo, Lilly, Mindy, Frannie, Chaz, Quinn, Guiness, Garth.



Thank you

tate1.jpegHappy Tales sends a big THANK YOU to Robert S. and family for donating in Memory of Patti T.



Happy Tales is honored to be recognized by the Petco Foundation for our lifesaving work. This grant will help us continue to find safe, loving homes for our felines.


THANK YOU, The Miccio Foundation!

We are thrilled to announce that Happy Tales Ranch & Rescue has received a generous grant from The Miccio Foundation! Founded by Ursula Delworth, the Miccio Foundation continues to carry on her legacy of compassion and commitment to improve the lives of companion animals in Iowa. We are certainly working to do our part! As we have only seen the need for our services and care increase, we’ve initiated the Red Bunkhouse Project. The project will increase our housing space and allow a designated area for our special needs felines. While the Miccio Foundation has gotten the Red Bunkhouse Project off to a great start, we still need your help! Use our paypal buttons or email us to help the felines of Iowa today!


Thank you to Casey’s for supplying water for Relay Iowa.

Happy Tales wants to thank Relay Iowa for inviting us to run 2 checkpoints again this year. Big Thank You for the donation. Relay Iowa started to donate money to an African orphanage. Check them out http://www.relayia.org/

Big thanks to Iowa Wild, Fong’s, Jethro’s, Machine Shed, Family Video, Felix and Oscars, Planet Fitness, Texas Roadhouse, 4 tickets to Center Grove Orchard.  They donated gift cards for us to use in our baskets to raise money for our felines.