Happy Tales Ranch and Rescue is a non-profit, 501(c)(3), no-kill feline rescue located near Colfax  Iowa. We are licensed and inspected by the State of 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 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.

daisyfer.jpegbandit1.jpegsmokie2.jpegThank you Julia for sponsoring 3 of our ranch hands for Jan.

marcus77camillaxm2akelawinter.jpegThank you Teri K. for sponsoring Marcus & Camilla & Akela for Jan.

cashtangostar.jpegThank you Emily V for sponsoring Tango and Cash for Jan.

wendy3.jpegbeaxm.jpegThank you Robyn W.  for sponsoring Wendy and Bea for Jan.

Rockywinter.jpegboulder3.jpegThank you Darcy S.  for sponsoring Rocky and Boulder for Jan.

sherlockwatsonmia7Thank you to the donor who sponsored Sherlock, Watson and Mia for Jan

patchesxm998tobyomisty4zuzu2.JPGkitkat2Thank you Dan and Isabelle R. for The generous donation. Sponsored for the month of Jan is Patches, Toby, Misty, ZuZu and KitKat.

norbiexm.jpegbeaxmThank you Grant, Nikki, Mittens and Malcolm. for sponsoring Norbie and Bea for the month of Feb.

piper4.jpeg patchesxm99.jpegThank you Robyn W. for sponsoring Piper and Patches for the month of Feb

jada6jessa9josie7Thank you Teri K. for sponsoring sisters Jada, Jessa and Josie for the month of Feb.

chaz7quinnxm1duncan6Thank you to our anonymous donor who sponsored 3 felines for the month of Feb. (brothers Chaz, Quinn and friend Duncan)

sherlock2watson1 felix77 kitkatblu mia7 emersonxm.jpegcheyennexmkoraThank you Michele W. for sponsoring 7 felines for the month of Feb. and her company match Happy Tales is putting towards Kora’s Dental Procedure, Thanks!!! Sherlock, Watson, Felix,Kit Kat, Mia, Emerson, Cheyenne, Kora

marcus77.jpegcamillaxm2tango3.jpegcash2.jpegakelaredThank you Dan and Isabelle R. for their generous donation. Sponsored for the month of Feb is Marcus, Camilla, Akela, Tango and Cash.

jessahh2-jpegjadah-jpegjosie7Thank you Teri K. for sponsoring Jessa, Jada and Josie for March

kitkatblu.jpegemersonxmThank you Lisa H for sponsoring Kit Kat and Emerson for March.

marcus77.jpegcamillaxm2Thank you Robyn W. for sponsoring Marcus and Camilla for March

tango6cash4tobyor.jpegpatchesxm998.jpeg misty8-jpegThank you Dan and Isabelle R. for  Sponsoring Tango, Cash, Toby, Patches and Misty for the month of March

norbiexm  frannie5.jpeg bea9  Thank you Marilyn E. for sponsoring Norbie, Frannie and Bea for April

tobyor.jpegpatchesxm998.jpeg misty8-jpegThank you Teri K. for sponsoring Toby, Patches and Misty for April

corbin7.jpegThank you Robyn W. for sponsoring Corbin and Bronson for April

_MG_6922 jessah.jpeg jadah-jpegThank you to the anonymous donor for sponsoring Jessa, Josie and Jada for April

chaz7  quinnxm1Thank you Robyn W. for sponsoring Chaz and Quinn for May

patchesxm99.jpeg piper4.jpeg wendy3.jpegThank you Teri K. for sponsoring Patches, Piper and Wendy for May.

bandit2 smokie2.jpegThank you to our anonymous donor who sponsored three of our ranch hands for May, Siblings, Daisy, Bandit and Smokie

_MG_6077 (1) _MG_7080 ivyh.peg kitkatblu gavinxm  Thank you to Curt and Sara V. for their generous donation. Five felines will be sponsored for May and June. Toby, Tate, Ivy , Gavin and KitKat .

sebastianxm3.jpegThank you Alex and Paige for sponsoring Sebastian for June and July

zuzu9.jpeg felixhh.jpeg.jpg norbiexmThank you to our anonymous donor who sponsored Zuzu, Norbie and Felix for June

mia7  bea9 Mindya.jpeg Thank you Teri K for sponsoring Mia, Bea and Mindy for June

Thank you


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.