We are a non-profit (501(c)(3), all-volunteer-powered, charitable organization whose mission is to improve the lives of cats and dogs in Fremont County by working to reduce unwanted litters, educating pet owners about responsible pet ownership, and helping mitigate the cost of
spay and neuter services.
JJ’s is absolutely elated to share some BIG news! A building has been donated to us to start a cat shelter in Cañon City! It will be called Molly’s Place – Home of JJ’s Helping Paws and it will serve as a shelter for owner-surrendered cats (last year we fostered nearly 500 owner-surrendered cats – at no cost to the cat owner!!!); our low cost spay and neuter voucher sales; our feral food pantry; and our TNR program.
Can you please help us? We have building expenses for renovations, plumbing needs, fixtures, equipment and cat furnishings. Please consider donating to our brand new, all-volunteer cat shelter serving the entire community of Fremont County! JJ’s is so grateful for your support.
Molly’s Place – Home of JJ’s Helping Paws
Molly (named after the unsinkable Molly Brown and pictured at right) was a cat rescued by JJ’s. She had a broken front leg, an eye swollen shut, and was missing a lot of fur. Through JJ’s programs, she received medical attention and lots of love from a foster parent – and she thrived!!! JJ's is just like Molly - small but mighty!!
We are always looking for more volunteers (see JJ's Wish List tab for volunteer opportunities). There are lots of ways to contribute time and skills or come learn a new skill to help JJ's make a difference in our community.
Thank you for your support - it truly takes a village to help cats and dogs in need. Thank you!
Community/feral cat colonies (cats not socialized to humans) are abundant in
Fremont County. Through our TNR (trap/neuter/return) program, we ensure colonies dramatically reduce kitten births and as a result, remain generally healthy
and lead a better quality of life.
Community cat colonies can benefit the community by keeping the rodent population in check. If you are aware of community/feral cats, please contact us.
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Through donations, small grants and the generosity of three veterinarians, we are able to offer low-cost spay/neuter vouchers to Fremont County pet owners.
Low-cost spay/neuter vouchers are available for sale several times a year - as our budget and funding allows. For prices and other details, click here. To purchase a voucher(s), click here for sale dates.
Our Uber Kitty Program takes in owner-surrendered cats and kittens until they are ready for adoption. Surrendered cats and kittens stay either at our shelter or with our volunteer foster families. Additionally, kittens born into feral colonies (young enough to be socialized) have the opportunity to be adopted as pets into loving homes. After they are weaned from their mother, kittens are fostered, socialized and transferred to one of our rescue partners for adoption. Our carefully selected and licensed partners adhere to our rigorous standards of care, so we know the kittens are in good hands on their way to their forever homes! As part of this program, JJ's requires that the mother cat is spayed (at JJ's expense through our TNR program) to prevent the cycle of unwanted litters.
All of our rescue partners are PACFA* licensed, have been thoroughly reviewed by us, and are visited regularly to insure they offer a safe environment to give the cat his/her best opportunity to find a forever home. Our partners never euthanize for population control. Our partners are generally located in metropolitan areas where there is a larger population of potential adoptive homes. JJ's provides this service at no cost to the cat owner but we do kindly ask that you consider a donation.
* The Pet Animal Care Facilities Act (PACFA) is a licensing and inspection program dedicated to protecting the health and well-being of animals in pet care facilities throughout Colorado. We also work with carefully selected shelters who meet our rigid standards.
713 pet cats and dogs were spayed or neutered through our Low Cost Spay/Neuter Programs and our Free Spay/Neuter Clinic.
296 feral cats and kittens were trapped, spayed/neutered and vaccinated through our Trap, Neuter, Return (TNR) Program. Some went into our Uber Kitty Program to be adopted and the rest returned to their communities.
Nearly 500 cats and kittens were surrendered to JJ's. Through our Uber Kitty Program, all of these cats and kittens have found forever homes with loving families. Yay!! 2020 was a record year for this program.
JJ's provided more than 1,700 low-cost vaccinations for cats and dogs - all in conjunction with JJ's programs.
More than 600 cats receive food assistance from JJ's Feral Food Bank every single day of the year!
With the help of our volunteers, veterinarian partners, the community and our board, we have made a tremendous difference in Fremont County!
THANK YOU, ALL!