Helping Paws Pet Haven Inc.

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Who We Are...

Helping Paws Pet Haven is a not for profit organization whose goal is to improve the quality of life for all felines. We are a no-kill facility, that operates in a cage free environment. HPPH is the home for a wide variety of cats. Adult cats and kittens of various ages ready for adoption and waiting for their chance to meet their new family; to special needs cats who may require more time to find a new family. HPPH believes that all cats are created equal. They all deserve a chance to find a happy and loving home - regardless of their age, physical handicap or impairment, health condition, and even a little attitude. HPPH offers them the chance, either temporarily or permanently, to play, socialize, grow and enjoy their life safely. We are completely volunteer based with no paid staff . 100% of donations and proceeds go to shelter, food and medical expenses of our feline friends.

Our Mission: is to provide a safe haven for orphaned, neglected and abused felines, to educate the community in responsible pet ownership, and to work towards a time when all animals have a safe and loving home.


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Paw News...


Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder

Everyone wants the "perfect" pet. But really, what is that? Some people enjoy certain breeds, whether it's cat or dog, specific coat lengths and colors. But it's the personality that gets you, those quirky things they do.

For too long animals that are not "perfect" have been put on the back burner. Some really great cats are over-looked simply because of their age, color or physical impairment; much of which does not affect their daily lives.

None of the residents at HPPH are considered "unadoptable", it's just finding the right home. Maybe you just want a playmate for your other cat, so it wouldn't matter that Pixie is a bit skiddish and isn't a lapcat. When you can look beyond the physical impairments, you will see that; WB, with only one eye, is a beautiful calico; that Billie, with who is FIV+, is a very active, healthy, fun 1 1/2 year old; that Midnight, with a solid black coat, is a robust, gorgeous man; that Mr. Gray, entering his senior years, is a warm and loving cat that would be a great addition for a retired person.

The list goes on and on! All of these types of cats are looking for their forever homes. The next time you're looking to add to your family, look a little beyond the physical characteristics and look at the cat or dog inside. They have the same amount of love to give as that perceived "perfect" pet.

So check out our adoption list, or come down for a visit, to find your next most wonderful, but not "perfect", best friend.

Adopting A Friend...

For information regarding our cats, please contact the appropriate location. You must be 18 years of age or older to adopt an animal from us. You must complete an application which asks for housing information, veterinary information, previous pet history, and your plans for the animal you'd like to adopt. The application process requires a 24-hour approval period before adoption can take place. Please note, there is an adoption fee. We endeavor to have all our cats spayed or neutered while they are with us, however, should you adopt a cat that has not been altered, we require that they be spayed or neutered within a specified time frame.


Have you seen that special kitty on our website or visited him/her at HPPH, but are unable to adopt? You can still help! A donation of any amount, on a monthly basis, or one time, will help care for the cat you choose. You will receive a picture and a letter from your kitty telling you of their personal story. Simply choose a cat, or we can choose one for you. If you are interested in Sponsorship, or want more information, contact Dawn Stanley at 260-468-2292.

The Power of One...

What can one person do? Plenty! Here are some suggestions about items to donate or ways to volunteer.

Things to Donate:

BEDDING: towels, sheets, blankets, pillow cases, cat beds...
CLEANING SUPPLIES: laundry detergent, bleach, Mr. Clean, paper towels, 30-gallon trash bags, hand sanitizer...
FOOD: Science Diet, Purina Cat Chow, Purina Indoor and Purina Kitten dry cat food; Friskies or 9 Lives canned cat food
- FITNESS: Cat toys, treats, scratching posts..
PRIZES: For fundraising, auctions and raffles
MONEY: Every penny counts (Mail to: Helping Paws, P.O. Box # 5261, Huntington, In. 46750-5261)

Things to do:

VOLUNTEER we are always in need of good, reliable volunteers
FOSTER a cat until they find their forever home
HELP A FRIEND by financially assisting them to alter their cat
PROMOTE animal adoption and spay/neuter
PLAN a fundraising event
BE a responsible pet owner

Come Visit Our Locations!

2242 South Marion Rd (State Rd. 9)
Huntington, IN 46750
Phone: 260-468-2292
Adoption Hours: Wednesday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 pm, Thursday, Friday and Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon - Or by appointment

Map to our shelter


7005 Old US 24
Huntington, IN 46750
Phone: 260-356-5330
Adoption Hours: Thursday & Friday 12:00 noon to 6:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 pm - Or by appointment
Map to our shelter

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