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Tails to Tell: Exciting News from Safe Place for Pets

Summer hours at the Cattery start in April!

Sat 10 am - 4 pm, Sun 11 am - 5 pm

1141 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, CO 80829
We are excited to partner with Best Friends to launch The Long Road Home, a program especially focused on finding new homes for cats that have been with SP4P for over 6 months. These kitties vary in age, color, and personality, but all share the same path in taking the long road to find a new family.  To help shorten the path to their new homes, from now until September 30th, adoption fees are reduced to only $10 for cats over 10 years old and $35 for cats under 10.

Click here for more info and to meet one of the cats being offered in this program, like Smoke!


This Month's Featured Pet


I'm a sweet, mellow 12 year old spayed female. It might take me a day or two to warm up, but once I do, you will find your new best companion! I lived with just my dad, so I'm not sure what I think about kids, dogs and other cats, but I might enjoy making some new friends. Come give me a cuddle and you'll be sold!

Upcoming Events

California Pizza Kitchen FUNdraising Event - May 5

Mini Yard Sale at the Cattery - May 23

PAWS for Celebration - June 21

Message from the Board

It’s springtime in the Rockies, and you know what that means; wind, slush, mud, never having the right clothing with you at the end of the day…yeah, all that.  But, it also means tourist season is upon us! And since our facility is located in the center of the 'touristo' universe, Manitou Springs, it’s a great opportunity to let the world know about Safe Place for Pets.  We will have store hours on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the tourist season, starting now.  If you have a couple of hours to spare on weekends to welcome visitors, answer questions, and sell a few items from our store, we can use your help.  No experience necessary - we’ll give you all the training you need.

We are also starting to plan for our big event on June 21, Paws for Celebration.  As last year, it will be held in Soda Springs Park in Manitou.  Unlike last year, it should be a beautiful summer day!  If you’d like to help in the planning or execution of P4C, we would love to hear from you.  It’ll be 'pawsitively' great!

As you can tell, we’re excited about 2015 at Safe Place, and we hope you are as well.  If you aren’t sure where you fit in to all this fun, let me know; no matter what your talents or interests, we have a place for you.  (Pat keeps telling me that my MS in engineering makes me perfectly qualified to mop the floor.)  And it doesn’t matter if all you can spare is a couple of hours every third Thursday, we have lots of opportunities that meet that kind of schedule!

Contact us anytime at 719-359-0201 or  And you can always contact me directly at  I really would like to hear from you!

Dennis Bagenstos
President, Safe Place for Pets
We are one lucky bunch of cats! Our persons, who had to give us up due to terminal illness, had so much love for us that they connected us with Safe Place for Pets! Now, we are lodging at a 5-star kitty resort, aka the Safe Place for Pets Cattery in Manitou Springs, as we await our new persons and new forever homes.

Even though “home for good” is our preference, the 11 of us currently at the cattery get along reasonably well, and the housekeeping and catering staff (aka the SP4P cattery volunteers…and everybody knows that cats have “staff”) is top-notch. Our “condos” (kennels) are cleaned top-to-bottom twice daily and the food is delicious, especially the cat treats!
Roaming the cattery facility while the “staff” cleans our condos is great fun! We explore, play, enjoy brushing, follow our staff around, and share our latest news with lots of meowing. Some of us like to sit in the window or curl up in a chair, and some of us love to help with the various activities needed to keep us comfortable during our stay at the Cattery.

We love company and would be thrilled for you to drop in when the Cattery is open on the weekends. Each and every one of us is eager to be a fantastic pet addition to your home and family, and think you will agree, once you meet us in the fur! Do check out our profiles at the
SP4P website, where you can also contact SP4P to set up a “meet and greet” appointment with us!

Congratulations to Lucky, Blanca, Iris (aka Isis),
Murphy (aka Bobby), and Munchkin! 
They found their Forever Homes this month!

Some of the Many, Many Ways You Can Help

Open Positions
Canine Coordinator
Feline Coordinator
Marketing Director
Volunteer Coordinator
Cattery Volunteers
Mini Yard Sale Volunteers

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