Catio celebration

Join us on November 4, 2018 at 1:30 pm to celebrate our new catio, a Gold Award project by local Girl Scout Leah Jester. We will have light refreshments and hand crafted items for sale just in time for Christmas. For more information about Catios, click here. Catio

Items for sale include: T-shirts, pillows, tote bags and crochet snowflake ornaments.

Examples of T shirt embroidery styles.

Cats become Sommeliers!

Recently some of our cats decided that life at the shelter was becoming dull and they needed a new hobby. Catnip was not enough, so they asked the advice of Buster, the master sommelier and opened their own wine label!

2016-05-09 19.01.59 Buster sommelier

The ever suave, debonair and knowledgeable Buster.

You can check out their offerings here!

We will be adding venues to sample their choices in the near future.


Sign up for our Newsletter

Join our newsletter mailing list to keep updated on events at the shelter and news of our kitties.  Just text on your phone the word kitty to 42828, follow the directions and you are signed up to receive our newsletter in your email every three or four weeks!  Easy Peasy.



Halloween Open House

HalloweenOpenHouse2014Friday, October 31

5:00pm – 6:30pm

2129 East Boulder St, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80909

A safe, fun trick-or-treat environment, especially for Kids 12 and Younger. Treats, Music, and Stories. Come dressed in your favorite costume to collect candy and visit some cats!

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Grand Opening Sept. 13th!


Saturday September 13
11:00 am to 4:00 pm
2129 E Boulder Street

Look What the Cat Brought in will be moving into their spacious new accommodations and want to celebrate.  Everybody is invited.  Come one, come all.

Did you get your photo with the 6 foot tall cat at the Grand Opening? Here is the link to the photos for you. Thank you to the wonderful Studio Los Dos for their time and talent.

Join us for:
food and drink,
silent auction,
and all around fun time.

Take a tour of the new facility and make friends with our fine felines.

The Silent Auction will feature:

Autographed and framed photo of Jackson Galaxy–host of “My Cat From Hell”

8×10 drawing of your pet from a photo ($200 worth)

Denise Chambers Photography gift certificate

Cat Jacket (Painted Pony, size large, 100% Cotton, dry clean only)

New Dooney & Bourke Purse

New Patricia Nash Italian Leather Tote-bag (suede lined)

Beautiful Green Silk Jewelry box

Sterling Silver and Glass Necklace

Sterling Silver/Gold/Semi-precious Emerald Earrings

Disney’s Mickey Mouse watch

Gift Basket (Two 22 ounce mugs saying “you had me at meow,” Jackson Galaxy book “Cat Daddy”, Picture Frame “Meow”, cat shaped cookie cutter, silver-tone necklace of angel wings heart with a paw in the center) in a lovely basket

Gift certificate to Shops at Briargate ($50)

Gift certificate to Veda Salon

Shelter Kitty Door Mat + Book “Dewey: The Small Town Library Cat Who Touched the World”

Saint Gertrude of Nivelles (Patron Saint of Cats) Retablo PLUS the Book “Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Cat Did What?

Large fabric wall hanging of a white tiger (44.5 inches X 34 inches) contour sewed with satin trim PLUS Paint Kit for Cats by Kitty-Casso

Laurel Burch Tote Bag with colorful cats

Plush micro-fiber pet bed PLUS Cat entertainment DVD featuring birds, fish, mice, and bugs…entertainment bliss for your cat.

Plush Stuffed Cat PLUS Stray Cat Rules Photo Mat (insert your own photo)

 Plus more….

Please join us in our celebrating our new, more spacious building that will allow us to better serve the community and the cats.  Bring a friend…or three.

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Funding for Community Work

The Animal Assistance Foundation has awarded Look What The Cat Brought In shelter and Rescue $15,000.  The Animal Assistance Foundation grant is given to those that increase the live release rate of animals throughout the state of Colorado, produce measurable impact on animal welfare in Colorado, yield sustainable long term results, and support collaboration between organizations, and support and practice responsible stewardship.

Look What the Cat Brought In was founded in 2008 as a limited admission, adoption guaranteed shelter and was the first in Colorado Springs serving cats exclusively.  Although their primary focus is in El Paso County, they have taken into their care cats in need from all over the state, including severe hoarding situations.

The cats accepted into their care come from the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region, from the City of Montrose Animal Control Facility, Second Chance Animal Rescue Foundation in Lamar Colorado, Lucky Paws in Arvada, Colorado, City of Concordia Kansas Animal Control, Hearts United for Animals in Nebraska, Laramie Peak Animal Shelter in Wyoming and others.

license-plate2Look What the Cat Brought In shelter and rescue also received $5,000 from the Adopt-a-Shelter-Pet license plate program.  The license plates are part of the Colorado Pet Overpopulation Fund and the money will be used for spay/neuter surgery, microchip implantation and registration, and medical care for the cats in the shelter’s care.  The shelter has provided much needed veterinary treatment for the cats they accept, and such care is aided with the money granted via both the Animal Assistance Foundation and the Adopt-a-Shelter-Pet license plate program

The director of Look What the Cat Brought In, Jennifer Nosler, is looking forward to sustaining an ongoing relationship with both the Animal Assistance Foundation and the Colorado Pet Overpopulation Fund to continue the vital work at the shelter.  Particularly now that the shelter is moving from their current modest location into the former Hamlet Spay and Neuter two-story building at 2129 E. Boulder St. later this summer.  With the move, Look What the Cat Brought In plans to expand the cats in their care and better service the community.  The money from the Adopt-a-Shelter-Pet license plate program helps make that mission a reality.

**Be looking for more information on our move that is anticipated at the end of August 2014.  We will have a grand opening celebration shortly after we are all settled in.