Happy Tails Inc.

Helping cats that are unwanted and abandoned.

Happy Tails started in 2019. There was little rescue activity happening in Glendive and a lot of stray and loose animals roaming town. We wanted to make life better for animals in our town and started one cat at a time. Now we have a space to rescue and programs to help people keep their cats in-home and decrease the number of unwanted litters. Our programs are TNR (Trap, Neuter, Return), SNAP (Spay, Neuter Assistance Program) and pet food pantry. We are completely ran by volunteers and funded by people in our community and fundraising.

Our mission is to reduce the number of abandoned, stray and feral cats by caring for them and seeking suitable homes when able. We strive to help families keep their pets in home with programs to assist in caring for the pet and by promoting responsible pet ownership and education in our community.

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Microchip Clinic

Bring your cats or dogs to get microchipped. It is only $20 per pet. Dogs must be on a leash and cats must be in a carrier. The clinic will be held at the rescue. Please follow the signs and balloons. Thank you to all our sponsors for the Microchip Clinic! Hansen Heating & Cooling, KOCH Furniture Store, EWWW Image Optimizer, 406 Designs, Eaton Charolais Ranch, Dawn Bryhn, Brenda Baer, Sandy Geiger Johnson, Amy Jo Vojacek, Barb Gartner, Lana Eaton

  • Date: 7/15/2024 05:00 PM - 7/15/2024 08:00 PM
  • Location: 613 B Ave E, Glendive, MT, USA (Map)

Fun facts about kitten eyes

Having litter box problems?

If your cat isn't comfortable with their litter box or can't easily access it they might not use it.
  • Clean litter boxes 
    • You can scoop and/or change your cat's litter at least once a day. 
    • When you change your litter box, rinse the litter box out completely with baking soda or unscented soap once a week. 
  • Large boxes and shallow bed of litter  
    • They can enter easily. Sometimes cats prefer large litter boxes.
    • Provide one to two inches of litter, they don't always like a large amount of litter.  
  • Try switching your litter up. 
    • Use an unscented clumping litter. 
  • You can also try adding more litter boxes. 
    • Typically, it is 1 litter box per cat + 1 litter box. 

Household Aggression

Here are some tips to try and help some of the aggression towards each other.
  • Don't let them fight it out. They don't resolve any of their issues fighting. 
    • Try clapping loudly or spraying them with water from a spray bottle. 
  • If they are males, you can try neutering them. Intact males are particularly prone to aggressive behavior. 
  • Separate the resources by providing multiples (litter boxes, beds and bowls) in different areas of your house.
  • Provide additional perches and hiding spots.
  • Reward the desired behavior
    • Praise or toss treats to reward your cats when you see them acting in a friendly manner. 
  • Try Pheromones 
    • FeliWay (diffusers or spray)
    • The pheromones mimic a natural cat odor that may reduce tensions. 

Fun facts about black cats

  • Can have unique patterns hidden within their fur that is usually seen best in the sunlight.
  • Very intelligent and tend to be more aware of their surroundings and potential dangers.
  • Known for having mellow and easy-going temperaments, they're often independent yet fun-loving and affectionate. 

Be a part of the solution

Fundraising & Grant Writing

We need volunteers to help come up with ideas for fundraising and to execute them. Grant writing is another avenue to raise funds.

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Help trap for TNR

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Vet transportation

Taking cats to and from vet appointments.

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Cleaning & Socialization

Clean the rescue and help socialize

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Saving cats from being abandoned or unwanted one program at a time


Trap, Neuter and Return

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SNAP (spay, neuter assistance program)

Help spaying and neutering

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Pet food Pantry

Need help feeding your pet?

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All the cats we rescue

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Visit PetCO LOVE LOST to find or report your lost pet image
We are a proud partner with Petco Love Lost to help reunite lost and found pets with their owners. Go to this link to report a pet lost or found.

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Our dedicated volunteer leaders

Robin Kolling

President and C.E.O.

Robin has always grown up loving animals and has been rescuing cats with her husband for over 16 years. She works full-time an Activities Assistant/CNA at the Veterans Home.

George Kolling

Rescue manager

George is recently retired and is volunteering at Happy Tails full-time. He and his wife Robin have 15 cats and 1 dog. Rescuing cats is a passion of George's. He is the resident cat daddy/cat whisperer.

Brenda Baer

Vice President & Treasurer

Brenda is married and enjoys camping, fishing and spending time with her family. She loves cats and has a few rescues of her own. She works full-time at Mid-Rivers Communications.

Barb Roehl

Board Member

After 43 years of working and doing the grind, life has allowed me to retire -- in two words, loving life! I enjoy spending time with my family, gardening-yard work, hanging out with my fur babies, or in other words herding cats, and helping out at the Rescue!

Hope Opie

Board Member

Hope is employed at the Dawson County Veterinary Clinic and is attending school to become a Certified Veterinary Technician. She loves animals, so that is why she works in the field she does. Some of her hobbies include: working with large animals, spending time with her animals, and planting her garden in the summertime.

Sandy Raney

Board Member

I recently retired from Mid-Rivers. I have lived in Glendive for 58 years and have 3 daughters and 5 grandchildren, ages 2 - 22. We have been cat lovers forever, so of course I have 4 rescues of my own, all 13-14 years old. They run our house.

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  • Glendive, Montana, United States