Our Mission & History

Our Mission & History

Our Mission

We save cats from suffering or euthanasia by practicing and promoting high standards of care and creating successful adoptions.

Our Vision

Simply Cats strives to continue its commitment to be a recognized and respected leader of no-kill cat rescue and adoption.

Our Values

High quality care: we treat the cats entrusted to us with respect and the highest level of veterinary care.
Innovation: we develop programs that continually keep us on the cutting edge of the animal welfare industry; and promote personal & professional development for our team.
Human-animal bond: we educate the community and promote the importance of the human-animal bond.
People: we value all individuals and treat them with the highest level of respect and compassion.
Service: we offer unique services to our community
Financial Integrity: we commit to the highest standards of integrity in management of donor resources.


Simply Cats got its start (with just six cats!) as Just Strays Animal Foundation, Inc. in the late 1980’s. By 2005, the name of the shelter was changed to Simply Cats Adoption Center to reflect its feline-only animal population.

Thanks to generous donors, Maureen Howe and Dick & Yvonne Lierz, by 2007, a new state of the art building was constructed, donated and has been our home ever since. Today, Simply Cats Adoption Center shelters over 100 cats and kittens and operates due to the hard work of a small staff and over 100 dedicated volunteers.

Our current facility houses 10 adoption rooms that are cageless, and have an indoor-outdoor (contained) concept. At any one time, each adoption room generally houses 8-10 cats.  In addition, we have 3 smaller indoor only adoption rooms that we utilize as necessary. The building also houses designated quarantine, isolation, holding and exam room areas.  These designated ward rooms are utilized for sick cats, and cats awaiting veterinary approval to be put out for adoption.

Simply Cats Adoption Center is a not for profit organization that relies entirely on donations for funding. We do not receive any government funds.

Simply Cats is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Your donation is tax deductible as allowed by law.

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