Cat Intake Policy

Cat Intake Policy

Intake Policy
Are you a Treasure Valley family that needs to find a new home for your cat? Simply Cats may be able to help you. It is important to be aware that Simply Cats receives many requests every day to place cats with us. Because we are a no-kill facility, we are not able to take every cat. We limit our intake based on the current capacity of the adoption rooms at our shelter.

We accept adoptable cats for placement in new homes, when there is space available. We differ from other shelters in that we house our adoptable cats in multi-cat adoption rooms, so cats we take in must get along with other cats. In all cases we encourage you to provide medical records (as complete as possible). Simply Cats spends, on average, about $850 per shelter cat, per year. It is also important to know that we will ask for a surrender fee to help care for the cat you would like to place with us.

Simply Cats will accept cats of all ages, provided they are deemed adoptable by our Cat Care Staff. Simply Cats is not equipped to take in FeLV+, FIV+ or feral cats. 

To request an intake of a cat or kitten, please first submit the CAT INTAKE APPLICATION You will be contacted by a member of our staff once the application has been reviewed. Please allow 2 business days for this process.

We do not have a waiting list. If we do not have the space for your cat, you are welcome to check back with us at a later time or you may wish to consider contacting other Treasure Valley agencies that accept cats.

If we agree to take your cat, our staff will schedule an appointment with you to bring in the cat. It is critical that you arrive at the required time, or call us if you are going to be late. The surrender process takes about 10-15 minutes. Under no circumstances will we accept a cat without an appointment.

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