Important information about bringing a cat to our shelter

Despite cats being adopted recently, we most likely cannot take in your cat today. We wish we could, but we can’t, and here’s why:

44 is the number of cats that we can house at our shelter. We have remained at this limit for many many months. Taking in any cats beyond this number can lead to us receiving citations from the state. Repeated citations could lead to us losing our license.

Also, we have more cats under our care in foster homes waiting to come to the shelter.

Plus, yet more cats are on our waiting list to come in, and we get calls & messages about stray cats or cats needing surrendered multiple times a day.

We are doing our best to help, but the need greatly exceeds our resources. We’ll gladly talk to you about other trustworthy organizations or adding you to the waiting list, but please be patient with us. Understand that we dedicate our time to helping as many animals as we can, and we are just as frustrated as you are when we have to turn one away.

For the most up-to-date information about cat intake, please call our shelter (319-975-8283) between Tues-Sat from noon-6:30pm.

If you’re in a position to foster a cat while it waits to come to our shelter, please fill out a cat foster application here or at our shelter. Thank you to our amazing fosters, adopters, & supporters to continuing to help us save lives!