(812) 283-6555 702 East 11th Street Jeffersonville, IN 47130

About Us

Founded in 1999, APA is an all volunteer, no-kill rescue for homeless cats and kittens only. What does that really mean? How is APA different from other shelters in the area?

APA has no paid staff. We are staffed by highly committed, unpaid volunteers.

As a no-kill shelter, no healthy animals are ever euthanized. We make sure all sick and injured animals get vetted no matter what the problem. We do not screen intakes of cats due to age, whether or not they are FIV positive, or their breed. We never euthanize a cat due to overcrowding. A cat is euthanized only if it is suffering and all avenues have been exhausted in an effort to improve its health. It takes two APA Leadership Team members to agree on euthanization.

Some of our residents will be with us for a short time waiting for their new family to adopt them and some will wait years for their new family. Quite frankly, some of our cats will be with us for the remainder of their lives due to medical or behavioral issues. For them, APA is their furever home. Regardless of how long a cat is with APA, they are all safe, loved and well cared for until they either go to their furever home or cross the Rainbow Bridge.

You may wonder why APA is an all cat shelter. Looking around the area you will see there are many dog rescues, all of which are fantastic, but there aren’t any all cat rescues in the area. That’s where APA felt they could have the biggest impact. Last year we cared for more than 100 kittens and at any given time we have 90 – 100 adult cats in the shelter, in foster care or at the PetSmart adoption center.

As a 501c3 tax-exempt organization, all expenses are paid with monies raised through our thrift store, Purr-fect Treasures, donations and fundraising events.

APA’s 2019 Board of Directors

Chairperson – Jenna Esprey

Secretary – Shea Van Hoy 

Rhonda Poteet

Bill Poteet

Jeni Church

Ryan Church

Vicki Clark

APA’s 2019 Leadership Team

President – Vicki Clark

Vice President/Medical Director – Jan Baird

Secretary – Beth Rueschhoff

Treasurer – Davina Chambers

Fundraising Manager – Christina Massie

Communications Manager – Denise Koenig

Shelter Manager Repairs/Maintenance  – Jeni Church

Volunteer Manager  – Cindy Ehringer

PetSmart Manager  – Linda Keith

Thrift Store Manager– Alice Woodrum                                                      

Kitten Coordinator/Liaison with Edwardsville Animal Hospital  – Pam Himmelheber

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