Barn Cat Program
A barn cat program places a fully vetted, healthy cats into a safe, independent living space such as a barn or factory. The cat’s vetting includes spay or neutering, FeLV/ FIV testing, rabies vaccinated, FVRCP vaccinated, dewormed, and treated for fleas. The hope is that these cats will help fill an important job as a pest and rodent manager.
The cats are included in this program for one of the below reasons:
1. The cat has litter box habits that make them unsuitable to live indoors and for whom medical conditions have been ruled out.
2. The cat is under-socialized, shy, or fearful of people who need to be worked with. We encourage the adopter to work with these animals as many of them will come out of their shells.
Note, our animal Shelter does not adopt out cats as barn cats if they are suitable to be household companions. Our goal with this program is to save some animals who may have been euthanized in the past and place them in a safe and comfortable living.
There is currently no adoption fee for a barn cat but a donation to cover their vetting can always be excepted.
To be successful we need your location to be away from busy roads and have no predators. We strongly recommend a relocation period of at least two weeks within a large crate for them to adapt to your area prior to release. This helps ensure the cat will stay on your property. Many enjoy companionship and a pair of cats is often recommended. Individuals interested in caring for a barn cat must be able to provide the cat with shelter, daily food and water, and vet care.