Do you have a barn, warehouse, garage, shop, or other structure that can provide housing for a few working cats? Are you looking for non-toxic pest control for your property? If so, please consider adopting some barn cats from the shelter and support this life-saving program! Barn cats are feral or unsocial cats that cannot be adopted into traditional pet homes. They are used to living outdoors and prefer minimal to no human contact.
Reasons to adopt barn cats:
- They serve as excellent critter patrol. Barn cats will help keep rodents and other pests away from your property.
- They are independent and low-maintenance. All barn cats come spayed/neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped. All they need is food and water daily, a permanent building or shelter to live in, and basic care.
- They deserve a chance at life. Since these cats cannot be indoor pets and cannot be returned to their outdoor homes that they are familiar with (which is always preferable), being adopted out as barn cats are their only live outcome option. By adopting barn cats, you are saving their lives.
- There is no adoption fee. However, donations are accepted and encouraged to ensure the sustainability of the program. You can make a financial donation online through our website.
How do I keep barn cats on my property?
When you bring new cats to your property, they will need to be confined to an enclosed area for three to four weeks while they get accustomed to their new surroundings. After this acclimation period, the cats will normally accept their new environment as their home and will stick around.
Feral cats usually like to live in colonies. Barn cats more often stay at their new home if you adopt two at a time, or have an existing spayed/neutered colony for the cat to join.
Here is an information sheet (PDF) about successfully relocating barn cats.
To get started, complete our cat adoption application and indicate that you are looking to adopt a barn cat.
Questions about the Barn Cat Program, send us an email.