We use the term "barn cat" to refer to any cat that is not adoptable as an indoor pet. We classify these cats into the following categories:
One very valuable contribution all barn cats provide is “green” rodent control. - It's an environmentally friendly way to will keep a barn free of rodents, snakes, and other unwanted critters. Note that barn cats cannot survive on the rodents they catch – they must have a balanced cat food diet and fresh water to remain healthy and strong. If a cat is starving it will not have the energy to hunt for rodents.
Please Note: Because we are a very small group of volunteers, we must limit our barn program scope. As a result we do not have the resources to relocate your cats. Our website has been set up to find homes for the cats that our organization already has in foster homes and cats that we have agreed to move from dangerous locations as part of our Trap, Neuter, Return program. We hope to expand our program in the future.
If you are looking to relocate cats to another outdoor environment, please use the information in this website and search the internet to learn how to relocate cats successfully. Moving cats to a new place takes careful planning and must involve confinement at the new location. Please inform yourself before attempting to relocate cats. Failure to properly relocate cats will most likely mean death for the cats.
Because of the volume of outdoor, community cats, the best option is to spay / neuter, vaccinate and then return them to their original location where they will be fed and monitored under the watchful eye of a caregiver. Sometimes we cannot return the cats to their environment for the following reasons: no caretaker / feeder, dangerous environment, threat of harm by neighbors, or outdoor cat is friendly but has a behavioral problem that prevents them from being an indoor pet. We work diligently to find new, outdoor, safe homes for these cats that are safe. In most cases these cats go to barn homes, but given the right circumstances and dwelling, cats may be located to sheds, outbuildings, and other dwellings.
Download our barn cat placement form, fill it out completely, and e-mail it back to us at email@example.com so we can schedule an appointment.
When adopting barn cats from us, we ask you to agree to the following: