Barn Cat Program
All About Animals Rescue sometimes has cats who cannot live as house pets. Cats in the barn cat program are cats who are shy/fearful of people, and prefer the company of other cats and animals.
We do not adopt cats who are suitable to be house pets to barns, only cats without other options. This is the last chance for these cats; they have nowhere else to go – and for some, time is limited.
The barn cat program reaches out to those with a working barn or safe outbuilding. Having a barn cat or cats will help keep down the rodent population. The cats will be helping the property owner, while the property owner provides the cats with a safe place to live. And, because these cats are already spayed/neutered, the property owner won’t have to worry about endless litters of kittens appearing!
What All About Animals Rescue Provides:
All cats available for adoption to barns are spayed/neutered and vaccinated. When a barn cat(s) is adopted, All About Animals Rescue staff will go over how to acclimate the new cat(s) to the barn and make them feel at home.
It costs about $80 for All About Animals Rescue to cover medical costs. While we do not ask for an adoption fee we would appreciate a donation to help with the costs of preparing these cats for the barn program.
Since many of these cats thrive on the company of other cats, All About Animals Rescue encourages adopting more than one barn cat at one time.
What You Will Need:
A farm or barn owner who will adopt the cats and agree to give them:
- Shelter in barns, buildings, or stables
- Daily food and water – cats cannot live on mousing alone
- Long-term veterinary care, as needed (they’re neutered and vaccinated at adoption)
- A secure place to keep them for the first 4 weeks, while they acclimate to the barn. This can be a tack room, or any secure indoor enclosure that they cannot escape from. (All About Animals Rescue can lend you an introduction cage if no secure area is available.)
Interested in Adopting?
*Contract specific to adoptions through Barn Cat Program