Barn (Farm) Cats
Need a good mouser? Adopt a barn cat!
We have barn (farm) cats looking for their forever home. These cats are not feral, but they do not necessarily like too much human contact.
Our requirements for barn cats:
- that they have a place to keep cool in the summer and out of the sun
- that they have a place to be warm in the winter and out of the cold.
- that owners provide supplemental food and water.
Call or stop in the shelter to speak with staff and meet them. Their adoption fee is $25 per cat - they are spayed/neutered, microchipped, and up to date on vaccinations. We recommend pairing them so they can acclimate quicker to this new environment better.
MORE ABOUT BARN CATS:
The farm cat, also known as a barn cat, is a domestic cat, usually of mixed breed, that lives primarily out-of-doors, in a feral or semi-feral condition on agricultural properties, usually sheltering in outbuildings.
Others are kept as part-time pets, living both indoors and out, roaming freely, yet allowed inside to be fed supplemental cat food on a regular basis, and given routine veterinary care. Yet others live outdoors or in outbuildings full-time in semi-feral conditions, but are still tamed to be friendly toward humans and may be given basic veterinary care. All are subject to some risks inherent to outdoor life. Their prey may transmit parasites and disease, they may be injured by various means, and they can be struck by vehicles. Predation is also possible: cats are eaten by raccoons, owls, coyotes, and other animals that prey on creatures of their size.
Some full-time outdoor populations are given supplemental cat food by property owners, either to encourage them to stay or due to humane motivations of not wanting thin, hungry, or sick animals on the property. Other property owners deliberately do not feed outside farm cats in the mistaken belief that they will not hunt rodents if they have supplemental food. However, one concern with providing supplemental outdoor feed is that it can attract skunks, raccoons and other vermin. (Source: Wikipedia - Farm Cat)