Barn Cat Program
Many outdoor, unsocialized cats will never be able to be adopted as pets. Indeed, when brought to a shelter and caged, these outdoor cats may not be able to be handled at all. They may be feral, semi-feral, or just cats who have other behavior issues that make them unsuitable as indoor pets. They are healthy, have had their shots and in return for a safe and comfortable environment, food and water can become a working cat in your barn or warehouse.
The VBAS Barn Cat program was created to give outdoor cats a second chance. Without barn adopters, they have nowhere else to go. If you have a working barn or safe, protected outbuilding, there are cats who need you. Ideal locations include: barns or stables, industrial facilities, residential yards and hotel gardens. Our volunteers will provide you with the procedure for introducing the cat to your environment, answer questions about the process, and deliver the cats to your location.
These cats require minimal care. They must be fed once a day and be provided with a safe refuge to gain protection against the elements and to have a means to escape from natural predators such as coyotes. Barn cats provide a great service as they are a natural deterrent to rats and mice. Adopting a barn cat is also a great solution for people who love cats but cannot have them indoors due to allergies.
You can find more information on feral cats by following the links below: