Our Barn Cat Program

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This program is designed to find homes for cats that would not do well living in a home.

Barn cats benefit their caretakers! A barn cat is the safest way to control the rodent population in your barn. There are no poisons for children and pets to get into, no need to set nasty traps. And you get the satisfaction of giving them a much-needed home! WCHS staff will assist you while the cats settle into their new home and because they are already spayed or neutered, you don’t have to worry about kittens!

We don’t always have suitable cats available so we keep a waiting list and will fill your request as soon as possible.

Barn cat placement increases in the summer and fall months. Filling out a survey is the first step to adopting. This information is important for us to select the proper cats for your situation. When we believe we have a match for you, we will contact you.

Cats that are placed into our Barn Cat Program fall under four main categories:

  • Cats whose litter box habits are not consistent enough to be inside only cats
  • Cats who were found as strays & who may be too independent to live indoors
  • Cats who are shy/fearful of people & have experience outdoors
  • Cats who are feral or semi-feral and are too old to socialize

We will not place cats who are best suited as house pets or kittens under 10 weeks of age. We often recommend placing barn cats as pairs when they are feral or semi-feral, and may require this with certain cats as these cats tend to be more successful in pairs.

All cats are spayed/neutered, up to date on vaccinations, dewormed, on a flea/tick preventative and ear tipped/microchipped for identification purposes. If you would like to adopt a cat through this program, please fill out and return the Barn Cat Adoption Survey.

Fees
While there is no set adoption fee for barn cats, we appreciate donations to help offset the cost of their medical care.

If you live in Windham County, and are caring for feral or free-roaming outdoor cats, ask about our free Trap/Neuter/Return program by calling us at (802) 254-2232 and asking for Jessalyn, or email her directly at jessalyn@windhamcountyhumane.org.

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Cats available for adoptions