Working/Barn Cats

Laws Has Working/Barn Cats Available for Adoption!

These cats are different from indoor or companion cats. They are more independent, do not tolerate much human contact, and thrive in settings such as barns, workshops, or warehouses.

Benefits of Working/Barn Cats

Working/barn cats are invaluable! They help keep rodent populations down, which in turn keeps diseases down and protects grain and other food supplies. They also help lower the need for trapping or poisonous methods of rodent control.

There Are Two Types of Working/Barn Cats

Semi-Sweet Mousers

They can be somewhat tolerant of human interaction including the occasional petting, but may prefer to stay just out of arms reach. They enjoy the occasional acknowledgement, treat, or human voice, but their main focus is the task at hand!

Nocturnal Warriors

They work hard under the cover of night! These task focused cats have had little interaction with humans and prefer to keep it that way. Though they still require a food, water, and shelter source, they do their jobs and can enjoy a rich life while providing an invaluable service.

Adoption Requirements

1. What the Cats Need from You:

  • a warm and secure barn or outbuilding with small places for shelter
  • a constant supply of fresh water and dry food (Cats hunt for fun, so they will need water and dry food to keep them healthy and committed to their home.)
  • monitoring of their well-being, health, and safety
  • a confinement period for adjustment to new surroundings¬†(strongly recommended)
  • a crate or wire pen with a clean litter pan and constant water and food¬†(suggested)
  • daily time talking to or around cats so they become accustomed to and familiar with voices

2. What the $20 Adoption Fee Goes Toward:

Working/Barn Cats are spayed/neutered, vaccinated (Rabies and FVRCP), wormed, ear-tipped and microchipped.

The adoption fee of $20.00 helps to offset the cost of the above services, though donations are always welcome!

LAWS recommends adopting TWO Working/Barn cats to ensure a less traumatic move and ease of adjustment (having one or more companions provides security).

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