Kitty Cat Connection Barn Cat Program
Our Barn Cat Program is a vital part of Kitty Cat Connection. It's through this program that special cats are given a new start on life. We are continuously seeking adopters who have warm and comfortable barns, stables, garages, shops, feed stores, wineries, warehouses and outbuildings for feral, semi-feral and other special cats. These are cats who cannot live indoors due to various reasons.
Most of our feline barn candidates are feral or semi-feral. Though most of the time we also have social cats who are also barn candidates. Most of the social cats we adopt into the barn homes are usually cats who are nippy/bitey, or they do not use the litter box. Our volunteers who run our Barn Cat Program work with adopters to make the best match possible for both the cat and the adopter. Many of the cats who were adopted through this program have developed loving bonds with their adopters.
Adopters of barn cats will need to provide fresh food and water daily for these cats along with any needed veterinary care to keep them happy and healthy. There is no adoption fee for cats adopted through our Barn Cat Program though donations are greatly appreciated. If you are interested in adopting a cat through this program please fill out our Barn Cat Inquiry Form. After you submit the form, our volunteers will be in touch with you shortly.
When you adopt a barn cat you are not only saving a life, you are also provided with a chemical free, non-toxic rodent and pest control!
Our feline barn candidates have been:
* Examined by a Veterinarian
* Given a Rabies Vaccine
* Given a FVRCP (Feline Distemper) Vaccine
* Tested for FIV and Feline Leukemia
Imprinting Your New Barn Cats
All barn cats adopted through our program must undergo a minimum of 2 weeks of imprinting in a small confined area in their new barn home. Imprinting allows the cat to become familiar with its surroundings in a safe and controlled environment. At the end of the 2 weeks the cat will know where its food, water, and shelter is - making it far less likely for the cat to run off and roam. A small enclosed room like a tack room will work for imprinting. But most often barn cats are imprinted in large dog kennels. We understand that not all adopters have kennels and supplies for imprinting, so our organization will loan you the following items for imprinting: