This program is available for those who wish to have a cat on their property to help with rodent control etc., without the use of deadly, toxic poisons. Cats adopted out under this program are only those that are very feral, with virtually no chance of adoption and are already accustomed to living outdoors. All cats adopted out under this program will live out a natural existence in a natural environment. However, they will still be cared for, provided with food and shelter from the elements, spayed or neutered and receive proper veterinary care for the rest of their lives.
Many people are under the mistaken concept that if cats are provided proper food, they will not still keep down the rodent population. This is false and has been the subject of much scientific research and a great television special run by the BBC in England. Many people are also under the mistaken idea that every cat can be socialized or happy living indoors. Our experience with ferals gives us the understanding that a certain percentage of our animals will never be content living indoors. They have usually lived outdoors their entire life and can become extremely despondent if confined forever in an enclosed setting.
This program also allows people to develop rodent control on their property, without the deadly poisons routinely used today. Many times, if a rancher/homeowner can not find a good solution, they turn immediately to chemicals, which seep into the soil and can pollute the ground for thousands of years. These chemicals cause damage to our environment, as well as target animals other than the rodents, such as hawks, foxes, coyotes and skunks, to name a few.
So, if the adopter can agree to give the cat proper shelter and food, we in turn microchip the animal and agree to be responsible, should it come down with some serious ailment which necessitates abnormal veterinary expenses.
If you are interested in adopting a “barn cat”, please contact us at: 916-939-3418 or send us an email.