If you have a barn, there is a cat who needs you— and chances are, you need them, too! Having a working cat on the farm helps keep the rodent population and other pests in check. Far too often are feed and other supplies compromised by the presence of hungry mice, and with mice comes the possibility of spreading disease to livestock.
Thankfully, cats can easily prevent this from becoming an issue, and they can be the best option when compared to alternative methods: there are no traps to stock, check, and empty, and cats are pretty low-maintenance. Plus, you have the satisfaction of providing a home to an animal in-need! And maybe best of all, because these cats are already fixed, you won’t have to worry about endless litters of kittens appearing!
ACSKC has several barns cats to consider making your furry little farmhand: Sockie is a friendly brown and black tabby with the chubbiest cheeks! Rosie is a green-eyed girl who will go out of her way to cuddle in your lap, and is very food-motivated. Eliza is elusive, but gets along well with other felines. This tortoise shell-coat cat in particular has been at the shelter for 429 days.
While they aren’t house pets, barn cats can live in a variety of places beyond a farm setting: they also do well in stables, garages, outbuildings, warehouses, wineries, and breweries! It is worth considering whether your rural establishment could benefit from their help—we know they certainly would!
To meet our barn cats, head to kenthumane.org to submit an application! Due to COVID-19 precautions, the Animal Care Shelter for Kent County is open by appointment only. Once your application is approved, we will set up an appointment with you!
For more information about Sockie and our other adoptable pets, please click on the Adopt menu above where you will also be able to complete our online adoption application.