Stray Pets

Barn Cats

Barn Cat

Some cats who end up at JCACC cannot adapt to indoor living. They may be feral (i.e., born and raised in the wild), or under-socialized and prefer little to no human contact. Whatever the reason, we still believe these cats deserve a happy life and that they can be placed with families who value them as much as we do.

Why adopt a barn cat?

Adopting a barn cat can be a mutually beneficial relationship – you will be saving the life of a healthy cat, while they will help scare off small, pesky rodents! To people who qualify, barn cat adoption is FREE.

Barn cats are:

● Spayed/Neutered
● Up-to-date on vaccinations

We strongly recommend having 2 or more barn cats because they keep each other company and can huddle together for warmth in cold weather.

Since each cat is unique, JCACC can’t guarantee anything about the cat’s temperament. Some may never want human contact, while others may eventually seek attention.

How to adopt a barn cat?

You’ll need to provide:

● Safe, permanent shelter with an area of weather-proof covering
● Continuous fresh food and water
● Veterinary care when needed
● Acclimation time and area

To ensure the cats acclimate and do not run away, they must be kept in a large homing crate in their new environment for a minimum of 3 weeks. Then they should be given free range of their new home.

How to acclimate barn cats?


Barn Cat Adoption Application

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List the address where the cats will be living.
Type of facility you have for the cats:*
What will you feed the cats?*
Select all that apply.
Have you lost cats to coyotes or predators recently?*
Would you be interested in 'special needs' barn cats?*
For example, cats missing a leg or an eye, etc.