Working Cats Program
When Paws and Love is contacted about relocating cats from their homes, sometimes we have to consider non-traditional adoption placement for those who are poorly socialized. We do provide sanctuary for some, but there are too many cats needing relocation that we cannot possibly take them all in!
Paws and Love believes these cats don’t deserve to die simply because they can’t go into a typical home environment. We recognize that they deserve shelter, access to food and water, and the stimulation of “critter hunting” that a barn placement provides.
Our working cats cannot be adopted as traditional pets, and for one reason or another, cannot be returned to their original outdoor habitat. Without this program, feral cats who are not trapped by us would be euthanized at local animal control facilities.
However, these cats are sterilized, vaccinated, microchipped, and adopted to families who appreciate ‘working cats’ for critter patrol and can provide a safe, appropriate environment such as a barn, stable, garage, or warehouse.
The Working Cat Program is a win-win for both the cats and adopters! Cats enjoy safe outdoor homes with shelter and a caregiver, and adopters enjoy having healthy, sterilized cats happily tend to their mouse, snake, or vermin troubles.
Interested in adopting a barn cat and housing some of Paws and Love's most lovable free spirits? Please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or text/call to 252-644-6392 and we will get back to you ASAP!