Willamette Humane Society sometimes has cats who cannot live as house pets. Cats eligible for the barn cat adoption special fall into three categories:
- Cats whose litterbox habits make them unsuitable for house pets.
- Cats who are just too independent to appreciate being cooped up in cages in the shelter.
- Cats who prefer the company of other cats and animals to people, or who don’t like to be handled.
Cats who are suitable to be house pets are not eligible for the Barn Cat Special, it is created to provide the best possible outcome for cats who may not otherwise be able to find homes.
The barn cat program reaches out to those with a working barn, outbuildings, or other safe structures deemed appropriate by our adoption counselors on a case by case basis. Having a barn cat or cats will help keep down the rodent population. The cats will be helping the property owner, while the property owner provides the cats with a safe place to live. And, because these cats are already spayed/neutered, the property owner won’t have to worry about endless litters of kittens appearing!
Willamette Humane Society staff will go over how to acclimate the new cat(s) to the barn or structure and make them feel at home.
The Adoption fee for Barn Cats is waived.
- Spay or Neuter surgery prior to adoption placement*
- Ear tip marking to identify spayed or neutered cats outdoors.*
- FVRCP vaccine
- FIV/FeLV testing
- One year Rabies vaccine
- Revolution flea treatment and dewormer
*Cats that are already spayed or neutered will not receive surgery and/or ear-tip.
Barn Cat adopters must agree to provide daily food, water, and shelter to the cat. Veterinary care should be provided as needed.