We have healthy, sterilized cats in desperate need of outdoor homes. These cats have issues that make them most suitable to live in a barn, horse stable, warehouse or other appropriate indoor/outdoor location.
All cats are spayed/neutered and vaccinated. You only need to provide daily food and water, protection from the elements and long-term care.
After a short period of secure confinement, the cats should accept their new outdoor/barn home. In return for your care, they will help keep rodents away from grain and food storage areas. Not only will you enjoy watching these cats work, you will be providing them a much needed home.
Many unsocial, outdoor cats come in through our doors every year and may never be able to find a home as a pet. Most of these cats may have been found as strays and exhibit behaviors that do not make them the good lap-cat type. These cats may be feral, semi-feral, or have other behavior issues that do not make them the best indoor pet. Many people may see these cats as unadoptable, but we have The Barn Cat Program to give them a second chance!
The NHS wants to team up with adopters who own barns or otherout buildingsto give these cats a place to call home. These cats can become a working part of your property when given proper care and a safe and stimulating environment in which they can thrive. Some of these cats may provide companionship while others will simply help keep your rodent population under control and typically require minimal care.
All barn cats have the following services:
· Rabies vaccination for cats 6 months and older
· FVRCP vaccination
· Spay/ neuter
· Ear-tip for identification purposes
· Initial veterinarian exam and cat will appear to be in good health
Please note that not all health issues are readily apparent. We appreciate your understanding that you are partnering with us to help fully rehabilitate and offer these deserving animals a second chance.
Requirements and Adoption Process
· Barn cats must be provided a safe environment and shelter against the elements and any natural predators.
o Ideal areas include barns, stables, outbuilding, and warehouses with a heat source or insulation from inclement weather.
· Cats should always have access to food and fresh, unfrozen water.
· Adopters must commit to provide for the animal and monitor their well-being and safety.
· Barn cats cannot be placed inside Douglas County so adopters must live outside of this jurisdiction.
Once your adoption application has been received, you will be contacted by an NHS representative to discuss available barn cats. If there are currently no cats available, you will be placed on a wait list and contacted when a suitable cat has become available. Once you are contacted for an available Barn Cat, you will then have 48 hours from the date the cat is ready to go home to pick them up. If the cat is not picked up, the next available person may be offered a chance to adopt the animal. This prevents the cat from waiting in a potentially stressful environment before finding a permanent home.
Please be aware that due to influx of incoming animals, barn cats may be more readily available during the summer months. Cats are placed on an individual basis to ensure we find cats that are most suitable for the adopter’s needs and property. In order to save the most lives, we will choose cats that we think best fit the adopter and their property. We cannot always accommodate requests for specific color, age, sex, or behavioral attributes of the cat.
The adoption fee is waived for these animals.
For more information:
Nebraska Humane Society Barn Cat Program