Outdoor cats available for adoption

Cats in need of safe outdoor homes

Barn Cats Available for Adoption

We have healthy, sterilized cats in desperate need of outdoor homes. These cats have behavioral issues that make them most suitable to live in a barn, warehouse, or other appropriate indoor/outdoor location. Since these are not your typical lap cats, many people may see them as unadoptable. However, we have the Barn Cat Program to give them a second chance!

NHS wants to team up with adopters who own barns or other outbuildings to 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.

 Click here to see our available barn cats 

If no cats appear, you can fill out a barn cat adoption form to be notified when more are available. 


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 (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:

  • The property the cats will be residing in must be OUTSIDE of city limits.
  • Cats must be provided a safe environment and shelter against the elements and any natural predators. *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 providing for the animal and monitoring their well-being and safety. 
  • The adoption fee is waived.


Instructions for introducing new barn cats to your property:

  • To help ensure your new Barn Cat is acclimated properly to their new surroundings, we advise to keep them confined in an outbuilding for about 2 weeks. During this time, the cat should not have access to the outside. Feeding your cat in this area during initial isolation and thereafter, can help establish your property as “home base”. This acclimation time can increase the likelihood that your cat will get comfortable enough and not venture off the property.

  • For more information:

    Nebraska Humane Society Barn Cat Program
    barncats@nehumanesociety.org