About the Barn Cat Program which is in development
When feral or shy cats arrive at the county shelter, we have to consider non-traditional adoption placement. Placing these cats in barn homes or other safe buildings will save their lives as they have no where else to go from the county shelter.
The Humane Society of Marlboro County believes these kitties 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.
Barn Cats will come from the euthanasia list of Marlboro County Animal Shelter l and this program serves as their only live path out. These 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 would be euthanized at the county shelter.
Instead, these cats will be sterilized and vaccinated then adopted to residents who appreciate ‘working cats’ for critter patrol and can provide a safe, appropriate environment such as a barn, stable, garage, or warehouse.
The Barn 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.