If you have a barn, stable, or warehouse, you can help save a cat!
Sometimes we have cats who cannot live as house pets. Cats in our barn cat program fall into one of three categories:
Cats whose litterbox habits make them unsuitable to live in the house
Cats who are just too independent to appreciate being cooped up in cages here at the Monadnock Humane Society
Cats who are feral, shy or fearful of people, and who may prefer the company of other cats and animals
Please note that we do not adopt cats who are suitable to be household companions to barns, only those cats without other options.
It's not just for barns!
We refer to these cats as "barn cats" because that is the most common housing option. However, there are many types of buildings that could provide a safe, happy home for one of these special cats. Perhaps you own a warehouse, a workshop, or a garage - as long as the cat(s) will be safe from vehicles and other common dangers, we are willing to consider creative locations!
You may be a homeless cat’s last chance.
Barn placement is the last chance at life for these cats. Without barn adopters, they have nowhere else to go. If you have a working barn, warehouse, or other type of safe, heated outbuilding, there are cats who need you. Having a barn cat or cats will help keep down the rodent population. The cats will be helping you, while you provide them a safe place to live. And, because these cats are already spayed or neutered, you won't have to worry about endless litters of kittens appearing!
What we provide:
All cats available for adoption are spayed or neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated. When you adopt a barn cat, we will go over with you how to acclimate your new cat to their new surroundings and make them feel at home.
The $25 adoption fee for barn cats helps us cover some of their medical costs.
What you need:
When you adopt a barn cat, you agree to give them:
Shelter in a barn, outbuilding, or stable
Daily food and water—cats cannot live on mousing alone
Long-term veterinary care, as needed (they're neutered and vaccinated now)
A secure place to keep them for the first 2-3 weeks, while they acclimate to your barn. This can be a tack room or any secure indoor enclosure from which they can not escape. We can lend you an introduction cage if no secure area is available.
If you have a working barn or safe, heated outbuilding, there are cats who need you. Save a life—adopt a barn cat today! If you would like to adopt a barn cat (or cats), please fill out a request form and return it to MHS. Once received, our Director of Field Services will contact you to discuss available cats and schedule the placement of the cat(s) you choose.
If you have additional questions about this program, contact Stephanie Frommer, Director of Field Services, (603) 352-9011 extension 123 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.