Formerly-outdoor stray, semi-social/semi-feral cats present a huge problem for the ACCT shelter because these cats are not suitable for adoption into family homes, but otherwise face euthanasia due to lack of friendliness and lack of space.
In response to this problem, the ACCT Life Saving Department has developed a pilot “Barn Cat” program which will place under-socialized outdoor stray cats in safe and loving placements at barns and farms. While not a typical adoption, the Barn Cat program puts cats who need and want outdoor homes with limited human interaction into forever homes that can give them safe outdoor space, regular feeding, and veterinary care as needed.
All “Barn Cats” are spayed/neutered, microchipped, “ear tipped”, and vaccinated prior to adoption/placement. ACCT Life Saving staff and volunteers assist barn and farm owners in integrating the cat to its new home, and can even help with transportation from the shelter to the barn! If you have a barn or farm and are interested in saving an urgent cat at ACCT, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help us connect Barn Cats with new homes by downloading a flyer and promoting the program.