Barn Cat Adoption Program
Do you have a barn? Would you like to adopt a barn cat or two? The Cheyenne Animal Shelter is pleased to introduce our new Barn Cat Adoption Program! The adoption fee for cats designated for this program is just $10, which includes spay or neuter, microchip, distemper and rabies vaccinations. Each cat that is spayed or neutered through the barn cat program will also have a tipped ear to properly identify these cats as belonging to someone. The cats offered through this program range from semi-feral to friendly cats with behavioral issues that make them unsuitable as indoor pets. A safe barn environment will give these kitties a second chance to have a good quality of life and they may even help to control the rodent population and other unwanted critters such as raccoons. If you are interested in adopting a barn cat, please come by the shelter and ask our front desk staff to show you the cats currently available through this program. Cats that have been chosen for the Barn Cat Adoption Program are cats that are already in our facility, if you have cats on your property you would like spayed or neutered you would be asked to participate in the Feral Cat Program, the Barn Cat Program is not designed for personal barn cats to be brought in and re-adopted.
Why the Barn Cat Adoption Program
This is a brand new program to help people that are interested in having a barn cat but do not have access to feral cats to trap and bring in for the feral cat program. There is a large feral cat community in Laramie county, and unfortunately not every area in the county has access to feral cats and many of our feral and unsocial cats are not surrendered for the feral cat program. The Cheyenne Animal Shelter receives many cats on a regular basis from all over the county, and in the city of Cheyenne that are not suitable for adoption because they have either lived outside their entire lives, are feral, or cats that have behavioral and social problems that would make them not suitable for an indoor pet. To help the community acquire a cat for their barn and for the shelter help more cats find homes we are introducing this program. The Cheyenne Animal Shelter is unable to find homes for most of their feral and unsocial cats and even though our feral cat program is more successful now than ever we would like to find homes for every healthy animal that enters our shelter.
Barn Cat Program Adoption Requirements
There are a few requirements to qualify for this program but they are relatively easy if you have the right accommodations. The first requirement we have to qualify for the Barn Cat Program is you must have a barn, these cats need to have the barn to escape from the elements when the weather turns bad. The next requirement for this program is that you must reside in the county, the adoption of outdoor cats is not recommended in the busy city where they may get hit by a car on a busy street. Lastly, we ask that upon pick up of your barn cat that you bring a plastic or wire crate to bring your new barn cat home in. We do have a limited quantity of plastic crates that we do sell in our gift shop however that supply is not always available. We do also carry and sell cardboard carriers, however those cardboard carriers are not suitable for high stress, unsocial cats and we do not feel confident those cats will not escape from the cardboard boxes. To ensure your and the cat’s safety we will require you to have appropriate transportation means for your new barn cat.
If you or someone you know is interested in adopting a barn cat we hope you will think of the Cheyenne Animal Shelter first.