If you have a barn, then most likely you have mice. If you have mice, then most likely you have destruction. One of the ways to lower your mice population at your barn is to allow a cat(s) to live there. Of course you want that cat to be spayed or nurtured as not to collect as many cats as you have mice. One of the best ways to get a cat for your barn is to contact the Logan County Humane Society, who are giving barn cats away to qualifying farmers for free.
The Logan County Humane Society is continually battling to save the lives of Logan County’s unwanted animal population and as part of it’s efforts has begin its barn cat program once again. If you have a barn or stable, you can help save a cat!
Sometimes the Humane Society has cats which cannot live as house pets. Cats in the barn cat program fall into three categories:
* Cats whose litter box habits make them unsuitable for house pets.
* Cats who are just too independent to appreciate being cooped up in cages at the shelter.
* Cats who are shy/fearful of people, and prefer the company of other cats and animals.
This is the last chance for some of these cats; they have nowhere else to go and for some, time is limited.
If you have a working barn or 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.
When you adopt a barn cat(s), the humane society will go over with you how to acclimate your new cat(s) to the barn and make them feel at home. Since many of these cats thrive on the company of other cats, you may be eligible to adopting more than one barn cat at one time.
The farm or barn owners who adopt the cats agree to give them:
· Shelter in barns, buildings, or stables
· Daily food and water-cats cannot live on mousing alone.
· Long-term veterinary care, as needed.
· 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 that they cannot escape from.
Save a life and adopt a barn cat today. To find out what barn cats the humane society has available, please call at 270-726-2186 or come by and find out more information about the program at 1230 Morgantown Road in Russellville.
House cats are also discounted at this time and are up for adoption for $25. There are several dogs at the Logan County Humane Society that have been sponsored as well and their adoption fee is only 75.
To contact Chris Cooper, email [email protected] or call 270-726-8394.