In a perfect world, all cats would have a loving home. Unfortunately, unaltered cats permitted to roam freely either become feral or produce feral offspring. Rather than kill feral cats YHS promotes reducing their population through a process called TNR (Trap/Neuter/Return).
Benefits of the Barn Cat program include: 1) alleviating pressure on overcrowded shelters; 2) keeping rodents in check without pest control chemicals that are toxic to the environment and dangerous to pets, wildlife and children; and 3) reducing public health risks in our community.
Feral cats participating in the Barn Cat program are spayed or neutered, vaccinated, micro-chipped and ear-tipped (under anesthesia while the cats are being altered, veterinarians notch an ear tip, the widely recognized sign that a feral cat is altered). All this for just $30 per cat; a minimum of two cats is recommended per location.
When these cats are “employed” they are transported in large wire cages and housed for about a month at their new location. This process is called re-colonizing. It takes about 30 days for a feral cat to be comfortable enough to consider their new environs home. YHS will help you colonize your cats and teach you how to care for them.
Barn Cats can be put in any safe area -- businesses, hotels, industrial parks, residences, and of course, barns. If you are interested in participating in this cost effective, humane rat abatement program call YHS to be added to the Barn Cat list. You will be contacted when your cats are ready for you.
Call (928) 445-2666 to bring home a pair of Barn Cats today!
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