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Posted on: October 22, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Animal Services needs homes for working barn cats


Orange County Animal Services (OCAS) needs to find homes for cats that are part of their Working Barn Cat initiative. These cats are currently housed at the Animal Services Center in Chapel Hill, NC, and they are not quite social enough to be adopted through the regular adoption program. However, these cats would likely make great working cats if you have a barn, stable, or other structure that could use hard-working felines.

Adopting a working cat may be an effective way of controlling the rodent population in a structure or area while providing a safe home for a cat that is not social enough to be adopted to an indoor household. Working cats will be sterilized and fully vaccinated before going to their new homes. They will also come with general care instructions and recommendations for helping them to adapt to their new space on an adopter’s property. For more information on what adopters need to provide for these cats, please review this document.

"This is a way to offer these cats a second chance for a natural life," said Orange County Animal Services Director, Dr. Sandra Strong. "We want to do everything we can to ensure the best possible outcome for any animal that enters our shelter. This life-saving program is a major step towards achieving that goal."

If anyone is interested in adopting a working cat, please call the OCAS adoption desk at 919-942-7387, menu option 3.

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