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Volunteers needed to foster outdoor ‘barn cats’ in new program

Posted 1/18/21

Have rodents running rampant? Our cats can help.

There are times when our rescue takes in cats that are not suited to live in a home. Generally, these cats are pregnant or have a new litter of …

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Volunteers needed to foster outdoor ‘barn cats’ in new program

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Have rodents running rampant? Our cats can help.

There are times when our rescue takes in cats that are not suited to live in a home. Generally, these cats are pregnant or have a new litter of kittens who can be tamed and can find suitable homes once they are of age, and fully vetted.

In most cases, we attempt to return the cats to their colony once they are fixed and vaccinated, but there are instances in which this cannot occur.

When we cannot return the cats to their colonies, we seek “barn homes” for those cats. A “barn cat” is a working cat that is better suited to life outdoors.

Our working cats, who are not suited for indoor living, would love to spend their lives helping to control your warehouse, ranch, mill or barn’s rodent and pest population. All they ask for in return is shelter, food, water and care.

These cats offer an environmentally safe alternative to poisonous pest controls. Best of all, when you give our cats a job, you are saving the lives of homeless pets who otherwise would not have been suitable for adoption.

There is no adoption fee for working cats, who are all spayed or neutered and vaccinated, but a donation to help ensure future cats will be able to join the program and go to work is always appreciated.

If you would like more information on our working cats, email AZ CARE Rescue at alison@azcarerescue.org

Editor’s note: Alison White is the secretary for local pet rescue AZ CARE.

AZCARE, barn cats, foster

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