The barn cat program is a lifesaving adoption program for cats who would not likely fit well into a traditional home environment. These kitties are:
·Cats who think outside the box –those whose litterbox habits make them unsuitable to live in the house.
·Frisky felines – Cats who are just too independent to appreciate being cooped up in cages at Dakin!
·Cats who are shy or fearful of people, and who prefer the company of other cats and animals.
Domestic Short Hair
White and Black
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. And, because these cats are already spayed or neutered, you won't have to worry about endless litters of kittens appearing!
What Dakin provides:
All cats available for adoption to barns are spayed or neutered and vaccinated. When you adopt a barn cat, we will go over with you how to acclimate your new cat to the barn and make them her at home.
The $30 adoption fee for barn cats helps us cover some of their medical costs. Since many of these cats thrive in the company of other cats, we offer a $10 discount off the total when adopting more than one barn cat at one time.
What you need to consider…
The farm or barn owners who adopt the cats agree to give them:
·Shelter in a barn, outbuilding, or stable
·Daily food and water-cats cannot live on mousing alone
·Long-term veterinary care, as needed (they're neutered and vaccinated now)
·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. We can lend you an introduction cage if no secure area is available.
If you have a working barn or safe, heated outbuilding, there are cats who need you. Save a life-adopt a barn cat today!
Also, time permitting…
• Mutts & Mimosas – Sunday, August 25 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. An event for you and your dog to benefit for Dakin Humane Society. Quonquont Farm & Orchard, Whately, MA. For more information or to purchase tickets online go to www.dpvhs.org or call 413-781-4000 x136.
Rain or shine event. PLEASE COME OUT AND SUPPORT DAKIN…YOUR LOCAL HUMANE SOCIETY!
• Primp Your Pit – Get your pit bull fixed for just $20 during August. Limited availability. Call the Dakin Community Spay/Neuter Clinic to make your appointment 413-781-4019!