Barn Cat Program
Quinte Humane Society operates a Barn Cat program where farmers, or rural residents with an adequate space can adopt a semi-feral cat that would not be suitable as an indoor cat, but would do very well in an outside environment. The cat would require access to a warm dry shelter such as a barn and in return it could help control rodent populations. The adopter is required to provide all the necessities for the cat and in return the shelter will waive the adoption fee for qualified farm adopters. All cats that are suitable for this program will be up to date on vaccines, and be spayed or neutered prior to adoption.
Have a large barn? You can adopt multiple barn cats through this program. Staff will also provide you with some useful tips to help your new barn cats adjust to their new environment.
This program is an essential way to provide an opportunity for semi-feral cats to have a happy, meaningful life in surroundings suited to their personalities. These cats are not available for residential adoptions as they are not suited to an indoor social lifestyle.
For more information or to find out if you qualify, please contact the shelter at 613-968-4673.