Barn Cats, Inc. is an all-volunteer group that is devoted to saving the lives of the “forgotten” cats in our society. We work to find rural situations where the cats can live out their lives in as safe an environment as possible. The organization was incorporated in September of 2003 and received 501C3 classification from the IRS in October of the same year.
To save the lives of urban feral cats by placing them in safe, barn homes.
All our cats are spayed or neutered, have tested negative for feline leukemia, had Rabies and FVRCP shots, and have their left ear tipped (notched) – the universal sign that a feral cat has been sterilized. They come from all over North Texas. We place an average of five to fifteen each week with yearly totals between 500 and 700. Only cats old enough to be sterilized are received into the program. All expenses attached to the veterinary care are primarily incurred by the original colony caregiver or group that has trapped the cat.
Barn homes are found all around North Texas. They contact us – we do not solicit for homes for our cats. The barn owner agrees to continue to care for the cats (food, water, medical care, etc.) for the remainder of the cat’s lives. There is no charge to the barn owner to receive a cat. We do ask for a donation but that is a voluntary amount. Cats have been placed in big barns, small barns, sheds with a cat door, riding and boarding stables, garages, offices, plant nurseries, and guest houses.