Some shelter cats are too aggressive or too wary of people to be adopted out as house cats, so they become barn cats; ideal residents for stables or barns. They are healthy, sterilized, and up to date on shots and in need of a job and an alternative home. If you are looking for a barn cat, call the Routt County Humane Society to see if we have any available for adoption: 970-879-RCHS (7247).
Caretaker responsibilities include providing daily food and water, protection from the elements, and long-term veterinary care. The cat needs to stay in secure confinement for the first 2-3 weeks so that it becomes familiar with and identifies with its new location. The cat will then be ready for its new job and will be chasing mice out of your grain with enthusiasm.