Healthy, sterilized cats need barn homes! These cats are feral (wild) and need a home at a farm, horse stable, or other suitable outdoor environment with shelter. All the cats have been sterilized and vaccinated against rabies, and now need an outdoor home where they can live out their lives.
Be prepared for a brief period of adjustment. Moving to a new home is stressful for anyone, cats included! After a short stay in secure confinement, the cats will accept their new home and be chasing mice out of your grain with enthusiasm!
I’ve been meaning to e-mail you and let you know how the kitties are doing, and just haven’t sat down to do it. They are doing great! The older cat that I already had (Fergus) is so much happier to have a new friend, and he seems to be doing a good job of teaching the new young cat how to be a cat. 🙂 They are getting along great!
But I wanted to tell you how wonderful the new little cat is doing – he is an absolute sweetheart! Thank you so much for finding me a young one with the potential to tame down! I kept him in a cage inside the barn at first, so he and the older cat could get to know one another. The kitten was doing ok, but seemed kind of subdued. After a day or two I wanted to clean his cage and got him out of it; he hissed at first as I approached, but as soon as I picked him up, he snuggled right in and started purring. He LOVES to snuggle – and I love to hold him! After about a week in the cage I let him out in the feed room to see what he would do, and he played and played with cobwebs, with pieces of hay, with shadows. I kept an eye on him and the older cat, but they seemed to be getting along great, and both are happy to have a buddy, so I left them out together. Everything is going great, and even though he is free in the barn, he still sometimes comes to me for some snuggles when I’m in the barn doing chores. (The older cat still doesn’t let me touch him, but he doesn’t seem frightened, just standoffish). I named the new little guy Salvador (Sal for short).
I just wanted to thank you again. I truly appreciate this program, not only for the rodent control the cats provide, but also because it gives me the joy of having cats in my life again, which has not been possible since my marriage due to my husband’s severe pet allergies.
Thanks so much!
Rachel F, New Braunfels, TX