Barn Cat Program

Our Barn Cat Program is designed to find feral and community cats safe outdoor homes in barns, warehouses, farms and other safe locations for cats that are not candidates for our traditional adoption programs.

Due to COVID-19, Kitsap Humane Society has very limited capacity to take in or house feral or community cats at this time. Therefore, we will have a limited number of barn cats available for adoption.
To be added to our email list, please email a Barn Cat Adoption Application to barncats@kitsap-humane.org. Once we receive your completed Barn Cat Adoption Application, you will receive updates when we have barn cats available for adoption.
You can also review our Available Pets page to see if we have barn cats ready for homes. Ready to adopt a barn cat (or two!)? Make an appointment on our Bookings page here!

 

Why Adopt a Barn Cat?

Barn Cats benefit their caretakers! Supporting a Barn Cat is the safest way to control the rodent population in your barn, warehouse or other storage areas. There are no poisons for children and pets to get into and no need to set nasty traps! Barn Cats will keep rodents away AND you’ll have the satisfaction of giving them a much needed home.

Each Barn Cat adoption includes*:

  • General physical/wellness exam
  • Spay or neuter surgery
  • Ear tip OR Microchip
  • Initial vaccinations
  • Initial flea treatment
  • Barn Cat Introduction Flyer on introducing and caring for Barn Cats

*Please note: KHS typically adopts out Barn Cats in pairs, so each Barn Cat adoption includes two cats. Single Barn Cats may be adopted out on a case-by-case basis to barn homes that already have Barn Cats.

What Will You Provide?
  • A warm, secure, dry building or space for shelter from the elements and predators
  • The space and ability to keep new Barn Cats confined to a sheltered, small, enclosed area or large dog crate (with clean litter box) for four to six weeks to acclimate them to their new environment before release
  • Regular/daily food and water
  • Monitoring and providing for the safety and well-being of the cats
  • Willingness to vaccinate the cats once every three years (by trapping, if necessary) and provide licensed veterinary care in the event of injury or illness
What is the Adoption Fee?

Barn Cat adoptions are a Pick Your Own Price adoption, so adopters can choose how much they would like to donate. KHS relies on these donations to cover the costs of providing all the medical care to each Barn Cat.