One of our expert "Barn Buddies" is ready to work for you!
Our BARN BUDDIES are 100% all-natural, pesticide-free rodent controllers. These beautiful, healthy cats are pros at keeping pesky critters from moving in. They don’t need much – some food, water, and a warm place to sleep. And they always protect your turf, whether it’s a barn, warehouse, garage, deck, store, brewery – anywhere you have a potential pest problem.
What WE Provide:
- Someone to catch those pesky pests at no charge (fee of $25/cat waived, but donations appreciated).
- Cats that are fully vetted – spayed/neutered, rabies vaccinated, and ear-tipped.
- Acclimation instructions to help your new cats feel secure in their new location.
- Free delivery.
What YOU Provide:
- A second chance for a pair of homeless cats who would otherwise be euthanized. We prefer that you adopt at least two cats for bonding.
- Daily food, water, and shelter – cats cannot live on mice alone!
- Veterinary care – as needed.
- A small, safe place for your new cats to acclimate for the first two weeks.
Managing Community Cats
SPOT incorporates a Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) Program into their organization. TNR is widely recognized as the most humane and efficient approach to address the community cat population. In this program, cats residing in groups, known as colonies, are captured and taken to a veterinary clinic. There, the cat undergoes spay or neuter, receives a rabies vaccination, has their ear tipped, and receives a pain injection. Eartipping involves the removal of a small, triangular tip from one of the cat's ears while they are under anesthesia for spaying or neutering. Ear tipping is an easily identifiable visual marker that indicates a cat has been through a TNR program. It helps quickly identify which cats in a community have been spayed or neutered, reducing the chances of unnecessary repeated trapping and surgery. The visible ear tip also serves as a way to inform the community that a cat has been spayed or neutered. Once they have recuperated from the procedures, the cats are released back into their initial territory, provided it is a secure environment for their return. Sometimes, the cats are rehomed as Barn Buddies. To learn more about the TNR program, click here.