Barn Cats: natural rodent control!
Although Project Purr is no longer actively placing barn cats, Heading Home Animal Rescue is operating a feral barn cat placement program in cooperation with the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter:
What is our “Working Whiskers” program? Well, it is a program designed to help cats in our community that are not readily adoptable. This includes at risk cats at our local shelters that are not “social” (e.g. feral or semi feral cats), but that would be wonderful working cats! A working cat is a cat or cats that are strategically placed in a safe location, with shelter (barns, garages, commercial buildings, sheds, nurseries etc.) and typically do the job of natural predation of rodents very effectively. The adopter must be willing and able to also provide regular food & water as well as medical care. This is accomplished by having a designated caregiver on site. Do you have a safe place that needs a working cat or cats? If so please contact us to arrange a meeting on how this life saving program works! A bonus is that often these feral cats become quite social once placed, we have lots of stories of once feral kitties that are now highly social with their caregivers. Contact us for more information.