Barn Cat Program

Want to save a cat's life and help control your rodent population at the same time?!  If you have a barn, warehouse or other outdoor structure we have some cats for you!  Hutchinson Animal Shelter often takes in formerly outdoor cats, semi-feral and feral (wild) cats that are not companion animals for a household but would make excellent barn cats.

Generally these cats will be cats that are not used to being handled by humans, are independent and will probably keep their distance. These are not pets.  Over time the level of interaction between the humans on the property and the cats may change as they get more comfortable with you.

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Each Barn Cat includes:

  • Spay/Neuter
  • Ear tip
  • Microchip
  • Basic Vaccinations
  • Tested for feline leukemia and FIV

As a caregiver for a barn cat you agree to provide the following:

  • A warm, dry shelter in a barn, outbuilding, warehouse or stable
  • Daily food and water
  • Ability to provide veterinary care, as needed
  • A secure place to keep them for the first week or two

There is no fee for the cat but we would gladly take a donation to help the care of shelter animals.


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