This program is designed to find homes for cats that may be unaccustomed to enjoying human companionship and prefer the outdoors. They may want little attention from people but that can change in time and with patience. If you have a safe, warm barn or other outbuilding and would like to fill it with a cat or two, please call or come by the shelter.
To help your new barn cat acclimate to his/her new surroundings we encourage you to plan to keep him isolated in a small area within your outbuilding initially, later confined to the outbuilding and later still, given access to the outdoors. Taking the time for this acclimation will set you and your kitty up for success! We will be glad to go over these details and more.
If you are looking for a Barn Buddy, the Oakland County Animal Shelter & Pet Adoption Center is always accepting applications. These cats will be spay/neutered, vaccinated and ear tipped at no cost to the BB participant.
Adopters of barn cats must complete an application process. The application can be found here: barnbuddiesapp.pdf. For more information please contact Shelley Grey at firstname.lastname@example.org
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