Barn Cat Program

SFAHS Barn Cat Program
GOT MICE? Need your own "Barn-ey Feline - Critter Patrol"? The SFAHS occasionally has a few select cats that are fairly social, but whom we believe would be better as mousers or happier living on a farm. When these cats are available, we work off a list of those interested in Barn Cats. We do not adopt out cats that are up for adoption for the Barn Cat program. All of the cats that are eligible for our barn cat program are fixed and have claws on all four paws. 


  • You must be able to provide shelter from the elements for your barn cat. This includes a cool place in the hot months and a warm place in the cold months. 
  • You must be able to provide cat food and fresh water daily.
  • You must be able to provide ongoing vet care, for the health and well-being of your barn cat.

When a cat becomes eligible for the Barn Cat program, we will work our way down the list we have. Those who have been waiting on the list the longest are typically called first, but specific circumstances may change the order if needed. There is no set time frame available for how long someone may wait for a barn cat, as we are never sure what animals will come through our doors and what their needs will be from the moment they come in. Please be patient, as we want to make sure we properly identify the needs of each and every cat and make sure we are correctly identifying what environment would be most beneficial to them. 

Barn Cat Adoption Process:

  • Fill out a SFAHS Adoption Application
  • Cats in the Barn Cat program will be started on vaccinations to help get a jumpstart on the ongoing vet care that is required.
  • Cats in the Barn Cat program do not receive FIV/FeLV testing, a rabies vaccination, and do not receive a microchip.
  • Barn Cat adoptions are no fee adoptions. Donations are always welcome.
  • If you wish to have your barn cat microchipped, that can be done for $20 here at the shelter. 

If you wish to be added to the list of those looking to add Barn Cats to your farm, please email your application to the front office
You may be asked a few questions about your current needs for a barn cat, about your place of residence and past pet history.

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