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  1. #1
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    Default Where can I get a barn cat?

    I thought this would be an easier process!

    I have a serious mouse problem in my tack room but for some reason I hate the idea of putting out traps (basically I don't want to see them dead.. even though I don't want to see them alive either!).

    I've put the word out that I'd like a barn cat, to horse friends, a vet tech friend, work friends... and nothing!

    I have my own cat but he's been a house cat since he was a kitten so I'm not going to let him loose. The barn has a nice tack room and it's not near a busy road. I'd make sure it was cared for and vaccinated.

    There was a person who posted on COTH that worked with a feral cat organization, but her inbox is full.

    Any help?

    I'm in SE PA/ MD/ DE area.



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    I posted and look on craigslist when my trainer was looking for 2 barn cats. I got a lot of 'I think my 10 year old, declawed, indoor cat would be perfect!', but ended finding two PERFECT, sweet, experienced barn kitties
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    I can't decide if I should saddle up the drama llama, dust off the clue bat, or get out my soapbox.



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    Good idea.. although CraigsList sort of scares me!!



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    I have several that are fixed utd, some more friendly than others,youthful mousers..........and I am near valley forge, king of Prussia......................what colors do you want?.....lol


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    My vet always has "home wanted" ads on their bulletin board, or you could check out local pet stores (not a store that sells animals, but maybe a Superpets - a lot of time foster agencies have cats there). Or maybe the classifieds section of the newspaper.



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    craigslist rocks!! Put an ad up, screen carefully, and taken a friend along whenever you meet up with the person in a public place. You could also put a call in to a local feral TNR place.



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    Erin always has them. Just search for her screen name on the forums.



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    this is the products and services (hee hee!) section of the equiery--i see two placement services for barn cats:

    http://classified.equiery.com/products.asp
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    Contact your local shelter too. My shelter adopts out barn cats for free. They come fully vaccinated and neutered/spayed. They are the "unadoptables." I got 2 a couple of years ago. Young females that wanted absolutely nothing to do with people. They are not mean, just terrified and would not tame in a shelter environment. They are perfectly comfortable in their barn/outside but after 2 years still don't come within 4 feet of me even when I'm filling the food dish. But they do their job and are no longer living in a tiny cage.


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    Local spca, craigslist, the woods...I'm surprised you don't have strays coming around. I have 6 barn cats. 4 I meant to have, 2 just showed up. I bet I could catch the newest stray if you don't mind spaying/neutering, it's a gorgeous sleek long black cat with bright yellow eyes. I named it Sam lol.



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    The Horse of Delaware always has ads for barn cats. I would check there. Local tack shops and feed stores always have posters up also.

    Good luck



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    Contact BARCS in Baltimore if you can't get in touch with Erin. They have a barn cat program.
    Originally Posted by Alagirl
    We just love to shame poor people...when in reality, we are all just peasants.



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    ACCT in Philly also has a Barn Cat program.
    "Choose to chance the rapids, and dare to dance the tides" - Garth Brooks
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    Her inbox was full when I tried.

    Quote Originally Posted by imissvixen View Post
    Erin always has them. Just search for her screen name on the forums.



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    I'll let Erin know that you're looking for her and a barn cat.
    Originally Posted by Alagirl
    We just love to shame poor people...when in reality, we are all just peasants.



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    Here is a non-profit organization located in Prince William Co., VA that has several barn cats available (link is to a Facebook pic of 3 of them):
    https://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.ph...type=1&theater
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    You could also put word in at your vet as lots of people bring in strays for a check up and rehoming. Good luck!
    I LOVE my Chickens!



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    I don't know where you are, but our local humane society GIVES barn cats, that are spayed/neutered/UTD/microchipped to good barn homes. Another lady and I trap many ferals around our little "Mayberry" and she works with the younger ones and gets them pretty tame. They do very well as barn cats -- please help your local humane society or other rescue groups! I am in Shelby County (South of B'ham), AL, contact me if I can help!
    PennyG

    My inbox is NOT full!



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    Thanks TKR but I'm in the SE PA/ MD/ DE area!

    Quote Originally Posted by TKR View Post
    I don't know where you are, but our local humane society GIVES barn cats, that are spayed/neutered/UTD/microchipped to good barn homes. Another lady and I trap many ferals around our little "Mayberry" and she works with the younger ones and gets them pretty tame. They do very well as barn cats -- please help your local humane society or other rescue groups! I am in Shelby County (South of B'ham), AL, contact me if I can help!
    PennyG

    My inbox is NOT full!



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