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Free barn cat adoption program – Duluth

No adoption fees on barn cats from Animal Allies!

Barn cat adoptions for no adoption feesI want to focus on some of the various programs that shelters and rescue groups are offering to make a difference for the animals in their communities.

Animal Allies Humane Society in Duluth, Minn., offers a barn cat adoption program.

Its slogan:

Got mice? Adopt a barn cat!

It’s a pretty straightforward program.

The cats in the program are typically feral and not suitable as indoor companions. They are spayed/neutered and vaccinated before adoption, and there is no adoption fee.

The adopter will offer the cat warm outdoor housing, and the cat will take care of any problems with mice, moles or rats. It’s pesticide-free pest control.

Outdoor, working cats are some of the happiest cats on earth. I’d call this a win-win.

In many communities, feral cats are typically trapped and killed rather than neutered and released. The barn cat adoption program in Duluth is one of the reasons that community has achieved no-kill status. No adoptable, healthy dogs or cats were killed there in 2011. More and more communities are following Duluth’s example.

Go ahead and start a similar adoption program for feral cats at your own shelter!

What do you think about Duluth’s barn cat adoption program?

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(Animal Allies also has a shelter in Superior, Wis.)

Lindsay Stordahl

Monday 15th of October 2012

I hope you find one!


Monday 15th of October 2012

What a good idea! I've got mice. And chickens. And hawks. And no longer a cat. I think the hawk ate the cat. Looking for a forty pound cat.


Sunday 14th of October 2012

Thank you for visiting me. We have lots of barn cats too- they were dumped here. We take care of them love tweedles

Lindsay Stordahl

Monday 15th of October 2012

Thanks for watching out for those cats!

Jemma Chihuahua

Friday 12th of October 2012

We like it. It's such a more kinder and humane alternative than killing them through no fault of their own that they were born into this world. I believe our local shelters do have a similar program already, which is so good to see.

P.S. Thanks for visiting our blog and leaving the nice comments :)

Lindsay Stordahl

Monday 15th of October 2012

I'm glad your local shelter has a similar program!