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Barn Buddy Program
GOT MICE??....GET A BARN BUDDY!!
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RODENT CONTROL TECHNICIANS WILL DO CHORES
IN EXCHANGE FOR ROOM AND BOARD
Adoption Fee only $10!
-Includes Spay/Neuter, Vaccines
Sometimes UPAWS receives cats that, for various reasons, cannot live as indoor companion pets. These cats become part of our Barn Buddy Program and are in desperate need of a home on a farm, horse stable, warehouse, or other suitable outdoor location.
This program offers them a chance at a safe life that is best for them.
Candidates in our Barn Buddy Program include:
~ Friendly cats with litter-box issues, making them unsuitable for house life
~ Friendly cats that have spent their life outdoors and can't adapt to indoor life
~ Semi-social adults too shy and fearful of people who much prefer the company of other cats and animals
~ Feral cats who must be relocated due to the unsafe nature of their original areas
We only ask the following:
~ The barn/building must be a protective, insulated enclosure which the cat can easily enter
~ The cat should be contained in the barn 24 hours per day for the first several days to become familiar with the surroundings and reduce the risk of running away
~ You must be willing to feed and water the cat each day; it should not be expected to fend for itself
~ You must be willing to bring him/her to the vet, if needed
We offer that you take two or more Barn Buddies because they provide each other with companionship and snuggle together to keep each other company. Placing two or more cats together helps to ensure a successful transition. UPAWS has many more helpful hints to help these wonderful cats adjust to your barn environment.
Thank you for considering a new Barn Buddy and helping UPAWS save lives!