Come out to Foster's Grille on the 1st Wednesday of EVERY MONTH between 4 and 9 PM
and help support Barn Cat Buddies.
Go to the "Support BCB When You Shop" menu item above and click on "Print Foster's Grille Coupon" to print the voucher.
20% of your check (not including tax) will be donated to us.


Best Friends Animal Society Founder, Francis Battista, says "We Can Save Them All"


TNR is working! This little kitty has been spayed, rabies-vaccinated, ear-tipped and released back to her colony.

Riley has obviously found a loving home. He found his forever family at our recent
Capps Adoption Event
.


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Momma Leah (now Mia) and kitten
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Mia at her new home
Leah (now known as Mia) and her three babies were rescued from the 45 cat and kitten hoarding case out of Botetourt, Virginia, in the summer of 2013. Leah gave birth to three babies at Angels of Assisi while awaiting spay surgery. This first photo is of Momma Leah and one of her babies en route to being fostered with Diane. The other two are with her new mom, Cathy Blank and her husband in her home in Northern Virginia. Many thanks to Jess Gallus of the organization Friends of Homeless Animals in Aldie, Va. who often helps BCB place the cats and kittens we find in SW Virginia.

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Cortez & Dupont




Cortez and DuPont adopted from Petco August 26th by Taylor and William. These kitties are much loved already!

Use this direct link to see our adoptable Barn Cats and Indoor Feline Friends on Petfinder:
CLICK HERE


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For Community Cat Caretakers: Thank you for logging on to our Barn Cat Buddies site. Currently we have no barns or other facilities in reserve and we constantly run ads and post flyers up. If you have kitties to re-home first please click here to read the protocol . Familiarize yourself with it so you can speak to farms in your area about how to safely re-home a kitty. Then feel free to download, print and post barn cat flyers in as many places as you can. Some areas could be vet's offices/laundromats/tack shops, etc. You can get to places we cannot. Calls that come in from the areas where you post a flyer will be referred back to you.

One small effort such as talking up the program and posting flyers can pay off in a big way!

 Diane


petfinder logo We have expanded our online presence via several other social media outlets. You can see us on Facebook by clicking on the "Facebook Badge" on the top right of the page. We are also listing our available cats on Petfinder. Volunteer info may be found at our BCB Volunteers Facebook page.



How we grade our feral cats - The Feral Power Meter from the Meow Foundation

Feral Cat Power Meter



ear tip

Have you ever wondered how we identify the ferals and community cats that have been "fixed"?  The answer is shown in the image to the left. 

This is known as "ear tipping" and there are no adverse effects to the animal.  A small piece of the ear is removed (usually during the spay/neuter procedure) while the animal is under anesthesia. 

This is a universal sign to both animal welfare advocates and to animal control officers that this feline has already been sterilized.


trap with cover Please read this very helpful information about Humane Trapping and Important Discharge Instructions for Community Cat Caretakers.


This is pretty much our theme song!!

Our thanks to:

Mary Ann Kennedy - Singer and songwriter
Peggy Hogan - Video Producer

If you are interested in purchasing or distributing handmade cat nip bags for use at your place of business please CLICK HERE to send us your information.

We sincerely thank you for any donation you can make.


This Is Why We Do What We Do

The Starfish Story
Original Story by: Loren Eisley

One day a man was walking along the beach when he noticed a boy picking something up and gently throwing it into the ocean. Approaching the boy, he asked, "What are you doing?"

The youth replied, "Throwing starfish back into the ocean. The surf is up and the tide is going out. If I don’t throw them back, they’ll die."

"Son", the man said, "don’t you realize there are miles and miles of beach and hundreds of starfish? You can’t make a difference!"

After listening politely, the boy bent down, picked up another starfish, and threw it back into the surf. Then, smiling at the man, he said, "I made a difference for that one!" line draw barn


Ella Wheeler Wilcox Nov 5, 1850 - Oct 30, 1919

I am the voice of the voiceless:
Through me, the dumb shall speak;
Till the deaf world's ear be made to hear
The cry of the wordless weak.
From street, from cage and from kennel,
From jungle, and stall, the wail
Of my tortured kin proclaims the sin
Of the mighty against the frail
You can make a difference in an animal's life.


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Barn Cat Buddies
PO Box 111
Salem, VA  24153

Barn Cat Buddies is a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization.