When Star City Playhouse co-founder and resident playwright, Karon Sue Semones lost her beloved 14 year old Bombay Cat Sabrina, she was inconsolable. It seemed her other kitty Maggie, an Assisi alumni, felt the loss as well. So Karon and her husband Marlowe decided their beautiful Sabrina’s memory would be best honored by adopting another kitty needing a forever home. When Karon came to us, I immediately thought of Becca. Becca wanted to be someone's special kitty, and that’s exactly how Karon and Marlowe make Becca feel. Twinkie (The Semones' 2nd BCB adoption) is shown here as well. Maggie was camera shy !
Upcoming Pickin' for Paws Event at AmRhein's Wine Cellars in October.
Click on the flyer to the right for details.
Brandon Eanes and his daughter adopted Manhattan and Bronx. See more of our available Indoor Feline Friends on display at Petco in Roanoke.
Use this direct link to see our adoptable Barn Cats and Indoor Feline Friends on Petfinder:
Cortez and DuPont adopted from
Petco August 26th by Taylor and William.
These kitties are much loved already!
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!
Check our other Social Media locations
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
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.
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
Remember, a Barn Cat Buddy WILL ALWAYS GO TO THEIR NEW BARN HOME STERILIZED, EAR-NOTCHED & RABIES VACCINATED PRIOR TO THEIR RE-HOMING. By adopting a pair of expert Rodent Control Technicians you not only safe-guard expensive feed & grain, but also give these needy felines a SECOND CHANCE AT LIFE.
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!"
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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