ABOUT BARN CAT BUDDIES
The Barn Cat Buddies program was created to save feral or skittish cats from a life of hunger on the streets or being destroyed in local shelters.
Barn Cat Buddies are Rodent Control Technicians who keep stables and farms pest-free with their natural non-toxic methods. These natural mousers will stop expensive grain and feed from destruction without costly and harmful chemicals!
Our Cats will be sterilized and rabies vaccinated prior to moving to their new barn homes.
Barn Cat Buddies does not have a physical facility to house animals awaiting placement. Our emphasis is on education, networking, and referral support in an effort to assist in placing these Rodent Control Technicians in area barns, businesses, warehouses, etc.
Barn Cat Buddies, Inc. is a 501C 3 non-profit, charitable Organization comprised of volunteers with a common mission dedicated to saving and improving the lives of feral, homeless, stray and abandoned felines in the southwest and central regions of Virginia.
Our mission includes the relocation of sterilized feral, and socialized felines to SAFE alternative placements such as horse farms, wineries, greenhouses, orchards, warehouses or other facilities that agree to follow our relocation protocol.
Additionally Barn Cat Buddies, Inc. supports ending feline overpopulation through a safe habitat program known as Trap/Neuter/Return where caretakers provide long-term care and monitoring of feral cat colonies.
As advocates of all felines, we believe that cats, as living creatures have value and are entitled to ethical consideration and protection.
"This organization has been working hard for the last decade to reduce/stop the population of cats, they have vetted and saved the lives of many cats, helped feed homeless cats and re homed many cats. This small group of volunteers works endlessly to make a difference and they are doing it!!! I am proud to be a volunteer !!!"
"Amazing nonprofit! Everything goes directly to the kitties! The volunteers put in tons of hours and give freely of their own time and money.
I got one of my kitties “Lolita” from them in 2015 and I still keep in contact to this day. Cannot day enough great things! Truly a nonprofit that cares!'
- JESSICA P.3
"Thank you for all you do!
We are still loving our two adopted Kitties for over one year now. They are wonderful cats. Pebbles & Bam Bam from Pet Supplies in Salem.
I met Judy. at the Post Office in Salem.
We are truly blessed!"
- Jack & Kathleen
MESSAGE FROM OUR DIRECTOR
For those who are interested in re-homing a feline, there are currently no 'homes' in reserve. This is always a problem. When an emergency arises, we run down our phone list and virtually beg for a place to put felines.
For those looking to adopt a pair of BARN CAT BUDDIES, please take a few minutes to read the BARN CAT PROTOCOL. To apply for the barn cat buddy program or to adopt a feline companion for your home, please click on Adoption in the menu above and then fill out the appropriate application form. Clicking the "submit" button on the form will email it to us. If you would like to send us "snail mail", i.e., US mail, see the address at the bottom of the page.
Because we do not have homes in reserve, we ask that YOU help us help you and the cat that needs re-homing.
Print off flyers from the FORMS & FLYERS page and post them up far and wide. The more flyers that are seen, the more potential for a home. Email us and let us know what stores/towns you've placed them in. When a call or email comes in from one of the flyers you posted, we will contact you. That's my commitment to YOU, and to the cats that we are all concerned about.
Some ideas for locations to post flyers are Feed and Tack Stores, Vet Offices, Grocery Store Bulletin Boards, Local ASPCA's and anywhere with a public notification area. Mail them to a friend outside of the area as far as you are willing to travel for a barn/warehouse or plant nursery home.
This is Cheeks. She was rescued from a trailer park with her 2 babies. They lived outside. The babies were adopted to indoor homes. While they were growing Cheeks stayed outside/inside our cat shed. I always felt she could work indoors. As soon as a spot at Pet Supplies Plus in Salem, became available we put her in. Unfortunately it was at Christmas/New Year time. She didnt get any response. The staff work with whomever we put in there to nuture them and bring out their best. I came to take her back for a while on 1/14/2024 and give a couple kittens a chance. That day someone had planned to come adopt her. As always I tell PSP let people know still available. By Monday AM 1/15/2024 an application had been approved, that afternoon her new daddy came to pick her up, and the picture above was sent to me that evening. That is what we do it for. It is all about the kitties.
It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to a wonderful woman who was an avid supporter of Barn Cat Buddies, our friend and our advisory board veterinarian, Dr. Karen Bowman. She will be very much missed by hundreds of people. For a small woman she had an immense presence.
We love you and will miss you.