Working Cat Program

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The Montgomery Humane Society’s Working Cat Adoption Program aims to find adopters who are looking for natural rodent deterrents for enclosed properties such as barns, warehouses, churches, factories or other facilities. This program is for specific cats from the Shelter who are found unbonded to humans.

Benefits

  • No adoption fee
  • Natural pest control
  • Working cats are vaccinated against rabies and spayed/neutered
  • Frequently adopted in pairs to keep each other company
  • Ideal for barns, warehouses, churches, factories, etc.
  • Helps reduce the number of feral cats humanely euthanized at the shelter
  • Provides previously homeless animals with a safe place to live

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to adopt a working cat?

The adoption fee is waived. You will be responsible for ongoing veterinary care (as necessary), food, water, and shelter. Donations are always appreciated and help support the program.

 

What do I do when I bring the cats home?

When you bring the new cats home, they will need to be confined to an escape-proof room or enclosure like a tack room, garage, coop, or XXL dog crate for 2-4 weeks while they acclimate to their new surroundings. You will feed/water and clean the litter pan daily during the confinement period. After this period of confinement, the cats will usually accept their new home and may be released. You will continue to provide daily food and water and allow them access to shelter such as your barn or garage.

 

Are they spayed or neutered?

Yes. All working cats come spayed or neutered, and vaccinated for rabies.

 

Will I be responsible for future vaccinations?

Following adoption, you will be responsible for keeping the animal’s rabies vaccination up to date. The best way to have feral cats vaccinated is with the use of a live humane trap, purchased online or at a local hardware or pet store. 

 

What do the working cats require?

The cats require shelter in a permanent building or structure like a barn, shed, stable, or garage in a suitable area where they will be safe. Daily food and water must be provided, as well as any future medical care needed. The cats must also be kept confined for the initial 2-4 week relocation period to ensure a successful transition to their new home.

 

How do I request a working cat?

Call Denton Hawk at 334-652-8000 or email dentonhawk@montgomeryhumane.com.

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