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Adopt A Working Cat

Adopt A Working Cat

Some cats brought to La Plata County Humane Society are just not suited for typical homes. These feline friends are happiest when living primarily outside. Some may be stressed in social situations, while others may have litter box avoidance issues, but this does not mean there is no place for them in our community. If you have barn, stable, workshop, brewery or warehouse, you can save a life, receive companionship and adopt a potential expert in environmentally friendly rodent control.

Save a Feral, Adopt a Working Cat!

Every working cat is unique in their own way! Their personalities vary, most enjoy their independence and are not interested in being pals. Most of the feral/semi-feral cats in our working cat program are of this personality, and will sometimes become friendlier over time. They will need to adjust to their new environment and get to know you from afar.

We make it our mission to place all adoptable cats (this includes working cats!) in loving homes. All working cats have some things in common: A need for suitable shelter, like a barn, workshop, shed or garage. They will need to be fed and provided water because they can not survive on hunting alone, but don’t worry – feeding them will not deter them from hunting rodents.

What Do We Do For Working Cats? 

Before going home, your working cat will be:

  • Spayed or neutered
  • Vaccinated
  • Vet checked
  • Ear-tipped (to indicate that they are spayed or neutered)

Your working cat adoption fee is only $9

Interested in adopting a working cat? Submit an application below.

Working Cat FAQ’s

Some cats brought to La Plata County Humane Society are just not suited for typical homes. These feline friends are happiest when living primarily outside. Some may be stressed in social situations, while others may have litter box avoidance issues, but this does not mean there is no place for them in our community. If you have barn, stable, workshop, brewery or warehouse, you can save a life, receive companionship and adopt a potential expert in environmentally friendly rodent control.

Barns, stables, workshops, breweries or warehouses have all benefited from working cats. To see if a working cat would be a good fit for you and your space, email or call one of our knowledgeable team members  at (970) 259-2847 x101

You’ll need to provide food, water, and shelter for your working cat. You must provide hay or blankets for your working cat to cuddle up in for warmth.  These things will help provide your cat with a warm “home base” to get away from the weather and potential predators.

Your working cat will be spayed/neutered to prevent future litters of kittens. They will also be vaccinated and ear-tipped. Upon adoption, you will receive a copy of your cat’s health records.

To help your cat get used to their new environment, you will need an area where the cat can have a “home base”. Make sure they have warm blankets and a place to hide. You’ll need to be patient as your cat gets used to their new space. There are lots of new smells and sounds.

You can help protect your working cat from our winter weather by providing them with shelter and warm spaces. Leave some blankets or hay for your cat, they will have a place to get out of the wind, snow, and rain, and will be able to survive well.

Most cats are great hunters and their natural instinct will be to provide you expert rodent control, but of course, we can’t guarantee that every working cat will be an expert hunter.

Cats are opportunistic feeders. Providing them with a steady food source will reduce the effect they have on traditional prey, like birds.

Contact Us

Email or call us at (970) 259-2847 x101 to learn more about our working cats available for adoption.

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