Why do we need a Working Cat Program?
In a perfect world, every cat would live happily in a home as a lap cat; however, this is not always the case. Some cats are not suited for this environment. Others are undersocialized and need and want outdoor homes with limited human interaction. Although not a typical adoption, these spayed or neutered cats need a safe space with good food, fresh water and veterinary care. In return, they will keep the rodent population down without an endless supply of kittens.
Beaumont Pets Alive now has an official Working Cat Program! Without this program, feral cats would be euthanized at local animal control facilities. This program is part of Beaumont Pets Alive’s continued mission to help the animals in our community who need us most.
What you provide
You must provide a safe, insulated outdoor/indoor building such as a barn, stable or warehouse. You need to provide daily food, freshwater, plus veterinary care.
What we provide
We provide cats that are spayed or neutered, Feline Leukemia/Feline immunodeficiency virus-negative, and current on vaccinations. It is ideal to have at least two cats because they can keep each other company.
How it works
The cats will require at least 2 weeks in a kennel (or other safe enclosure) with a litter box and fresh food and water daily. They need this time to establish your home as their own and to acclimate to their surroundings. You will need to fill out a working cat application and may require an on-site visit to ensure a safe building for the cats. Please consider giving these cats a place they can call home. Because working cats do require special handling and care, BPA will provide initial training and support to adopters.
If you’d like to adopt a working cat, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.