Support Your Local Working Cat

Support Your Local Working Cat

Animal shelters all across the United States take in hundreds of thousands of feral cats annually who would be killed if not for working cat programs. Working cat programs provide feral cats with a live release option from shelters, where these cats would otherwise be killed due to being unsocialized and unadoptable, while also providing a service to the community - an all-natural mice, rat, mole, or vole deterrent - a safer and more humane alternative to poisons, glue or snap traps. 

How do these programs work? Typically, feral cats are placed in pairs in a crate at their new home and given at least 3-4 weeks to acclimate before being released into their new surroundings. The cats are fully vetted, including being sterilized, before being placed. 

Maintaining the cats while they’re crated may sound daunting, but it's really simple and safe and only takes about few minutes per day to provide them with clean water, food, and a clean litter box. After the acclimation period, the cats are released. The cats must continue to be fed and watered daily and shelter must be made available for them to escape the elements and predators. In return, the cats' presence will help keep mice and other small critters away. 

If you are interested in adopting a couple of working cats and aren't sure where to start, please email us for guidance or questions. We're happy to assist in helping you save a couple of feral cats' lives while providing a more humane solution to deter unappreciated small critter populations.

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