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137 Shelter Me Inc barn cats (where they came from / how they’re doing)

Mazie and Amos by Adam Kesmetis Spice Elmo (photo at Julie Lovely stable) photo of Fluffy by D Carlisle Photo of Dougle on tractor byNancy Richardson Photos above by Christine Randle Photo of Whisky, the alpacas and the barn cat byShelter Me Inc Photo of boys and cats by Shelter Me Inc Photo of barn […]

A Tale of Two Barn Kittens

Photo of barn kittens by Alyssa Harkness It is not uncommon for Shelter Me Inc, our animal rescue organization, to receive two or three queries every week from people asking us to help them find a barn home for a problem cat. Regrettably, more often than not we aren’t able to help. It is really […]

How to care for outdoor cats and barn cats (set-ups and supplies)

People often ask  us how to keep their barn cats (and other outdoor cats) warm in winter…Below, we have gathered together information we received from our barn owners and from knowledgeable animal professionals who graciously share advice on Masscats.org (sources are cited) Photo credit: Jeff Worth By the way, if you click through to Amazon […]

Junkyard cats (photos by Scott Harrington)

Junkyard cats (photos by Scott Harrington)

Photos by Scott Harrington We got a call the other day from Laurie Blouin, a hardworking volunteer with Feline Friends in Salem, New Hampshire. Laurie had been methodically capturing cats living in a junkyard and taking them to the veterinarian to get spayed and neutered.  She asked us to help her find barn homes for […]

How does the barn owner acclimate the cat(s) to their property?

Shelter Me, Inc. recommends a 5-week acclimation period. Shelter Me, Inc. will loan out a large acclimation cage (52 inches x 36 inches x 26 inches). We deliver the cat(s) to the barn and set-up the cage. The physical set-up of the barn is important because it determines where to place the cage . The […]

Kids and Kittens (Shelter Me Barn Cats #81 and #82)

Kids and Kittens (Shelter Me Barn Cats #81 and #82)

The kittens are four month old male siblings. The kittens grew up outdoors and were a little too wild to place in a home. Feline Friends of New Hampshire rescued them  and asked Shelter Me, Inc. to find a barn home for them. We feel very lucky that we did.  The kittens look very comfortable […]

How does a barn find barn cat?

The information that appears on this site – both in written form and in multiple videos – is meant to help barn owners understand how to acclimate semi-feral cats to their property.   If you are a barn owner seeking a cat (or cats), you would be well-advised to adopt a spayed or neutered cat, up-to-date on its shots, […]

Shelter Me Inc Barn Cat #80

Shelter Me Inc Barn Cat #80

Photos by barn owner Naomi Goumillout He was an unadoptable cat at Animal Rescue league and a very lucky guy, as it turns out. We brought him to a lovely barn in Haverhill. It appears that the white horse, one of his new roommates, is quite taken with him and the feeling is mutual. How […]

Stories about Shelter Me Barn Cats

Stories about Shelter Me Barn Cats

Medford, MA Tuesday, April 14, 2009 This time last year, we were just figuring out how to run a barn cat program. The following video is about saving the Gardner cats, our very first foray into finding barn homes for cats that were considered ‘unadoptable.’ It was an eye-opening experience. Now, we have 51 placements under our belt […]

Barn Cat Journeys

Barn Cat Journeys

This pony and cat are featured in the Barn Cat Journeys video. Photo by Brian Ciavola **********************************************************************************************