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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 […]

The items we use in our Barn Cat Program

  If you purchase any of the items below after clicking through the listings – Shelter Me Inc. will receive a commission AT NO ADDITIONAL COST TO YOU and we will put the money back into our barn cat program. Here are photos of the set-up of the acclimation cage (in use) that we loan […]

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 […]

Ricky Ferreira visits Dotty Luff, Cat Lady of Highwood Condo

[flv:http://www.sheltermeinc.org/blog/Ricky.flv 460 260] Ricky joined Shelter Me to produce a series of programs about animal rescue.  For the first installment in his new series, “CATASTROPHES,” he visits Dotty Luff and meets the half dozen cats that she and Purr-fect Cat Shelter and the Animal Control Officer of Franklin look after.  The cats’ feeding station is […]