The best way to apply for a barn cat is to provide the following information via email to Sandy@Sheltermeinc.org
Your phone number
Please describe the barn and property (Do you have a center aisle, tack room, loft?)
If you do not have a conventional barn, can you please send us a photograph?
The number and type of farm animals you have
Do you have dogs (what kind? how many?)
Are outdoor cats are already established on the property (if yes, what sexes, age and number)
Has your area had difficulty with predators? Fisher cats? Coyotes?
Where would the barn cats be acclimated and where they would shelter in the winter
Who will care for the cats?
Some facts we would like you to know:
The ‘unadoptable’ cats that we place in barns are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, test double-negative for FIV/FELV.
The veterinary costs associated with the barn cats exceed more than $100 and are typically paid for by the nonprofit groups that provide the cats to us. Shelter Me, Inc. identifies potential barn cats for each respective situation, delivers them and invests in additional costs for cages and other supplies. Although contributions are not required, a minimum donation of $100 is suggested.
All contributions to Shelter Me, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit animal rescue organization recognized by the IRS, are tax-deductible to the extent the law allows.