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Adopt a Working Cat at Animal Welfare Department

Working Cat Program
August 21, 2023

Are you looking for non-toxic, low cost pest control? Consider adopting a pair of working cats!

The cats in our working cat program are not social with people and do not want to be pets. Some of the cats may eventually trust you enough to interact and may even allow petting; however, they will most often avoid people. Working cats are night cats, that come out in the evening to eat and hunt for rodents.

Program details:

  • There are no fees to adopt working cats.
  • All working cats are spayed/neutered, microchipped, treated for parasites and vaccinated.
  • Adopters must provide working cats with food and water on a daily basis; doing so, does not change their predatory instincts, but, in fact, helps them maintain the health and energy they need to be successful hunters.
  • Working cats must be confined for the first 2-4 weeks after adoption to allow them to adjust and bond to their new location before being allowed to roam freely; Animal Welfare Department can provide a large crate for this purpose, if you do not have a building to house them in.
  • Adopters should anticipate and Animal Welfare Department will recommend that two (2) working cats are adopted as part of this program, because having a friend or co-worker motivates them to stay on the job.

For more information, please contact Selia Velasquez at [email protected]