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Barn Cats

A new life in the country.

Can you help a homeless city cat down on his or her luck? We need people to provide new, permanent homes to one or more homeless cats.

The staff and volunteers at the Humane Society of Greater Dayton will provide guidance to make the brief transition from our shelter to your location a success. If you would like a barn cat for your location, please e-mail Mackenzie Phillips at mphillips@hsdayton.org.

What Is a barn cat?

It’s a cat that lives mostly outdoors, the cats have a caretaker who provides food, water, and shelter. These cats are feral or semi-feral and do not do well in a home setting but are still perfectly good cats. They prefer more freedom, independence, and solitude but still may require some human contact and affection.

What do I do with a barn cat?

If you accept a barn cat, you would be responsible for providing them with daily food and water, shelter from the weather, and veterinary care. Otherwise, let them roam freely. All cats are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, and ear-tipped prior to being placed in a new location.

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Group 274
$25 Donation

Helps with food and other vital supplies for homeless pets

Group 275
$50 Donation

Can provide medical care for a sick and injured animal

Group 276
$75 Donation

Can support rescuing
at-risk pets

Group 277
$100 Donation

Can provide spay/neuter surgeries to control the pet population

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