GOT MICE?? SCCCP has experienced rodent control technicians who will provide environmentally-safe extermination services in exchange for room and board.
Feral cats are cats that are not socialized and that are accustomed to living outdoors. They do not make good house cats, as they are not used to being around humans or living indoors. They typically cannot be held or petted. However, they may eventually learn to trust you and allow greater interaction and contact over time.
Adopting a barn cat is a winning situation for everyone. By welcoming a barn cat to your property, you are supporting the safest way to control the rodent population in your barn and around your home or business. There are no poisons for children and pets to get into and no need to set rodent traps. Barn cats use their natural instincts to check rodent populations, deter pests from moving in, and you’ll have the satisfaction of giving them a much needed home
Future barn cat owners will need a barn or shed and open land for roaming. Barn cats will remain outside, but will need a covered, protected space for sleeping and eating. Food, water, and shelter must be provided to the cat at all times.
Your new barn cat will need a wire dog kennel to stay in for 3-4 weeks during the acclimation period. The kennel will need to be big enough to fit a litter box, food, water bowls, and a cardboard box for hiding underneath.
A kennel is not required if you have a closed off area such as a tack room.
SCCCP can provide a kennel, however, there will be a $50 refundable deposit, upon the return of the kennel in the same condition. If kennel does not return, or doesn’t return in the same condition deposit will be kept.
You are responsible for returning the kennel, to us in Inman, SC-we will not pick it up.
Barn cats have been fixed and vaccinated (fvrcp and rabies)
Because we have many feral cats in need of shelter, and some are more urgent than others, that need to be placed, we cannot guarantee a specific color or gender. Many of our feral cats come from colonies where the caretaker has died, or can no longer care for the colony. We will try our hardest to accommodate age, gender, & color.
There is no adoption fee for barn cats, however we always appreciate donations so we can help more cats in need!
•If the cats roam far, cat houses can be put on different parts of the property to provide safety from weather and predators.
• Coyotes, stray dogs, bobcats and birds of prey are just a few predators that will prey on cats. Always be sure that barn cats have a safe place to hide and escape to when predators are near.
• Rat poison, machinery fluids, cleaning products and other chemicals need to be stored in leakproof containers and kept in a safe area away from cats. Some of these chemicals have an enticing smell and taste that can attract cats into ingesting chemicals which can be fatal to the cat.
• Food and water need to be placed in a dry, safe area away from predators.
• If your barn cat becomes injured or sick, consult with your veterinarian for proper treatment.
For more detailed info on how to acclimate and care for barn cats
Our barn cat Facebook group provides additional resources for barn cat owners, as well as barn cats looking for homes. You may also ask any questions you have about barn kitties in our group!
Welcome! Meet all of our cute cats & kittens up for adoption!