Adoption Lobby Hours
Monday 1pm - 7pm
Tuesday 1pm - 7pm
Wednesday 1pm - 7pm
Friday 1pm - 7pm
Saturday 11am - 6pm
Sunday 11am - 4pm
Major Holidays Closed
Outside Cats seeking Barns or Caretakers
0 months old
We are devoted to saving the lives of all cats that arrive at IndyHumane and believe that all cats can find appropriate and safe placement options when we work together with caring community members. We have not euthanized (put down) a cat for behavior reasons in nearly 5 years.
Not all cats are happy being confined inside a home and this Barn and Working Cat program gives those cats a safe option. The program also finds safe and appropriate placement options for shelter cats that have behavior or personality quirks that don't make them ideal as indoor pets, such as extremely poor litter box habits, mouthing/nipping, or shyness/fear of people. Cats could be placed in big barns, small barns, sheds with a cat door, riding and boarding stables, garages, offices, and landscaping nurseries.
Cats can often be good rodent deterrent (though there is no guarantee that any cat will kill or chase mice/chipmunks).
Any cat that is part of the "Barn Cat Program" will be spay/neutered, Rabies vaccinated, and will have their left ear tipped (notched) which is the universal sign that a feral/outdoor cat has been spay/neutered. Interested barn or warehouse owners must agree to continue to care for the cats (food, water, and medical care) for the remainder of their lives.
The program is occasionally in need of safe locations for cats. If you could consider adding one cat (or several), we would love to talk to you. Please complete the following interest form and a staff member will contact you with more information - https://indyhumane.wufoo.com/forms/mgmbmkw1amli58/ . We work closely with Indianapolis Animal Care Services and may forward your information to their barn cat if we do not have an available barn cat at time of inquiry.
*Photographs are of program alumni and are not accurate photographs of cats currently available through the program.*