Got Mice? Adopt a Rodent Ranger!
- Environmentally safe solution to your mouse, mole, and barn vermin problems
- Save a Life - Give an otherwise "unadoptable" cat a second chance on life
- All Rodent Rangers are neutered, vaccinated and have received a general health exam
What is a Barn Cat?
- Our "Rodent Rangers" have three basic job descriptions:
- Barn Pal -- these cats want to hang out with you while you're doing your chores and, if you take a break, they might even jump on your lap to get some extra bonding time. They'll do their job in between helping with the barn chores.
- Lone Ranger -- the shy type that thinks you might not be all bad but they're just not quite sure. They will keep a safe distance but once in awhile you might have the honor to be allowed a pat on the head or gentle pet. They are pretty serious about their work.
- Raging Bull -- you might catch of glimpse of these kids when you go out to late night barn check. During the day you may spot them snoozing high up in the hay barn. But, oh yes, they are out there doing their jobs!.
How the Program Works.
- You must be able to provide a safe environment with shelter, food, and water and be willing to "imprint" the cat(s) for 3-4 weeks before releasing them.
- Next, you submit a Rodent Ranger Survey.
- You will be contacted by the Rodent Ranger Program Coordinator to go over your application and explain the program.
- The Rodent Ranger Program Coordinator will contact the shelter to determine availability of cats that will meet your needs and be suitable for your individual facilities.
- You will be notified if a match is available. If there are currently no suitable matches, you will be placed on the Wait List and contacted as soon as one becomes available.
- Cages are available for loan if you don't have a secure area for imprinting.
Already Have Barn Cats Breeding out of Control?
- If you have existing unaltered barn cats, our Trap, Neuter and Return (TNR) Program can assist you with trapping, altering, vaccinating and maintaining the colony you have, as well as providing financial assistance through our Spay/Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP).