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Barn Buddies Application

Our Barn Buddies program places feral (unsocialized) cats into outdoor homes. These cats are fully vetted, including being spayed/neutered, prior to being placed on a farm or in a shop. We ask that you fill out the form below so that we may get a better understanding of your setup and the number of cats/sex of cats that you prefer. 

We do require that our Barn Buddies cats have access to shelter (heated or with warm bedding, such as straw), as well as access to fresh food and water. Barn Buddies cats are available to interested parties for a free will donation to assist with the costs of their veterinary care.

**Please note, we may not always have Barn Buddies cats readily available but will keep your information on file for when the next Barn Buddies program cats come into our care. Only cats that cannot live in a normal indoor home environment are eligible for our Barn Buddies program. The majority of these cats are feral, and therefore will not approach humans or allow any sort of petting/handling. Occasionally, the cats will become somewhat friendly over time, but many prefer to keep to themselves. 

Your Contact Information
Are you at least 18 years of age?

How many cats would you be willing to accept from the Barn Buddies program?

Do you currently have outdoor/barn cats?

If you currently have outdoor cats, approximately how many do you have?

What type of building is used/will be used for shelter for the Barn Buddies cat(s)?
Mark all that apply:
Please describe "Other" in section below, if applicable.
Is the building heated in the winter?
Are you willing to provide food and water for the cats daily?
If one of your Barn Buddies cats becomes injured/ill, are you willing to make an attempt to trap the cat and take it to your veterinarian?

What other types of animals (pets and livestock) currently reside on your property?

Have any of the other animals that reside on your property harmed or killed your outdoor cats previously?
Are you able to provide a secure place for the Barn Buddies cat(s) to be kept for a minimum of 2 weeks while they acclimate to their new surroundings?

Upon receiving a call from Homeward Animal Shelter about an available Barn Buddies cat(s), how much time would you need to prepare?

Homeward Animal Shelter deems that all necessary vaccinations, testing, and sterilization will have been performed to all Barn Buddies cats prior to release, however, we cannot guarantee the health and/or temperament of the cats due to the inability to fully examine them.

By typing my name below, I certify that the information I have given is true and that I recognize that any misrepresentation of the facts may result in my losing privilege of receiving a Barn Buddies cat. Homeward Animal Shelter may deny the placement of a Barn Buddies cat, for any reason, if they feel it is not in the best interest of the animal.

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