Employ A Working Cat

Adopting a working cat, also known as ‘barn cats,’ means you provide an independent homeless cat with not only a safe place to live but the very satisfying job of patrolling properties that include warehouses, marinas, or barns each day.

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Adopting a working cat, also known as ‘barn cats,’ means you provide an independent homeless cat with not only a safe place to live but the very satisfying job of patrolling properties that include warehouses, marinas, or barns each day. These special felines will be spayed or neutered, microchipped, and have the most up-to-date vaccinations, just like all the other adoptable pets who are currently in the care of the Houston SPCA. Apply to employ a working cat today!

So what makes a Working Cat different?

  • They are best suited in an outdoor environment and will thrive on a property with a structure such as a barn, manufacturing plant, winery, warehouse, or marina.
  • Very independent and comfortable being away from people most of the time.
  • Typically shy or fearful of people and inconsistent with using an indoor litter box.
  • The adoption fee for all working cats has been waived, but we kindly ask for a donation for the Starter Kit that includes a crate, litter box, and other supplies that are critical to helping them feel safe and at home. The Starter Kit needs to be used for a minimum of two weeks.

  • Owners will be required to provide their newly-adopted cat with a safe place to live along with plenty of food, water, and shelter, as well as veterinary care.

Want to know more, or ready to fill out a Working Cat Program application? Please click here.