Barn Cat Program

Barn Cat Program

Did you know Sheboygan County Humane Society has a Barn Cat Placement Program! Do you have a barn, shed or other outdoor buildings on your property that need rodent control? Cats in this program are free to a good home, but donations are greatly appreciated!

Most of the cats in our Barn Cat Placement Program are feral or semi-feral and generally only need shelter provided by a barn or shed, warm place to sleep and fresh food and water. Cats that are placed in our Barn Cat Program are cats whose litter box habits are not consistent enough to be inside only cats and/or who have lived or spent time outside per their previous owner, cats that were found as strays, cats that may be too independent and would not be suitable for an indoor home and cats that are shy or fearful of people and prefer to be outdoors and independent. Barn cats are the safest way to control the rodent population in your barn. There is no need to have traps or poisonous bait when you have barn cats these cats will keep rodents away from your food storage areas and buildings.

We will not place cats that are best suited to be house pets as barn cats and we won’t place kittens under the age of 4 months as barn cats, unless they are feral/semi-feral without hope of becoming socialized. We recommend placing TWO cats at the same time at the same location to help adaptability, but special circumstances may arise and will be evaluated on a case by case basis. Would you be interested in adopting feral or semi-feral cats to guard your barns or other farm out-buildings? Would you like to be added to our list of possible homes cats?

For questions please email or call (920) 458-2012.

Feral Cat Placement Application Feral Cat Placement Waiver

Links & Resources:

Tips on cold weather care for feral cats:

Guide to Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) and Colony Care

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