Adopt A Blue Collar Working Cat



The perfect new hire for wherever pests interfere with your barn or business.
They’re strictly business. And their business is solving your rodent problem.

eartipped barn cat
Feral Cat FOCUS does not believe in the relocation of feral or free-roaming cats. These cats are best left in their own environment. However, in the extreme case when cats are in imminent danger and there is absolutely no other recourse, we will place feral or free-roaming cats into a barn home or a business. This happens ONLY when absolutely necessary, and at our discretion.

Our Blue Collar Working Cat Program (aka our Blue Collar Cats“) offers an environmentally-safe alternative to poisonous pest controls. It is a mutual companionship program where an individual with a barn or other appropriate shelter can provide a safe home to a cat while receiving the benefit of an animal to monitor the rodent population. These cats are healthy, spayed or neutered, vaccinated, and ear-tipped for identification. Their temperaments range from feral to friendly. They prefer the freedom of a “working life” and they make great mousers.


We can place cats in barns, greenhouses, plant nurseries, horse barns and stables, warehouses, stores, or any business looking for inexpensive and effective rodent control. It needs to be a safe, dry, warm location with a caregiver that provides food, water and proper care. These cats cannot survive on mousing alone. Adequate food and fresh water must be provided daily.

barn-cats1Two working cats are better than one! There are some cats that prefer a one cat home, but for the most part cats like the company of other cats. We have found that an “only cat” becomes a “lonely cat” when it is relocated to a new environment and may leave in search of another place to “hang its hat”. We want the cat to stay in its new home, out of harm’s way, with people that care about the cat. We work to place at least two cats together that have formed a bond or get along with each other. If a cat comes in alone we try to find placement where there are other cats. The move will be less traumatic and adjustment to their new home is easier if they have the security of a trusted companion.


Visit our Blue Collar Working Cat FAQs for more more information!

We are looking for cat lovers who have a barn or other secure structure and are interested in adopting cats not suitable for life inside of a house. If you live in Western New York (Erie, Niagara, Wyoming, Orleans, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus or Genesee counties) and would like to hire a barn or working blue collar cat, complete our  Adopt-A-Blue Collar Working Cat application below and a Feral Cat FOCUS volunteer will be in touch.

Click on link to go to the application: Blue Collar Working Cat Application

If you don’t hear back from us after a week please call or email so we can verify we received your online application.