Feral Cat Adoption Program
Adopters must agree to provide:
- A warm, safe shelter like a barn or shop to keep the cat protected from the elements
- Food and clean water every day
- Future medical care if needed
- A way to keep the cats contained for 2-3 weeks to acclimate to new surroundings.
The Central New York SPCA can help place healthy cats that are not suitable as pets in environments where they can flourish, working alongside humans to help control rat and mice populations. These cats can be placed successfully in barns, ranches, construction companies, police stations, military bases, and other businesses looking for inexpensive and effective rodent control. It has been the experience with other organizations involved in a working cat program that cats are more successful and effective when placed in pairs or even groups.
Regular adoption guidelines will be followed; however, the adoption fee will be waived for any working cat adoption. All adoptable working cats will be spayed/neutered, vaccinated, ear tipped, and microchipped prior to leaving. We will transport the cats to you when necessary (minimum of 2 cats within close proximity to the Central New York SPCA) and lend the supplies you need to help your cats get used to their new environment.
Adopting cats for this purpose offers a safe home and better life to cats that wouldn’t otherwise be candidates for adoption.
The Central New York SPCA will provide cat adopters with food and assistance with basic veterinary care. If you or somebody you know is interested in this life-saving program, contact the Shelter Manager at SM@cnyspca.org