Barn cat program, sponsored by Natalie Dunlap
If you have a barn or other outdoor structure, you can save a cat and control your rodent population at the same time! The Kansas Humane Society regularly takes in formerly outdoor, semi-social or feral cats that are not suitable as household companions, yet make excellent barn cats and thrive in that environment. Our Barn Cat Program is designed to find homes at barns, warehouses, farms and other safe locations for cats that have traditionally been deemed unadoptable.
Barn cat types
Generally speaking, barn cats placed through the Kansas Humane Society's barn cat program are independent cats who prefer to limit their interactions with humans. However, the degree to which they keep their distance varies from cat to cat and may change over time. Even those who prefer to keep their distance may develop bonds with their caregiver after positive encounters with people. Barn cats often develop strong bonds with other cats, which is why the Kansas Humane Society recommends that at least two cats be placed together.
What we provide
All barn cats benefit their caretakers! Supporting a Barn cat is a great way to control the rodent population in your barn, warehouse or other structure AND you save the life of a cat in our community.
Each Barn Cat Adoption includes:
- Brief physical exam
- Spay or neuter surgery prior to placement
- Ear-tip to easily identify previously altered cats
- Microchip to return cats to their caretaker should they enter a shelter
- Basic vaccinations
- Examined and treated for fleas and ear mites
- Tested for feline leukemia
- When you adopt barn cats, we also provide consultation on how to successfully acclimate them to their new home.
What you will provide the Barn Cats
As a caretaker of a KHS Barn Cat you agree to provide:
- A warm, dry shelter in a barn, outbuilding, or stable
- Daily food and water - cats cannot live on mice alone
- Ability to provide veterinary care, as needed
- A secure place to keep them for the first 2-3 weeks while they acclimate to their new space (this can be a tack room, large crate or any secure indoor enclosure)
What is the Adoption Fee for a Barn Cat?
Our caretakers can Pick Your Price meaning we simply ask for a donation.
Spread the word!
Please share this flyer with family, friends, co-workers - anyone who might be interested in the program! Thank you for your support!
In honor of National Adopt-A-Shelter-Pet Day, adoption fees are $50 OFF for all adult dogs (6 months and older) at the Kansas Humane Society. And as always, adult cats are FREE!
ABOUT NATIONAL ADOPT-A-SHELTER-PET DAY
National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day is observed each year on April 30. This day was created as a way to raise awareness for thousands of pets that are waiting for (and needing) adoption from the shelters.
HOW TO OBSERVE
If you are able to care for a pet, consider adopting. Celebrate National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day by sharing pictures of your adopted pet on social media using #AdoptAShelterPetDay.
Adopt your new best friend April 29 - May 1 to receive $50 off your adoption fee.
View all adoptable pets on the Kansas Humane Society Website at www.kshumane.org.
Keeping everyone and all the pets safe we're closing early due to the weather. Bring your pets inside and stay safe!
It's that time of year when severe storms and tornadoes strike. Be sure you and your furry friend are prepared to survive the storm with as little stress as possible with these storm tips. Recently the National Weather Service presented Weathering the Storm at KHS. Their top weather tip was to be prepared don't wait to hear the sirens.
1) Collar and ID Tags
It's very important that your pet has on their collar and ID tag. So many pets come into local shelters as strays after fences have blown down or a dog simply got scared and bolted through a once secure fence. If you need an ID Tag or collar, stop by the KHS store to get a custom engraved tag for just $4.99.
2) Shelter & Emergency Supplies The best solution is to bring your furry friend inside to your storm shelter. Set up a sturdy crate or carrier with a comfy blanket so your pet has a safe place to stay. Also, if you need to evacuate, prepare a Pet Emergency Go Bag. Thanks to a recent presentation by the Sedgwick County Animal Response Team we know to include these items in the Pet Go Bag:
- A collapsible crate and a comfy blanket
- Plenty of food and water
- Bowls - Collapsible are convenient and easy to store
- Litter box & litter
- Vet Records
- First Aid Supplies
- Extra leashes
3) Reduce Anxiety
Storms cause many pets to get anxious and stressed. Some pace, pant, are restless, whine, and are overall obviously distressed. It's important to work with your veterinarian to determine if medication might help or if another solution like a ThunderShirt might work for your dog. Thundershirts are also available in the KHS store for $39.99. Often times for those with a lower level of anxiety, owners have found turning on the TV or radio helps their pet by drowning out outside storm sounds.
4) After the Storm Are you prepared in the event your home or property are destroyed? Where will your pet's stay? Should you need to evacuate, have a plan in place. Many hotels and emergency shelters do not accept pets so talk to your friends or family members and research nearby hotels to know who will allow your beloved pets. Keeping these simple tips in mind will make for a safer storm season and reduce stress for you and your pets.
Join us as we celebrate at ArtDOG 2016. Support KHS and The Wichita Center for the Arts on Thursday, April 28th and Friday, April 29th at some barktacular activities. Meet adoptable dogs, get your own pet painted by the KHS Groomer, and so much more!
Paint Your Dog Workshop on ArtDog Eve
Thursday, April 28 from 7 pm-9 pm The Wichita Center for the Arts - 9112 E Central Ave, Wichita KS 67206 Bring a photo of your pet dog, or your favorite breed of dog, and paint him or her in honor of Wichita Community Foundation's ArtDOG -- Art Day of Giving, happening throughout the community the following day on the 29th. This special Thursday painting event is a joint effort of the Kansas Humane Society and Wichita Center for the Arts and will be held in the Center's Gallery. No previous painting experience is necessary, and all supplies are provided. This workshop, led by our talented instructors, is limited to 100 guests, so invite your friends, bring a beverage and make it a party as we celebrate ArtDOG 2016. The cost of this special ArtDOG wokrshop is $50 per person with $10 going to the Kansas Humane Society. Advance registration is required.
Friday, April 29 from 9 am - 5 pm The Wichita Center for the Arts - 9112 E Central Ave, Wichita KS 67206 Wichita Center for the Arts is once again participating in Wichita Community Foundation's Art Day of Giving. We're hosting an open house 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. with the Kansas Humane Society on site 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Meet some of the Kansas Humane Society's furry friends in our education courtyard. Paint a ceramic dog bone in one of our studios. Bring your own dog up to get painted by a groomer from the Kansas Humane Society. Doggedness will be rewarded on a special scavenger hunt in our gallery for exhibited works that feature canines. The new Hot-2-Trot hot dog food truck will be on site 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event is free, but ArtDOG donations to Wichita Center for the Arts are encouraged. Donations received April 15-29 can help the Center earn bonus pool funds from the Wichita Community Foundation.
Questions? Please contact the Wichita Center for the Arts. Website - https://www.wcfta.com/