Working cats

Calico cat with tipped ear sitting on a beam in a warehouse with boxes behind her

When community cats are unable to be returned to their previous outdoor home and aren’t good candidates for traditional adoption programs, they might become what we lovingly call “working” cats. They’re part of a group of community cats who don’t live in homes as pet cats.

Working cats are healthy, independent cats who act as natural pest deterrents in barns, warehouses, and businesses, such as this auto shop:

While some working cats are friendly, many are not entirely comfortable with human interaction, though they can be happy living in close proximity to people.

Caring for working cats is easy. After a proper acclimation period, you simply let them roam in their space and give them food and water.

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