Save-A-Pet is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit animal rescue
organization founded in 1977 and based in Niagara County, NY. Save-A-Pet
is staffed by volunteers and is dedicated to saving the lives of homeless, abused, and neglected dogs and cats. Our foster homes provide a safe haven for all the animals that are taken in. All animals are checked by a veterinarian, vaccinated, spayed or neutered, and receive any needed medical treatment in order to maximize the success of their placement in carefully-screened homes. We are funded by charitable donations which go to the care and medical needs of the animals we rescue.
In addition to rescue, Save-A-Pet believes in educating the public on the
benefits of spay/neuter and offers assistance by facilitating numerous low-cost spay/neuter clinics throughout the year. Save-A-Pet believes that all animals should be treated with respect and deserve a chance to live in
a safe, loving home.
A big Thank You to all who helped make last month's Big Basket Raffle a tremendous success!
Save-A-Pet's New Barn Cat Program
If you have a barn or stable, you can help save a cat! Sometimes we have cats who cannot live as house pets. Cats in our barn cat program fall into one of two categories:
Cats whose litterbox habits make them unsuitable to live in the house.
Cats who are shy or fearful of people, and who prefer the company of other cats and animals.
Please note that we do not adopt cats who are suitable to be household companions to barns, only those cats without other options.
You may be a homeless cat's last chance.
Barn placement is the last chance at life for these cats. Without barn adopters, they have nowhere else to go. If you have a working barn or safe, heated outbuilding, there are cats who need you. Having a barn cat or cats will help keep down the rodent population. The cats will be helping you, while you provide them a safe place to live. And, because these cats are already spayed or neutered, you won't have to worry about endless litters of kittens appearing!
What we provide
All cats available for adoption to barns are spayed or neutered and vaccinated. When you adopt a barn cat, we will go over with you how to acclimate your new cat to the barn and make them her at home. The $10 adoption fee for barn cats helps us cover some of their medical costs. Since many of these cats thrive in the company of other cats, we offer a $5 discount off the total when adopting more than one barn cat at one time.
What you need
The farm or barn owners who adopt the cats agree to give them:
- Shelter in a barn, outbuilding, or stable
- Daily food and water-cats cannot live on mousing alone
- Long-term veterinary care, as needed (they're neutered and vaccinated now)
- A secure place to keep them for the first 2-3 weeks, while they acclimate to your barn. This can be a tack room or any secure indoor enclosure that they cannot escape from. We can lend you an introduction cage if no secure area is available.
If you have a working barn or safe, heated outbuilding, there are cats who need you. Save a life-adopt a barn cat today!
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