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Posted on: July 2, 2018

Loudoun County Animal Services In Need of Homes for More Than 40 Outdoor Cats

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Loudoun County Animal Services (LCAS) is preparing to receive more than 40 outdoor cats from a farm in Middleburg. The current owner can no longer care for the cats due to ill health and plans to surrender them all to the department. As a result, there is an immediate need for adopters to help the cats find new homes.  

“Finding homes for forty outdoor cats is a huge undertaking for our small shelter,” says Animal Services Director Nina Stively. “In the past year, we have been able to find homes for 91% of the cats in our care, but without the help of adopters and rescue partners, we will be challenged tremendously to maintain that success when receiving this many barn cats at once.” 

LCAS is in urgent need of adoptive homes where these cats can continue living primarily outdoors as mousers. All cats from this property will be spayed/neutered, vaccinated and microchipped prior to adoption. 

“This group of barn cats will be a balancing act for LCAS staff and volunteers,” says Shelter Operations Manager Amy Martin. “These cats have never been indoors or handled by people, which means coming to the shelter will be a very stressful and frightening experience for them. But these are 40 healthy and happy working pets, so we want to find them an outlet where they can survive, thrive and be loved, the way they were in their previous home.” 

Interested adopters should email or call 703-777-0406. Adopters should be able to provide the cats with daily food, water and shelter from the elements. Because these cats are best suited for outdoor homes, the cats will be free to adopt through the department’s Barn Cat program.

More information about the Barn Cat program is online at www.loudoun.gov/barncatprogram.

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