SpokAnimal is a non-profit organization, based in Washington. The organization found an ingenious way to rescue cats from death row. The SpokAnimal shelter places community and feral cats on farms to be “mouse managers.”
The program is called Farm Livin’, a shelter cat adoption program that places less adoptable cats onto local farms to serve as barn cats. The program started in 2009 and it is very successful as by now they have managed to place more than 1,700 cats on hundreds of farms, warehouses, and other rural properties throughout the Spokane area.
“We came up with our program to save and rescue a high-risk population of cats due to the high amount of feral cats in our community – cats who were being euthanized due to the lack of adoptive homes,” “Through our program, an enormous amount of lives have been saved, farmers have cleaner barns and farms, shelter staff morale is much better, and community support has greatly increased.” said Dori Peck, SpokAnimal development director.
For more information regarding the program please visit: spokanimal.org