This cat is 6 months old and ready to work. Preferably at a high-level position in the extermination industry.
Some cats like desk jobs. Shelter working cat programs are mostly for those who don’t like living indoors, so won’t be easily adopted into traditional homes — which makes them among the categories of animals most at risk of shelter euthanasia, without this sort of placement.
Working cat programs are catching on across the country. The Wall Street Journal recently reported that one such program in Chicago is so popular, that there aren’t enough cats to go around.
“Programs like this help us save more lives,” says BARCS spokesperson Bailey Deacon.
To further the cats’ chances even a little more, BARCS is creating “MeowedIn” ads for its dozen or so cats currently looking for work.
Like this one, for a handsome and hardworking guy named Harley.
And of course the job wanted ad at the top of this page for Bananas 30 — who came from a hoarding situation, along with a few dozen other cats, and is now looking for the right sort of appreciative home/employer.
“She can live out her life doing ‘cat things,’ which can prove to be very beneficial to her dwelling, such as rodent and insect control,” says Deacon. “At BARCS, we understand that a traditional home setting is not for every cat. We believe that those cats deserve a chance too.”
Reach out to BARCS if you can give Bananas 30 or the shelter’s other working cats a comfortable situation.
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