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Save Our Cats and Kittens Presents: The Essential Guide to Working Cats

At Save Our Cats and Kittens (SOCKS), we believe every feline deserves a purr-fect forever home. However, not every cat is a lap cat or even wants a traditional home. Every cat is unique, with its own quirks, personalities, and habits. Recognizing the incredible potential of these special kitties, we're excited to introduce our "Working Cat Program." 


Among the feline community, there's a distinct group of cats renowned for their independent nature: the Working Cats. These aren't your usual house cats craving human cuddles; they are often misunderstood and overlooked due to their aloof nature. However, their potential in various workplaces is vast and beneficial.


Understanding Working Cats: Beyond the Barn


While often referred to as "barn cats," working cats fit a broader spectrum. Their independence, coupled with certain behaviors, might not make them suitable for a conventional household, but they shine bright in many establishments where they can work their magic.


Traits of a Working Cat:


  • Independence: Often prefer limited human contact and may lack traditional socialization.

  • Environmentally Friendly: They serve as an eco-friendly solution to pest problems, reducing the need for harmful chemical alternatives.

  • Natural Rodent Deterrents: While not every working cat might catch a mouse, their mere presence can deter rodents and decrease their numbers.


Ideal Workplaces for Working Cats:


Now, not every place is appropriate for a working cat, but working cats aren’t just limited to barns. Their prowess can be utilized in various establishments, ensuring they remain an invaluable asset. Some ideal places for working cats include:


  • Warehouses: Keep storage spaces free from pests.

  • Junkyards: Let the feline patrol deter unwelcome guests.

  • Auto Repair Shops: A furry deterrent to rodents can be handy.

  • Woodworking Shops: Keep those precious wood pieces free from critter damage.

  • Wineries & Breweries: Protect your grape and hop storages naturally.

  • Stables: An extra set of eyes (and paws) to watch over the horses and hay.

  • Grain Handling Facilities: Preserve your grain quality with these feline guards.

  • Greenhouses/Nurseries/Garden Centers: Let the flora flourish without rodent interference.

  • Churches: Offer serenity and a rodent-free environment.

  • Storage Facilities: Ensure clients’ belongings are safe from pests.

  • Offices: A kind companion that keeps workers low in stress. 


What a Working Cat Needs:


It's crucial to remember that while working cats are independent, they aren't entirely self-reliant. Prospective caregivers should ensure the following:


1. A safe, warm, and dry environment for the cat.


2. Consistent access to adequate food and fresh water. Mousing alone isn't sufficient to meet their dietary needs.


3. Basic care, including regular health check-ups, shelter during extreme weather, and a loving touch when they seek it.


Empower a Working Cat Today!


Adopting a working cat isn’t just about pest control; it’s about giving a deserving feline a purpose and a home. If your establishment can benefit from a feline touch, consider adopting a working cat. Their independent spirit, combined with their invaluable assistance, makes them an ideal fit for many workplaces.


To adopt or learn more about our Working Cat Program, fill out our Working Cat Application today!

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