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Barn, Porch, Backyard or Working: Animal Rescue Connections Needs Homes for Outdoor Cats


Volunteers with Animal Rescue Connections trapped 31 feral cats at two different locations on the morning of Aug. 21, 2022. After vetting, cats like these are either returned to their original location or adopted out as working cats.

Bulverde-based Animal Rescue Connections (ARC) needs homes for fully vetted rescue cats who prefer living outside.

Locations are needed where these working cats will be appreciated for their natural ability to keep rodents and snakes away from homes, said Jenny Burgess, who heads up the foster-based nonprofit.

All the cats need are fresh water, food and shelter.

Most of the cats trapped by ARC volunteers are feral but some are friendly yet unable to live indoors for various reasons. All adoptable barn cats are healthy, sterilized and vaccinated for rabies.

“We have healthy, fixed and vaccinated cats ready to get to work,” she said. “There is no adoption fee but we appreciate donations towards the rescue work. ARC will provide all relocation equipment. We bring the cats to you, set them up for the acclimation period and show you how to care for them during the mandatory confinement period to give them a chance to acclimate to you, their new surroundings, any resident animals, and their new feeding routine.”

ARC uses the “Trap, Neuter, Return” method to control outdoor community cat populations. Cats are trapped one by one, taken to get neutered/spayed, and returned to their original location or adopted out as working cats. Their ears are tipped as proof they have been vetted.

For more information email info@animalrescueconnections.org or click here to learn more about ARC’s Adopt-a-Barn Cat program.

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