I'm so thankful to the Humane Society of Northeastern Wisconsin for keeping me for 6 months before my humans came along to adopt me. Yup - I was held there for 6 months cuz I was a friendly fellow, but was black and white. Black cats get a bad rap you know! sigh! I'm here to tell you most of us are wonderful kitties if you would just give us a chance.
Anyway, this past weekend M read in the newspaper about a program that the Humane Society has had for 3 years called "Barn Cat Buddies." This program places unadoptable kitties (Feral) in various places where the humans are looking to control mousies! They are all spayed and neutered before being placed.
Our Herritage Hill (Living Histrory Mueseum) has 3 Barn cat Buddies - they have controlled the mousie population and are treated very kindly - to the point where they can be found lounging in office chairs in the barn or other buildings. They have trap doors so they can go out and come in at will, are is attentive, kind staff on hand if it's so snowy outside that it's unfit for a kitty to go out, then staff can feed them. It's and win/win situation for both the kitties and business they are working for. So we say BIG KUDOS to the Humane Society of Norheastern Wisconsin for coming up with this program and to the various business that have adopted these willing workers!
It would be wonderful if all these kitties could be adopted in forever homes like we have, but some are just too wild to become household pets. The Humane Society tries their level best to see that adoptable kitties get a wonderful forever home like you and I have. What do you think about this program? I am one of their success stories.