The Corinth-Alcorn Animal Shelter always has barn cats available. Barn cats help to earn their keep by:
• Controlling the rodent population
• Reducing your need to use mouse traps and poisons
• Saving you money on feed grain spoilage or loss
When a feral/semi-feral cat comes in, we will sterilize the cat and place the cat in the barn cat program. The farm cat, also known as a barn cat, is a domestic cat, usually of mixed breed, that lives primarily outdoors, in a feral or semi–feral condition on agricultural properties, usually sheltering in outbuildings. They eat assorted vermin such as rodents and other small animals that live in or around outbuildings and farm fields. The need for the farm cat may have been the original reason cats were domesticated: to keep rodents from consuming or contaminating grain crops stored for later human consumption.
The shelter also hosts a catch-and-release program with feral cats in Corinth and Alcorn County, Mississippi.
The shelter picks up feral animals, brings them to the shelter, have them spayed or neutered and release them back into the community.
Barn cats $15
The adoption fee includes:
- Spay/neuter surgery
- Age appropriate vaccines
- De-worming treatments
- Skin treatments
- Preventive healthcare
- Follow up calls/visits