Here are some of our most Frequently Asked Questions:
How much do the cats cost?
Because we are a no-kill shelter, we're thrilled these cats get a
second chance at life rather than be warehoused at our facility.
But, because we are a non-profit corporation, we also require an
adoption fee of $25 per cat (a fraction of what has been spent) to help offset our expenses and keep the program running.
What is a "feral" cat?
We have three types of barn cats: Ferals, semi-ferals and Garden Kitties. True ferals have been trapped and want nothing to do with humans. As a result, they tend to make the best hunters. Semi-ferals are used to being around humans and are not as frightened, but still keep any interaction to a minimum. Garden Cats are cats that can't be placed as regular lap kitties due to issues such as minor biting or scratching or inappropriate litterbox use but they do like people and, on occasion, will seek you out for attention.
Where do these cats come from?
Other rescue groups, homes where owners have left and abandoned the cats, and true feral colonies in El Dorado County that are threatened with being destroyed.
Do I get to pick out my cat?
No, primarily due to our ever-rotating collection. We do try to place cats from the same colony or who are known to get along. We also try to fulfill requests for short hair, especially if the new home has a problem with stickers and brush.
What do I need to provide?
At least one small meal each day; water at all times; sufficient shelter at all times; and an environment free from menacing animals.