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Buddying Up

In Edmonton, house-soiling cats become farmers’ friends

In Edmonton, house-soiling cats become farmers’ friends

Little Ears, a frostbitten-eared cat, found a new home through the Edmonton Humane Society’s Barn Buddies program. EDMONTON HUMANE SOCIETY
The Edmonton Humane Society (EHS) is giving shelter cats once considered “unadoptable” another shot at life—out in the barn.

For cats surrendered due to litter box issues, EHS has developed the Barn Buddies program. The initiative places house-soiling felines in barns (as well as farms and shops), where they provide mousing services and don’t have to worry about finding a proper place to do their business.

Begun as a pilot in late 2006, the program placed 65 of the 258 cats admitted with house-soiling issues in 2007.

While the primary benefit of the program is the second chance it gives hard-to-place kitties, Barn Buddies provides other advantages as well.

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