Some cats prefer the call of the wild, and don’t envision their life on a warm lap, being pampered 24 hours a day. For this reason, Wayside Waifs has a Barn/Working Cat Program. This program is for cats that are feral (fearful and unsocial) or who are sprayers or are not inclined to use a litter box.

If you have a working barn or other structure, there are cats who need you! Having a working cat will help keep down the rodent population. These cats will be helping you while you provide them a safe place to live.

All cats have blood work done and must be negative for FeLV and FIV. All cats will be altered and vaccinated before they leave as to control the pet population. They will also receive initial flea prevention and deworming. Adoption fees are waived for these cats.

Adopters must provide:

  • Safe and warm conditions/shelter
  • Fresh water and food daily
  • Provide medical care as needed

If you are interested in adopting a cat from our Barn Cat program, just inquire with our Adoptions Team when you arrive at Wayside Waifs. Wayside Waifs does not take in cats for the purpose of the program. We will not place cats who are best suited to be housecats as barn cats, and we will not place kittens under 6 months of age as barn cats, unless they are feral/semi-feral without hope of becoming socialized.

Wayside Waifs

3901 Martha Truman Road
Kansas City, MO 64137

Adoption Hours

Monday: Closed
Tuesday-Friday: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

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