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Shelters Finds Jobs For ‘Unadoptable’ Cats To Keep Them Alive


You should know a heartbreaking fact that nearly 1,5 million shelter cats are euthanized in U.S every year because they either run out of time or are classified as ‘unadoptable’ due to their behavior issues. Stories of stray cats finding their homes are all over the Internet, but not many pay much attention to those that are left behind. To put an end to this, SpokAnimal, a Washington state rescue organization, decided to help these cats find jobs with their Farm Livin’ program.

It’s hard to train cats to take on missions or complex jobs like dogs do, because they are not as obedient. They need a job that goes well with their natural instincts, so the organization assigned them to ‘mouse control’ position. That way, the cats can make money by helping farm and warehouse owners who have mouse issues.

“We wanted to do something in order to save the lives of cats at greatest risk of euthanasia- feral cats brought to the shelter in traps, and cats with behavioral problems, and came up with Farm Livin’ as a form of TNR (trap-neuter-release), that would benefit the cats and the areas they are released to,” SpokAnimal’s Angela Scheres said. “They are assets to their farm homes, and are given a second chance they would not have otherwise had, to live out their nine lives, keeping barns rodent free. Over 1,700 cats have been placed!”

Nearly 1,5 million shelter cats are euthanized in U.S every year.

SpokAnimal decided to help these cats find jobs with their Farm Livin’ program.

They need a job that goes well with their natural instincts, so the organization assigned them to ‘mouse control’ position.

That way, the cats can make money by helping farm and warehouse owners who have mouse issues.

Since June 2009, the program has saved 1,700 cats.

Other than getting a job to ‘make a living’, these cats have a chance to find their home, too.

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