We find that many outdoor cats are actually “taken care of” by 3-10 households in the city. This program allows for healthy stray cats to be spayed / neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, ear-tipped, and returned to the neighborhood that loves the cat.
The CASS community cat program is made up of owned cats who like to live or spend time outdoors. Community cats:
- Must be current on rabies vaccination
- Must be spayed / neutered
- Must be ear-tipped
- Must be microchipped
- Must have a city license
If your cat needs any of the above, please contact the shelter at 501-843-2021.
Working CatsCabot Animal Support Services can help place healthy cats that aren’t suitable as pets in environments where they can flourish, working alongside humans to control rat and mice populations. These cats can be placed successfully in barns, construction companies, police stations, and other businesses looking for inexpensive and effective rodent control. Our experience has shown that cats are more successful and effective when placed in pairs or groups, so multiple-cat adoptions are encouraged, but not required. Adopting cats for this purpose offers a safe home and better life to cats that wouldn’t otherwise be candidates for adoption, including:
- Cats who are living in a dangerous area
- Cats who react negatively to routine handling by people and would not do well as a house cat
- A warm, safe shelter like a barn or shop to keep the cat protected from the elements
- Food and clean water every day
- Future medical care if needed
- A way to keep the cats contained for 3-4 weeks to acclimate to new surroundings
Keep Kittens with Mom
Public Education program to leave kittens alone. A kitten that is removed from its mother too soon may also have trouble adjusting to its new home and you. Growing up with a mother and littermates is an essential part of cat socialization. Without proper socialization at a young age, the kitten may grow up to be fearful, skittish, or even aggressive. Click here for more information about how to help mom and kittens safely.