Come out to Foster's Grille on the 1st Wednesday of EVERY MONTH between 4 and 9 PM
and help support Barn Cat Buddies.
Go to the "Support BCB When You Shop" menu item above and click on "Print Foster's Grille Coupon" to print the voucher.
20% of your check (not including tax) will be donated to us.

Sylvester and her girl
Ken and his new boy


After wrapping the kids around his finger, Sylvester made friends with Buttercup who was missing his late pal, Willie

Use this direct link to see more adoptable Barn Cats and Indoor Feline Friends on Petfinder:

barn cats

For Community Cat Caretakers: Thank you for logging on to our Barn Cat Buddies site. Currently we have no barns or other facilities in reserve and we constantly run ads and post flyers up. If you have kitties to re-home first please click here to read the protocol . Familiarize yourself with it so you can speak to farms in your area about how to safely re-home a kitty. Then feel free to download, print and post barn cat flyers in as many places as you can. Some areas could be vet's offices/laundromats/tack shops, etc. You can get to places we cannot. Calls that come in from the areas where you post a flyer will be referred back to you.

One small effort such as talking up the program and posting flyers can pay off in a big way!


petfinder logo We have expanded our online presence via several other social media outlets. You can see us on Facebook by clicking on the "Facebook Badge" on the top right of the page. We are also listing our available cats on Petfinder. Volunteer info may be found at our BCB Volunteers Facebook page.

How we grade our feral cats - The Feral Power Meter from the Meow Foundation

Feral Cat Power Meter

ear tip

Have you ever wondered how we identify the ferals and community cats that have been "fixed"?  The answer is shown in the image to the left. 

This is known as "ear tipping" and there are no adverse effects to the animal.  A small piece of the ear is removed (usually during the spay/neuter procedure) while the animal is under anesthesia. 

This is a universal sign to both animal welfare advocates and to animal control officers that this feline has already been sterilized.

trap with cover Please read this very helpful information about Humane Trapping and Important Discharge Instructions for Community Cat Caretakers. The trapping instructions were recently (2015) updated, so please check this out for more information.

This is pretty much our theme song!!

Our thanks to:

Mary Ann Kennedy - Singer and songwriter
Peggy Hogan - Video Producer

If you are interested in purchasing or distributing handmade cat nip bags for use at your place of business please CLICK HERE to send us your information.

We sincerely thank you for any donation you can make.

This Is Why We Do What We Do

The Starfish Story
Original Story by: Loren Eisley

One day a man was walking along the beach when he noticed a boy picking something up and gently throwing it into the ocean. Approaching the boy, he asked, "What are you doing?"

The youth replied, "Throwing starfish back into the ocean. The surf is up and the tide is going out. If I don’t throw them back, they’ll die."

"Son", the man said, "don’t you realize there are miles and miles of beach and hundreds of starfish? You can’t make a difference!"

After listening politely, the boy bent down, picked up another starfish, and threw it back into the surf. Then, smiling at the man, he said, "I made a difference for that one!" line draw barn

Ella Wheeler Wilcox Nov 5, 1850 - Oct 30, 1919

I am the voice of the voiceless:
Through me, the dumb shall speak;
Till the deaf world's ear be made to hear
The cry of the wordless weak.
From street, from cage and from kennel,
From jungle, and stall, the wail
Of my tortured kin proclaims the sin
Of the mighty against the frail
You can make a difference in an animal's life.

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Barn Cat Buddies
PO Box 111
Salem, VA  24153

Barn Cat Buddies is a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization.