Help Us Help The Animals
All proceeds from our fundraising dinner will be used to provide low-cost spay and neuter services to local pets, and will be split evenly by the sponsoring organizations.
The participating organizations are:
Bedford Humane Society (www.bhsva.org)
Barn Cat Buddies (www.barncatbuddies.org)
All-American Mutt Rescue (www.allamericanmuttrescue.org)
See the details in the above poster. Call 540-814-0180 to order tickets or to get more information.
Use this direct link to see our adoptable Barn Cats and Indoor Feline Friends on Petfinder:
Hey everyone!! We had a great 2013 here at Barn Cat Buddies.
We provided homes for 248 barn cats and indoor feline friends!
Thought you might like to see how much our Ricky B has grown.
He is very spoiled, and we love him very much. We are all anxiously awaiting spring so we can spend more time outside.
Ricky B hates the snow!
Click the image for a closer look at Ricky B. Thanks for sharing this "Happy Ending", Mona.
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!
Check our other Social Media locations
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
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.
Please read this very helpful information about Humane Trapping and Important Discharge Instructions for Community Cat Caretakers.
This is pretty much our theme song!!
Our thanks to:
Mary Ann Kennedy - Singer and songwriter
Peggy Hogan - Video Producer
Remember, a Barn Cat Buddy WILL ALWAYS GO TO THEIR NEW BARN HOME STERILIZED, EAR-NOTCHED & RABIES VACCINATED PRIOR TO THEIR RE-HOMING. By adopting a pair of expert Rodent Control Technicians you not only safe-guard expensive feed & grain, but also give these needy felines a SECOND CHANCE AT LIFE.
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!"
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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