Barn Cat Program

Barn Cats: Green Pest Control


If you have a barn, you can help save a life! Barn cats are great working cats. In fact, they can be your barn’s new best friend. They will keep your barn and property rodent free. Utilizing cats for rodent control is a greener alternative than using toxic poisons to control rodents and pests.

The Cat’s Cradle has many cats that are feral and need an outdoor home at a farm, horse stable, or other suitable outdoor environment with shelter. Barn placement is the last chance at life for many of these cats. Without barn adopters, they have nowhere else to go. The cats will be helping you, while you provide them with a safe place to live. All of these cats are healthy and have been spayed or neutered so you won’t have to worry about endless litters of kittens appearing!

Caretakers of barn cats will need to provide food & water daily, and keep them safe from extreme heat or cold. Relocating barn cats can be a bit tricky, so a brief transition period in a large kennel or small room within your outdoor structure is required. We will help you through this process, and give you all the equipment you need to make your new barn cat become acclimated to their new home.

For more information, please text (preferred) or call Karen at 828-432-6292.

Kitty Village


Kitty Village is a cat and kitten sanctuary located in Granite Falls, NC. It is run by a generous couple, Olga and Gene Jensen. All of the cats at Kitty Village were strays or abandoned. At Kitty Village they are provided with food and water, medical care, shelter, and a large safe fenced yard until a permanent home can be found for them. Some of the cats are feral or semi-feral, and Kitty Village is partnering with the Cat’s Cradle to try to rehome them through their barn cats program. The friendly cats are being put up for adoption at Pet Sense in Lenoir and at PetSmart in Hickory (through the Cat’s Cradle Rescue). All of the cats at Kitty Village are spayed or neutered and up to date on their shots

Kitty Village is currently in need of a caretaker. It needs to be someone who is passionate about cats, and cares deeply about taking the very best care of them. The job entails cleaning cat housing, scooping and washing litter boxes, feeding and watering the cats, laundering cat bedding, and medicating cats if needed. Kitty Village will provide free accommodations in a house on the property with water and electricity. 

For more information on Kitty Village, to make a donation, or to inquire about the Caretaker’s position, please contact Olga Jensen at 828-640-3338 (voice or text) or