Montclair Township Animal Shelter “Barn Cats” and “Back Yard Buddies” are feral, un-socialized, or free-roaming cats (also called “Community Cats”) who cannot be placed in a home environment. Placing them as outdoor cats in barns, sheds, garages or other outdoor structures is a humane, practical alternative to euthanasia.

Barn Cats and Back Yard Buddies discourage rodents, provide companionship for horses and other farm animals, and can live out their lives in relative security and comfort.

If you can provide shelter, and a regular supply of food and water, a Barn Cat or Back Yard Buddy may be ideal for you. These cats are free of charge and are spayed or neutered, vaccinated, micro-chipped, and treated for parasites.

If you are interested in adopting a Barn Cat or Back Yard Buddy, or if you have questions, contact The Montclair Township Animal Shelter at mtas@montclairnjusa.org.