Barn Buddies

The Regina Humane Society’s “Barn Buddies” program provides cats previously considered unadoptable due to behavioural issues, the opportunity to live in selected rural farm, warehouse, business, or shop situations.

The Society does not adopt cats who are suitable to be house pets through this program. Only cats without other options are eligible to be in the Barn Buddy program. If you have a working operation or safe, heated outbuilding, there are cats that desperately need you. Barn Buddy cats will help keep down the rodent population. The cats will be helping you and you will be helping them by providing them with a safe place to live.

All cats available for adoption through the Barn Buddies program are spayed/neutered, health checked, and vaccinated by the Regina Humane Society.

Donations are always appreciated; however, the cats will be available with no adoption fee* to individuals and businesses who agree to provide:

  • shelter in safe and heated barns, shops, warehouses or other suitable buildings
  • daily food and water – cats cannot live on mousing alone
  • long-term veterinary care, if needed and as required
  • a secure place to keep them for the first 2-3 weeks, while they acclimate to their new surroundings

We will discuss your specific situation and location with you, answer any questions you may have, and help you decide if the Barn Buddies program is for you.  We will always be available for your questions or support regarding the Barn Buddies program.  Our goal is to have both happy cats and happy adopters.

While Barn Buddies cats may not enjoy the company of humans like other cats, most cats do enjoy the company of other felines.  We highly recommend adopting at least two Barn Buddies – they will have companionship and you will have twice the benefit!

Last year over 4,200 pets were cared for by the Regina Humane Society. Fortunately, a record number of adoptions were made.

To download the Barn Buddies application form, please click here.

*Applicants and adopters within the City of Regina will require a cat license for each animal at a cost of $20 each.