SJRAS's CATS IN ACTION Program
Looking to adding a working cat to your family? Our CIA Agent cats are less social cats that are perfect for protecting your property or barn from unwanted critters. Because they have different needs than a typical house cat they have their own form with their specific employment requirements.
Thinking of Hiring an Agent but Aren't Sure You're Totally Ready?
Check out our AGENT WORKING ENVIRONMENT GUIDELINES
Your new cat should be set up in a confined area when it first arrives at your barn, for approximately a week. If the barn doors close securely the cat can be confined to the barn, but most people prefer confining the cat to a tack room or feed room. While confined your new cat should have access to a clean litter box (even if the cat will not have a litter box once released), food and water. By keeping your cat in the barn for about a week, your cat will associate the barn as “home base” so that once the cat has free reign of the property, it will stick around, and know where to come for food. If there are other animals in the barn area (like other cats or dogs) it is recommended you keep your new cat separate from these animals for at least a week so the cat can adjust to one big change (location!) at a time.