Fairfax Animal Shelter Seeks Barn Home for Feral Cats

The Fairfax County Animal Shelter is seeking barn homes for 22 feral cats seized from a hoarding case in November 2010. Twelve of them, so far, have been placed in barn homes as part of a new pilot Barn Buddy adoption program.

The shelter received 161 cats from a single home in November 2010 following a hoarding investigation. Several of these cats are considered to be feral and have not been socialized with humans; they are more suited to barn homes.

The Barn Buddy cats will be spayed/neutered and vaccinated prior to going to their new homes. In addition, their adoption fee will be waived.

For more information or if you are interested in adopting a barn cat, please e-mail Michelle Hankins, community outreach coordinator for the animal shelter at