PCAS Working Cat Program

What are Working Cats?

Cats that are eligible for the Pasco County Animal Services (PCAS) working cat program meeting the following criteria:

  • Display behaviors that disqualify them from traditional adoption
  • Are feral/semi feral and cannot be returned to their place of origin due to safety concerns
  • Are capable of living a happy and healthy life in a managed community setting

Eligible cats are sterilized, current on their core vaccinations and are microchipped. PCAS adopts out working cats for only the cost of their county animal license!

A cat looking through a section of a barn.

Where Working Cats Live

Working cats would love to live in more than just a barn! These cats can also be a great addition to:

  • Warehouses
  • Fire Stations
  • Storage Facilities
  • Wineries
  • Plant Nurseries
  • Junkyards
  • Churches
  • Stables/Farms

Benefits of Working Cats

Adding working cats to properties provides property owners with a natural form of pest control, add happiness to the property, can become a great friend and best of all, save the life of a shelter cat!

Variety of ages are available.  Contact us at adoptionpartners@mypasco.net if interested in adopting a barn cat.

Relocation & Retention Process

PCAS recommends that all working cats be provided a food and water source. New cats should be confined to a smaller, secure area on their new property for a minimum of 2 weeks. During this time, they should be provided adequate food, water, a litter box and a private area to hide if they so choose.

Keeping new working cats in a secure area helps ensure a smoother transition to their new home and establishes their caregiver as their new provider. This helps to keep the cats from roaming off the property and finding a new place on their own!

Click here to request a working cat adoption
Link to adoptable cats on Petango

Humane Deterrents for

Community Cats

Looking for information regarding humane deterrents for community/feral cats?  Check out this article from Best Friends Animal Society.