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 but cannot be returned to their place of origin due to safety concerns
  • Are capable of living a happy and healthy life in a managed setting

Eligible cats are sterilized, current on their core vaccinations and ear tipped. Microchipping can be provided upon request for $15.00. PCAS does not charge an adoption fee for our working cats!

A cat looking through a section of a barn.

Where Working Cats Live

These cats can be a great addition to:

  • Barns, stables and farms
  • Warehouses
  • Fire stations
  • Storage facilities
  • Wineries
  • Plant nurseries
  • Junkyards
  • Churches

Benefits of Working Cats

Working cats provide property owners with a natural form of pest control, add happiness to the property and can become great friends. Best of all, you're saving the life of a shelter cat!

Contact us at adoptionpartners@pascocountyfl.net if interested in adopting a working 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 the property for at least 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!

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.