New Adoption Option in Loudoun—Barn Cats

Loudoun County Animal Services is now making a new type of pets available to the general public—“barn cats.”

The Barn Cat Program allows felines that don’t fit into a traditional family home setting to still live out happy lives. These cats could be used to an outdoor environment, semi-social or even semi-feral, and be good pets to be placed in safe locations like barns, farms, businesses, garages and more.

Cats that fell into this category were previously not placed for adoption by LCAS and oftentimes were euthanized, according to LCAS Director Nina Stively. Now, opening up this adoption category gives these felines a second chance at finding a forever home in an environment better suited to their needs.

All cats that come under LCAS’ care are spayed or neutered, vaccinated and micro-chipped. Those interested in being considered for a “barn cat” may contact LCAS to have their name placed on a list. Shelter staff members will contact individuals if a feline becomes available for adoption under the program.

To have your name placed on the list call 703-777-0406, or go to loudoun.gov/animals for more information.