BARN CAT BUDDIES PROGRAM

Rating: 4.87 stars   53 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: PO Box 777 Hardy VA 24101 USA

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2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I can't say enough good things about Barn Cat Buddies! I adopted my wonderful FIV+ kitty from them after they saved him from a local shelter. He has the best personality and I am so grateful his life was spared. BCB also does a fantastic job helping local communities with Trap Neuter Return programs and whenever I notify them of an ear-tipped cat at the pound, they quickly step up to save them. Barn Cat Buddies is run by compassionate people and they are making a great impact in Roanoke and surrounding areas.

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Rating: 3 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

As being a prior board member I can honestly say this organization has made a great impact in our community. Lots of cats have been helped and rehomed. This organization has great potential however it isn't as transparent as it should be. Members of the board at not involved in the decision of projects and spending. Though most of the projects are good projects but the board is not consulted. Up until resent new board members were appointed by one person and the office of president is appointed the board is not consulted. I had no idea $37,000 was brought in to the organization last year nor what the $31,000 was spent on. Financial reports at not given to the board. I a m very sure I will be receiving feed back for this review.

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No

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

Barn Cat Buddies has saved the lives of several cats - and dogs. The volunteers work diligently to find homes for these animals as well. More communities should be lucky enough to have people like those at Barn Cat Buddies as guardians for the many animals who need places to live and be safe.

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Thank You for your kind words Chris. It surely 'takes a village' and we are so happy for the help of the amazing volunteers that make up BCB.

Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Diane, with Barn Cat Buddies, has bee a lifesaver for 2 different kitties. One was not very social and thanks to their program, they found him a barn, in order to save him. Last I heard, the new owner's decided to make him, part of their family, instead of a barn kitty. Second, was a very social stray, where if they hadn't found him a home, I'm certain he would have meet certain death, because we live a very busy street. With-in one week, he was neutered and vetted and off to a wonderful home, as a barn cat. She helped me in every way possible, from using their trap to setting up, his new home. I have made donations to them in the past and will again. Money well spent. They do such great work, in helping our cats in need. They love the animals as much as we do.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

So many cats are left to their own defenses. Many previously owned, and dumped for whatever reasons. Sometimes they become feral. They no longer trust humans (who can blame them?). Often local pounds/shelters/rescues do not feel they are adoptable anymore. The thinking the cats would be better off dead is common. What many don't realize is that these cats still can serve an important part in our community! They are wanted! They are needed! Those of us with a farm know the tremendous efforts they can put forth in saving hundreds to thousands of dollars a year in grain loss prevention! You see, without a cat around, mice, rats, and squirrels will invade the grain room, and the feeding areas for livestock. Those critters then leave their droppings, aka feces, in those areas which can make the livestock sick. THANKFULLY Barn Cat Buddies DOES realize how much this can impact a farm's income. They supply the community with useful cats who help eliminate and control those critters! From storage units, business establishments, to local farms cats are supplied to become a part of those employees. Sometimes they remain feral, and other times the cats learn to trust, and respect humans again. But whether the cat wants only to be fed, and watered daily, or it wants to be rubbed and loved on, their impact is tremendous! Please think about adding a cat or two to your establishment!! Barn Cat Buddies can fill that need!!!

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Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

This group works so hard to help the cats of our area. They help rehome many cats, who may seem unadoptable. They work on educatng the public on how to save and control feral cats. Fantastic Group!

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Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

they take cats and show how they are useful and if unwanted or not pet friendly they have an alternative besides euthanazia

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Unlikely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I have worked with this program by writing the first story appearing in the Franklin News-Post about the Barn Cat Buddies program. I have seen the program grow and have heard reports of good results from those using the cats people donate or Diane "rounds up." More counties (and people) need to get involved by spreading the word to barn owners. Good luck!

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Unsure

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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