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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: BARN CAT BUDDIES MISSION STATEMENT Barn Cat Buddies, Inc. is a 501C 3 non-profit, charitable Organization comprised of volunteers with a common mission dedicated to saving and improving the lives of feral, homeless, stray and abandoned felines in the southwest and central regions of Virginia. Our mission includes the relocation of sterilized feral, and socialized felines to SAFE alternative placements such as horse farms, wineries, greenhouses, orchards, warehouses or other facilities that agree to follow our relocation protocol. Additionally Barn Cat Buddies, Inc. supports ending feline overpopulation through a safe habitat program known as Trap/Neuter/Return where caretakers provide long-term care and monitoring of feral cat colonies. As advocates of all felines, we believe that cats, as living creatures have value and are entitled to ethical consideration and protection. Updated March 2016

Target demographics: unsocial and semi social felines

Direct beneficiaries per year: 180 cats

Geographic areas served: The Southwest Virginia Area

Programs: find a second chance at life by working and living in barn homes and other non-traditional homes

Community Stories

5 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am a local veterinarian and will often be presented with a "disaster". With a disaster you call everyone you know to try to save cats which are in a hoarding situation. Recently I was involved with a hoarding situation that involved over 90 cats in a home. I contacted any rescue since I was told there was a deadline 3 business days before these cats would be "removed" by animal control. Diane Novak with Barn Cat Buddies was instrumental in helping me find other rescues and in helping me with the 34 cats/kittens I did not expect to have, but an emergent situation on a Sunday. She also assured me she would help me find placement for all of these cats and I would not get "stuck"--at my house-- cats have to be indoors because of cat killing dogs in the neighborhood and coyotes--I did not want my numbers to turn from 6 to 40 but did not want to see anyone die. The ninety cats that were saved in part from Barn Cat Buddies which absorbed the nonadoptable cats saved these cats from a horrible situation and certain death!!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Barn Cat Buddies does wonderful work to help the cats and the people that love them. They are a valuable resource for the Roanoke Valley.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Barn Cat Buddies has been a valued member of the Best Friends NMHP Network for several years. The work they are doing for community cats in Virginia is extraordinary. They have received grant funding and gone above and beyond their goals with the money. Diane is very knowledgeable and routinely advocates for community cats. We are proud to have them as a partner in the network.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have worked with BCB for many years now and have the greatest respect for this organization. They have helped countless cats in need both feral and owned. One of the greatest services they help provide is assisting in placement of feral and semi-wild cats in barn/farm homes. Providing shelter and food to cats in need and free or cheap mousers to people who need them. Great service and a great groups of people.

3 Debbie25

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Great organization that is very professional and trustworthy.

Review from Guidestar