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Barn Cat Buddies Program

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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

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Catherine G.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organization is truly remarkable. They only have a few volunteers and yet they are able
to help both the feral and friendly cats. They work with both the cats and their
caretaker. They love what they do. They are always willing to try and help in many different
situations. Thank you for caring for those cats that people have discarded. You are a great organization.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This nonprofit has volunteers that are 100% committed to taking care of cats that no body wants. Everyone works tirelessly. They truly care about their mission. I am so glad this nonprofit exists. Thank you!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Barn Cat Buddies is a group of talented individuals that go the extra mile to help a cat in need.

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Diane24 11/05/2014

Thank you for your kind words!!!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

In response to the catlovers12 comment and those that read it before it was removed, I would like to comment on the vehicle part of the statement. My husband and I were the ones that donated that vehicle and it was donated to BCB with the understanding that the current president, Sara Stein, would drive it solely since she is the one that does trapping, vetting and transporting on a regular basis (daily). The vehicle had over 150,000 miles on it and when it started to have mechanical problems, needed new tires, etc., Sara offered to purchase it from BCB....CONTINUE to use it for the purpose of benefiting BCB AND pay the expenses on it. Sara pays for repairs, insurance, taxes and gas. My husband and I were contacted and asked if that arrangement was good with us and of course, it was a win/win for us all. Please understand that as a fairly young 50lC, we have growing pains but we continue to strive to save lives and we have worked very hard to retain a good, solid reputation with local animal control and with the general public. Thank you for your continued support!!!!

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Diane24 11/05/2014

Thank you for clarifying what we do. You and your husband are a special support for BCB, and the Board is so fortunate for having you on board.

2 Toni15

Board Member

Rating: 5

When I was first introduced to the wonderful people working so hard for feral cats, I was basically a "dog person". My knowledge of trap/neuter/return was slim to none and the first thing that the volunteers did for me was education!!! After realized the plight of homeless and feral cats, I began my quest to help however I could. The energy and determination of the volunteers for Barn Cat Buddies just blew me away and even today, I feel what I do is a VERY small part compared to the other people I meet through this organization. Education, response and dedication is the key to this rescue group working and the many volunteers that spend endless hours and money helping. I am proud to be a member of Barn Cat Buddies.

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Diane24 09/22/2013

And Toni has been a God-send to so many cats she has taken in to her barn. We thank you & your husband Andy for your generosity on so many levels.