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As a lifelong animal lover and cat owner, Rochelle has over 30 years of experience with our feline companions. She is a cat behavior expert, a colony caretaker, community cat advocate, and is often found TNRing local colonies. She once trapped, neutered and vaccinated, and relocated over 40 cats with only one volunteer to help her. She works with horses during the day and is never without peppermints in her pocket. She is an avid reader, coffee addict, gamer, and a writer (as Selenity Jade).

One Lucky Cat: Echo

One Lucky Cat: Echo

Meet Echo! A tortoiseshell female cat of unknown age and origin who has been both unlucky and lucky in life as a barn cat. She’s a real character though, so you’ll love her and her sass! Warning: There is one slightly graphic picture of her injured and scraped up leg in this post.  If you’re sensitive to pictures of this …

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Ringworm & Cats: It's Not That Scary

Ringworm and Cats: It’s Not That Scary

If you’ve been caring for cat colonies, barn cats, or fostering kittens, you’ve probably gotten some experience with ringworm by now. Ringworm and cats are often linked together in very negative ways. There are many causes of ringworm and cats are only one of them. Cats are often blamed for it in people, horses, and other pets. Ringworm sounds super …

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Tiny But Mighty Book

Got Kittens? Tiny But Mighty Book is an AMAZING Resource!

I’m absolutely thrilled about the Tiny but Mighty Book and you should be too! It’s here!  I read it!  It’s absolutely freaking amazing! Okay, maybe you don’t know what I’m talking about, but by the end of this post, you will be just as excited. If you’re a cat lover or into cat rescue, anyway. As you’re reading this, I’m …

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What's a Feral Cat?

What’s a Feral Cat? [Facts and Misconceptions]

What’s a feral cat? Is it an outdoor cat? What does feral mean? What exactly IS a feral cat? Let’s get basic with feral cat facts and misconceptions. PS: If you don’t want to read the whole article and just want quick answers, skip to the bottom of the page for a quick summary list and FAQ section! The Definition …

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Little Miss Daisy at 1 year

Little Miss Daisy

You’re interested in meeting my girl, Little Miss Daisy? Excellent! She’ll be happy to know people are checking out her pictures. She thinks she’s very important, you know. She’s even got a video on YouTube now! How cool is that? Scroll down to the bottom to see it here, as well. Adoption Daisy was born in a litter of six …

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Stubby: One Cool Cat

Stubby: One Cool Cat [Adopted!]

I have another success story to share with you! One of my favorite abandoned cats has finally been adopted into an indoor-only home! Stubby’s story is why I continue to find homes for the cats dumped at the barns, abandoned cruelly by their original owners or other irresponsible people. Stubby’s story started in the Summer of 2019. Abandoned, Unwanted, and …

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What is the Best Food for Outdoor Cats in 2020?

Today we’re going to be talking about what is the best food for outdoor cats. It was brought up in one of my comments from a reader, and it’s definitely important if you’ve never had a cat before. If you’ve had cats your entire life, you probably have this covered. But just in case, read on! This article is going …

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Fresh Step With Gain Scoopable Cat Litter

Fresh Step with Gain Scent Scoopable Cat Litter Review

Cat lovers can all agree that dealing with cat litter kind of stinks. There are many different options out there just to make cleaning a litter box more convenient or – more importantly – less smelly. There’s now a new kitty litter option to try: Fresh Step with Gain Scoopable Cat Litter. Owning a cat is an awesome and rewarding …

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Barn Cat Tweety with his Eartip

Meet the Cats

Are you ready to meet the cats? After all, I can’t be the Barn Cat Lady without my loyal companions, can I? I have two personal cats that I adopted as older kittens (4-5 months old) and tried ( and failed) to make an indoor pet out of them. They are fully vaccinated and fixed, have microchips and collars (break-away) …

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How to Adopt a Barn Cat (Do’s & Don’ts)

You have a rodent problem and decided that you need a barn cat. But you’ve never owned working cats before. So you want to know how to adopt a barn cat for your farm, shop, warehouse? Read on! Unfortunately, people have the habit of overthinking this. Some people believe they need to adopt kittens so they can ‘train’ them to …

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