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).

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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How to Save a Cat (& His Friends)

How to Save a Cat (& His Friends!) in 2020

You want to know how to save a cat, right? Hopefully, you want to save all of his friends too! You found yourself in a situation that is becoming all-too-common these days.  Perhaps it was something like this… You’re taking out the trash one evening and hear a sound from beside you. Peeking under the shrubs lining your drive, you …

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Wet Cat Food: Yay or Nay?

Wet Cat Food: Yay or Nay?

There’s a lot of misconceptions and confusion about cat food in general, but especially regarding wet cat food. Dry food is good for their teeth, people say. Wet food has meat by-products, which are hooves and beaks and feathers, people say. A raw diet is best, some say. All store-brand food is crap, people say. Dry food is better for …

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About the Barn Cat Lady

My name is Rochelle and I’m the founder of and the Barn Cat Network. I’m a cat expert, barn cat rescuer, TNR volunteer, cat caretaker, kitten foster, and community cat advocate. For all things cat, I’m your girl! My focus is to get people in agriculture, barns, farms, ranches, or warehouses to stop letting their barn cats breed and …

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Parasites and Cats: Protozoa

Parasites and Cats: Protozoa

There are many types of internal parasites that cats can get and not all of them are worms. Protozoa parasites and cats infected by them are also common. Have you heard of coccidia? Giardia? Toxoplasmosis? These common parasites are all single-celled protozoan parasites that infect cats and other animals. You won’t be able to see these parasites as you can …

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Coronavirus and Cats

Coronavirus and Cats (Facts, Not Rumors)

With the current outbreak of a new coronavirus that originated in China, there has been a lot of concern worldwide over viruses passing from animals to humans and vise versa. The feline coronavirus that you have heard about is NOT the same coronavirus infecting millions of people worldwide. As of April 28, 2020, there were two cats and a bunch …

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