King County's Barn Cats R Us is offering an innovative solution to residents dealing with unwanted rodents.
Through Regional Animal Services of King County (RASKC), Redmond residents and others living in King County can adopt barn cats free of charge.
Here is some more information from RASKC:
Many of these cats are feral or very shy, and so will be seldom seen. Others are friendly, but are too unhappy living indoors to be good housepets. Most of our barn cats have been rescued from sites threatened by development, or other outdoor homes where the previous owners have moved or can't keep caring for their outdoor cats. Regardless of the origin of these cats, our goal is to humanely prevent free-roaming cats from uncontrolled breeding, which is a major source of homeless kittens and adult cats winding up in shelters.
These mousers and ratters will provide totally organic rodent control that does not depend on the use of poisons that can sicken kids, pets, livestock, and wild animals. Best of all, RASKC places barn cats at no charge to you. Once placed, you only need to provide warm, safe shelter, a dependable source of food, and fresh water.
Our volunteers will "install" your new barn cats for you, or you may pick them up at the Pet Adoption Center after filling out an adoption application and being interviewed by one of our barn cat program volunteers to make sure that you are prepared to properly acclimate your new cats so they stay on your property.