The Whatcom Humane Society’s Working Cats Program places healthy semi-feral, feral, and non-socialized adult cats with adopters looking for cats not suited for indoor-only living environments. 

If you have questions about the program, please contact our Working Cat Coordinator, at or call 360-733-2080 ext.0


  • Provides natural pest population control
  • Ideal for barns, stables, warehouses, ranches, wineries, churches, etc.
  • Provides previously homeless animals with a safe place to live and helps reduce the number of cats euthanized in shelters


  • Completed and approved WHS adoption application
  • Cats must be adopted in pairs if there are no resident working cats on the property
  • Adopters must provide food, water, and shelter year-round as well as any necessary veterinary care

Adopters will need to allow 2-4 weeks for cats to acclimate to their new space

What We Provide

  • Spay/Neuter Surgery
  • Ear Tip
  • Microchip
  • Initial FVRCP Vaccination
  • 1-year Rabies Vaccination
  • Flea Treatment (30 day)
  • Dewormer
  • FIV/FeLV Testing

WHS will also provide adopters with instructions on how to transition  working cats into their new environment.

Adoption Fees

The fee is $20 per cat.

Be Prepared!

Wondering what to expect once you complete the adoption process?  You can find all the information you need to be prepared in this document:  Introducing Your Working Cat to Their New Home.

Prefer to download a PDF application? Click here.