Adoption Center open Tues. - Sat., 10am - 6pm (naptime 1 - 2pm) with no appointment needed!


Got a rodent problem in your barn, horse stable, warehouse, garage or garden shed? You need a working cat!

Asheville Humane Society has cats who would love to be put to work! These cats would not be content as house pets but would thrive in a barn, horse stable, warehouse, garage, garden shed or other appropriate indoor/outdoor location.

All cats are spayed/neutered, microchipped and vaccinated. You only need to provide daily food and water, protection from the elements and long-term care. After a short period of security, the cats should happily accept their new barn home. And, because these cats are already spayed or neutered, you won't have to worry about litters of kittens appearing!

In return for your care, working cats will help keep rodents away from grain and food storage areas. Not only will you enjoy watching these cats work, you will be providing them a much-needed second chance!

For answers to frequently asked questions and more details about how to acclimate a working cat to their new home, click here to download our Working Cat Adoption Guidelines! 

Working Cats Currently Available for Adoption: 

To adopt a working cat, stop by our Adoption Center or fill out a brief application below: 


“We’re animal lovers but we’re realistic that not all animals are suitable for being house pets. At Ramsey Dairy Farms, we have working cats so we can ensure our feed and grain is rodent-free. We applaud Asheville Humane Society for such an innovative, life-saving program!”

- Robin and Nathan Ramsey, Ramsey Farms, Fairview, North Carolina