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Two cats seeking a barn home

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Shelter Me Inc (www.sheltermeinc.org) has placed 137 'unadoptable' cats in barns since March 2008. We created the barn program to help other rescue organizations find alternative homes for 'hard-to-place' cats. Over the years we drove more than 7000 miles placing cats in barns across Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire on behalf of a dozen or more rescue groups. (If you visit the Shelter Me Inc website, there are lots of videos and articles about how to acclimate cats to barn-type situations and dozens of photographs of the cats we have placed, in addition to information about the kind of supplies and shelter that are helpful for barn cats.)

To facilitate/accelerate the placement process, we recently began to promote the availability of specific cats for barn-type situations. Many rescue groups have cats that are hard-to-adopt for many different reasons and are anxious to place them in a barn. That's the case with Gemma and Ciao - the two cats seen in the photo. Animal Rescue League of Boston asked if we could help find a barn for these two beauties - spayed females, both three years old. They were originally adopted by ARL of Boston and returned by the owners after the arrival of a baby. ARL is seeking a barn or other indoor-outdoor situation for them.

Please contact the Animal Rescue League of Boston at adoption@arlboston.org for more information. And tell them Shelter Me Inc sent you. If you adopt these cats, send us a picture through the Shelter Me Inc site and we'll post it.

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