working cat program

Got a rodent problem? Adopt a Working Cat.


cir_eartip_cat.jpgOccasionally, there are cats that are brought to Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League that are under-socialized, not adapting to a shelter environment, or display behaviors that make them less attractive to adopters and much more difficult to place in a home through our traditional adoption program. And for one reason or another, they are not eligible for our Trap Neuter Vaccinate and Return (TNVR) Program and cannot be returned to their original habitat, which is always preferable.

Peggy Adams believes there is a place for these kitties, even if they can’t be placed into our traditional adoption program or even into a typical home environment. The Working Cat Program allows these cats an opportunity to find a home through a non-traditional adoption program where they will be provided shelter, access to food and water, and the stimulation of “critter hunting.”



Why Adopt a Working Cat? cir_eartip_cat2.jpg

  • They serve as excellent critter control – even if they are not particularly skilled hunters
  • Studies have shown that just the smell of cats on your property might even be enough to keep mice away
  • They are an eco-friendly solution to your vermin problems
  • They can be low-maintenance
  • They are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and ear tipped
  • They have a waived adoption fee
  • Free bag of food
  • And most importantly, it saves lives!

FREE Adoption Benefits:

  • Fee-waived adoption (A $20 rabies tag fee applies to Palm Beach County residents)
  • Hill’s Pet Nutrition starter bag of food
  • They are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, microchipped & ear-tipped
  • 30 days free of pet insurance with MetLife (information on adoption contract)
  • Loan of large crate and hard carrier for use during transition
  • Complementary large bag adult food, collar, litter, aluminum litter pan, food & water bowl



“When I saw Max, he instantly gave me the stank eye, but I fell in love anyway. He’s so much more than just a working cat. I mean, he does a fabulous job at keeping critters away, but, it turns out, he actually loves people, even though you would have never know that when first meeting him. He truly enjoys the company of our chickens and dogs and is absolutely fascinated with our neighbor’s pig. Max is the perfect addition to our family. He’s such a cool cat. I’m so happy that he picked us to be his people. Adopting a working cat has completed our family.” –Stacey Lambertt

“Minnie is a perfect part of our company family. She is always on mice patrol in our office and is a pro. She caught 7 mice in her first 5 days with us! We absolutely adore her, especially when she plops herself on the keyboard for some loving while we’re working on a big project. One can’t help but show her some love. We feel honored to have Minnie.” – Analisa

“I’m literally obsessed with Spartacus. I have to be honest. He loves me the most of anyone in the family. We’re truly BFFs. Not only has he rid the barn of mice, he has made friends with our dog, horses, kids, all the neighbors and he is absolutely in love with our pig. He’s amazing and is loving his life outdoors. Thank you, Peggy Adams for bringing Spartacus into our family.” – Emily Plante

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