Marin Humane/Marin Friends of Ferals Career Cat Program


Career Cats in Need of Work

Have an enclosed backyard, a shed, barn, horse stable, ranch or farm? Do you like cats (especially for their
rodent control abilities) but are allergic? Marin Humane and Marin Friends of Ferals (MFF) are committed
to giving outdoor cats a second chance and our Career Cat program does just that.

What Are Career Cats?

They are outdoor, under-socialized cats that are not able to be adopted as typical pets. They are generally shy
stray, feral or semi-feral cats that prefer little to no human contact, making them unsuitable as indoor pets.
If surrendered to a shelter, these cats would not likely be adoption candidates.

Career Cats not only provide an eco-friendly solution to rodent control by becoming working cats on your
property, but by adopting ferals you will be saving the lives of cats that may not have other options. As an
added bonus, there is no adoption fee!

While caring for Career Cats is easy, you will be responsible for them for their lifetime. They must be given
daily food and water and be provided with adequate protection against the elements and predators.

What We Provide:

When you adopt cats from our Career Cat program, all cats will be:

Spayed or neutered

Tested for FELV (feline leukemia) and FIV (feline immunodeficiency virus)

Rabies vaccinated

Vaccinated for distemper (FVRCP)

Microchipped and ear-tipped

Common Questions About Career Cats:

How many cats will be relocated to me?

We have found that single cat relocations are not as successful as relocating ferals in pairs. Having a
buddy seems to increase the likelihood they will remain on the property. So depending on the size of
your property we recommend cats be adopted in pairs or more.

How long are the cats confined before being released?

It takes about 3 weeks for the cats to acclimate to the sights, sounds and smells of their new outdoor
home. MFF sets up the relocation cages and supplies you with everything needed for the holding period,
guiding you through the process before, during and after release.

What if one of my feral cats becomes sick or injured?

You are taking responsibility for the well-being of the cats but should you need assistance transporting
your injured feline to your veterinarian for medical treatment, MFF will trap the cat and assist you in the
delivery and return of your cat.

How does the process of adopting Career Cats work?

1) Simply contact MFF at or call us at 415-246-9162. If cats are not currently available you’ll be placed on a call-back list.

2) MFF will make a site visit to your property to determine its suitability (adequate areas for them to hide in, on, or under).

3) If your property is suitable, MFF will deliver the cats to you, set up the cages and provide you with food
and all supplies for the holding period.

We are available to address any questions or concerns you may have at any time.


We are always in need of outdoor homes for unadoptable felines. Please tell your family, friends and
neighbors about our unique program.


Save lives and give feral cats a job - adopt Career Cats today!

For more information, please call MFF at 415-246-9162


** Already have unaltered felines on your property? Contact MFF to learn about our Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) program.


Marin Friends of Ferals

P.O. Box 6282 - San Rafael, CA 94903

Tel: 415-246-9162


Marin Friends of Ferals
is a non-profit, tax
exempt 501 (c)(3)

Tax ID: 26-4438087


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