Working cats program at Asheville Humane Society results in prestigious job for cat at famous N.C. castle

The “Working Cats Program” at a Carolina humane society has resulted in a prestigious job at a famous “castle.” This is the story of ZZ, formally known as Loki, and is another feel-good story about an animal facility working to place every cat possible, and an adopter who knew the benefits of natural pest control at one of America’s most famous tourist attractions.

ZZ at work (Asheville Humane Society)
ZZ at work (Asheville Humane Society)
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ZZ spent five months at Asheville Humane Society in Ashville, North Carolina before being adopted by a lady named Carly. Now this sweet kitty has found the perfect home and the perfect job. She’s the official kitty at the Biltmore Carriage and Trail Barn, Biltmore House. Carly had this to say about her cat:

“We adopted ZZ (formerly Loki) a few months ago from the working cat program and we think she’s pretty happy being the official kitty at the Biltmore Carriage and Trail Barn! Thank you Asheville Humane Society for pairing us with such a fantastic working cat!”

Biltmore House (Google images)
Biltmore House (Google images)

It’s about time shelters and Humane Societies took notice and see the good cats can do, especially feral and semi-feral cats. While most shelters euthanize for what they consider undesirable traits (feral, semi-feral, unsocialized cats), many now offer a barn cat program.

Anyone interested in a barn cat in the Asheville area, please email adoptions@ashevillehumane.org. For those outside the Asheville area, contact your local animal shelter, as many have similar programs in place.

This article by Michael tells of another U.S. city utilizing the services of feral cats.

Elisa

3 thoughts on “Working cats program at Asheville Humane Society results in prestigious job for cat at famous N.C. castle”

  1. I laughed when I saw the picture of ZZ stretched out, sleeping. Must have worked too hard and needed a rest 🙂

    Good to see articles like this. Refreshing.

    ZZ could use a friend or two, or three 🙂

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  2. Great story. My favorite cat stories are about working cats. It’s good publicity for all cats particularly semi-feral cats. They need good publicity. Too many people don’t like them. Thanks Elisa for your article.

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