Welcoming Your New Working Cat®
After adopting a working cat®, you’ll need to take a few steps to ensure a smooth transition to their new environment. Once you bring your new friend home, they must remain in a large crate set up in a building with a hiding spot, food, water, and a litter box for 2 – 4 weeks to increase your success rate of having them stick around once released.
They need this time to learn where their new home is, where their food comes from, who brings them their delicious food, and to get a general lay of the land. If they are not confined for a minimum of 2 weeks, they will likely bolt in search of their former home, and may get lost or suffer other ill fates.
You’ll need to provide food, water, and shelter for your working cat®. Your cat’s new home will need to be approximately 500 feet from the road, and you must provide hay or blankets for your working cat® to cuddle up in for warmth. These things will help provide your cat with a warm “home base” to get away from the weather and potential predators. Also, initial vaccinations are provided by Lollypop Farm, but your cat will need to be kept current on vaccines, flea treatment, and deworming.
You may also find that it is better to have two cats if they are going to get very little human interaction. They can keep each other warm and look out for one another. However, this is only true if they get along. Some cats are simply lone rangers!