Farm Livin’ started as a way to combat the cat overpopulation in Spokane. According to SpokAnimal, the agency handles 60 percent more cats than dogs.
Part of the problem is “cats breed like rabbits,” and people are more likely to spay or neuter their dogs than their cats.
Most of the cats sent out to the farms are feral – cats that have had no contact with humans and aren’t likely to become friendly. Some, however, are just strays brought into the shelter.
The program has helped SpokAnimal significantly reduce the number of healthy cats that are euthanized only because of shelter crowding,