Forever Home Cat of the Week - Barney

Barney is a gentle giant and loves everyone.  Photo courtesy of the Community Cat Coalition.
Barney is a gentle giant and loves everyone. Photo courtesy of the Community Cat Coalition.

With input from our friends at the Community Cat Coalition, we are featuring a cat that needs a loving home.

Meet Barney!

Barney is a super sweet cat! If you are looking for a lap cat, this is the boy for you. When you sit down, he will climb onto your lap and start "making biscuits." He loves cheek rubs and chin scratches.

Barney is a gentle giant and loves everyone.

Several months ago, a gentleman living in Snohomish, noticed large paw prints on his back deck and on the floor inside his home. It didn’t take much to figure out that a cat, other than the resident one, was entering the home through the cat door to find food. And the first sight of this “trespasser" was heartbreaking. His front paws were bleeding, he appeared to be starving and in pain. This cat needed help.

Barney, he was about to see his luck change. The gentleman knew an independent rescuer that had helped him in the past, and he called her for help. Barney considers himself a lucky cat for getting rescued, as he was extremely emaciated and needed a veterinarian’s help for his paws.

With all this happening, you would think he would have a bad attitude, but Barney was found to be one of the friendliest cats that the vet has ever known. He is friendly and loving to everyone. In addition to being petted, his pastimes include eating and looking out the window.

Approximately five years old, his body has caught up to its proper weight, and he is now a very large cat. After being found emaciated, he now weighs 15 pounds. He is a handsome tabby boy with beautiful green eyes.

Barney is looking for a permanent home where he will be safe and warm. He would do best in a calm home, where he would love to be the only cat in the home, so he could have all the attention to himself. Gentle, older children please. Let's finish Barney's story with a happy ending.

Barney is now neutered, up to date on vaccines, wormed flea rx, tested negative for FELV/FIV and microchipped.

For more information, please contact Jan at:

About the Community Cat Coalition:

The Community Cat Coalition (CCC) was formed in November 2011 when a few people realized that if rescue groups, shelters, and independent rescuers work together, we can make a positive change in the lives of our community cats.

The CCC is an all volunteer organization . All funds go toward the efforts of TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) – paying for spay/neuters, vaccines, medical care for injured/sick free roaming cats, or the costs of fostering the kittens who are removed from the sites.

Our goal is to educate interested people in our area so there is a common understanding of what a community cat is (they may be feral, semi-feral, or abandoned/stray tame cats – any free roaming cat) and how to care for them.

The community cats belong to no one person – they belong to all of us. This concept is taking hold worldwide, and we CAN make a difference right here, in our communities.

We provide classes in basic TNR, (Trap-Neuter-Return) open to the public and all shelters/rescues. We give people the tools to do TNR safely and effectively, and we also simply involve them in the care of the community cats.

We also offer classes on related topics, such as care of bottle babies, taming feral kittens, and how to do a barn relocation. All classes are free.

We are excited to be in the middle of this movement - TNR and care of the community cats is a worldwide phenomena and is rapidly gaining in popularity.

Our website is: We also post frequent stories/information on our Facebook page.


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