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Barn Kitties

Not every cat thrives indoors - some need the freedom of a barn, horse stable, farm or garden to live happy, healthy lives. Help give a second chance to feral and semi-feral cats by providing shelter, food and water in a safe outdoor area. While some cats don't enjoy the company of humans, most cats do enjoy the company of other felines. We recommend adopting 2 to 4 compatible cats or siblings so they have companionship in their new home.

Typically, the cats that are eligible for this program fall into one of the following categories:

◦Cats shy and fearful of people who prefer the company of other cats and animals.
◦Feral and semi-feral cats that must be relocated from their current environment for various reasons such as living in a dangerous location.
◦Cats whose litter box habits are not consistent enough to be inside-only cats.

We ask you to:

◦Provide a warm, secure, dry barn or building to protect them from the elements and predators.
◦Commit to keeping the cats confined to a large cage for approximately three weeks to acclimate them to their new environment before release.
◦Provide a daily supply of dry food and fresh water – during confinement and after release.
◦Monitor and provide for the safety and well-being of the cats as their caretakers.
◦Make daily verbal contact with the cats, before release and after, so they become familiar with you.
◦Provide licensed veterinary care in the event of a severe injury or illness.

Adopters need a quiet, escape-proof place to confine the cat(s) for the first 3-4 weeks during the acclimation period. Garages, ventilated sheds and tack rooms are ideal because they are enclosed and dry. If your barn or property does not have an escape proof confinement area, you can use a large wire dog kennel; a volunteer can provide cages and supplies for this acclimation period. Once acclimated to their surroundings, the cat(s) can be allowed out to roam while still allowed access to their confinement area. Ideally, the confinement area is always available for the cats as their designated shelter and safe space.

Feeding recommendations:
To prevent unwanted wildlife and insect visitors, it's best to feed on a schedule and not leave food out at all times. Placing food out twice per day for 20-30 minutes gives the cats plenty of time to eat and also encourages your cats to come home for meal time.

Please provide your name, address, phone number, type of building you will provide and how many cats you would like. We will contact you to arrange a home visit.  Email Loreli at or call (406) 883-3170. 

Donations are always gratefully appreciated; make sure to note "for Barn Kitties program". Thank you.

Contact Us


Please note that LSAR does not have a building. All pets are in volunteer foster homes; please check individual listings for contact information. If you are interested in helping us save lives by becoming a foster volunteer, please contact us at (406) 676-4200 ; lsar@lsar

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Who We Are

Life Savers Animal Rescue (LSAR) consists of a dedicated and caring group of individuals working to rescue animals.  Our goal is to enrich the lives of the animals and the people who adopt them. 

To compassionately shelter lost, abandoned and surrendered pets and rehome those animals into a caring environment, thereby enriching lives through adoption. 

  • To build animal-friendly communities by encouraging respect and compassion for all animals.
  • To promote kindness to animals through education and by example.
  • To advocate responsible pet ownership.
  • To educate the public on the merits of Trap/Neuter/Return of feral cats.
  • To support spay/neuter of domestic pets, thereby reducing pet over-population.
  • To assist in finding responsible caretakers for homeless pets.
  • To work to eliminate the need to ever kill homeless pets.
  • To develop a network of supporters and volunteers who endorse our Mission and support our goals.
  • To work in alliance with local animal shelters, rescue groups, pounds, and humane society organizations to ensure these forgotten animals are taken care of.

If LSAR does not have the "lifetime buddy" you are looking for, we will help you find it. We also urge you to contact local shelters, rescue groups and animal control facilities in your area.


Because we want to ensure all of our animals are placed in environments where they can thrive for the balance of their lives, we reserve the right to screen our prospective adoptive owners and to terminate the adoption process at any point. In order to affect a successful and problem-free placement, our adoption process takes into account the temperament, age and condition of the animal and the environment it will be placed in. Family members' ages and long-term expectations of the prospective home will also be considered. We have only the best interests of the animals and the new pet owners at heart and we seek to avoid misplacements which will end in heartache for everyone. We appreciate your understanding in the event we feel you and a chosen animal are not the right match.

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Consider donating to LSAR


As a group, we collectively use the following:
1. Canidae dog food - all stages and all flavors
2. Blue Buffalo Adult and Puppy food
3. Dr. Elsey's cat litter
4. Blue Buffalo adult chicken cat food (dry)
5. Fancy Feast canned cat food.
6. Puppy Potty Pads

We use Patented Kuranda Dog Beds because they are durable, chew proof and easy to clean. Kuranda makes beds for dogs and cats; either would be put to good use. If you would like to donate a bed to us, click here..

If you wish to make a donation in memory of a loved one, to celebrate a birthday, anniversary or other special event, we will be pleased to send a card to the recipient of your choice. Please include their name and address.

If you wish to donate items, rather than cash, check "our needs" page or contact us to see if we have an immediate need for items that might not be listed.

If you would like to sponsor a pet (spay, neuter or adoption donation), we will apply your donation as directed and (if you wish) credit you on the website.

We are a private, publicly supported 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
All members of LSAR are volunteers and do not receive any financial compensation for their tireless efforts. All donations made to LSAR go directly to the care of the animals in our program.

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Our Needs

Foster Homes: Of course foster homes are what we need more than anything else. We can only help as many animals as we can house and without a "facility" we're limited.  We rely on our foster homes to provide loving in-home care to the animals while we provide all the necessary supplies including food, toys, litterboxes, medication, etc.  Getting to know the animals and helping find the right forever home for them is one of the most rewarding things about rescue.

Food and Cat Litter: Costco brand dog and cat food is always needed; foster volunteers may use different brands of food and/or litter, so don't hesitate to check with us first. 

We always need printer cartridges. We print all of our photos ourselves to place on the posters around town for everyone to see. Printer cartridges needed are: Brother LC20E black and color.

Misc., A Few Other Things Needed: Dog and puppy food; Cat and kitten food, dry and canned; Cat scratching post; Cat climber; Pet crates (carriers), any size; Live Animal traps, cat and kitten size

Money:  We will never turn down a donation of cash.  Without that our spay/neuter assistance program would not be able to help low-income pet owners in Lake County.  Donations can be mailed to:  LSAR, P. O. Box 643, Polson, MT 59860. 

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Please note that LSAR does not have a building. All pets are in volunteer foster homes; please check individual listings for contact information.

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