Some cats are spending their nine lives at work. It's part of a rescue program called Barn Cat Buddies.
The slogan for the non-profit program: Got mice?
Here's how it works. Places like Virginia Dare Cruises in Moneta take in feral cats providing them room and board. In exchange, the business gets rodent control.
It's a non-traditional home that gives feral cats a new life.
Program Coordinator Diane Novak says this year the cat population has exploded.
"It's very out of control and part of it is because people are not spaying and neutering their animals and there's also the secondary part where there's a lack of responsibility and caring," says Novak.
Barn Cat Buddies runs on donations and as you can imagine donations are hard to come by these days.
The money pays for rabies shots and to spay or neuter the cats.
Barn Cat Buddies also helps cat owners who are struggling financially. On Wednesday, the program helped a woman get her cat's leg fixed.
If you'd like to donate you can reach the program through Angels of Assisi at 540-344-8707 ext. 3.