Suffolk Rehoming Centre

Short Term Cat foster carer


 Volunteer Cat Foster Carer for our Suffolk centre


Sick, injured and homeless pets have relied on Blue Cross for help since 1897. Each year, thousands of dogs, cats, small pets and horses turn to the charity’s animal hospitals, clinics and rehoming services for treatment and support. Our pet foster carers provide short term care to our pets whilst we find them their forever homes.

Our Volunteer Cat Foster Carers provide support and a peaceful, calming setting for cats away from the busy Rehoming Centre.


We would love you to join us and help us

help more pets in need


You’ll learn new skills and gain valuable practical
experience for your CV.


Fostering is a flexible process, but you will need to commit to a long enough period for cats to settle in a new environment.


The role of a Cat Foster Carer

Tasks include:


  • Caring for Blue Cross cats and kittens in your own home until they can be rehomed
  • Supporting cats who might be struggling to cope with cattery life or may be recuperating from operations
  • Providing all the care cats need – feeding, exercising, cleaning, socialising, giving medication and grooming
  • Collecting or dropping your animal back to the Centre during opening hours
  • Keeping accurate records
  • Attending vet visits when requested


To be a Cat Foster Carer

You will need:

  • Previous experience of helping cats to deliver kittens and caring for kittens
  • You need to live within 30 minutes from our rehoming centre.
  • You will need your own car to transport foster cats to and from the centre or vet
  • A quiet, reasonable size spare room with minimal furniture for your foster cat
  • Be home for most of the day to monitor your foster cats regularly
  • The use of video technology such as Teams or Zoom to communicate with the Centre when needed
  • Willingness to learn and follow Blue Cross procedures
  • Minimum age requirement: 18 years


Why volunteer?

  • You’ll be helping cats to have happy, healthy lives
  • You’ll be able to enjoy caring for a cat without a long-term commitment
  • You’ll gain practical skills, experience and a training programme
  • You’ll develop skills and enhance your CV
  • You’ll join a great team of like-minded people
  • You’ll be provided with all the equipment needed and costs covered


We would love you to join us and help us help more pets in need. If you have any questions then you can email us on or give us a call on 0300 777 1980.


We would love to hear from you.