Foster parents provide short and long-term care for cats and kittens in their own homes. By offering your time, love and attention, you prepare your foster kitties for adoption into a permanent, loving home.
There are many reasons why a cat or kitten is placed into a foster home. For example, a momma cat and her nursing kittens may need a home environment where they can feel safe and receive proper socialization or a senior cat may need hospice type care in their final days.
The most common reasons include:
- being too young for adoption
- needing time to recuperate from an illness or injury
- needing socialization or behavior modification
These cats/kittens will be in your care until they are ready to be placed for adoption. This could mean anywhere from a few weeks to several months. Being a foster parent isn't easy but it is incredibly rewarding. If you have room in your home and heart to foster a cat in need, consider being a foster parent.
As a foster parent, you will be expected to:
- provide daily care, feeding and any necessary medications
- socialize cats/kittens and give them plenty of TLC
- transport your foster cat to veterinary appointments
- isolate foster cats/kittens from your own companion animals
We'll cover medical expenses but fosters will be asked to supply their own food and supplies. Every little bit helps!