Fosters truly are the FRONT LINE for these cats & a critical step in saving more lives! A foster home is a temporary living situation for cats while they are awaiting placement in a permanent home. Foster families provide shelter, food, care, love, and guidance. The number of cats we can save depends entirely on the number of people who will open their homes and hearts to foster them. For some of these cats, this will be their first experience being treated as a family pet. You are their salvation and you should never underestimate the important role you are playing in their lives!
The only way that we can save cats is with the help of foster homes. Being a foster family has rewards beyond the essential value of helping a pet in need find a new home. For some, it is a chance to have a cat companion without making a lifetime commitment, or to try new companions for an existing pet. Foster Care is critical to our rescue efforts, the more homes we have, the more cats we can save. Becoming a foster family is a very rewarding experience, and can be a lot of fun. There are often tears shed when a foster finally finds a home of their own, but knowing you have saved a life and opened up space to save another is truly rewarding.
Fosters will keep cats an average of 2-3 weeks. Some pets need more time because of age, illness, injury, or behavior issues. Your time commitment will be discussed up-front before you agree to foster.
Kittens Fosters are also needed and take a longer commitment. Kittens will need to be taken to the vet for their vaccinations and brought to adoption events. They need socialization and to be taught not to scratch, bite, or jump on things. Kittens will stay with their foster until they are adopted at our shelter during adoption events.