5787 W 6th Ave
Lakewood, CO 80214
We Need Fosters
Cat Care Society is looking for more foster homes to help us continue saving lives by opening up more space in our shelter!
Providing foster care very literally saves countless extra lives by opening up space at the shelter to take in more cats and giving cats with medical or behavioral needs a chance to heal.
We always need fosters to work with under-socialized/shy cats, older cats who need a break from the shelter, cats on special diets, and shelter animals with medical issues. We often take in older kitties that have medical needs involving diabetic maintenance, SQ fluids for kidney failure cats, and more. We also need more hospice homes for our cats that are older and toward the end of their days, but would love a safe and warm place to spend those days outside of the shelter.
Cat Care Society is also proud to be able to offer temporary care to local humans in a bind that need a place for the kitties to temporarily stay while they get back on their feet – these temporary care cats are also used to being in a home and we would love to keep them out of the shelter too – again, for their own health and wellbeing, but to also open up space for future cats in need.
Fostering an adult cat can be a short-term or long-term commitment.
Cat Care Society also always needs fosters for kittens too young to be in the shelter. Foster kittens may or may not still be with their mom and could require bottle feeding, which requires special training that we provide.
The needs are endless, and we need you!!
How To Become A Foster
Anyone interested in becoming a foster caregiver is required to meet the following requirements:
- You must be over 20 years of age.
- All members of the household must agree to fostering a cat.
- You must own your own home or have permission from your landlord to have cats.
- If you already own cats, your cats must be current on their FVRCP vaccine and have been spayed or neutered. We will call your vet to verify; this for the protection of your own pets.
- You must have a separate “safe room” where your foster animal(s) can stay for the first 14 days (standard quarantine period) while adjusting to your home. This must be a place away from your current pets in case your foster cat becomes sick or stressed.
- You may not introduce your foster animal(s) to your resident animal(s) until permission is also explicitly given after the 14 day quarantine period.
- Must understand the risk of zoonotic (transmissible to humans) diseases and disease transmission to other pets.
- Cats must stay indoors and can not be declawed while in your care.
- You must be comfortable giving medication if required.
- You must be able to handle some fractious behavior or adjustment problems that might arise in a new space.
- You must be willing to bring the foster animal back to the shelter at the end of the foster period, when an appointment has been made for medical care, or to meet a potential adopter.
- Adopters of an animal in foster care, including the foster party, must go through the standard adoption process at the shelter.