Temporary Homes Lead to Forever Ones.
Cats in foster homes receive loving care in an environment that is less stressful and provides a healthy and safe place for kittens to develop and grow, or special needs cats receive the time and dedicated care for the enrichment they need.
Fostering an adult cat can be a short-term or long-term commitment. We always need fosters to work with undersocialized/shy cats, older cats who need a break from the shelter, cats on special diets, animals with medical issues, or kittens too young to be in the shelter. We often take in kitties who have medical needs involving diabetic maintenance, SQ fluids for kidney-failure cats, and more.
Cat Care Society also offers temporary care to community members in a bind who need a place for their own kitties to temporarily stay while they get back on their feet. These temporary care cats are used to being in a home, and would do best away from the shelter, which also opens up space for more cats in need.
The needs are endless, and we need you!
Who Can Foster?
Must be over 18 years of age.
You must own your own home or have permission from your landlord to have cats.
If you already have cats, they must be current on their FVRCP vaccine and have been spayed or neutered.
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.
All members of the household must agree to fostering a cat.
Cats must stay indoors and cannot be declawed while in your care.
You must be comfortable giving medication if required and able to handle any fractious behavior that might arise while the cat adjusts to a new space.
What to Expect After Your Application
Once you’re taking care of a foster cat, we’ll be sure to support you and the cat through check-ins, and exams, offer food, litter, and supplies, as well as vaccines and any medical procedures needed. You may also need to meet with potential adopters.
If you take in very young kittens needing bottle feeding, don’t worry; we’ll provide training for this! If you fall in love with your foster and want to adopt your foster cat (#fosterfail), you can still go through the standard adoption process through the shelter.
About Foster to Adopt
Questions? Reach out to us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org