Foster a Cat or Kitten
Perhaps you are not ready to give a cat a forever home. We have cats that are in need of temporary care. Foster parents provide short-term care for cats and kittens. Some animals need as little as two weeks of care, while others may need care for up to several months, or longer.
By offering your time, energy and home to an animal in need, you prepare the animal for adoption into a permanent home as well as help prevent overcrowding in our shelter. We are always in need of more foster homes. For more information, visit us on Adoption Days, or call the hotline: 508-540-5654.
The most common reasons animals require foster care are:
- Kittens too young for permanent homes
- Cats who are nursing a litter of kittens
- Cats being treated for injuries or illnesses
- Older cats who are not adoptable
We provide all veterinary care and medicine, plus plenty of support and training for foster parent volunteers.
Foster parent volunteers provide time, pet supplies, such as cat litter and food, a place in their home and lots of love. You may need to bring the animal in periodically to be examined by our veterinarian, receive vaccinations or other treatment. Kittens will need to be brought to the shelter on adoption days.
Feral Kitten Program
When we trap feral kittens, we "socialize" (tame) them so they can be adopted. Most feral kittens, if found early enough (under the age of 10 weeks), and depending on their personalities, learn to trust humans. Training and equipment are provided, as feral kittens will need intensive handling. This is a special experience and very rewarding.
For seniors with limited income, we offer the chance for the companionship of one of our cats and we cover vet bills and help with supplies. If you have some love to give to a cat looking for a quieter home, this is a great opportunity. Our volunteers will find the right cat for you.
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