What Is Fostering a Cat?
Updated: Sep 23, 2021
What does fostering a cat involve? When you foster, you agree to take a homeless cat into your home and give him or her love, care and attention, either for a predetermined period of time or until the cat is adopted. We have several spots at Feeder's Supply as well. We switch out our kitties every 10-14 days to maintain the happiness of our foster kitties.
Why do adoption groups need foster homes? There are many reasons a cat might need foster care. Our most common is because we do not have a physical shelter and depend on foster homes to care for cats until suitable homes are found. Also, often the kittens are too young to be adopted and needs a safe place to stay until he or she is old enough to go to a forever home after being fully vetted. A cat or kitten is recovering from surgery, illness or injury and needs a safe place to recuperate. All vetting is provided by the rescue. A cat has not lived in a home before or has not had much contact with people and needs to be socialized.
Why should I foster a cat? Fostering a cat is one of the most rewarding experiences you can have (other than adopting, of course). By taking an animal in need temporarily into your home you’re: freeing up a spot so the shelter or rescue can take in another cat, giving your foster cat the time he needs to be ready for adoption, helping the shelter or rescue learn more about the cat so he can end up in the best home possible, and socializing the cat to a home environment and possibly getting him used to being around other pets and different types of people.
Not sure you can foster a cat? We will be happy to answer any questions you may have!
How do I sign up to foster a cat? Contact us! We'll ensure your foster kitty meets the needs of your household!