8 Reasons you CAN Foster!
I don’t have the Space
All it takes is a small spare bedroom or office, a bathroom, or even a corner where you can set up a playpen cage. While we do need foster cats to stay separate from your own cats, it doesn’t take much space to do that, and remember, whatever space you have at home is better than none at all and the cat to be on the street!
I might get attached
OK, yes, you might. But no matter how difficult it is to pass it on to it’s new owner, just knowing that you’re helping to save a life should ease any short-term pain. When you take in a foster cat, it gives us room to help other cats. It also lets us learn more about a cat’s personality than we ever could with it living on the street, which, in turn, makes the cat much easier to adopt out. Yes, some cats are harder to give away than others, but be strong! You can do it!
My own Cats won’t tolerate a Foster Cat, especially an Adult
If you have a separate room, this shouldn’t be much of a problem. Yes, your cat(s) will know there is another cat in the house, and they may be a little upset about it at first. But chances are they’ll get over it pretty quickly, especially if you make sure you wash your hands after visiting with the foster cat and keep the cats from seeing each other if possible. Tell your cats they need to help do their part too! Eventually, they will be totally nonchalant about the whole idea of fostering.
I can’t afford to take another Cat
This one is easy! You will get all your food and litter from Cats Welfare and we cover all medical expenses associated with foster cats! If you need to buy more supplies for your fosters before we can drop it off to you, save the receipts and we will pay you back.
A Foster Cat might get my own Cats sick
If you follow basic health protocols, such as washing your hands between handling cats and wearing an old shirt when handling the foster cat, you shouldn’t have any problems. Bedding for the foster cat will be provided by us so all used bedding can be thrown away and we will supply more.
Someone else will say Yes. There are plenty of other Foster Homes
They won’t and there aren’t. It’s that simple. We have a few but still need help! The sad reality is that we constantly turn cats and kittens away that need a foster home.
I already have a Foster Cat
All right. Well, this gets you partly off the hook, but wouldn’t your foster kitty like a friend?