Why does Cats Welfare need foster homes?
We do not have a physical shelter, we would love to have one but sadly are not in a position at the moment due to lack of funds. We regularly receive calls asking us to take cats and kittens and depend on foster homes to care for them until suitable homes are found. Other reasons include:
- Kittens too young to be adopted and need a safe place to stay until they are old enough to go to a forever home
- Cats recovering from surgery, illness or injury and need a safe place to recuperate
- Cats who have not lived in a home before or have not had much contact with people and need to be socialised
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.
The main requirements of a fosterer are patience and understanding towards cats or kittens of varying temperaments, as they will have come to you from a range of different circumstances and backgrounds.
What does Cats Welfare do?
We provide all the essentials for your foster cat: litter, food, litter tray, beds etc. but in addition all veterinary bills are also covered at our 4 nominated vet practices. We advertise them and find them homes, you do not need to do that but if you know someone that would like to adopt your foster cat thats great get them to contact us and we can arrange that.
If you don’t have transport this is NOT a problem we can work round that.
We also provide back up and advice so you never feel you are on your own. You can contact us by phone, e mail and facebook messaging to ask questions, discuss problems and get all the support you need.
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:
- giving your foster cat or kitten the time they need to be ready for adoption
- helping Cats Welfare learn more about the cat so they can end up in the best home possible
- socialising the cat or kitten to a home environment and possibly getting them used to being around other pets and different types of people
Not sure you can foster a cat? We know eight reasons you can, even if you think you can’t!
How do I sign up to foster a cat?
Contact us and we will arrange for your first, and hopefully not last cat or kitten!