Our foster program is a vital part of how we are able to save so many lives. Kittens come to us before they are old enough to be available for adoption and they need a place to go. They need a place that will help them stay healthy, get socialized, and receive lots of love!
This is where our fosters come in. These incredible people have dedicated sleepless nights, and endless hours of cleaning, feeding, playing, and holding our little kittens who are in need.
Are you interested in joining our foster team? Email Mari, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who Needs Fostering?
Fostering for weaned kittens can be so much fun! This is when the kittens are most active and begin to show
off their little personalities. Weaned kittens usually only need a foster home between one to five weeks. During
this time socialization is very important. We want these kittens to associate humans with love and cuddles.
These little ones need to hit 2 pounds before they can come back to the shelter for their spay/neuter surgery,
so meal time should be all the time.
Mom and Babies
Fostering for a mom cat with babies is so rewarding. It's incredible to see how mom knows just what to do, or
does she? It's important to keep an eye on all the kittens even though it looks like mom has it handled. She'll
be in charge of feeding and cleaning, but sometimes mom can get lazy and that's when you need to step in.
During this time you should also begin the handling and socialization of these kittens. Fostering for mom and
babies can last up to 10 weeks.
Fostering for bottle babies is the most time consuming of all fostering. These tiny and adorable kittens
need round-the-clock care: feeding every 2 to 3 hours, hygiene care, and stimulation to urinate and defecate.
If you begin fostering when they're young enough you'll get to see them just begin to open their eyes around
day 10 and begin adventuring their small world soon after. Bottle baby fostering can last up to 10 weeks.