Our foster parents provide a temporary home and care for a litter of kittens or a cat until they can be adopted into a permanent home. Depending on age of the kittens or the cat, the commitment will vary significantly from a few weeks to months. When you volunteer to be a foster parent, we will discuss your situation and desires. For example, if you don’t work outside of the home, you might be interested in caring for “bottle babies”. If you have calm older children on summer vacation and who love animals, you may be willing to take a litter of kittens that needs to be socialized to become comfortable with people. Or you may just be interested in caring for social kittens that need basic care and affection for a short period until they are adopted.
To be a foster parent, you must have a room where the kittens or cat can be isolated from your pets but be comfortable and receive attention and love. You must also be willing to learn to watch for signs of illness and to deliver basic medical care for minor illnesses, e.g., oral medication. We have lots of experienced volunteers who will support and help you.
You provide the food, litter and bedding. FCF provides the medical care and gets your foster animals adopted into loving homes. Transportation to vet and adoption day can be shared by foster and a representative from FCF. Foster homes are desperately needed because we cannot rescue kittens and cats in need if we have no place to care for them. If you have room in your home and your heart, please call the coordinator listed below for your area or fill out our online application.