FOSTER HOMES NEEDED We need volunteers who are able to take Fancy Cats Rescue cats into their homes for a period of 30 days or longer. Typically, this period gives the cats a break from their time in a cage at the adoption center, often a much needed change of scene!
Also new intakes: young kittens with or without their mother, ill cats, or cats recuperating from surgery need foster homes. A cat can benefit from socializing with a family. The foster program also helps FCRT learn more about an individual cat's habits and personality to better help find that perfect forever home!
FCRT assumes costs of medically necessary vet visits and treatment, and the foster home provides food and litter. Foster homes are also required to transport their foster cats to and from adoptions for showing, usually around once or twice per month. Adoption Events are held all around the Northern Virginia area on Saturdays and Sunday.
New foster homes will be given an introduction to fostering training and have support from current homes for questions.
This is the perfect opportunity for someone who isn't sure if they are ready to own a pet and wants to gain some experience before adopting.
GETTING STARTED: A Home Visit is required by State Law. Let us know any preferences on cats you'd like to foster and join a great team with lots of resources to help you take care of well deserving kitties in your home! Please complete the foster appliacation here: http://fancycats.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=35&Itemid=18
Fancy Cats Rescue Team was founded in 1997 and is a completely volunteer run non-profit, no-kill cat rescue. Our mission is to end needless euthanasia at shelters in the National Capital area by rescuing and finding suitable lifetime homes for our cats, promoting spaying and neutering, and educating the public on responsible pet ownership.
Fancy Cats Rescue Team is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
The Fancy Cats Rescue Team is a passionate leader in the animal rescue community with over 20 years experience. Founded in August 1997 by Cathy Awad, Fancy Cats now has three PetSmart Adoption Centers, an adoption center at Chico's Pet Depot and 100+ volunteers.
We provide adoption, rescue and education services by finding suitable lifetime homes for our cats, rescuing cats on death row at local shelters and educating the public on responsible pet ownership. We aspire to offer in-house spay and neuter services.
We live by our core values of integrity in all our dealings; compassion for all life; respect for our cats, our constituents and each other; and teamwork. We are responsive to our donors, adopters, volunteers and the public. Our volunteers and staff are recognized for their responsibility, dedication, knowledge and helpful service.
We provide these services for cats that would otherwise be euthanized, potential adopters, donors, local animal shelters, and our community.
We'll work with your schedule.
This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.