Foster Kittens during Kitten Season with Tails Humane Society


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Tails Humane SocietyDeKalb, IL 60115


Each year, hundreds of kittens from the DeKalb County community and surrounding area are found stray, abandoned or homeless. Kitten season is the time of year when cats give birth, flooding animal shelters and rescue groups across the nation with homeless litters. In 2016, Tails Humane Society took in and cared for over 500 stray kittens from April-October.

Click here to learn how you can become a kitten foster and join our team of volunteers invested in saving hundreds of lives this kitten season: http://

EXPECTATIONS: The Foster Volunteer fosters pets providing care and socialization as need to help ready the animal(s) for adoption.

1. Be available for fostering for a minimum of two weeks

2. Proper feeding and care of the foster pet(s)

3. Provide a clean and safe environment

4. Socialize the foster pet(s) to assist in making the animal(s) more adoptable

5. Transport the foster pet(s) to and from the shelter for scheduled vaccinations and care

6. Watch for signs of medical complications and work with the Foster Coordinator to diagnose

7. Medicate foster pet(s) as needed

8. Return foster pet(s) when they are ready for adoption


  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Animal Welfare
  • Veterinary
  • Animal Therapy

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 weeks minimum

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