Home Foster Care for Cats and Kittens


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Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

5349 W Forest Home AveMilwaukee, WI 53220


About

The fostering program at Happy Endings is an opportunity to help unwanted, abandoned, and special needs cats have a home while they are prepared to find themselves a forever home. There are several circumstances that may require a foster home, such as:

Cats In Need Of Foster Homes
  • Young or neo-natal orphans (1-10 weeks old; Bottle feeding may be required).
  • Pregnant females
  • Mother with kittens under 10 weeks of age
  • Kittens/cats recovering from injury/surgery (Medicating or physical therapy may be required).
  • Kittens/cats in need of socialization
  • Elderly or Ill cats requiring long-term care (diabetes, thyroid, IBD, etc. Medicating may be required).
  • Terminally ill cats that are currently content (cancer, organ failure, etc. Medicating may be required).
  • FIV or FeLV diagnosed cats
  • Any cat when the shelter becomes full
Responsibilities of a Foster Parent
  • Provide a peaceful, loving and indoor only environment with clean water and food for the foster companion and spend quality time loving and socializing them.
  • Provide a separate room to isolate the foster companion for a minimum of five (5) days to prevent the spread of potential illness. (A bathroom or bedroom works wonderfully for this as is the use of a cage that can be provided.)
  • Provide transportation (using own vehicle, family member or taxi) to the Happy Endings shelter or our selected veterinarians for examinations, vaccinations, etc. if necessary or in case of emergency.
  • Be patient, as well as be willing to nurse any injury and/or illness with the understanding that some companions will not recover from their injuries or illness.
  • Complete a foster care application and foster care contract.
  • Provide regular updates on the status of your foster companion.
  • Are 21 years of age or older.
For additional information, check out http://happyendings.us/volunteer/foster/

Skills

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Animals already in home must have current shots
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