It is unfortunate that there are many cats and kittens without homes, and St. Sophia’s strives to be the best in Temporary Care for Cats in Transition. The keyword is Temporary, as our goal is to have all cats and kittens in our care placed into new forever homes.
There are many different types of fostering opportunities that we have, and we have an application process so that we can make the best fit for both you, your family, and the cat(s)/kittens(s) that you will care for. Foster homes can take care of one or two adult cats (some completely adoptable and just waiting for adoption, some that have minor health issues, some that are shy and need some patience, etc), or a litter of kittens (with or without a mom).
Per Illinois Dept of Agriculture Law, all foster homes must be inspected by the licensing agency (in this case, it would be St. Sophia’s), so when you are approved, we will need to inspect the area where you will be keeping your foster cat(s). A foster-license is effective for 1-year after the foster-contract is signed. A new foster contract will be signed for each year you are intending to foster.
All of our fosters receive:
- Litter Box
- Food (canned and dry)
- Scratching post (if desired)
- Nail clippers
- 100% Vet Care
If you're interested in fostering, you'll need to submit an application. Please submit an inquiry here, and we'll send you an application!
- Animal Care / Handling
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- On-going. 2 weeks or 2 month options available.
- Flexibility, must have transportation, must be good with cats!