The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
If you are really into punishment, then fostering bottle babies is for you! It's a job and someone has to do it. Someone has to get up every 4 hours and work a nipple into a tiny screaming mouth, sometimes as many as six of them. Someone has to burp those little guys. Someone has to make them potty and clean them up afterward. It might as well be you!
Seriously, caring for bottle babies is extremely rewarding. There is nothing like seeing such tiny little helpless creatures grow so quickly -- and they do -- in just a few weeks.
Caring for bottle babies also takes lots of love and a very strong heart because chances are at least one of the little kittens is going to leave us to play with the angels all too soon. On a national average, only 1 in 5 kittens actually survives. Bottle-Baby Fosters help make a difference in that statistic.
If you are willing to take on this challenge, please contact us about being a Bottle-Baby Foster.
However, we require that you have experience with cats and kittens. You must be able to provide references from a legitimate animal welfare organization with regard to your experience with bottle babies.