Foster parents provide short and long-term care for cats and kittens in their own homes. By offering your time, love and attention, you prepare your foster kitties for adoption into a permanent, loving home.
There are many reasons why a cat or kitten is placed into a foster home. For example, a momma cat and her nursing kittens may need a home environment where they can feel safe and receive proper socialization or a senior cat may need hospice type care in their final days.
The most common reasons include:
being too young for adoption
needing time to recuperate from an illness or injury
needing socialization or behavior modification
These cats/kittens will be in your care until they are ready to be placed for adoption. This could mean anywhere from a few weeks to several months. Being a foster parent isn't easy but it is incredibly rewarding. If you have room in your home and heart to foster a cat in need, consider being a foster parent.
As a foster parent, you will be expected to:
provide daily care, feeding and any necessary medications
socialize cats/kittens and give them plenty of TLC
transport your foster cat to veterinary appointments
isolate foster cats/kittens from your own companion animals
We'll cover medical expenses but fosters will be asked to supply their own food and supplies. Every little bit helps!
"Saving one animal won’t change the world, but it will change the world for that one animal."
Town Cats is a non-profit volunteer-based no-kill cat and kitten adoption center/shelter and feral cat advocacy organization dedicated to enriching the lives of homeless cats and kittens in the south Santa Clara county through an aggressive rescue and adoption program, TNR (trap, neuter, return), and public education.
Town Cats works to alleviate the suffering of stray, abandoned, unwanted, and feral cats in Santa Clara County. We sponsor innovative programs to help cats in traditional shelters in our county, as well as community cats who live outdoors. We educate the public about the cat overpopulation problem, and provide people with the tools to become part of the solution. Town Cats supports individuals who want to help through aggressive spay/neuter and cat care programs, and by providing vet care and cat food to low income cat guardians, fosters, or owners. We also find permanent, safe, and loving homes for the homeless house cats and kittens in our care.
Advocacy & Human Rights
Homeless & Housing
We'll work with your schedule.
South BaySan Jose, CA95118
December 30, 2019
Animal Care / Handling
Must be at least 18
Orientation or Training
anywhere from 2 weeks to 2 years
You can still foster if you are underage as long as a parent signs the forms with you and attends all meetings.