Foster a homeless cat Unfortunately thousands of cats each year rely on the help of animal charities because of a change in their owner’s circumstances, they have been abandoned or have strayed. Volunteers at The Cat Corner give these cats and kittens a second chance in life and help to create happy endings for cats across Hampton Roads and beyond. Fostering is just one way you can be part of these happy endings for cats in your community! As a foster you take a cat into your home temporarily and provide the care and TLC it needs until it finds its new forever home. Fostering not only benefits cats and kittens, it provides cat lovers with an opportunity to give back and help cats in the best way they can. Some volunteers can’t commit to owning a cat 365 days a year, others foster because they can’t guarantee that they will lead a cat-friendly lifestyle for the life span of a pet cat, others prefer doing something practical rather than donating money to the charity; all love cats and do it for the joy it brings them every day... Whatever your reasons for getting involved we welcome those with cats in their hearts as fosters. Almost anyone can foster, you just need spare time to care for cats, be confident around cats, have a caring but practical personality, enjoy interacting with people and are happy to follow our cat care standards and charity policies. A thirst for knowledge around all things cat and happy to keep up-to-date information and complete paperwork for cats in care are also key for this role. In return for your time, commitment and all the TLC you can offer cats we provide everything that you and your foster cat will require:
- Cat accommodation- play pen or equipment to adapt spare room.
- Food, litter, bedding, bowls, litter trays and toys for your CC foster cat.
- Veterinary treatment for CC foster cats/kittens in your care.
- Help and training so you feel confident and happy as a foster.
Here is a list of our fostering options:**
- Mothers with nursing young.
- Kittens too young and/or immature to be adopted.
- Kittens and young cats that require more socialization than available at the shelter.
- Older or senior cats that will be more comfortable in a home environment.
- Injured cats and/or those recovering from surgery.
- Neglected or abused cats that need tender loving care.
- Cats suffering from "shelter stress" in need of a calming home environment.
- Cats with colds or with special medical needs.
**You will be able to select which type of fostering you are willing to provide when filling out the application
Link to Frequently Asked Questions: http://www.thecatcornerinc.com/foster-volunteer.html
Link to Foster Application: http://www.thecatcornerinc.com/foster-volunteer-application.html
- Animal Care / Handling
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training