Foster a Loving Adult Cat
13th Street Cat Rescue
We urgently need Foster homes for Adult Kitties.
Many of these adult kitties are surrendered to us or pulled from the shelter due to various reasons such as the death of the owner, divorce, allergies, or moving out of the country. These adult cats have often been in loving homes and need a loving foster home. Some may have special needs.
13th St. Cats Foster Program Saves Lives
Rescued pets need foster care in loving homes prior to adoption. The more fosters we can locate, the more lives we can save. Our foster families provide a wonderful, much-needed service to these fantastic cats.
13th St. Cats provides all food and cat supplies and pays for medical care for our fosters. Please open your heart and home to these cats on their journey to their forever home!
A key component of our rescue program is the foster home. Without adequate numbers of foster homes, we are limited in how many cats we can take in at one time. The principle behind fostering is to provide the cats entrusted to our care with a home environment in order to evaluate their habits and behavior, and to offer the new owner more information on the cat. We need caring, responsible cat lovers to join our foster home team by opening their homes and their hearts to our rescue cats.
If you have any questions that aren't answered here, please contact us at: 408-566-3637 or foster [at ] 13thstcats.org
What Will I Need To Do as a Foster Parent?
Foster homes are responsible for the daily care of the foster cat, including feeding, socializing, grooming, and of course, providing love and security to a special cat at an often difficult time in his or her life. You should have space, usually a spare room or bathroom, to house the fosters in, at least initially. If you have an existing cat, we recommend a separate bedroom to start so that the cats can slowly get to know your existing cat(s). We do go over best practices for fostering.
How Long Does a Cat Stay in Foster Care?
The foster stay varies with each cat. Cats with special needs may need to stay in foster care a bit longer. Foster homes control how long they are able to foster.
How Much Does it Cost?
Necessary veterinary care is provided by authorized veterinarians and paid for by 13th Street Cats.
While we appreciate your donation of quality cat food or litter for your foster, we will happily provide them to you if you prefer. Litter boxes, toys, etc. are provided by 13th Street Cats.
About 13th Street Cat Rescue
Downtown/North San Jose, San Jose, CA 95112, US
* Promote the welfare of all cats: domestic, stray, and feral. * Practice and provide information on all aspects of Trap-Neuter-Release. * Operate an adoption program that provides a service to the community. * Spay or neuter cats in our care before adoption. * Assist individuals to help rescue, socialize and place cats. * Promote testing for feline diseases such as feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency virus. * Manage cat overpopulation at the source by sterilizing feral cat colonies. * Keep cats out of the sheltering system, thus reducing euthanasia rates. * Provide information and assistance to encourage and help people keep their cats, and to give cats a better life.
13thstcats.org is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, no kill rescue; all donations are tax deductible.
We are a community based cat rescue group. We trap- neuter- and release feral cats and find loving forever homes for socialized stray cats and kittens.
13th St. NAC Cat Rescue is sponsored in part by the 13th Street Neighborhood Advisory Committee (NAC) www.13thstnac.org and The Northside Neighborhood Association of San Jose, California.