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Experienced Kitten Foster Homes - South San Jose

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13th Street Cat Rescue

  • 26 people are interested

We urgently need Experienced Kitten homes in South San Jose Area.

ONLY SOUTH SAN JOSE and nearby neighboring areas at this time.

When replying PLEASE INCLUDE your location and past fostering experience.

  • Must be at least 18 (if you are a minor, please have your parents contact us)
  • Minimum 1-3 month commitment.
  • Must live in or near South San Jose
  • Kittens are typically fostered in pairs to help with socialization
  • Shy kittens may be fostered as singles to help them socialize with people
  • We do not have a shelter. We are an all foster-based rescue.

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: michelle@13thstcats.org


Frequently Asked Foster Questions

What Will I Need To Do as a Foster Parent?

Foster homes are responsible for the daily care of the foster kittens, 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 to keep the kittens completely separate from your own cat(s), usually a spare room or bathroom, to house the fosters in, at least initially. You will need to transport your foster kitty-cat(s) to adoption fairs, which may happen again as COVID restrictions change and could be weekly depending on animals' age, and also vet appointments for treatment and spay, neuter appointments.

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. It really depends on the individual cat’s situation.

How Much Does it Cost?

Lack of funds shouldn’t prevent you from fostering, but you will have some expenses: cat food, litter, and any toys you choose to provide. Necessary veterinary care is provided by authorized veterinarians and paid for by 13th Street Cat Rescue. While we appreciate your donation of quality cat food or litter for your foster, we will provide them if you wish.

What Happens if I Have Questions or Problems with a Foster Cat?

You will not be alone in the fostering process so don’t let not having fostered before scare you. Our Foster Home Team members are ready to go over any questions you might have on that information. If you ever have a question, the Foster Team and our mentors are always willing to help. If we don't know the answer, we’ll put you in touch with a person who does.

What if We Want to Travel?

If you are fostering and want to go away for a weekend or take a vacation, the foster cat can be returned to the coordinator’s care while you are away. Just arrange in advance as soon as you know and we’ll reserve a spot.

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About 13th Street Cat Rescue

Location:

Downtown/North San Jose, San Jose, CA 95112, US

Mission Statement

* 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.

Description

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.

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  • Must be at least 21
  • 1-3 months
  • Must live in or near South San Jose.

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