There are many things to consider when taking on a foster cat/kitten. You will need to discuss the requirements with a shelter adoption counselor, but here are a few requirements to consider when deciding if fostering is right for you.
- You will need to plan to visit the shelter to meet with the adoption counselors and discuss matching you with an appropriate foster cat.
- Foster families will be committed to the daily care of the cat during the foster period.
- Home checks will be required to insure that the foster home is suitable for the prospective foster cat.
- All existing animals in the foster home must be up to date on vaccines.
- Every family member in the foster household will need to be prepared for the commitment and emotional aspects involved with fostering.
- Foster families will need to dedicate the time to make frequent visits to the shelter if, and when needed.
Fostering is an incredibly rewarding experience that requires a real commitment. The emotional demands of fostering can be difficult and should be seriously discussed with all family members. It is easy to fall in love with any animal that comes to stay in your home and it can be difficult to see them leave for their new forever home. The gratifying and heartwarming part of fostering is knowing that you played a tremendous and critical role in the process of getting the animal to that forever home. Foster families help our shelter give better care for more animals. To learn more about this program, please email us at email@example.com or call (508) 576-8990.