The main requirements of a fosterer are patience and understanding towards cats of varying temperaments, as they will have come to you from a range of different circumstances and backgrounds. You may also need to meet potential adopters, as they may come to view the cat(s).
On the practical side, it is extremely useful if you have a car, should you need transport to the vets. Although being car-less is not a problem as we can make arrangement for transportation.
Should your cat or kitten be unfortunate enough to need vet treatment then vets costs will be covered by our rescue as to which you will be notified as to which veterinary practices to use.
If you feel that fostering is right for you, then please contact us. Please remember that our rescue workers are volunteers with day jobs, so if you don't get to talk to a person immediately, please leave a message for them to call you back. Do also make sure that other members of your household are as keen as you on fostering!
Once you have spoken to our rescue, if you decide to proceed, someone from our organisation will come to visit you at your home. This is to assess where you would keep the foster cats/kittens and also the area around to ensure the safety of the cats/kittens, making any recommendations where needed. This is also your opportunity to ask questions or to raise any concerns you have about fostering.
Many cats and kittens that come into our rescue are temporarily homed with our team of foster carers.
We are always looking for people to become part of our team of foster carers.
If you'd like to become a foster carer or would like more information, then please contact us.