What Does It Mean to Foster a Cat?

by catfood

The following was first published on the Catfoodsite Blog.

What exactly does cat fostering entail?
Fostering involves taking in a homeless cat into your home and giving it love, care, and attention for a predetermined
period of time or until the cat is adopted.


Why is it vital for adoption groups to have foster homes?

There are several reasons why a cat can need foster care. The most frequent are:

  • A rescue group relies on foster homes to care for cats until suitable homes can be found in the lack of a physical shelter.
  • A kitten is too young to be adopted, so it needs a safe place to stay until it is old enough to go to a forever family.
  • A cat that needs a safe place to recover after surgery, medical treatment, or an illness.
  • A stressed cat is pacing or hiding inside the shelter.
  • A cat that hasn’t been around people much or has never lived in a house has to be socialized.
  • There is no more room at the shelter for the available cats.

Why should I foster a cat?

Fostering cats is among the most fulfilling experiences you can have (other than adopting, of course).

Give your foster cat the required time to develop the adoption potential. You are: When you temporarily shelter an animal in need.

  • Make room for another cat to be taken in by the shelter or rescue.
  • Helping the rescue or shelter learn more about the cat in order to help him find the right home.
  • Introducing the cat to different animals and types of people while acclimating him to a household environment, if possible.

Uncertain of your capacity to foster a cat? There are eight reasons why you can, despite your doubts.

I’d like to adopt a cat. How can I go about doing that?

Contact a local animal shelter or rescue group after locating one in your area. They’ll probably ask you to fill out a foster application, and if you’re approved, they’ll work with you to select the best foster cat for your residence.

Wondering about What to Do if You Lose Your Pet? Check it out on our latest post!

By catfoodsite.com

You may also like

Leave a Comment