Fostering is a life-saving adventure!
Types of Cats that are in need of foster homes
Kittens that are too young to be adopted
Abused cats that need time, socialization and love
Injured cats recovering from surgery
An abandoned mom with a litter of kittens, or a pregnant cat about to have kittens
Any cats or kittens when the shelter becomes overcrowded (we are a NO KILL shelter).
Are you a foster candidate? Please consider the following questions
Are you able to devote the required time daily and weekly to your foster animal?
Are you able to bring foster animals to the shelter for vaccinations and wellness exams every 1-2 weeks?
Are you able to contact F2F or bring foster animals to the emergency care facility quickly in an emergency?
- Are you able to separate your foster animals from your household pets for at least two weeks to protect them from illnesses and allow for a proper adjustment period?
Are you able to handle cleaning procedures such as washing hands after every encounter and cleaning / disinfecting the kittens’ quarters routinely?
Are you able to handle any potential home damage (carpet, clothing, and/or furniture) associated with animals?
- Are you prepared to handle the sickness or possible death of your foster animal?
Are you able to emotionally handle letting go of the foster animal after becoming attached once their foster period is over?
Are you able to handle the potential of foster animals carrying illnesses that could affect your household animals/family?
In order to foster at F2F you must:
18+ years of age
own/rent a home/apartment that allows pets
allow F2F staff to come to your residents if needed
have reliable transportation to take cats/kittens to and from vet appointments and adoption events (we do not require our foster homes to atttend every adoption event)
understand that fostering can be up to 2 to 6 months (sometimes more) pending on the condition of the cat (recovering from a serious injury or illness, needing extra time to socialize with people, or in the case you are fostering a litter of kittens, some of our fosters just need a little more time).
understand that the cats and kittens in your care are owned by the shelter, and it is important that F2F makes decisions on their needs and care (with the guidance
of our veterinarian)
What we can offer you
Guidance and support
Blankets and Towels
Litter (when available)
Food (when available)
We pay for 100% of the vet bills of fosters