Foster homes are always needed as there are always homeless cats just waiting for, alas, a permanent home. As a foster for CARE, you can provide that positive interim experience which is so necessary for eventual adoption.
CARE attempts to match the abandoned cat to your personality and lifestyle; in addition, CARE pays all foster expenses.
Fosters are responsible for the love and care of the cats in their homes. They are expected to provide a secure and safe environment, be able to get their cats to the vet, keep accurate medical records, learn the cats’ personalities in order to seek permanent placements, and provide physical as well as psychological portraits of cats for the CARE website.
Once the cats are ready for adoption, CARE fosters are asked to transport their cats to CARE adoption stands at either PetSmart Short Pump or PetSmart Libbie Place at least two Saturdays a month. Upon adoption, fosters will present a contract with all the cats’ medical information.
Whether you have only a bathroom or a whole home, be it simple and plain or elegant, we would love to talk to you about fostering a cat or kitten. To learn more about our fostering please call 804-288-9797 or email email@example.com
Meet some of our foster cats below.
This is Deborah, resident foster cat. She used to be totally feral, but after 8 years has come around to being very sociable. She greets all the new foster cats at her foster home.
The Only Foster
Foster care sometimes gets lonely if you are the only foster cat.
Foster care living can get very boring. We have to sleep a lot, but we do make new friends
Give me a chance
Carrie, who was almost dead at a local pound, was rescued by CARE and put into the fostering system. She is devoid of fur over much of her body due to an allergy and poor diet. She is photographed here investigating her new foster home. Carrie is lucky. There are many “Carries” out there who will die because there are not enough foster homes available.
Be the Queen
Pauline is very content being fostered (temporarily) in a small bathroom. She thinks the toilet is her queen’s throne. Before long, she will have a permanent home of her own in which she will BE THE QUEEN!
This cat is new to CARE. It was just picked up from a local pound and taken straight to the vet by a volunteer. She was given the name Dinah, to which she already responds (maybe). She weighed in at 7 pounds and was deemed healthy by one of our participating veterinarians Dr. Michael Zuccaro, assisted by Cynthia Settle Clark.