What exactly does it mean to foster a pet? Pets, like people, need a place to feel safe; a place where they can let their guard down and relax, where they don’t have to worry about where the next meal will come from, or if they will be warm and dry. Many pets have been neglected or abused when they enter a shelter, and foster heroes like you make it possible for them to spend their time waiting for a forever family in a loving home versus a stressful, loud shelter. Best of all, foster families can play a crucial role in helping find forever homes for the pets in their care, followed by welcoming new foster pets into their homes, providing a renewable lifesaving resource for shelters, rescues, and homeless pets in need.
While all homeless pets can benefit from a foster family, adult cats, medical needs cats, and kittens need the most help in most shelters, and by joining the #FelineFoster movement you are saving some of the most vulnerable pets’ lives in this country.
Here, new feline fosters or adopters can find resources needed to train and care for your cat, and shelters can find resources to set up a successful feline foster program and recruit quality foster candidates. We’ll give you tips and tricks from industry experts, including The Kitten Lady, Hannah Shaw, and the team from The Jackson Galaxy Project.