aren't the only creatures who need foster parents.
Cats and kittens need a temporary home to save them
from living at a shelter, being euthanized, or living
the harsh life of a stray animal. Fostering provides
many homeless cats and kittens the opportunity for
a second chance at life – literally. A big part
of what Saved Whiskers
Inc. does involves fostering cats until permanent
homes can be found for them. A cat can be in foster
care for as little as a few days or as long as year.
By being a foster parent, you provide a safe, healthy,
yet temporary home for an animal in need, and as soon
as an adoptive person can be found to give the animal
a permanent home, the animal leaves your home.
parents have saved many animals from a painful and
dangerous life on the streets, and by having a place
to live until they're adopted, the animals are saved
from the euthanasia they'd face in animal "shelters".
Most of the cats and kittens are turned into our rescue
due to medical or behavioral problems, or because
the novelty of the kitten or cat has worn off, while
others were strays living an uncertain life in a dangerous
environment. The foster parents provide security,
love and someplace for the cats and kittens to call
home temporarily. Foster parents truly are life savers,
and all it takes is a spare room, a little time, and
lots of compassion.
you're not sure you can take on a pet full time, or
if you have pets of your own and would like to help
other animals find their own loving homes, fostering
may be for you! If you have no previous cat experience,
we will match you with a low-maintenance, friendly
feline and provide you with all the information you
will need to care for him or her. If you have cat
experience, you may consider taking a "special
needs" cat or kitten. These are animals that
need short-term medication or who need to be socialized
or re-socialized (We always need people with experience
taminig feral kittens or semi-feral cats). In addition,
we often need long-term foster homes for Feline Leukemia,
FIV or FIP positive cats. These homes should have
no non-Feline Leukemia, FIV or FIP cats in residence,
as these viruses are transferrable to cats (but not
to humans or other animals).
are always in need of reliable foster homes. If fostering
sounds like something you'd like to do, please e-mail
Pam at SavedWhiskers@aol.com.
She can give you all the details and help you decide
if fostering is right for you. The rewards of being
a foster parent are tremendous! You are giving the
cat and kitten a second chance at life and a warm
cozy place to call their own while they await their
new home. That is reward in and of itself!
ORDER TO FOSTER, YOU MUST HAVE:
Whiskers Rescue Organization needs volunteer help
let us know if you have any special skills to offer.