From newborn kittens to senior cats, we are always in need of foster parents to care for our feline friends. Fostering cats is a meaningful way to help these pets grow and thrive outside of the shelter.
WHAT WE PROVIDE
- Veterinary Care – Vaccinations, spay/neuter surgery, microchip, de-wormer, FeLV and FIV testing, and more!
- Supplies – This includes cat litter, wet and dry food, and for kittens under 4 weeks old, you will also be provided with a bottle, nipple, formula, and other supplies as available.
- Specialized Support – Our Foster Coordinators are dedicated to supporting you throughout your foster experience. A seasoned volunteer foster coach will be assigned to you when you pick up your first cat/kittens.
- Adoption Assistance – We encourage you to actively market your foster cat/kittens to adopters. To aid in this process, your foster cat/kittens will appear on our adoption page listings once they are ready for adoption.
- Be at least 18 years old
- Live within a reasonable travel distance to your chosen shelter
- Provide transportation for veterinary visits or emergencies
- Provide a safe, indoor, temperature-controlled space and adequate food
- Stay in contact with your Foster Coordinator and Foster Coach
- Allow a periodic home visit every 6 months as required by GA law
0-4 weeks old. These kittens are fed formula every 2-4 hours, stimulated to go to the bathroom, kept on a heat source, weighed before each feeding, and closely monitored for illnesses.
4-5 weeks old. These kittens are fed a wet food and formula mixture called “mush” every 4-6 hours, begin learning how to use the litter box, weighed once a day, and monitored for illness and tummy troubles.
6+ weeks. These kittens are fed wet food 2-3 times a day and free fed dry food. They should be weighed once or twice a week and monitored for illness. They love to play!
Mom and kittens under 8 weeks old. Feed mom kitten food, as much as she wants, because she does most of the work! Kittens are weighed daily, monitored for illness, and eventually weaned from mom.
Adult cats may need special medical care or help with becoming comfortable with people.
Any age. These kittens and cats generally need additional socialization or may have a specific medical concern that is best cared for in a foster home.
You're invited to a kitten shower!
Curious about what it takes to care for cute kittens? You can get all of your questions asked at our virtual Kitten Shower! Join us on Tuesday, April 27th at 5:30PM to meet our cat foster team, play games and win prizes with other foster parents and join our LifeLine feline foster program.
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