Fostering Cats
Fostering Cats

Kittens

Kitten season is here! And while we love these furry balls of love, this time of year also increases our intake at our Atlanta shelters. From volunteering, to temporarily fostering, to donating - there are lots of ways you can help these kittens!

 

 

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 foster 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.

 

Foster Requirements

  • 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.
  • Georgia Law requires a home visit every 6 months.
  • Stay in contact with your Foster Coordinator!

 

Cat Foster Categories

  • Bottle Babies - 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.
  • In-Betweeners - 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.
  • Weaned Kittens - 6+ weeks. These kittens are fed wet food 2-3 times a day and free fed dry food, love to play!, weighed once or twice a week, and monitored for illness.
  • Families - 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.
  • Adults
  • Special Needs - Medical or Socialization - 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.

Missed our Virtual Kitten Shower? Watch it here!

 

Sign Up to Foster!

Your information will be added into our foster database, and we will contact you as soon as cats/kittens within the category you choose become available.

 

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NOTE: Veterinary appointments are conducted at the shelter and foster parents are expected to transport their foster pet to these appointments.

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FeLV = Feline Leukemia Virus. It is generally recommended that FeLV+ cats only live in homes with no other cats or cats who are also FeLV+.
FIV = Feline Immunodeficiency Virus. FIV+ cats can share a home with FIV- cats.

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Foster + hospice = Fospice. Fospice care focuses on easing the pain and symptoms of a cat's terminal illness. We prioritize comfort and quality of life by reducing pain and suffering. This is best achieved in a foster home. We guide you through every step of the way as this can be an emotional experience.

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Can't Foster? Donate from our Amazon Wish Lists

If you are not able to care for cats and kittens in your home, you can still contribute to our foster program by donating supplies! Because we are committed to providing basic supplies to our foster parents, we are always in need of formula, litter, canned food, blankets, bottles, and much more.

 

   

 

 

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