If you’ve ever visited our Catfé Lounge, you’ll notice there are usually around 20 cats prowling around. Did you know that at any given time, FCS cares for more than 175 cats and kittens? Since we definitely don’t have room for all those fluff balls at the Catfé, that’s where fosters come in – and they are absolutely crucial to our mission.
Fosters house cats and kittens temporarily while they await placement, either at the Catfé or in an adoptive home. Some foster volunteers care for young kittens until they are old enough to be spayed/neutered and adopted, while others care for senior cats who need special diets or medications and may not flourish at the Catfé. And some adopters just care for normal, adoptable adult cats because there isn’t enough room at the Catfé.
In addition to providing shelter and basic care for their foster kitties, foster volunteers also help transport their foster kitties to vet appointments and welcome prospective adopters into their homes for meet and greet appointments. Prospective adopters are always screened by an FCS volunteer before visiting a foster home.