Fosters are our greatest asset!
Loving foster homes are the key to transforming our rescued cats & kittens into wonderful family pets. Kitten season begins in April but is heaviest from June to September, we need many, many foster homes to care for our high volume of young kittens.
We need your help with young kittens all the way up to adult age cats. If you are able to help, please fill out an application, it will be greatly appreciated. We will be in touch with you.
With the large number of shelters in this area, we are all competing for a very small pool of possible foster families. Our fosters enable us to adopt out our cats but also enable us to transfer our cats to shelters that, due to their size, may have a larger network and more adoption applicants than we have - gaining more exposure for the cats that we have fostered and transferred to them, ready for adoption.
We do our best to work with fosters but they need to:
- Be in easy driving distance of Lombard - emergencies happen and being 45 minutes away, one way, is just not a good idea.
- Have only one or few animals of their own - asking someone to take on 4 additional cats when they already have 4+ animals on hand could be a problem.
- Spend a reasonable amount of time at home - someone who travels or has long work days cannot sufficiently support the behavior modification that is sometimes necessary with young kittens.
Be clear about expectations of us and ask plenty of questions!
In return, fosters receive so much love and affection from these cats and the knowledge that they are part of the pipeline of Rescue - getting them ready for their forever homes!
Please, Help Us Help Them!
If you want to know more about Fostering, CLICK HERE to download a more comprehensive explanation of what the requirements are.
And, if you are interested in Fostering, please CLICK HERE to fill out our online Foster Questionnaire.