- You will have the opportunity to nurture and connect with a number of cats and kittens.
If you have always wanted a cat of your own but haven’t quite landed in a stable scenario to do so, this will also be a great opportunity for you to learn the ropes of cat caring. Whether you house one or 13 cats throughout your time as a foster parent, you will most certainly fall in love with the warm companionship of these furry friends.
- It is a temporary arrangement
Whether you live off lease or are living out of your regular home – as long as you can offer essential items and a safe space for the animal, you will certainly be considered as a viable foster-carer.
- The cats in your care will hone great social skills
Provided you are able to care for more than one cat at a time, your house guests will have to learn to share their new environment fast. Especially if these animals go on to live in busier homes, the ability to adapt in these settings will be extremely vital later on.
- You’ll be enriching their lives
One more fostered cat is one less in a shelter. Instead of spending their days anxiously crammed in a cage, you will be taking them into the warm embrace of your home and increasing their chances of finding their forever home.
- You’re not just saving one cat
Surprise! Fostering one cat has a huge ripple effect. By taking a cat out of a shelter, you are creating space at the shelter for more cats to pass through! From more resources, space, and more time: by opening your heart and home to a foster cat, you are greatly helping us and other shelters to do our jobs to the best of our ability.
If this was just the convincing you needed – then what are you waiting for? Head to our “Foster For Us” page to sign up and find out what you will need.
Written by Gabrielle Bott-Banas for FFRAQ