fostering saves lives
TNR stops the endless litters of kittens on the streets, but we are always in need of fosters to take in kittens that we do find when we first begin helping a colony. If you have a bathroom, a wire dog crate or a space in your kitchen, fostering will help take these little lives from the gutters and help them stay out of the shelters and have a shot at life.
Many kittens die on the streets from the elements, people, predators and traffic. Most times, we are their only shot at survival. Even though our priority is TNR and focusing on the ending breeding populations, we are also compassionate enough to not want to leave kittens behind. However, there are only so many fosters and/or spaces available. Too often, we have to leave them with the person who is feeding which leaves them almost 100% doomed to a life of feral street survival. The lifespan of a stray cat on the streets is usually 1-3 years if they make it to an adult.
Together with people who are willing to foster and rescues who are willing step up to help us slow the flow of litters, we can tackle and conquer this issue in our communities. It takes a village….team up with a few family friends and foster a litter for a few weeks socializing and readying them for adoption. Teach your kids about saving lives, being compassionate, helping others, being selfless and sharing….but most importantly about spay/neuter and why it is so important. Life lessons begin here.
Fostering & TNR ensures shelter cats get a longer period of life to be adopted. Did you know 80% of shelter cats/kittens come directly from the streets? If they hiss, are less than 2 lbs, not eating on their own or sick, they are generally euthanized immediately. We are changing this weekly. Please fill out our foster form if you are ready to save some lives today!
I understand by submitting this application that it does not automatically register me as a foster volunteer and there are additional requirements and training that must be completed before I am able to foster.
Because our kittens are coming from dire situations, we are fiercely protective of them and will make sure they get the best foster homes available. Fostering is a very rewarding experience and we highly recommend it! We are not a rescue, however, we are trying our hardest to save as many kittens as we can BECAUSE rescues are full. These kittens will fall through the cracks or end up int the shelter system or euthanized if we fail. We can only save more kittens if we can utilize more fosters.
Thank you for caring!