Furry Tales is a foster-based rescue, and we rely on quality foster homes where our cats can be brought to safety.
Fostering Saves Lives!
We supply the food, medication, and litter if required. Foster parents are responsible for providing a loving, nurturing, and safe environment. It is also the responsibility of the foster parent to make sure they can get their foster to and from vet appointments and arrange supplies ahead of time.
Fostering is very rewarding, but it does come with its challenges as well. We take cats that come from a variety of backgrounds – sick, shy, scared, blind, deaf, riddled with a flea infestation, risk of being euthanized, owner surrenders. We don’t always have a history of the cat coming into care so we are looking for foster homes that are willing to help any and all characteristics that cats so lovingly have. We are looking for foster homes that demonstrate stability, time, patience, love, and the willingness to help any cat we may have in care, with guidance. Fostering generally last from 2 weeks to 2 months, sometimes longer, and requires a firm commitment to treat this animal as if it were your own. This includes socializing the animal with your family and fellow companions and to provide enriching homes with lots of attention and love.
What are the duties of a foster parent?
- Provide daily care, cleaning, and feeding of your foster cat(s). Food and litter can be provided by Furry Tales, although your donation of food and litter is always appreciated.
- Administer medications, if prescribed. Veterinary care and medications are provided by Furry Tales.
- Socialize and provide lots of love for the cat(s) in your care.
- BE COMMITTED to your fosters! Your foster care time commitment will vary dependent on the cat’s particular circumstances and you may have your foster cat for a few months.
What are some of the qualifications necessary to become a foster parent?
- All resident animals must be spayed or neutered and vaccinated.
- The foster home should have a separate area where your foster animals can be isolated from your resident animals, at least temporarily.
How will my foster cat(s) meet prospective adopters?
- We work with each individual foster parent or family to make
- arrangements to introduce your foster cat(s) to potential adopters.
- This may include a Furry Tales volunteer picking up the foster cat(s) from your home for transport to adoption events, or bringing potential adopters to the foster home.
How will my foster cat(s) be chosen?
- When matching you up with a foster cat(s), we take into consideration your level of pet experience, your schedule, your desired level of involvement, and of course your current family/pet situation.
- If you are not sure that you are ready to adopt a cat, fostering may be the perfect alternative. It allows you to experience what it really takes to care for an animal. And if you need to go away while you are fostering, we do the cat-sitting!