Foster Homes Needed
We need foster homes for nursing mother cats, orphan kittens,
and our special needs kitties.
It's that time of the year again
and we need your help to care for moms
and kittens. We are asking you to open your hearts and homes to care
for these cats until they are old enough to be brought into the shelter
and be put up for adoption. It is much healthier for the
moms and kittens to be fostered in a private home where there's less
exposure to other cats. We want to give the babies time to develop
strong immune systems.
To take care of these cats, you will need:
Procedures to be aware of while fostering:
- A warm, dry safe place, away from other cats
- Resources to feed them the proper food
- Enough time to foster them until they reach 2
pounds. At that time they will go to our veterinary clinic for shots, testing and
spaying/neutering. The shelter will pick them up from the clinic. This can be anywhere
from 4 - 6 weeks of foster time, depending upon the age of the kittens.
- Lots of love and time to socialize/play
with the kittens. The more attention you can lavish on them, the
more socialized they become and the easier it is to find them permanent
- While cat/kittens are in your
care, they are the responsibility of The Pat Brody Shelter.
- Should visitors, friends, etc. be interested in
adopting a cat/kitten(s) while they are in your home, they must go
through the adoption procedure as outlined on our website. This
is required because we do not want you to be pressured in any way to
adopt kittens before they are ready to be separated from each other or
- Once the final veterinarian work is done, approved
parties will come to the shelter to adopt and pick up the cat/kitten(s)
at that time.
Kittens are totally irresistible at this stage in their lives! If
you've never had a chance to be there as these babies grow up, you don't
know what you are missing.
If you are interested in being
a foster home, please fill out the online adoption form and write in the
comments section that you are interested in fostering, not adopting.
One of our volunteers will get back to you as quickly as possible.
Here are some of the cats
and kittens that are available for foster at the moment:
We are looking for experienced and devoted foster
parents to join our team and help give these cats the safe
environment they need!
It is an incredibly rewarding job to see how much a catís
personality changes in foster care when they are given the
opportunity to bloom with someone.
If you are interested, please call the
Office # 978-582-0486
Office Cell# 978-618-4452