Fostering A Shelter Dog or Cat
|Some pets cannot stay at the shelter and need to be placed with a loving family while in our care. For example, Kittens need to be kept away from adult cats while they build strength and immunity. Also, space is limited at the shelter so we need foster families to take these animals into a loving environment while we work on finding permanent loving homes for these abandoned animals.
|As the spring kitten season begins, we are especially in need of foster homes for mother cats and their kittens as we have no room at the shelter to house them.
If you would like to foster an animal in your home, please consider these questions first, then complete the Foster Parent application in word or pdf, and our Volunteer application in word or pdf, for consideration.
Fostering Questions For You
- Do you live in Attleboro or the surrounding area? We need to be able to check in on foster animals in your care.
- Do you have a room they can have for their own? If not, the shelter will loan you a crate to keep them in.
- Do you have any other animals? This will not affect your approval, but will help us give advice on how to manage things.
- If you are willing to foster a pregnant cat, moms can deliver on their own and care for the kittens, but sometimes we need to help out. (If you live close by, we can be called once she gives birth to the first one.) If the birthing process is too much, you can foster moms and their 1-2 week old kittens at your house. Our goal is to keep the kittens out of the shelter so they do not get sick. (They are like human babies in that they have no immunity when born; they get it from their mother's milk.)
- Are you available on Saturdays to bring the kittens to the shelter for adoptions and then pick up those not adopted?