Foster caregivers are volunteers who take SPCR cats into their homes and care for them until they are ready for adoption. It’s a great way to volunteer from home. Since we do not operate a shelter, all of the animals we accept into our organization must be fostered. Animals that come into our organization include:
Pregnant moms or moms with kittens.
Kittens old enough to be eating on their own.
Kittens/cats that need socialization because they are very shy, have never been around people, or have been abused or neglected.
“Senior” cats (whose owner has recently passed away).
Cats with special medical needs.
Cats with perceived behavioral problems.
Cats with no issues at all; they simply need a temporary home until they are adopted.
While some volunteers end up adopting a foster pet, please note that the foster program is not for people who want to “try out” an animal prior to adoption. It is intended to provide one-on-one attention in a home environment for animals, in order to best evaluate them and prepare them for adoption. A home visit is required prior to receiving any foster.