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.