Why Foster for The Cat Orphanage? and what does it require?

Fostering is a rewarding way to help in the rescue community. There are never enough homes for all the cats in shelters and pounds. Rescue groups rely heavily on the support of foster carers.

Please note that The Cat Orphanage takes cats and kittens from the street or other tough situations with the intention to give them a second chance at life.

Cats do not like change, so when they go a new house no matter if they are completely socialised they get stressed. It can take some cats a few days, it can take others weeks. We ask all carers to please be patient and give the cats time to settle into their new surroundings.

To Foster you do not need many things, and in most cases if you do not have a lot of items we are more then happy to help out and loan them to you.

All vets bills are covered by The Cat Orphanage, but the cats must be seen by our approved vets.

We do not know how long a cat will be in care for, but if for whatever reason you are unable to continue, we just ask you give us enough notice to find alternate arrangements.

If you have a cat that requires some extra TLC in the social or health department, we will work closely with you to help you. We will check in with you, and have a support group which you can always ask for advice.

Please note that all foster cats are to be kept indoors at all times. This reduces the risk of them getting lost or being injured. Its also important because they will find it hard to adapt to an indoor only home.

If you have any further queries do not hesitate to contact us.

If you are interested in becoming a foster carer,  please click the link below and fill out our application form. To view the cats we urgently require carers for please click here