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Foster Kitten HSSV

Cat/Kitten Foster Application


Become a Cat/Kitten Foster Parent!

Cat and Kitten foster parents provide short and long-term care for animals in their homes. By offering your time, love and attention, you prepare your foster cat or kitten for adoption into a permanent, loving home.

Four common reasons cats/kittens are in foster care:

Your Duties As a Foster Care Parent:

How Foster Care Works:

  1. HSSV receives cats/kittens not ready to be placed in our adoption program.
  2. Foster homes are contacted. If you are called to foster an animal and are not available, we will find another foster home and call you the next time.
  3. The cats/kittens go to the foster home until they are ready for adoption. You will need to bring them to HSSV to be spayed/neutered.
  4. Once your cats/kittens have recovered from their spay/neuter surgery, an HSSV staff member will contact you when there is space for your fosters to enter our adoption program.

Challenges of Fostering:

It can be painful to say goodbye to your fosters when they are ready for adoption, BUT, fostering can be THE MOST rewarding and fulfilling thing a true cat lover will ever do to support our shelter cats!

Qualifications for Feline Fostering:

In order to ensure that your foster cats/kittens receive the care they need, we ask that you:

Ready to start the process? Fill out the Foster Care Application!