Fostering



Across the UK many of our feline friends are cared for by volunteer fosterers who provide a stable, safe and loving environment in their homes or in purpose built pens in their gardens. They provide vital hands on care and accommodation to stray, abandoned cats or cats whose owners could sadly no longer keep them, and are part of a dedicated team of volunteers committed to finding new homes for cats in need. Most of our fosterers care for one or two cats at a time and enjoy providing lots of TLC to those cats which have been pre-loved or have had a difficult start in life. Some of our fosterers look after new mums and kittens and provide round the clock care to new-borns with tummies to fill and lots to learn. No matter what type of cats they have in care our fosterers provide the best start to the next stage of their lives.


A bit about this role

Do you think you have what it takes to provide temporary love and shelter to a cat, while we find him/her their forever home? 😻

We are recruiting for Cat Fostering Volunteers for our brand new branch, who provide daily hands-on cat care in their own homes.

As well as looking after the health and well-being of each cat according to Cats Protection standards, your time could be spent grooming, playing and/or socialising with them to get them ready for their big journey home.

This usually involves a few hours per day spent with the cat/s - though this will vary depending on the number, type of cat in your foster care and their individual needs. All food, litter, equipment and vet bills will be paid for by the Ballymena Branch so all you need to supply is some love and a bit of your time! Full training and support will be provided.

Indoor fostering 🏠
Do you have a spare room in your house that you would be willing to use for fostering?
It must have adequate access to daylight, good ventilation and be able to be made safe and secure. This room must have no or minimal soft furnishings, to help maintain good hygiene.

Interested? 💡
If you have any questions, please feel free to get in contact us to have a chat!

Contact:
Colin - branchteamleader@ballymena.cats.org.uk