Fostering a cat

Fostering for the Cats Protection Ely Branch
Our branch is only able to help hundreds of cats a year owing to the dedication of our team of Volunteer Cat Fosterers. Fosterers care for the branch cats in their own homes – within a dedicated room set up specifically for foster cats or in an outdoor ‘cat chalet’ in the garden.

Who can become a Volunteer Cat Fosterer?
To apply to become a Volunteer Cat Fosterer you must be over 18 years of age, although other members of your household of any age are welcome to be involved in the process. You must also own your home or have permission from your landlord to keep a cat at the property. Foster cats will require one room which can be shut off from the rest of your home to give your foster cat a safe place to settle in, where it will be able to access all the essentials - food, water, a litter tray, and somewhere to rest; a quiet area where the cat won’t be regularly disturbed would be ideal.

What skills / experience must I have to be a Volunteer Cat Fosterer?
There are no essential skills or experience you will need. Any experience caring for cats is beneficial; our team will be on-hand to provide you with training and advice.

What support is on offer?
Our branch team is there to provide you with any support and advice you to care for your foster cats. Our Cat Welfare Team Leader, will be able support you in understanding the needs of your foster cat and will provide your with all the guidance and resources you may need.