URGENT- NEW FOSTERERS NEEDED
18 February 2016
Early in 2015 we had to remove a two pen unit from a fosterers home when they had to move. Tis pen is currently in storage but we do have a new place for it to go as soon as the weather improves.
However in the last few days one of our fosterers has said that owing to her health and life style she will have to step down from her role and that we will have to move her 2 pen unit.
So we now urgently need to find someone who would like to take up this role. It would mean that you need a large garden, can drive (to take cats to vets etc) and the time to look after those cats that would be in your care until a new home has been found for them. Some of our exsiting fosterers work and fit the role in around that others are home all day.
If you are interested please contact Pat , our co-ordinator on 0183755409 and have a chat.
The only thing that the role will cost you is a bit of time and lots of love and hugs for our furry inmates.
Interested in becoming a fosterer?
Over the last five years Cats Protection has helped over one million cats,
fosterers have played a huge role in achieving this fantastic milestone,
can you help us help more cats?
Unfortunately thousands of cats each year rely on the help of animal
charities because of a change in their owner’s circumstances, they have
been abandoned or have strayed. Volunteers at Cats Protection give
these cats and kittens a second chance in life and help to create happy
endings for cats across the UK.
Fostering is just one way you can be part of these happy endings for
cats in your community! As a fosterer you take a cat into your home
temporarily and provide the care and TLC it needs until it finds its new
forever home. Some fosterers ‘house’ their foster cats in a cat pen in their
garden or yard while others prefer to provide a spare room in their house
for their foster cats.
Fostering not only benefits cats and kittens, it provides cat lovers with an
opportunity to give back and help cats in the best way they can. Some
volunteers can’t commit to owning a cat 365 days a year, others foster
because they can’t guarantee that they will lead a cat-friendly lifestyle for
the life span of a pet cat, others prefer doing something practical rather
than donating money to the charity; all love cats and others like Mary do
it for the joy it brings them every day…
Interested in becoming
a cat foster carer?
As a fosterer I derive a
great deal of pleasure in
knowing that what I do
makes a huge difference
to the present and future
welfare of the cats and
kittens that come into my
care. Seeing them go to
lovely new homes is one of
the greatest rewards of all.
In return for your time, commitment and all the TLC you can offer cats we
provide everything that you and your foster cat will require:
• Cat accommodation eg a cat cabin or equipment to adapt a spare room
• Food, litter, bedding, bowls, litter trays and toys for your foster cat
• Veterinary treatment for Cats Protection cats/kittens in your care
• Help, support and training so you feel confident and happy as a fosterer
Please get in touch with us if you would like to find out more about
becoming a fosterer or volunteering with Cats Protection.
These are common questions we get asked from potential fosterers so
who else is better to answer them than people who already volunteer to
help cats in their area:
Ask our fosterers…
You can foster if you have other pets but all foster cats
must be kept separately. This is to protect the foster
cat as well as the fosterer’s own pets. As rescued cats’
backgrounds are often unknown it’s important that
all pets in the household remain healthy and we
would recommend that a fosterer’s own pets are fully
vaccinated and boosters are kept up-to-date.
What about holidays/breaks?
Fosterers liaise directly with other volunteers and staff to plan and arrange
holidays and breaks. We can make arrangements for cats to be moved to
another fosterer, to keep your space free until you come back or are ready
for another cutie!
What do I do next?
Contact Pat on 01837 55409
Reg Charity 203644 (England and Wales) and SC037711 (Scotland)