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Volunteer cat fosterers needed

21 March 2019
Volunteer cat fosterers needed Do you have space in your heart and your home to look after a lost or abandoned cat? We're currently looking for volunteer fosterers across Richmond and Esher, who might be able to help cats in the area.

Read full job specfication.

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 Cats Protection 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 live.

Visit the main Cats Protection website to learn more about volunteering for the charity.

We're looking for someone who has a basic knowledge of cats, cat care and and understanding of their needs. Fosterers also need to have an appreciation of cat welfare and hygiene standards as well as patience, commitment and empathy.

Fosterers make a huge difference to the lives of cats and kittens in need, but fostering is also extremely rewarding for our volunteers, who learn new skills, make new friends and become part of a dedicated team.

If your're interested in becoming a volunteer for the Cats Protection Richmond Branch, please read through the full job description or get in touch with Vicky.Lidbury@cats.org.uk.