We have both indoor and outdoor fosterers who play a crucial role, caring for cats while they’re waiting for a new home. They feed their foster cat, clean-up the pen and the litter trays, undertake trips to the vet and provide company and affection. They’ll also give potential adopters information about the cat’s personality.

Outdoor fosterers are provided with a purpose-built pen erected in their garden: it will have a run and a heated sleeping area. Indoor fosterers need a spare room in a quiet part of the house. All costs are met by the branch and this includes vet bills, food, cat litter and accessories. An allowance is paid for heating costs for fosterers with an outdoor pen.