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Volunteering as a cat fosterer for our Lifeline service is a great way to give cats whose families are fleeing domestic abuse a loving, temporary home, until they can be reunited with their owner.

How to volunteer as a fosterer for Lifeline

Our fosterers are vital to Lifeline and provide temporary, loving homes for cats whose families are fleeing domestic abuse,  until they can be safely reunited.

We currently need Lifeline fosterers in the following areas: the South East (London, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Essex, Kent, Sussex, Surrey and Hampshire), Yorkshire, East Anglia, the Midlands, Scotland and Wales.

Before applying, please make sure you:

  • have no other pets at home (we can’t guarantee your foster cat will like the company of other cats or dogs!). If you have pets that live in a tank or cage, get in touch and we’ll have a chat about whether this could be suitable
  • either own your own property or have written permission from your landlord or housing provider to foster cats

By fostering with Lifeline, you’ll be helping us to support someone in need of a temporary home for their cat. We’ll cover all costs so all you need to do is provide a loving home for your foster cat and send us lots of photos so we can give their owner updates. Fostering with our service is completely confidential, so you won’t actually know anything about the owner and they also won’t know your identity either. All communication goes through our dedicated Lifeline team to maintain anonymity. 

Applying to become a Lifeline fosterer is quick and easy. Complete our short form and one of our team will be in touch with more information:

Apply to foster for Lifeline

Need more information?

Our team are on hand if you'd like to get in touch or ask questions about fostering. Email or call your local team:

What do I need to provide for my foster cat?

All you need to provide your foster cat with is a safe home and somewhere comfy to nap – we can help you with the rest! We’ll provide your foster cat’s food and any medication or veterinary care they need while they are with you. Of course, you’re more than welcome to spoil them with more toys.

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