Become a Fosterer

Would you like to foster a cat?

Being a fosterer at Woking Cats Protection is a key role but equally one of the most rewarding! It does require a substantial time commitment and you will need to be able to spend 2-3 hours a day with the cats in your care. 

You will need to be able to provide temporary accommodation for the cats in our care, either in a suitably adapted room in your home, or by the installation of approved Cats Protection pens in your garden. These can be either single or double pens and is by mutual agreement with us and you. 

You will need to ensure the accommodation and equipment is kept clean, along with feeding, grooming and socialising the cats. You may also need to administer flea and worming treatment and on occasions prescribed medications. You will be responsible for taking the cats to the vets for any treatment they may need and/or for their check ups. 

Free access to the cats is essential for our Welfare Officer and any other designated member of the welfare team. You will also need to provide photographs and updates on the cats to our Homing Officer and Social Media Editor, so we can keep the details on the website and Facebook pages updated. 

Our Homing Officer speaks to any prospective adopters and will ask you to contact them to arrange a viewing. The adopters will need to come and meet the cats with you present. We want to find loving homes for all our cats and your opinions are vital to ensuring we find the right home for the right cat.

Being a kitten fosterer
This is an extremely hands on role but immensely rewarding. Some of our kittens are born in our care and you will be responsible for helping the queen take care of them. This role requires a lot of patience but it is a very special opportunity for the right person. Kittens require a lot of socialising, so you must be able to spend a considerable amount of time on a daily basis with them. 

What do you need to be a fosterer?
* Time commitment
* Basic knowledge of cats and cat care hygiene standards
* Ability to use a computer and email
* Have your own transport
* Be an adult

Would you like to find out more? Click here to email us!