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We are in urgent need of more volunteer fosterers, both indoor and outdoor to further our important work. Could you help? Or perhaps you know of someone who might?


For indoor fostering, you will ideally need a spare room where your foster cat can be kept secure - this is a necessity if you have pets of your own.


For outdoor fostering, you need a good size garden to house one of our purpose-built pens. They are substantial and very comfortable - for cats that is! The pens are approximately 13ft x 4ft and need to be located with adequate space all around for access purposes, and ideally with a bit of shade in summer.


Hopefully by now you are wondering, 'what's involved?' You must own your home or have the written permission of your landlord to foster. You must be prepared to love and care for your foster cat and take him/her to and from the vet, so having your own transport will be desirable. And you must be prepared to allow potential new owners to visit your home/garden to view your foster cat. All costs related to fostering, ie food, litter, cat pen provision and maintenance, will be met by us your local branch. We are able to do this because of the ongoing generous financial support given by many of our members and supporters.


This is rewarding and interesting work. All we ask of you is your time, committement and love in getting your foster cat ready for rehoming.


If you have any questions or would like more information or would like to discuss matters in more detail, please either ring me on (01903) 503131 or drop me an email - welfare@worthing.cats.org.uk

Chris Hewlitt (Welfare Officer)