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Most foster carers have busy work schedules and resident cats of their own – so yes, it’s possible!
Fostering usually requires a time commitment of around 1-2 hours per day, usually centred around normal meal times, and depending on if the cat requires socialization or medication.
Fostering typically lasts about 1-2 months until the cat is adopted. It can be longer for special needs situations or kittens in the summer. It can be shorter too, but that’s the average. Make sure you don’t have any major travel during that time frame, although a weekend trip is fine as long as you have a super reliable sitter.
We will cover 100% of vet costs and special medical supplies. We just ask that fosters provide their own food, litter, and litter box. We offer a $20 vet transportation service in coordination with one of our vet’s services if you can’t transport your animal between vet appointments.
Foster carers do everything for their rescued animals that they would normally do for their own (except for paying medical bills, which we cover). This includes providing them with adequate food and water, a litter box and litter, bedding, toys, transportation to and from vets (we offer a transportation service to vets for $20), and time spent bonding with them.
Foster caring requires a solid time commitment each day to socialise and bond with their animals for about 1-2 hours per day. Some animals might also need extended periods of interaction time when it comes to socialisation if they have difficulty trusting humans.
We’re looking for fosters in and around Sydney, as far West as Paramatta; as far North as Brookvale or Wahroonga; and as far South as Heathcote.
Unless the rescued cat has been previously quarantined by another foster carer or vet, the rescued cat will need to be kept separate from any other cats in the house for a minimum of 14 days. A rescued cat can usually stay in a bathroom other smaller room during this period, which is ideal when they are sick and need to adjust to a new home.
Yes of course! If the cat has been with you for a few weeks and has been vaccinated, we can advise on the best practices for introducing them. Many foster parents eventually prefer to have their fosters out of the bathroom and hanging out with their cats, and that’s ok after a quarantine period.
Unfortunately not. Some of our cats have had traumatic experiences with dogs in the past, making them very scared to be living in a home with a dog.
Yes! Flatbush Cats in Brooklyn have a good selection of rescue videos, as well as Kitten Lady for kittens.
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