Do you love kittens? Then why not become a foster parent

Love cats and kittens but not ready for your own? Maybe your lifestyle doesn’t allow time for you to adopt, then fostering may be a great alternative. Fostering is a great way to help our kittens on your own time, in the comfort of your own home for a few weeks or months.

Kitten Season is coming. That is the period of time between roughly, March through November each year when all the unsprayed female cats start having their kittens. A female cat will usually have 4-6 kittens in a litter and can have up to 3 litters during the season. A female can become pregnant as early as 5 months old.

Furry Friends tries to take in as many mom cats with babies as they can. But these nursing females with their litters need to be raised in a home, not in our shelter. A cat’s personality is largely formulated in the first eight weeks of life. They need to be gently handled as soon as possible. Early human handling results in a well socialized cat.

The more foster parents we have, the more lives of kittens we can save. The experience of fostering can be one of the most uniquely satisfying and fulfilling experiences of your own unique life.

To become a foster home for Furry Friends a Foster Application must be completed, references checked and the home inspected. Foster parents are to maintain the health and well-being of each cat in their care; with cats remaining indoors at all times. All food, litter and medical will be supplied. You can help make a life-saving difference by becoming a volunteer foster parent today

If you are interested in fostering, please complete the online application at www.furryfriendswa.org. Or for more information call (360) 993-1097 or email information@furryfriendswa.org.

Founded in 1999, Furry Friends is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit, no-kill organization that rescues and adopts out homeless, relinquished, and abused cats in Clark County, Washington. We care for them as long as it takes to find their forever home. We are an all-volunteer organization; there is no paid staff. Furry Friends depends entirely on private donations, business sponsorships and fundraising events to finance our operation.

By Diane Stevens for Furry Friends