COVID-19 UPDATE. Fortunately, the animal population is low and we have partners who are assisting so we are not in need of fosters at this time. This is a fluid situation and we will be monitoring and reassessing as we go. We do encourage you to apply NOW to become a foster when we do have a need, kitten season will not be postponed. If you are unable to foster, you can support us by making an in-kind donation below. In order to protect the health of our team, we are unable to accept donations in person at this time.
In preparation for kitten season we encourage you to apply now to help us when there becomes a demand. If you are an experienced bottle feeder or are interested in helping to foster an older kitten (4 weeks and up), please fill out this Kitten Foster Application and if needed a member of our team will reach out to you.
The amount of time that kittens are in your care varies from two to seven weeks, depending on how young the kittens are when you start fostering them. Kittens must be kept separate from your resident pets – using a spare bedroom or bathroom for your foster kittens is ideal.
We provide initial food and litter and can loan you a kitchen scale (to weigh your kittens) and a heat pad. We also provide medical support to your foster kittens. You must be able to transport your kittens (at your expense) to the shelter every 2-3 weeks for vaccinations, and more frequently if your foster kitten falls ill. If your kitten needs medication, you may be required to administer oral medications or eye ointments.
There may be a time when we need dog fosters. If you are interested in getting on the interest list, please fill out the Dog Foster Application and a shelter employee will contact you if you are needed.