Sometimes the shelter can be a stressful environment for some of our dogs and cats. Here at the MCSPCA we do our absolute best to try and make every animal’s stay as comfortable as possible. While fostering a animal, you would be helping to reduce the number of dogs and cats in our shelter, therefore allowing us to save even more lives! Foster homes also provide us with important information about the animal’s personality so they we can place them quickly and with their best match. We have had so many success stories already with the help of foster families and we hope to continue to expand!
While fostering a dog or cat your will have everything you need to care for your animal. We provide the food, supplies, medications (if necessary) All you provide is a loving home! We will continue to promote your foster pet while they are in your home so that we can find them a permanent home!
Each year, the MCSPCA welcomes thousands of kittens during “kitten season” which extends from spring to fall. A majority of these kittens come from outside and are very susceptible to illnesses therefore it is crucial to get them into a foster home as fast as possible. Placing kittens in a foster home also allows them to learn how to thrive in a home setting while preparing for adoption. The foster period can range anywhere from 1- 8 weeks. Many feline foster candidates are:
The MCSPCA runs the kitten foster program through a private Facebook group. Once you are accepted into the program, you will have access to this group. In this group, kittens/cats in need of fostering will be posted along with an estimation of how long they’ll need fostering for and any special instructions. If you do not have a Facebook, no worries!
Once you are a part of the foster team, you will have access to training, resources, and materials to prepare you to care for your foster animal. All medical care and supplies are provided to you for your foster experience. Kittens in foster must come to see the foster coordinator every 3 weeks for a scheduled appointment. The MCSPCA Feline Foster team has access to the foster coordinator 24.7 should there be any concerns or illnesses prior to your appointment. We are there to support you throughout your entire experience and guide you in saying goodbye when the kittens are ready to be put up for adoption.
So, are you ready to be a part of our feline lifesaving team?
If so, get started by filling out an application here! Once you have completed this file, our foster coordinator will be in touch!