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Not sure whether you want a cat? Try fostering first — 2 Comments

  1. And the people who fail at full time cat ownership aren’t always the ones you expect. Many times its someone who hasn’t had a pet for several years and forgotten the responsibility involved. The next thing you know the cat is returned, only now it’s listed as an owner surrender, meaning it may be killed at any time. Better to test the waters first to see if your lifestyle can support caring for an animal.

    Every rescue I know is begging for fosters. in the past few weeks the shelters in my area have filled up with pregnant cats and mama cats with kittens. Shelters are just as likely to kill them as any other cats. There are simply too many and I can already tell this is going to be a tough year.

  2. When I decided to foster cats I did so because I wanted to have a relationship with a cat but still be free on occasions to disappear somewhere for an extended time. As it happens, as mentioned above, I did adopt a cat that I was fostering and he does anchor me to my apartment and he does stop me going away for a long time because I don’t want to put him into a boarding cattery. Also I don’t really want a cat sitter although that may be the solution. In short, cat foster caring is a good way to have an excellent relationship with cats while also helping the cat find a new home and at the same time have some freedom in between the foster caring sessions. That’s the way I see it but others might have a different point of view.

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