With the overwhelming kitten season this year leaving too many cats needing a home and too few fosters to help, I wanted to put the need for temporary homes out there for discussion. I’ll make this article short and allow the comments to carry it.
How are things in YOUR area? I’m curious as to whether this is only occurring in the south or across the United States.
I stay as informed as possible, meaning I check around on Facebook and see how foster homes are desperately needed. Many fosterers are overwhelmed and have more than they can comfortably care for. One foster mom told me a lady offered a HUGE sum of money for a rescue to take in her unwanted litter. No rescue in her area had space, which shows money can’t buy everything.
Fosters are packed. Even humane societies that boast about being no kill are filled with cage after cage of unwanted cats. The system, for lack of a better term, is bottlenecked.
There are a lot of black kittens out there and this is a dangerous month to adopt those out because of Halloween dangers.
Cat lovers, consider taking a cat or kitten in need into your home for a short time. There are plenty of foster-to-adopt programs out there and it’s also a good way to learn whether you’re prepared to take on a cat for the next 20 years. Some people only THINK they want a cat and fostering will allow them to test the situation out before making a long-term commitment.
Cat rescues, please feel free to ask for fosters and give the contact information for your area. Fosterers, you can post a photo and rescue contact information in the comment section of any cats in your care.