FOSTERING: A GREAT WAY TO VOLUNTEER!
WHAT IS FOSTERING?
HOW LONG WOULD IT BE FOR?
Every year, thousands of cats, including kittens, which are not adopted, are euthanized in the city shelters. One way to change this is by increasing the number of adoptions. Fostering allows Anjellicle Cats to get more cats/kittens out of the city shelters and on the path to adoption.
Fostering is bringing a cat/kittens into your home and taking care of them until they are adopted out.
We work with you…some people are able to foster for a couple of months with a nursing mom and kittens for example and some are only able to foster for a couple of weeks due to circumstances in their life.
WHERE AND HOW DO YOU GET A FOSTER ANIMAL?
Generally most of the Anjellicle foster cats/kittens come from Animal Care & Control (ACC). You can either go to ACC directly (either with a volunteer or alone) to select a foster animal (Anjellicle calls ACC to advise them of your visit) or a volunteer will pick up the animal(s) and bring them to your home.
CAN YOU FOSTER IF YOU HAVE PETS ALREADY?
Absolutely. Anjellicle can assist you with introducing the foster to your other pet(s).
WHAT COSTS ARE INVOLVED?
You would be responsibe for covering the cost of food/formula and litter. We cover all medical expenses.
ARE FOSTER CATS/KITTENS HEALTHY?
Generally, they are. However, due to their time in the shelter, the cats/kittens often leave with a kitty cold. This is easily resolved with a 10-day course of antibiotics. Anjellicle will train you on how to give medication and provide you with all the necessary medication.
HOW DO POSSIBLE ADOPTERS SEE THE FOSTER?
Anjellicle asks that you provide us with a picture of the pet, along with a brief description of their temperament (likes/dislikes) which we post to our website and others (Pet Finder/PetTango.) The potential adopter contacts Anjellicle and we will arrange for the person to meet your foster in your home (if you agree) or at Spoiled Brats, our home base. In addition, ACR does adoption events weekly at Petco and your foster cats should also participate in that.
WHAT TYPE OF SUPPORT DOES ANJELLICLE OFFER FOSTER PARENTS?
We have a number of volunteers who have plenty of experience with cats or who have themselves fostered and they are available for consultation by phone or email.
In addition, our Foster Coordinator works with every foster parent at the beginning to ensure a positive and rewarding experience.
We are a volunteer organization, please consider donating to help defray our medical and food costs.
DEAR FOSTERS AND VOLUNTEERS...
Many people have been writing in to us requesting pulls off the euth list and we wanted to go through the procedures with you.
First of all we cannot pull any cats unless we have a foster home or adopter lined up. Anyone wanting to foster or adopt off the euth list must be absolutely sure and committed to this before you request the pull. We do not have any place for the cat to go if the foster/adopter backs out.
This should not be done on impulse no matter how heartbreaking the list is. If there is a litter of kittens, we cannot just pull one, we have to pull the entire litter.
Anyone wanting to foster/adopt (unless you are already approved), must fill out our application found online. Please do not leave anything blank as it just slows down the processing time.If you are fostering you must commit to foster until adoption. If you want us to make a pull, please cc the following people on all requests. And it is ideal to put the request for the pull in during evening hours. If you wait until the morning, you must notify us with the A #, name of cat and shelter location.