Chatham Animal Rescue & Education, Inc. (CARE) depends on a unique and dedicated group of foster volunteers to help us save more lives! CARE does not have a shelter, therefore we can only rescue as many cats as we have space for in our volunteer foster caregiver network. Foster caregivers are needed. Do be aware that fostering takes time and energy – both emotional and physical. But it also brings the joy of helping a cat in need. Because of the time involved in orienting and training a new foster caregiver we ask for a 6 month to 1 year commitment.
We ask that you provide your foster cat affection, food, shelter and socialization to be successfully adopted.
What’s it like to foster for CARE?
Hear first-hand experiences from our cat foster caregivers here!
CARE provides cat foster caregivers:
- All necessary medication and medical care for foster cats
- Quality food and pet supplies, including beds, toys, crates, litter
- Education on how to care for your foster animal
- An experienced cat-foster mentor who will help you with all stages of the fostering and adopting process
- Your current pets must be up to date on vaccinations and spayed/neutered.
- Foster caregivers must be able to provide a safe and caring home environment and must have time to provide socializing experiences for their foster cat.
- Foster caregivers showcase their animals at CARE sponsored adoption events and, together with their mentors, show foster animals to potential adopters.
- Be prepared to let go. It can be very difficult to let go once you have become emotionally attached to your foster cat. Know that the love and socialization you give means he/she is more likely to find a forever home! And this opens up room to save the life of another cat in need.