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FAQs: Cat Fostering

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Fostering is like adoption but shorter. In other words, you provide a temporary home for a cat that is currently living in a local shelter. It’s also a great way to see if adoption is right for you. If you live in Cincinnati, Dayton or Northern Kentucky, check these organizations where you can foster a cat or kitten.

Anyone who loves cats and has the space! Shelters will provide you with care instructions and answer any questions you might have. No special training or skills are required to foster.

Fostering frees up space in shelters, so they can take care of more cats. Fostering also provides cats with a more natural and relaxing environment until they’re ready for adoption.

Depends on the age of the cat. Typically cats require foster care for about one to three weeks, sometimes longer. Kittens are often fostered until they’re old enough for spay/neuter.

This is usually fine, as long as you tell the shelter. Also, please ask your vet before fostering to ensure your pets are healthy and up-to-date on vaccines. If your cat is allowed outdoors, he or she should not interact with your foster cat.

Not as much as you might think. Some shelters will even provide necessary food, litter and veterinary care. It depends on the cat, the shelter and your situation.

Of course! You still need to fill out an application and go through the full adoption process, ideally before you turn the cat back in. That way, the shelter can ensure the cat is still available.

Fostering is like adoption but shorter. In other words, you provide a temporary home for a cat that is currently living in a local shelter. It’s also a great way to see if adoption is right for you. If you live in Cincinnati, Dayton or Northern Kentucky, check these organizations where you can foster a cat or kitten.

Anyone who loves cats and has the space! Shelters will provide you with care instructions and answer any questions you might have. No special training or skills are required to foster.

Fostering frees up space in shelters, so they can take care of more cats. Fostering also provides cats with a more natural and relaxing environment until they’re ready for adoption.

Depends on the age of the cat. Typically cats require foster care for about one to three weeks, sometimes longer. Kittens are often fostered until they’re old enough for spay/neuter.

This is usually fine, as long as you tell the shelter. Also, please ask your vet before fostering to ensure your pets are healthy and up-to-date on vaccines. If your cat is allowed outdoors, he or she should not interact with your foster cat.

Not as much as you might think. Some shelters will even provide necessary food, litter and veterinary care. It depends on the cat, the shelter and your situation.

Of course! You still need to fill out an application and go through the full adoption process, ideally before you turn the cat back in. That way, the shelter can ensure the cat is still available.

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