We welcome you to get involved with our foster program. The reasons for needing foster homes are unending. Just as with humans the home is the best environment for our animals before being adopted. And often times we will have animals that need special care for a short time or extended exposure to caring individuals for socialization. These are not things we can offer to an unlimited number of animals at the main shelter. Because we are a no-kill facility there are also times that we exceed the physical capacity space of the shelter. The reasons go on. This is where you come in. If you have an interest in becoming a foster, please click one of the links below to fill out the Fostering Application. Thank you for considering and we hope to hear from you.
As a family, Sandy & Jessica and Kai have been fostering kittens for Country Animal Haven for several years. Kai is only 2 years old but he is an expert on kitten care and handling. They open their home to the little ones to help socialize then. Once the kittens are old enough (10 weeks of age) to go up for adoption and then the family welcomes the next kitten into their home. It is a wonderful experience for Kai and a huge help for Country Animal Haven. They provide a safe, loving home for the kittens to start life before they go to their "Forever Home"!
FOSTERING FOR CAH
To be considered as a foster you must:
|Sue and her husband Dave have fostered over 100 cats and kittens for Country Animal Haven. Sue is with Barney in this picture. Barney was a special needs kitty because he was prone to seizures. He needed a safe quiet home to foster him. Sue dedicates a room in the house to the kittens. The room is full of hundreds of toys and a special playground. The kittens love to spend their first few months in their home. Dave and Sue welcome the challenges of kitten fostering and dread the day the kittens go up for adoption. County Animal Haven is always excited about an adoption and we are eager to keep more kittens filtering through this wonderful home.|
FOSTERING FOR CAH - DETAILED INFORMATION
When introducing the foster to your household it is a good idea to provide them with their own space while they gradually get acquainted. Kittens especially should have a safe space of their own where they know where their food, water and litter is and can rest from the busy activities of the household. Socialize them when you can supervise them, but put them in their safe place when you are unable to.
Country Animal Haven will provide all medical care of the cat in your care.
We will provide the foster family with food and litter. If the family would like to provide the food and litter themselves as a donation it is greatly appreciated.
We will provide transport as needed.
If you are willing to let people come to your home to see the cat, let us know. Especially with adult cats it is better to see them in their normal environment than at the adoption clinic.
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