This is one tiring job! We have over ten fosterers in our group all with different areas of expertise, some are vets nurses, some are able to hand rear tiny kittens, others able to tame feral kittens or domesticate older cats. We are also able to foster expectant females and support them as they give birth and raise their kittens.
These kittens and cats are rescued from our trapping sites or found as strays have already had a bad start in life, most have never had any human contact or been shown love. They are health checked and their needs assessed, we then match them with a fosterers and they are cared for in a home environment until they are socialised and ready for adoption.
The fosterer will then begin an assessment of their progress and the type of environment the cat or kitten is best suited to. Fosterers also take responsibility for the well being of the cats/kittens in their care from removing flea and worm infestations, administering medication, visiting vets, taking photos and collating information for when we need to create an to adoption profile, arranging visits with potential adopters and finally completing adoption records and ultimately waving goodbye when it is time for the cat or kitten to begin a new life.