New Kittens

  1. I'm fostering cats for the SPCA, and just got 4 new kittens. All girls, two orange, and two mottled grey and orange- they are exceptionally pretty if I do say so myself. They are all huddled behind a big chair on a flattened ball of yarn. Poor little boogers did not expect to be evicted from their first home so early. Their Momma stayed behind There's a little cat bed beside the chair for when they get brave enough to come out.

    Adoption day is next Sunday, and I have....lessee...3 adults and 4 kittens ready to go, plus 2 other kittens that had to go to another home to learn house manners. Their momma was pooping on the floor and had to be put down. I kept her and her 2 sisters for 2 long months, and the sisters caught on, but momma never did.

    My foster cats get so pleased with themselves when they find out I provide regular meals, soft sleeping spots, and sometimes, even open windows. It's fun to watch them go from defensive to loving and cuddly, and then they pick out their human to adopt. They really do seem to open up to special people, and give others the cold shoulder. A cat I know seemed unadoptable because she'd freeze up when adoption day came. Then she met her people and a match was made. don't know what was different, but she knew what she was looking for.

    Any other foster moms or volunteers out there?
  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   Spidey's mom
    I've never heard of being a foster mom to animals. What a nice thing to do.

    We live on the highway - hard enough to keep our pets safe without worrying about fostering more.

    If only my fence was finished!

  4. by   canoehead
    Just contact your local SPCA, they should have a form online you can print out. After that the fun never stops! It's actually a good deal because they provide the food/litter, you get new animals regularly, and you can quit whenever you need to. No transporting animals if you move or go on vacation.
  5. by   StNeotser
    I didn't realize people fostered animals until recently where I've been checking into local shelters daily.

    Good for you Canoehead and do keep up the good work!

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