Austin Pets Alive! | Foster A Cat

Foster A Cat

Fosters provide a temporary living space for cats in our program while they await their forever homes. We need fosters for all different kinds of cats. Apply today and we’ll help find the perfect foster for you.

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The Benefits of Fostering

There are so many benefits to opening your heart and home to foster a cat, but just to name a few:

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Have a cat companion without the lifetime commitment.

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Watch a cat's personality blossom in a stress-free environment.

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Give extra TLC to bottle baby kittens who are too young to be adopted.

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Open up space at the shelter for another cat – or two – to be saved.

Cats Looking for Foster

Browse our cats and kittens in need of a caring foster home.

Cats in Need of Foster
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Why Foster?

Many of our cats and kittens cannot go directly into one of our shelter adoption centers -- the only way we can save them is with the help of foster homes.

Key Responsibilities

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Provide a safe, clean, and caring environment.

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Provide food, water, litter, toys/enrichment, and shelter.

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Provide exercise and socialization if appropriate.

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Monitor for physical and mental wellbeing.

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Transport to/from any necessary vet appointments.

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Transport to/from offsite adoption events

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Isolate from other animals in the home for the required minimum 10-14 days.

Want to learn more? Visit the Cat Foster FAQs

Teen Foster Program

We offer a hands-on opportunity for teens who want to help homeless animals and earn community service hours for school or an organization. Together with their families, teens can foster a dog or cat and receive experience caring for an animal!

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