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Fostering is a wonderfully rewarding experience for you and lifesaving for the cats in your care. We honestly could not save as many of the cats and kittens of Perth that are in need, without our network of dedicated foster carers.
Foster carers for adult cats are needed for a number of reasons, whether it be medical recovery, enrichment, socialisation or respite from the shelter environment. With over 80 cats and kittens received per day in busy periods, cats going out to foster also mean we can free up desperately needed room onsite in the shelter to allow for incoming cats.
During ‘kitten season’ (around October to March) we need foster carers to look after kittens too young or unwell to be re-homed when they first arrive. Some kittens may still be feeding from their mother, others may be orphaned and require one-on-one support to thrive.
The foster department and Cat Haven provide all the food, veterinary care, enrichment tools, bowls and bedding. They also provide support to you, from the team and the large foster community, throughout your foster journey to help both you and the cat get the most out of the experience. You provide the attention and different household situations like children, dogs, other cats, the vacuum cleaner, the car and so on. Having your own pets can be an advantage, not a disadvantage!