Fostering

Caring for homeless cats and kittens, until permanent homes can be found, is central to ACR’s rescue work.

We always need good foster homes, and be assured that ACR will be there to support you every step of the way.

  • ACR covers all veterinary costs.
  • Each of our rescued cats is examined by one of our veterinarians, vaccinated and treated for parasites — usually BEFORE it goes to a foster home.
  • All potential adopters are prescreened.
  • The foster home is closely involved in the adoption process — the final determination of who will adopt is yours. That’s because we know that fosters become so attached to their kitties that they want to be sure they’re going to good homes.
  • Be confident that, through every part of the process, our Foster Coordinator is available to help you with any questions or concerns.

ButterbeanIf you’re an experienced cat-person, please consider fostering a frightened cat or kitten who needs to be socialized, or re-socialized, after a rough time. We also have “special needs” cats requiring short-term medication because of accidents or medical conditions. Remember that YOU can make all the difference in a homeless kitty’s life!

If you have no previous cat experience, we’ll match you with a low-maintenance feline friend, and provide you with all the information you’ll need.

The ideal foster home

  • Will have already secured the agreement of all household members to accept a kitten or a cat.
  • Will provide a secure indoor environment. (ACR cats must not be allowed to go outside.)
  • Will have one room with a closing door (a bathroom will do) where the foster cat can be kept for a short time until it becomes used to the new environment. (This is especially important for feral or semi-feral cats whose first instinct is to run and hide.)
  • Will work patiently with any other household pets to create a harmonious environment
  • Will provide food and litter for your foster kitty. (Since ACR is a 100%-volunteer charitable group, every dollar must be raised, and carefully invested, in the welfare of our rescued cats, with a special concern for meeting their medical needs.)
  • Will set up mutually convenient appointments for potential, pre-screened adopters to meet your foster kitty.

A SPECIAL PLEA: Sometimes we need to find foster homes for FIV or Feline Leukemia (FeLV) positive cats. These conditions are NOT contagious to people or other animals, but they are to other cats; therefore, if your own cat doesn’t test positive, this is not an option for you. However… if you already have an FIV or FeLV-positive cat, won’t you please consider helping a feline buddy who is in the same boat?

One final note… it’s tremendously satisfying to rescue a homeless cat or kitten, especially when it starts out, frightened and hungry for love, then finds a loving forever home, thanks to YOU!

Please apply online today!