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Finding Loving Homes For The Cats In Our Care

 

Become a Cat Foster Home

Consider opening your home to save another cat's life...

Thinking of opening your home to a few cats?

Foster Cats 

Who wouldn't want to host these little bundles of joy for a while ? - See more at: http://www.catsinthecradlerescuenyc.org/citcrnyc_be_a_foster_home.htm#sthash.D8GAXNeu.dpuf

 Who wouldn't want to host these little bundles of joy for a while?

Who wouldn't want to host these little bundles of joy for a while ? - See more at: http://www.catsinthecradlerescuenyc.org/citcrnyc_be_a_foster_home.htm#sthash.D8GAXNeu.dpuf

Fill out our application and we will respond to your request to be a foster home in 1 - 2 business days.


Become A Cat Foster Home

 

What is a cat foster home?

Cat fostering involves opening your home for a specified period of time to one or more cats until the cat is adopted or placed in a permanent home.  During this time commitment you are asked to provide a safe, loving environment for the cats.  While the cat(s) are in your foster care, Cats in the Cradle will provide the necessary food and any nutrients to ensure minimial to no expenses are incurred on behalf of the foster home.

Why can't the cats remain with the rescue center ?

The plain truth is that with the number of cats that are rescued there often isn't enough physical space to safely house the kittens so the choices become either secure a foster home while the cat is either recovering from an illness or not rescue a cat due to lack of space to care for them.

Also, Cats in the Cradle Rescue often finds kittens that are too young to be adopted and needs a safe place to grow until such time where the cat is ready for a permanent home.  Cat foster homes also help socialize cats to learn to be around people as well as other pets and environments outside of a shelter.  This is especially helpful for cats that have lived outdoors for most of their lives.


 

How does cat fostering help ?

CITCR does not have a shelter; all cats and kittens are housed in foster homes while they are awaiting adoption. Fosters provide for the everyday needs of the cats in their care, such as food, litter and love and makes them available for adoption events and CITCR provides for their veterinary care.

By opening your home to just one cat that provides one more spot in the rescue to find and care for a new feline resident.  Cat fostering also helps prevent the euthanizing of cats by the various local shelters in the NYC area.  Cat fostering is a two way street.  By opening your home to foster a cat you are also contributing to the greater community by coming to the aide of those in need.  At Cats in the Cradle Rescue we can't think of a much better exchange.


How can I register to become a cat foster home?

To volunteer or become a cat foster home, please download, complete and submit the application by clicking here