Cats like Picnic (above) will often go in to a foster home for recovery after surgery.

Why foster caring is so important

The Ten Lives Cat Centre’s foster care program is an essential part of our work looking after our kitties.

  • You don’t have to foster all the time – you let us know what suits you. Fostering even for a short time – a week or two – helps with our vital work of caring for our kitties.
  • Foster carers volunteer to care for kitties in their own home until they are ready for adoption, at which point they are returned to the Ten Lives Cat Centre.
  • Foster carers do an incredible job helping our kitties become confident and playful, or in some cases providing the love and care they need to get back to health.
  • You are never alone as we provide complete support and information. We also provide all veterinarian services.
  • It is a great way to spend time with cats for people who aren’t able to make the long term commitment that adoption requires.
  • Our foster carers talk of the joy and reward they find in caring for a cat and seeing them find their own forever home.

Read: Salem’s Story – from foster to adopt

Resources for current Foster Carers

How you can help

Fostering is a truly wonderful experience which is extremely rewarding for you and lifesaving for the cats or kittens you care for.

Fostering allows you to experience a huge range of emotions and have a lot of fun, whilst offering a nurturing environment for our cats or kittens.

Some of the reasons our kitties need foster care before they can be adopted are:

  • Shy or timid
  • Recovering from surgery (like Picnic, pictured above)
  • Too young
  • Illness

The Ten Lives Cat Centre provides full support and everything you need to care for a cat or kitten in your home.

We provide:

  • food & bowls
  • kitty litter & trays
  • toys, blankets & beds
  • 24 hour support
  • medicines and vet care

You provide:

  • a loving environment
  • care for our cats and kittens in line with vet advice
  • daily recording of their health and condition in your foster care diary