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Foster Care

 About our Program: Thank you for your interest in caring for underage kittens!  We place kittens into foster care until they are at least 2 months old and weigh approximately 2lbs.; generally when they are about 8-10 weeks old.  This is the minimum weight at which we spay or neuter them and they must be altered before we can place them up for adoption. When you return the kittens for their spay or neuter surgery, that’s usually the end of your foster period for that animal. Foster periods can last for one to ten weeks (depending on the age of the kittens) and foster homes are vital to these kittens.

 

 
How we get our kittens: Our kittens our usually found stray and brought in by our officers or by the general public. Occasionally, a pregnant female will be brought in and will have kittens born in the shelter. When there are underage kittens that need foster care, the foster coordinator will contact you to see if you are interested in being the foster parent, and set up a time for you to pick up your litter.  The foster coordinator must do intake on the kittens before you pick them up, which involves any vaccinations, deworming, or other necessary treatments and weighing and aging the kittens. 
 
Medical Care for fosters: The shelter provides medical care for all foster animals, since we are the organization responsible for these animals. In order to minimize our costs, it’s important that our veterinarian and shelter supervisor make all treatment decisions about them whenever possible.  At times, we may make arrangements to have your pet seen at an outside veterinary clinic. We have certain veterinary clinics that we work with. Please note: If treatment at an outside veterinarian is needed, prior approval is required. If you do take your foster animal to a private veterinarian without prior approval, the shelter will not be able to reimburse you for medical costs.


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