Like humans, animals experience insecurity and anxiety in times of change, transition, and upheaval. One of the primary obligations of a rescue group is to alleviate this anxiety for kitties who come into our foster care program by providing them with enduring stability for as long as they require it.
Cats rescued from shelters require foster parents who can provide them a sense of stability, routine, and safety for optimal well-being and adoption-ready socialization. For this reason, Kitty Devore Rescue seeks to provide the cats in our foster care program with loving foster homes offered by people who are willing to commit to them from the point of rescue to the time they are adopted into their new adoptive home. We can never predict how long this will take. Sometimes a kitty is adopted as soon as they are vetted and listed for adoption. Sometimes it can take several months. Occasionally, it can take a year or longer.
Short term commitments and “bouncing” – moving cats around to one foster home to another – is not ideal for a cat’s well being and stability, can result in behavioral issues that need to be addressed and corrected and also puts a strain on the rescue group as a whole. This can also delay their ability to find their forever homes. For this reason, we do our best to place our kitties with foster guardians committed to the long haul from rescue to adoption.
If you are someone who is able to provide this level of commitment to a kitty in need, we encourage you to complete and submit our online fostering application. We need you – because they need you! We cannot do what we do for the kitties admitted to Devore Shelter without amazing foster parents.
Completion of this application does not mean immediate approval. You will be contacted by one of our Foster Officers by e-mail within 5 days. Be sure to check your junk mail for a response to your foster application. All prospective foster guardians are required to complete a home check before foster kitty placement.