Here are some important questions to ask yourself and those in your household before fostering an animal:
Are you able to get the cat to a veterinary hospital quickly in an emergency?
Will you be able to spend quality time with the cat? On average, it is best to spend at least 2 hours a day with your foster animals. Socialization can be as important as feeding them and keeping them clean.
Are you comfortable hosting adoption visits in your home?
Are you aware that there is a great deal of cleanup and even possible damage to your home? Foster animals can ruin drapes, carpeting, clothing and Black Cat Rescue will not be held responsible for any damage incurred while fostering an animal.
Are you able to separate our animals from your own? Foster animals must remain isolated from your resident pets for a minimum of seven days. Can you keep them in an enclosed area away from your animals?
Can you commit to spending the entire foster period with the animal? If something unexpected happens, you will need to inform us right away of an early foster return.
Do you feel comfortable explaining to friends that these animals are not yours to adopt out and that they must go through Black Cat Rescue’s regular adoption process?
Will you be able to say goodbye to the cat at the end of the foster period? It can be difficult to let go once you have become emotionally attached.
Are you emotionally prepared to handle the death of one of your foster animals? This can be very difficult, but the sad truth is that it sometimes happens. In this event, Black Cat Rescue should be contacted immediately.