What Type of Foster Will You Become?
ACSKC cares for hundreds of kittens each year. Our kennels always fill up during the height of Kitten Season, and many of our staff are also fosters. We couldn’t give these tiny, vulnerable beans the time and love they need without our Foster Team!
Perfect for First-Time Fosters, “In-Betweens” are kittens who are healthy and well-socialized, but have not yet been spayed or neutered. Our kittens receive their alteration surgeries once they are two pounds. They usually reach this weight at about 12 weeks of age. We send these kittens to foster in order to free up kennel space for other kittens who may need more diligent care. In-Betweens require a visit to the shelter once every two weeks so they can be weighed and to receive their age-appropriate vaccinations.
Not every kitten who comes to the shelter is a bundle of purring fur. Socialization Fosters work with scared or feral kittens. With attention, patience and time, kittens who were once timid and untrusting become confident and friendly! We’ll give you strategies to help win over these spicy beans.
Medical Fosters administer medication to sick or injured kittens. They must also have the ability to bring these kittens to the shelter or our vet more frequently. We provide literature on care and medication administration as well as our Medical Coordinator's personal number in case of emergencies.
These fosters should have experience with orphaned kittens. Bottle Babies require feeding every two to three hours, stimulation to urinate and defecate, a constant heat source, and daily monitoring of weight and food intake. They will need to be kept away from other animals in the house as they will not be old enough to receive vaccinations and are the most susceptible to illness.
Momma and her babies will need a separate, quiet area away from other animals. Nursing Moms require little care and will come to your home current on vaccinations, we just ask that you monitor the kittens’ health and keep a weight log for each of them. Nursing Mom Fosters will be responsible for weaning kittens from their mom once the appropriate age is reached.