Which Type of Foster Will You Become?
Every animal has their own unique set of needs. If you can open your home to our animals, please review our Types of Fosters to choose the one that’s best for you!
ACSKC cares for hundreds of kittens each year, and our kennels always fill up during Kitten Season. We couldn’t give these tiny, vulnerable beans the love they need without our Foster Team!
Perfect for First-Time Fosters, In-Betweens are kittens who are healthy and well-socialized, but are too small to be spayed or neutered. Our kittens receive their alteration surgeries once they are two pounds or 12 weeks of age. We send In-Betweens to foster to free up kennel space for kittens who need more diligent care. In-Betweens require a visit to the shelter once every two weeks to be weighed and 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. The foster must also bring these kittens to the shelter for frequent check-ups. We provide the medication 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.
More Types of Fosters
We also need fosters for cats, dogs, and small animals of all ages, each with their own unique set of needs.