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What is "Fostering"?

Fostering is caring for a rescued animal in your own home until a permanent adopter is found.  It is the primary way that Kitten Rescue is able to rescue about a thousand cats and kittens annually.  

Our animals come to us through many channels, mostly from shelters or off the street. Our volunteers take these cats in, clean them up, get them healthy, and shower them with love until a forever home is found. 

You don't have to be an animal expert to foster with us.  All you need is a safe home, a willingness to learn, and a love of animals.  We'll help you with the rest.

Foster Parent Responsibilities

Fostering with Kitten Rescue is a lot of fun!  

We will cover all medical costs associated with your foster cat.  We ask that our foster parents provide the food, litter, and other basic supplies associated with cat care.

Depending on the fostering experience you choose, you may be required to bring your cat(s) in for vaccinations, vet appointments, and weekend adoption events.

We encourage our foster parents to treat their foster cat(s) like resident cats, giving them the love and attention that every animal deserves.

As the foster parent, you get to choose who adopts your foster cats.  We understand that you care about your animals - you wouldn't be fostering if you didn't!  We provide the guidelines and resources you'll need to find the perfect home for each of your fosters.


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Choose Your Own Adventure!

Eager to foster a litter of adorable fluffy kittens?  Hoping for some peaceful company with a mellow adult?  Looking to really make a difference by caring for a special needs cat?

You tell us what you would like to foster.  We'll match you with a foster cat (or cats) based on your requests and experience.  

After you attend the foster orientation, you'll have a better idea of what type of fostering would suit your lifestyle best.  Kittens are a lot of fun and oh-so-cute!  Adults are generally an easier fostering experience, with fewer vet visits and more naptimes!

Bottle Babies

Bottle babies, or neonate kittens, are what we called orphaned kittens that are still too young to eat solid food on their own.  They're usually under four weeks old.  Without a momcat to feed and clean them, it's up to us to make sure these little ones survive.  

Kitten Rescue is always looking for volunteers who are interested in becoming bottle-feeders.  This requires a serious commitment as very young kittens may need feeding as often as every 2 hours.  This type of volunteering is best for people who stay at home, work from home, or are able to bring tiny kittens to work every day.

If you're interested in becoming a bottle-feeder, please email our Foster Coordinator.

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Ready to Start Fostering?

If you're ready to begin, please fill out our Foster Application here.  Our Foster Coordinator will contact you in a few days to provide further details about fostering and let you know when the next foster orientation will be.

Questions?  Check out our FAQs.  

Still have questions?  Email our Foster Coordinator.

We look forward to volunteering with you!

Kitten Rescue Los Angeles

Kitten Rescue is located in Los Angeles, California in the United States.  Fostering with us works best if you live close to our weekend adoption venues and partner veterinarians.  This includes Pasadena, Burbank, West LA, Santa Monica, the San Fernando Valley, and Stevenson Ranch.

If you don't live near any of the above areas, we recommend contacting a no-kill rescue organization near you.

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Contact our Foster Coordinator by e-mail

Download a Foster Application

Click Here to fill out an Online Foster Application


Donations to Kitten Rescue are tax-deductible and receipts are available upon request.