Community Foster
Program

HELPING YOU HELP CATS

Every day, Kitten Rescue receives multiple calls and emails from people asking us to take in cats or kittens that need homes. Our ability to take in cats is extremely limited compared to the need across the entire city of Los Angeles — and unfortunately, we are unable to help everyone who asks. We can, however, help people find homes for cats or kittens PLUS give you free or low-cost resources to make it easy for you through our Community Foster Program.

 

Do you need to find a home for kittens or cats? This program is for you! It gives you access to discount veterinary care, low- or no-cost medications (including vaccines), and it lets you use our wide-reaching adoption infrastructure to find homes for the cats or kittens you have. There’s no commitment to volunteer with us, and you are still free to place your cats independently.

 

Enrolling is easy. Fill out our short Community Foster form and we’ll get you the help that you need.

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What Is Required of Me?

You will need to get the kitties spayed/neutered, tested for feline leukemia (FeLV) and FIV, vaccinated (FVRCP or 3-in-1 vaccine), dewormed for roundworms and tapeworms, treated for fleas, and microchipped — all before the cats or kittens can be put up for adoption. We know that sounds like a lot! Kitten Rescue volunteers will help by administering vaccinations and providing deworming medicine and flea treatment for free. You will be responsible for the spay/neuter and testing, but we can refer you to low-cost clinics or clinics that provide discounts for our program.

 

Once the kitties are ready for adoption, we will put pictures and bios of them up here on our website and on other adoption websites (including Petfinder.com, Adoptapet.com, etc.). The cats can also be shown at our weekly adoption events.

 

If you place the cats through Kitten Rescue, your spay/neuter, testing and microchipping expenses are reimbursable up to the amount of the adoption fee. You are always free to place the cats on your own, although we cannot reimburse the expenses in that case.

Fostering vs. Community Foster

Of course, if you think you may find yourself needing to place cats on a more frequent basis, or if fronting medical expenses is too cost prohibitive or risky for you, it may be worth considering being a regular foster volunteer. As a foster volunteer, all medical care is covered by Kitten Rescue.

 

Fostering requires a bit more of a time commitment from you than the Community Foster program, but it may be well worth it if you need more help or anticipate rescuing on a more frequent basis. Many of our most active foster volunteers started out in the Community Foster program, and Kitten Rescue will always welcome new foster parents!

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