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7 Things to Know Before You Start Fostering Shelter Cats


Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, pets, protection, cats, fostering )

Cher
- 1304 days ago - catster.com
Here's how to give your fosters -- and your resident cats -- the best care possible.



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Naoko I. (264)
Wednesday December 5, 2012, 6:37 am
Thanks for the post, Cher. I'm right now fostering a kitten.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday December 5, 2012, 10:44 am
A very good article with many good points to keep in mind if you're considering fostering. It's very rewarding and satisfying! But, there is another thing you must know - despite your best efforts you will occasionally lose them, especially if you are bottle-feeding kittens. Prepare yourself, but try not to let it deter you.
 

. (0)
Wednesday December 5, 2012, 3:11 pm
The last statement is critical to a point. I fostered a 2-3 week year old last August. I thought I new what I was getting myself into. The nearly round the clock feedings, the mixing of milk, etc was very time consuming, but extremely rewarding.
In my case, my then 5 year old fell in love with him, and as hard as I tried, I tried to distance myself from the kitten, but my other one so enjoyed him, they became pals. After a month, I too was hooked, and he has been with me ever since.
If you have room to take in a newborn, and you have room to keep it great. PLEASE, don't commit, then say I can't do this, I'm becoming too attached.... This is the curse of fostering;love steps in and ruins it.
 

Penny C. (85)
Wednesday December 5, 2012, 5:40 pm
Thanks.
 

Sue Matheson (79)
Wednesday December 5, 2012, 6:53 pm
thanks
 

Carol H. (229)
Monday December 17, 2012, 6:15 am
noted, thank you
 
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