Foster Homes Needed for Adult Cats in Recovery!
At Purrfect Pals, we strive to keep cats and kittens out of cages whenever possible. Because space is limited at our Arlington shelter, however, we don’t always have the option of housing cats loose in individual or community rooms.
We also need to separate sick cats from our general population to limit the spread of germs so kitty roommates aren’t always an option.
Being housed in cages tends to increase stress levels which can cause otherwise healthy cats to become sick. Stress from being caged can also slow the recovery of sick cats who are being treated at our shelter.
We have plans to expand our current facility by adding a new 4000 square foot building which will add several more cat rooms and allow us to house more kitties in loose rooms. We need a short-term solution, though. We are still in the process of planning, waiting for building permits and raising money to fund the project and there are plenty of sick cats who want out of their cages as soon as possible.
In the meantime, we are hoping to recruit new foster families who would be willing to temporarily open their hearts and homes to an adult cat who is in need of medical care and/or recovery time. Worried you don’t have the space or time to foster? Think again! Even the smallest bedroom, office or bathroom is larger and will provide more comfort than a cage at our shelter. These kitties don’t need much entertainment and will appreciate a quiet place to relax until they are feeling better. While some cats require weeks or months of fostering, many only need a short stay outside of our shelter and offsite adoption centers.
Some of these cats do require daily medication but our Veterinarian, clinic staff and Foster Care Manager are able to provide our foster parents with the training and support needed to care for them.
By fostering, you are saving two lives: not only the cat you are caring for but also the cat who will take their place in our shelter. We can only take in homeless cats if we have a safe space to house them. Every cat we are able to send to a foster home frees up a space in our shelter for another cat in need.