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Foster Program

Volunteer

Foster Program

By offering your time, love, and attention, you prepare your foster cat for adoption into a permanent, loving home.

By offering your time, love, and attention, you prepare your foster cat for adoption into a permanent, loving home.

With the help of our amazing foster families, SAFE Haven for Cats foster program helps hundreds of homeless cats and kittens each year. You don’t have to be a cat expert to become a foster parent. If you’ve got a love of cats, a willingness to learn, and a little extra room in your heart and home, we can help with the rest!

Fostering cats and kittens can be a positive experience for the whole family; however, you must be 21 years or older to be the primary Foster Parent. We encourage all family member to be involved in socializing and caring for the kittens since this is a great learning opportunity for them.

SAFE Haven for Cats provides all the supplies, food, litter and training materials you will need. No need to be nervous, we will walk you through every step of fostering and you will be assigned an experienced foster coordinator to answer all of your questions throughout your fostering experience.

We also provide all of the medical care for the foster cat or kitten(s). We ask that you bring your foster kittens to medical appointments every two weeks until they are ready to be returned to the shelter to be altered and adopted. You could have your foster for a few weeks or several months.

Fostering can be the most rewarding and fulfilling thing a true cat lover will ever do to support cats! It makes a huge impact on our community and it is a great way to save lives. It is very rewarding to see your foster cats and kittens get adopted into a loving home.

Cats and kittens need a loving short-term foster home for many reasons:

Mom and kittens –
Moms with nursing kittens will need a quiet and safe space to take care of their fragile kittens. These little families need lots of love and attention. Not just for the kittens but also for mom to feel comfortable enough to nurse her kittens until they are big enough to eat on their own.

Kittens –
Kittens 10 weeks and under are too young to be put up for adoption. These kittens are very small and often require more individualized care than they can receive in a shelter environment.

Adults –
Adult cats are a great start to fostering. Some need help correcting a behavior, others are a little timid and need a kind person to help them come out of their shell and then there are some that could just use a break from the shelter.

Hospice Cats –
SAFE Haven for Cats is committed to finding homes for all cats within our care. Some of the cats that come to us have lifelong medical conditions. These cats can be anywhere between 4-17 years old and are looking for a loving home to live out their years. All of their medical care is provided by SAFE Haven’s on staff veterinarian.

At this time SAFE Haven for Cats does not have any foster to adopt opportunities. Our foster families are committed to helping us save lives year after year. If you are interested in adopting and have questions please feel free to email us at info@safehavenforcats.org or visit our Meet the Cats Page.

Fostering can be the most rewarding and fulfilling thing a true cat lover will ever do to support cats! It makes a huge impact on our community and it is a great way to save lives. It is very rewarding to see your foster cats and kittens get adopted into a loving home.

If you are interested in learning more about our program, please review: Foster Home Agreement and The Highs and Lows of Fostering.

If you are interested in applying to become a foster parent, please complete our foster application.

If you have questions about our fostering program, please send an email to info@safehavenforcats.org.

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Upcoming Volunteer & Adoption Events

Tuxedo Cat Ball Is Back!

August 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join your fellow cat lovers for the first-ever online Tuxedo Cat Ball on Friday, August 21, 2020 fro...

CANCELED – Adoption Event at PetPeople

September 19 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Are you thinking about adding a new cat to your family? Join us for a kitty meet and greet at PetPeo...

CANCELED – Adoption Event at PetPeople

October 17 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Are you thinking about adding a new cat to your family? Join us for a kitty meet and greet at PetPeo...

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October 24 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Support SAFE Haven by purchasing much-needed items from our wish list! At the Walmart in Wake Forest...

Fill A Truck

November 21 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Support SAFE Haven by purchasing much-needed items from our wish list! At the Walmart in Wake Forest...