Kitty Kat Haven – Foster Care Program
Kitty Kat Haven foster parents provide temporary homes for one of our adult cats prior to adoption. Providing a foster home is a wonderful and personal way you can contribute to saving homeless pets. Kitty Kat Haven cats need extra love, and care before they can be adopted. By providing foster care for a few days, weeks, or months, you can be a giving a lifesaving gift to one of these special pets.
Fostering will help prepare a our cats for adoption into a loving home. It gives them a chance to get used to life in a house, and an opportunity to learn that people can be kind, food is available, and there is a warm, secure place to sleep. Of course, taking a foster pet into one’s home, loving him/her, and then letting him/her go requires a special kind of person.
Here are some benefits of fostering an animal:
- Foster parenting pets can be flexible, fun and rewarding!
- It is a great way to enjoy a pet if you are not in a position to make a lifetime commitment.
- If you are considering adding a new pet to your family, but you’re not quite sure the animal will be a good fit, fostering can be a great way to find out.
Kitty Kat Haven has procedures for screening potential foster homes. If someone is interested in fostering a KKH cat, the potential foster parent is asked to submit a Foster Care Application.
After the application has been received and reviewed, an adoption coordinator will call the applicant to review the adoption process, answer any questions, and discuss the type of foster cat that would be the best fit for their home. Upon approval of the application, a Kitty Kat Haven volunteer performs a home check. A home check is done to ensure the animal is going into a safe and comfortable environment, it also enables the KKH staff to place the right foster cat in that home. Once the home check is complete, the adoption staff works with the applicant to find a foster pet.
The foster parent is responsible for obtaining immediate veterinary care if the foster cat becomes ill or is injured. All KKH foster cats, medically necessary, veterinary care, will be paid by KKH when the foster cat is treated at the Chehalis – Centralia Veterinarian Hospital (CCVH). When contacting CCVH the foster parent must make clear to veterinarian staff the cat is a KKH foster in need of care.
In rare cases, emergency reimbursement is given as long as the foster parent has contacted staff immediately. However, except in cases of severe emergency, any medical needs should first be brought to the attention of the adoption staff and approved by the veterinary staff at Kitty Kat Haven.
Kitty Kat Haven takes full responsibility for finding a new home for each foster cat, and the adoption staff will work closely with each foster parent in the search of a forever home. However, the foster family can help by telling friends, family, and co-workers about their awesome foster cat!
Valarie Filer, 360-508-6112
Thank You for your interest!