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 cats.
Fostering gives our cats 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. Fostering will help prepare a our cats for adoption into a loving home or proving a terminally ill cat with a loving home at the end of their lives. We currently have two types of foster a regular and hospice.
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 this application.
Kitty Kat Haven takes full responsibility for medical care and finding a new home for each foster cat. We 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! For more information:
” Lease for Life” Hospice Foster
We believe every companion animal deserve to pass away in a loving trusting environment. We do our best to provide that here at Kitty Kat Haven,
but nothing can compare to a real home. Our Lease for Life program strives to provide that home, we provide everything our cats can or may need. We provide and pay for anything involving the care and comfort of these special. You will work hand and hand with their Dr. at no cost to the foster family.
Hospice care is not about giving up it is not a last resort, and is not about dying. It’s about finding ways to live with a terminal illness, and it may actually involve providing more care and not less.
What does hospice care involve?
- Comfort: Provide clean, soft bedding with easy ac
cess to food, litter boxes, favorite sleeping spots and interaction with family members. Handle cats gently because many terminal medical conditions create discomfort and pain.
- Nutrition and Hydration: Provide easy access to food and water. Work hand in hand with their veterinarian. You may need to experiment with special foods for them. Make sure the cat always has fresh water available.
- Cleanliness: Sick cats may not be able to groom themselves. Assist your cat with this by gently brushing, and keeping eyes, ears, the area around the mouth and their back end clean if they can’t do it by themselves.
- Pain Management: Cats are good at hiding pain. Watch your cat for signs of pain. Work with your veterinarian to develop an appropriate pain control program for your cat.
- Holistic Therapies: There are many non-invasive, gentle holistic therapies that can provide relief to terminally ill cats. Energy therapies such as Reiki, Healing Touch, Tellington Touch and others are particularly effective.
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.
Valarie Filer, 360-508-6112
Thank You for your interest!