Foster a a shelter cat
One By One has limited space, only with the help of foster homes are we able to provide temporary care for our needy feline friends.
We are in need of quality foster homes.
Have you ever thought about fostering a cat or kitten?
The benefit to fostering is that you’re helping a cat or kitten in great need.
Sometimes this might be the very first time that cat or kitten has felt safe, cared for, or even loved.
When you see a nervous cat or kitten finally gaining confidence and seeking you out for attention your heart will race with joy!
Yes, your efforts and dedication have made a DIFFERENCE in that cats life!
When your foster cat or kitten goes home with a new family it will be bittersweet. It will break your heart….there is no doubt about it!
You will question, WHY, why do I put myself through this heartache?
Then you remember, you gave that cat or kitten a chance at life, a chance to live in a real home, something some of our friends never knew.
No denying it, it really does hurt when we say goodbye!
Then along comes the next cat or kitten in need and you are smitten once again,
Suddenly you are reminded of WHY you love doing this!
One by One is always looking for quality foster homes for both adult cats and kittens.
For information on how you can help, please email email@example.com.
Providing a temporary home until a permanent home is found. We only have enough room in our shelter for about 50 cats. Fostering enables us to help more cats and kittens by placing them in a loving, temporary home until they are adopted.
All cats are eligible for fostering, but some have priority over others. All kittens are placed in foster homes before they are adopted. This provides them with lots of love and attention to help them grow into loving, secure cats. Also, for whatever reason, some cats do not accept life in the shelter. The senior cats in their golden years will do better in a quiet foster home.
The cat will be placed in another foster home or taken to our shelter.
Love, attention, food, and shelter.
We hope that you have enjoyed the experience and will choose to foster another cat.
You will find a wealth of support through our other foster parents and volunteers.
Our shelter depends on food and money donations, and volunteer efforts. If you are a crafter or love to bake, we are always looking for items to sell at our events.
More information on how to volunteer at One by One Cat Rescue
Thoughts from a foster mom….
How can I let my fosters go? A question I am asked many times. I guess for me the answer starts with having a housefull already, but still having the burning need to help more. Now, over 50 successful adoptions later, I can say it is much more than that.
I put all my love into each individual foster cat, even if she is one of 8. She gets daily attention along with the social skills needed to live in a home with a family. I tell her “I love you” and I mean it sincerely. I tell her “One day, you will have a family of your own”. Each day I kiss her good night and then hug her good morning. And some day, I will say good bye to her and remind her…..”remember, I loved you first. Be a good girl and have a good life”. And then I love another.
People raise children every day leading up to a time when they will leave home and start lives of their own. I just happen to do it with cats. It gives me the opportunity to share my love and in return I receive an over abundance of unconditional love that only a pet can provide.
If I would have known that the satisfaction of fostering an unwanted street waif until her new family can find her was THIS rewarding, I would have started so many years ago. I can honestly say that I am helping to make a difference in the lives of some of God’s creatures whom few people even give a fighting chance.
So if you can’t adopt, why not foster……….the kitties will love you for it.