The HDC houses around fifteen hundred (1,500) cats annually. Some of these cats or kittens need extra attention and benefit from a temporary stay in someone's home. Foster Care Volunteers take them in their homes for several weeks to socialize them, earn trust and give lots of love and attention so they can stabilise and/or grow up in a secure environment.
Types of Foster Care
- Shy Cats and Kittens
- Senior Cats
Foster care helps reduce the stress of animals and reduces the workload of employees of the shelter. Foster care is a responsibility and can be time consuming, so lots of love and patience is needed. Eventually the foster cat/kitten returns to the shelter and will have an increased chance of being adopted permanently.