Cathy’s Foster Kitties

Cathy Carlson has been fostering cats on and off for about 20 years, but she retired in early 2014 so she could foster neonatal kittens full-time! Cathy currently fosters for Ventura County Animal Services in Southern California.

I recently started following Cathy and her foster kitties on Facebook and Instagram. And oh, do I get my daily dose of cuteness from her profiles. Let’s learn more about Cathy and her fostering!

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Catching Up with Foster Parent Cori

Today we meet a fellow blogger and foster parent. Cori, who blogs at Three Irish Cats, has been fostering for Rescue Angels of Southern Maryland since December 2015. Cori also handles the PR, social media, and marketing for the rescue group.

A Conversation with Cori

How did you get into fostering?
We got into fostering in late 2015 after we trapped five cats that were living in our backyard. We were able to find homes for two of the kittens, but we learned the hard way that ferals don’t stand a chance at the shelter. Two of the cats were killed because they were thought to be feral; the third was euthanized because he had severe injuries. We were heartbroken, so we turned to Rescue Angels to learn more about TNR (trap-neuter-return). From there, we started fostering. Continue reading “Catching Up with Foster Parent Cori”

A Fostering Story with Karen Hill

Today we meet Karen Hill, who has been volunteering with Brooke’s Legacy Animal Rescue for nine years, fostering cats for them and occasionally dogs as well. The rescue, located in Naples, Florida, is foster-based and has no physical shelter.

I had a few quick questions for Karen and then she so graciously shared a special fostering story with us.

Brook's Legacy Animal Rescue

What surprised you the most about fostering?
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Catching Up with Foster Parent Heather

kittens in a cardboard boxHeather Davies is a foster parent for Toronto Cat Rescue (TCR) in Canada and has been with the group for three years. When I asked Heather how she got into fostering, she said that she wanted a way to “pay back” for the two awesome cats she adopted from TCR. She also follows Foster Dad John at The Critter Room and found him very inspiring.

Having recently taken in her 64th and 65th fosters (a.k.a the Wee Trees), Heather has Continue reading “Catching Up with Foster Parent Heather”

Happy Tails – Foster Parent Jackie

Jackie M. has fostered around 40 cats over the years. She currently fosters for Almost Home Foundation in Illinois, an all volunteer, foster-based rescue group that works with both cats and dogs. Jackie currently has 10 animals in her house – three cats and two dogs of her own, plus five foster cats – a momma and her four newborn kittens.

A conversation with Jackie

How did you get into fostering?
I lost my cat to diabetes and Continue reading “Happy Tails – Foster Parent Jackie”