First Foster Cat at Hotel Three Chatty Cats

I’ve wanted to foster cats for a while now, and Ross and I finally started fostering on Sunday. I will write more about the process of how we got started later, but I wanted to quickly introduce you to the two-year-old Juno. She’s our first foster cat. And she’s a beauty!

Juno, black foster cat
Such sleek and beautiful fur. (Slightly blurry, but I love the pose.)

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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?
I can’t say I was surprised but certainly have learned Continue reading “A Fostering Story with Karen Hill”

The One That Got Away

Last month I did a profile on foster parent and fellow blogger Heather Davies. I asked her at the time if she had a favorite foster story to share. While she said she had a couple, her nearest foster fail was a kitten named Hamish. So today, Heather is doing a guest post to share Hamish’s story with us. The quoted text in the story contains passages from original posts from Heather’s blog.

The Story of Hamish

by Heather Davies

Beautiful queen, Arabelle, and her six kittens were brought to Toronto Cat Rescue from one of our partner shelters outside the city. She was friendly and Continue reading “The One That Got Away”

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”