Kitten Foster Program

Each year, 50+ foster families give nearly 400 kittens and cats a safe, caring temporary home. In a foster home, there is socialization for young kittens, space for mother cats to raise their young and feeding and loving care for the neonates without moms. Without these foster homes, many of these cats and kittens would not survive. Foster homes also free up space within the shelter, which means more lives are saved!

Specific goals of the Kitten Foster Program include:

1:) Providing a safe nurturing environment for mother cats to raise their kittens
2:) Socializing and caring for weaned kittens until they are due to come back to the shelter
3:) Being a ‘mom’ to the neonates (bottle babies) until they are weaned and eating solid food

Foster home requirements:

1:) A warm, dry, safe place in a separate room, in the home, away from other animals
2:) The ability to keep accurate records of weights, etc., if required
3:) Commitment through the duration of the foster process: 2 weeks to 3 months depending on the age of the kittens at the time of foster
4:) Spending a minimum of two hours per day with the foster kittens (and momma if she’s with them), for socialization and basic care
5:) Ability to travel to the Peoria location for vet visits or if kittens get sick
6:) Foster families with children are welcome, but parents must assume responsibility for the foster kittens

Interested in being a kitten foster parent? Click the link below to fill out our mini app and you will be contacted by our kitten foster coordinator: http://bit.ly/3tIpEwi





Sun Cities 4 Paws has many permanent shelter residents. We have a ‘Sponsor a Shelter Resident’ program to help offset costs. Read more here or donate here and choose Sponsor a Shelter Cat from the drop down menu.


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