Become a Foster!

Fostering a cat means all of the cuddles, none of the commitment!

As an all-volunteer organization, operating on a

shoestring budget, WHISKERS-A-GOGO doesn’t have

a shelter. Instead, we rely on a network of foster homes

to keep cats from being euthanized in city shelters.

Foster parents are an integral part of animal rescue—

we pull and vet the cat, and then our foster cat-parents

house them until we can find them a permanent home.

Some cats need a little help with socialization, others

need a safe place to heal. Most just need a temporary

landing pad while we search for their forever home.

Why should you foster?

 

  1. Fostering is a great way to find out if you want to become a permanent pet owner. (Warning: You may fall in love with your foster cat.)

  2. If you have children, fostering will expose them to the joy that comes from helping their community and taking care of animals.

  3. Fostering saves lives. Being able to place a cat in a foster home literally keeps more animals alive.

  4. You will have support from our volunteers, who are ready to answer any questions that might come up!

What are the responsibilities of a foster?

 

The most important parts of being a foster for Whiskers-A-GoGo include:

  1. Caring for your foster cat or kitten to the best of your abilities;

  2. Providing all food, litter, treats, etc. for your foster cat or kitten;

  3. Sending photos and writing a bio for your foster so we can advertise them for adoption; 

  4. Working with WaGG to introduce your foster to interested adopters via home visits or video chat;

  5. Maintaining open communication about your foster cat or kitten's health, and only taking them to the vet when a Whiskers-A-GoGo representative has arranged an appointment for you. 

We hope you will consider becoming one of our fosters!

Email us at Whiskersagogo.nyc@gmail.com for more information.

To get a head start, fill out our foster application!

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