Volunteer & Fostering


FOSTER HOMES ARE NEEDED


Join our team at Little Whiskers Rescue by offering your heart and home to cats in need.

We are always in need of foster homes. The more homes available the more cats we are albe to rescue.  As a foster parent you offer a second chance at life to abandoned, neglected, stray, pregnant, sick or injured animals in your own home, until they have found their forever family. Foster homes are desperately needed especially during kitten season when there is a high number of cats and kittens that need our help.  At times foster parents are also needed to hand
feed kittens who do not have their moms.

If you are interested in becoming a foster parent, we ask that you contact us to discuss fostering opportunities and to arrange in finding the right cat/kitten to suit your lifestyle.


FAQ

Q: Can I choose the kind of cat I want to foster?

A: Yes! Whether it be female, male, kittens only, a bonded pair of cats, pregnant cat, litter of kittens, bottle feeders, or cats that need extended medical care or attention, we will work with you to find the right foster situation for your home environment and lifestyle.

Q: Can I foster if I already have other pets in my home?

A: Yes! Many of our foster parents have resident pets already in the home. It can sometimes take an adjustment period for them to get along (this is normal!), we will work with you and offer advice as needed to make the transition as smooth as possible.

Q: What if my foster cat gets sick? Do I have to pay for their medical care?

A: No, Little Whiskers Rescue will pay for all necessary medical expenses for our foster cats in your care.

Q: Do you pay for food and litter?

A: We ask that the foster home provide food and litter for the cat in their care. There are times when the rescue does get donations of cat food and litter which are distrubted between the foster homes when available.

Q: What if I want to adopt my foster cat?

A: Fostering is a great way to get to know how a cat will adapt to your home and lifestyle. If you find that your foster friend should be part of your family, you can adopt the foster cat in your care. We love when our foster cats have won over the hearts of their foster families.

Q: What happens when items in my home are damaged by the foster pet?

A: As with many of the cats we take in- their past history is an unknown. Some cats may have behavioural issues that will need training. As we are 100% non profit, we do not have the funds to pay for house contents that may become damaged.
Although we are not liable for any damage that may occur, we will work with you closely to address any behavhioural issues that may arise, or find a cat that would work better for you and your home environment.

Q: What do I do with the foster animal if I go on vacation?

A: We provide foster relief as needed.  We ask that you provide as much notice as possible to ensure we can find an excellent alternative home.

Q: How long will the foster cat be in my care?

A:   Unfortuntely, we cannot predict how long this will take as each cat is different.  If you can only foster for a specific period of time we ask that you please let us know at the time of arranging foster placement so that we can find another suitable home following your care.



Volunteering Opportunities
Transporting Animals

Volunteers are needed to transport our animals to and from our foster homes to fundraising events and to local veterinary clinics for their appointments.

Special Events & Fundraising

We at times have fundraising events where volunteers are needed to help the rescue by raising funds that allow us to continue to do what we do. 100% of all profits earned go directly back towards the care of
cats and kittens looking for a forever home.



WISH LIST
Many of our supporters want to help us by donating items that we use with our furry fosters every day.  Here are a few of the items that we are currently in need of:

•Cat Toys
•Cat Treats
•Cat Beds
•Cat furniture and Scratching Posts•Cat Crates/Carriers
•Kitten/Cat Food (both kibble and cans)
•Cat Litter
•Kitten Milk Replacer
•Puppy Pee Pads
•Garbage bags
•Laundry Soap
•Gift Certificates from Pet Stores


Monetary donations are also welcome and can be made directly to the Little Whiskers Rescue Vet in person or by phone:  Queensdale Animal Hospital
538 Upper Wellington St
Hamilton, ON
L9A3P5
(905)575-0538

Many thanks to all those who have donated to our wish list!!