Sparkle Cat Rescue covers the vet care for your foster kitty while they are in your care. We can also provide foot/litter & supplies (if you are unable to help with those expenses).
We have a network of fosters and volunteers that communicate via our Facebook group and via email.
We share photos, helpful tips for the foster kitties, as well as upcoming events and coordination of volunteers.
We hope you will join us!
If you are interested in becoming a foster parent with Sparkle Cat Rescue, please complete the initial foster interest form below. We will get back with you within as soon as possible to discuss you joining our amazing team of volunteers and fosters. Please be patient while we process applications.
We are currently seeking fosters for:
- Neonatals (experience required) - bottle feeding, syringe feeding, unexpected vet visits if the kitten becomes sick. - Kittens 8 weeks and older (must be able to transport to kitten vet appointments (3 boosters, spay/neuter, and any other unexpected vet visits that pop up - kittens are unpredictable! - Social adult cats (cats that are ready for adoption and attending adoption fairs). - Medical Fosters (able to administer meds and transport to regular vet appointments). - Socialization Fosters (have the time required to spend with shy cats and kittens to help them learn to trust humans and be ready for adoption).
We prefer fosters to reside in these areas in order to be able to transport to vet visits and adoption fairs: Burlington, Chapel Hill, Durham, Gibsonville, Greensboro, Mebane, Whitsett.
Adoption events are in Burlington and Greensboro, NC monthly, and Chapel Hill and Mebane a few times a year. Foster must be able to attend at least one event per month if a cat is not sick, up to date on vaccines, and social enough to attend the event.
Foster parents will need to have time to care for their foster kitties and provide them the time and attention to ensure that they are comfortable around potential adopters.
Fosters may be required to administer medications and monitor their health, weight, and temperature.
Fosters should become familiar with their kitties' individual personalities so that you can assist in placing them in the best home.
Foster Parent Responsibilities: - Provide safe, clean, warm, indoor housing and care for cat(s) or kitten(s). - Provide love, care, and socialization to the cats/kittens in your care. - Transport cats/kittens to partner vets in Mebane or Greensboro. For critical care cases we may use a Burlington vet (must be approved by Executive Director). - Attend adoption events in Burlington, Chapel Hill, Greensboro and other local venues with your foster cat at least once a month if the cat is not sick, is fully vetted, and is social. - Provide photos/videos for social media posting at least once weekly to help us promote your foster to get them get adopted. - Be available for meet n greets at your home or able to assist with a home visit for interested adopters. - If you are able to provide food and litter, these are considered a donation so please keep your receipts for tax purposes. We can provide food and litter when it is donated or in special circumstances.
Sparkle Cat Rescue's Responsibilities: -Provides guidance and lots of moral support. -Pays medical bills and provides all necessary medications. -Provides adoption screenings and many adoption venues.
College Students: Unfortunately we are unable to send our cats to foster with college students due to breaks where we would have to find a temporary foster home for the cat. We have tried it in the past and at this time we are not accepting student fosters. We want to limit the amount of times cats must be moved around from foster to foster and the work it takes to find fosters to cover breaks.