SPARKLE CAT RESCUE FOSTERS & VOLUNTEERS INFORMATION
Sparkle Cat Rescue Foster Responsiblities
To provide safe, clean, warm, indoor housing and care for cat(s) or kitten(s).
We encourage our foster parents to treat their foster cat(s) like resident cats.
Provide clean bedding (blankets, towels, etc.) and toys.
Be responsible for scheduling and honoring appointments at our partner vet(s) for vaccinations and spay/neuter appointments.
Communicate with Executive Director regarding the condition of kitties in our program and ANY questions about their care and/or health. For immediate response please use the contact phone number provided to you OR email firstname.lastname@example.org. Email is checked regularly.
Please DO NOT incur any veterinary expenses without prior authorization.
Provide 5 days notice to Executive Director when you need food/litter replenished so we can promote on Facebook and request donations via our Amazon Wish List OR drop off donations locally.
Attend adoption fairs with your foster kitties. Fairs are held at least monthly and sometimes twice per month. If you are unable to attend, please make arrangements for a volunteer to help transport your foster kitty to and from the fair. You may also drop off your foster cat at the adoption fair venue and pick up after the fair if you are unable to stay for the fair.
While fostering for Sparkle Cat Rescue, we ask that you DO NOT foster for any other rescue group.
Protecting Your Resident Cat or other Sparkle Cat Fosters When You Bring In a New Foster Cat
When you bring in a new foster, you should isolate them from your resident cats or other foster cats that are in the home for 7 days.
Whenever you expose your own pet to a foster cat or kitten, there is a risk of illness or infection.
Wash your hands after handling your foster cat/kittens. If your fosters have a contagious condition, we suggest you wear a long-sleeved shirt while handling the fosters, then take it off prior to having any interaction with your own pets.
Your pets should be current on all vaccinations for their own protection.
Sparkle Cat Rescue is not legally allowed to provide medications or treatment for any kitties except those belonging to Sparkle Cat Rescue
The Adoption Process
Sparkle Cat Rescue fosters are advocates for our kitties and you provide the best information about your kitties. Any observations you can provide will help ensure a good placement, and will result in happy kitties and happy adopters.
If someone you know would like to adopt one of your foster kitties, the prospective adopter must go through the routine adoption procedure and pay the normal adoption fee.
We do appreciate referrals from our foster homes but please do not promise any cat or kitten(s) to anyone. All adoptions must be approved through our adoption committee.
Cats and kittens should not be shown to interested adopters unless and until an approved adoption application is on file at Sparkle Cat Rescue via www.sparklecatrescue.org.
Once an adoption application is received by our adoption coordinator, it is screened (vet references, personal references, etc).
Once approved, a meet n greet is coordinated with the foster and the interested adopter. If you are uncomfortable meeting the adopter on your own, either the Executive Director or another experienced foster/volunteer will assist you to ensure the meet n greet goes smoothly and all questions the adopter has will be answered.
A meet n greet does not guarantee the cat will be adopted by the approved adopter, especially if there is more than one interested adopter in a specific cat or cats. We want to ensure the best fit for all kitties in our program and if there is more than one application for a cat or kittens, we will set up multiple meet n greets and discuss the best fit for the cat or kittens following the meetings.