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Foster carers provide valuable and life-saving care to vulnerable animals in need. The role of a foster carer is an important one, and changes little lives for the better.

Fostering means that you care for a cat temporarily in your home and provide them with all that you would your won pet - food, love, enrichment, safety and all the comforts of a home. You’ll also get to work one on one with them rehabilitating them until they are healthy, and ready to find their forever homes!

We pay for vet bills, and any health-related expenses, as well as providing ongoing support and resources to assist you through your journey. We also promote your foster babies for adoption, with your involvement!

Fostering can span for short term or long-term periods. We will appropriately pair you with a cat based on your capability, experience and availability.

This role entails a variety of different tasks and responsibilities. These include:

  • Providing food, shelter, and love to the animals you are fostering

  • Transporting animals to veterinary appointments (medical costs will be covered by the rescue)

  • Providing all levels and areas of care that the animal requires

  • In cases of timid or unsocialised animals, socialising the animal will be required

  • Administering medication if necessary

  • Communicating with the foster carer coordinator, and providing weekly written updates on the cat’s development

If you believe that you would be a suitable fit for this role, we’d love to hear from you! We invite both experienced and new carers to apply. If you would like to learn more about this role, visit thebarncatsproject.org/foster