The importance of fostering
Cats die every day in shelters due to over population, illness or behavior issues. A good foster program allows these animals to get out of the shelter system and into a home environment where they can get well or their behavior can be monitored and modified.
The most vulnerable of that population is kittens. Bottle babies (unweaned kittens that come in with no mom) are the most at risk followed by kittens with no moms that are too young to be vaccinated. But even kittens with their moms are at risk from exposure to illness.So, what can you do??
Bug - our first (and only) bottle baby
Well, if you have a space away from your pets, consider fostering for a local rescue.
our foster room - it used to be the (unused) dining room
If you can't do that, check their website for a donation list - kittens eat like there is no tomorrow and rescues go through LOTS of food and litter.
Share their posts on facebook and twitter....good attention is always welcome.
Every little effort from all of us will make a difference....