Volunteer To Foster A Homeless Kitty

What Does A Foster Volunteer Do?

One of the key elements of our adoption and placement program for cats is the foster program. This program gives homeless cats a safe haven and loving care while we search for the best forever home for each animal.

Cats that are accepted into the foster program are cared for by individuals or families in their own homes. They remain in foster care until a permanent home is found. This may take a few days or weeks, a few months, or much longer.

Foster parents will be given direction and support from the Calaveras Humane Society foster leaders. Food, crates if needed, and medical care are paid for by the Humane Society. In return, foster families agree to follow the foster program guidelines in caring for and helping to place the animal.

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Want To Foster A Cat?

If you have a place in your heart and home to foster a homeless cat, please fill out the Volunteer Form.

How To Adopt A Cat From Foster Care

Foster animals and animals available from the county shelter are listed on our Kitty Catalog & Doggy Directory here on our website. They are also promoted through flyers and other promotional materials.

Foster cats are available to meet you at our Cat Adoption Center in Arnold each week or by private appointment with foster homes.

Potential adopters are screened and care is taken to place each animal in an appropriate “forever” home where it will be loved and cherished as a part of the family.

Sponsor A Cat In Foster Care

You can also help by sponsoring a homeless cat’s foster care.

How Does A Cat Enter Foster Care?

Moves From Shelter to Foster Care

We make every attempt to give priority to animals who have been waiting in cages at the county shelter when space is available in foster homes.

When CHS has room in a foster home and the shelter gives approval, we take an animal into foster care, making more room at the shelter for incoming animals. We also take animals into foster care from private sources in special circumstances, if space allows.

Foster parents do their best to observe the personalities and needs of foster animals in order to place them in the most suitable homes.

Related Pages


Calaveras Humane Society - Volunteer

Feral Feline Project

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55/5 Adoption Project

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Animal Rescue Program

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Spay and Neuter Help

Calaveras Humane Society - Spay/Neuter Vouchers