Do you love kittens? Then why not become a foster parent

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  • It’s Kitten Season, the time of year that mother cats give birth to litters and the volunteers at Furry Friends are looking for Clark County residents who want to provide foster homes to kittens

Diane Stevens
For ClarkCountyToday.com

 

VANCOUVER — Love cats and kittens but not ready for your own? Maybe your lifestyle doesn’t allow time for you to adopt, then fostering may be a great alternative. Fostering is a great way to help some kittens on your own time, in the comfort of your own home for a few weeks or months.

 

Kitten Season is coming. That is the period of time between roughly, March through November each year when all the unsprayed female cats start having their kittens. A female cat will usually have 4-6 kittens in a litter and can have up to 3 litters during the season. A female can become pregnant as early as 5 months old.

 

Kitten Season is coming and the volunteers at Furry Friends are inviting Clark County residents to provide foster homes for kittens in the care of the nonprofit organization. Photo courtesy of Diane Stevens
Kitten Season is coming and the volunteers at Furry Friends are inviting Clark County residents to provide foster homes for kittens in the care of the nonprofit organization. Photo courtesy of Diane Stevens

Furry Friends tries to take in as many mom cats with babies as they can. But these nursing females with their litters need to be raised in a home, not in a shelter. A cat’s personality is largely formulated in the first eight weeks of life. They need to be gently handled as soon as possible. Early human handling results in a well socialized cat.

 

The more foster parents working with Furry Friends, the more lives of kittens the organization can save. The experience of fostering can be one of the most uniquely satisfying and fulfilling experiences of one’s life.

 

To become a foster home for Furry Friends a Foster Application must be completed, references checked and the home inspected. Foster parents are to maintain the health and well-being of each cat in their care; with cats remaining indoors at all times. All food, litter and medical will be supplied. You can help make a life-saving difference by becoming a volunteer foster parent today.

 

Those interested in fostering, should complete the online application at www.furryfriendswa.org. Or for more information, call (360) 993-1097 or email [email protected]

 

Founded in 1999, Furry Friends is a 501c3 nonprofit, no-kill organization that rescues and adopts out homeless, relinquished, and abused cats in Clark County. The organization cares for the cats as long as it takes to find their forever home. Furry Friends is an all-volunteer organization; there is no paid staff. Furry Friends depends entirely on private donations, business sponsorships and fundraising events to finance its operation.

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