Spring is only two weeks away and local animal rescue groups will soon be inundated with kittens. These groups would love to say “yes” every time they are asked if they have room for another cat or kitten but they can’t do that without a strong network of foster homes. You can be a part of the solution if you have a small space in your home to offer to a homeless cat or kittens for as little as two weeks.
Planned PEThood of Georgia will be holding a “kitten shower” and open house on Saturday, March 16 from Noon to 2 p.m. and on Wednesday, March 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. for anyone who wants to learn more about fostering opportunities. These two events will be held at the Planned PEThood offices located at 2860 Buford Highway in Duluth. Call 678-561-3491 or send an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested in attending either of these sessions.
Planned PEThood is also asking for donations of items from their “kitten fostering wish list” for the “kitten foster kits” that will be provided to each foster home. The items requested include beds, food and water bowls, blankets, heating pads, cat scratchers, toys and carriers. Click here to see the complete wish list on Amazon.
All of the Planned PEThood kitties are fostered through Companion Animal Rescue League (C.A.R.L.). C.A.R.L. does the adoptions and manages adoption centers at the Petsmart in John's Creek and the Petco at Mall of Georgia. Click here to see all of the cats available for adoption from C.A.R.L.
Fostering cats and kittens does not require a long term commitment. Adult cats need to be quarantined before going to adoption events and kittens need a place to stay undeil they have received two sets of vaccines and are old enough to be spayed or neutered. Planned PEThood provides all medical care as well as training and support. All the foster home needs to provide is shelter, food and lots of TLC.