Caring For Creatures

352 Sanctuary Lane, Palmyra, VA 22963
(434) 842-2404 Fax: (434) 842-1308
www.caringforcreatures.org

CAT FOSTER APPLICATION

Cat fostering is an incredibly rewarding experience that helps prepare our cats for their forever homes. Our primary need for cat fostering is to provide round-the-clock care for orphaned kittens who need bottle-feeding, assist with socialization of shy cats, and provide care for a nursing mother and her litter. Caring For Creatures does have a physical shelter, and we only use fostering for animals we feel will need some extra help to prepare for their forever families or during times we are experiencing a high-volume of intakes.


Foster Information

Applicant Name:

Co-Applicant Name:

Street Address:

City:

State:

Zip:

Home Phone:

Cell Phone (if different than home):

Email:

Are you at least 21 years of age?

How many adults are in your household?

How many children are in your household?

What are their ages?

Are there children who visit frequently?

If yes, what are their ages?

Are family members aware that you are considering fostering a cat?

Have you ever been accused or convicted of animal neglect, abuse, or cruelty?

If yes, please describe the circumstances:


Your Home

My home is a:

If Other, please explain

How long have you been at this address:

Do you:

If you rent, do you have your landlord’s permission to foster a cat?:

Landlord's name:

Phone No.:

How would you describe your household activity level?


General Foster Information

How long are you willing to foster a particular animal?

Other

Are you willing to foster a pregnant cat or a nursing mother and kittens?

Are you willing to foster newborn orphan kittens requiring bottle feedings and special care?

Are you willing to foster kittens up to the age of 8 weeks?

Please check if you are willing to foster a cat with special needs (use CTRL to select more than one item on the list):

Are you willing to administer medications or treatments?

Are you willing to take a cat to a specified veterinarian if necessary?

Are you willing to socialize a feral cat?

Are you familiar with the techniques to socialize a shy cat or a feral cat?

If you have any other preferences as a condition of fostering, please advise what they are:

Does everyone in this home want to foster a cat(s) and are they willing to spend time with him/her?

If you have cats in the home, are they:

Do you have a separate room or space where you would keep a foster cat?

Where will your foster sleep?

Where will you keep your foster while you are not at home?

Approximately how long would you expect your foster to be alone each day?

Have you ever fostered animals for any animal shelter or humane group?

If yes, please specify what group(s), when, and where:

If no, why would you like to foster now?


List your Current Pets

How many pets do you currently have?

*If you do not currently have any pets, please proceed to the next section.

*If you have more than 3 current pets, we will contact you for the additional pet’s information during our application review.

1.

Pet’s name:

Type of animal:

Approximate Age:

Sex:

Spayed/Neutered?:

Current on Vaccinations?:

Name and phone number of the veterinarian(s) you took this pet to?

How many years have you had this pet?:

Primarily kept:

2.

Pet’s name:

Type of animal:

Approximate Age:

Sex:

Spayed/Neutered?:

Current on Vaccinations?:

Name and phone number of the veterinarian(s) you took this pet to?

How many years have you had this pet?:

Primarily kept:

3.

Pet’s name:

Type of animal:

Approximate Age:

Sex:

Spayed/Neutered?:

Current on Vaccinations?:

Name and phone number of the veterinarian(s) you took this pet to?

How many years have you had this pet?:

Primarily kept:

** We contact veterinarians for a reference. Do you grant CFC permission to contact your vet?

(In some instances, vets require a release from their client before we can receive medical information from them. CFC will let you know if this is necessary upon review of your application.)


Signature:

Date: