How do you foster a mother and her kittens?

How do you foster a mother and her kittens?

Set up your fostering room before you bring the mother cat and her kittens home. You should put the litter box as far away from the mother cat’s food and water bowls as possible, and provide a couple of different safe places where she can care for her kittens. A dark area equipped with a whelping box is ideal.

Will my cat be sad when her kittens leave?

When her kittens first leave, your cat may be a little upset. The kittens, however, may have a little more trouble with the process. Sometimes a kitten may refuse to eat or seem depressed for several days after leaving his mom.

What should I do when I bring my foster kittens home?

When you bring your foster kittens and their mom home, put them all in the fostering room and close the door, allowing the mom to explore on her own. Give her a couple of hours before you enter her room and don’t be alarmed if it takes a few days for her to stop hiding. Mom’s care of her kittens

Why are there so many kittens in foster homes?

We like to have at least two kittens in a foster home so they can socialize with and learn from each other. Sometimes there are special circumstances in which a kitten goes to a foster home alone, but it’s usually for a medical or behavioral reason. The decision is made by the foster coordinator.

What to do with a foster kitten from best friends Animal Society?

Foster homes are asked to provide care for the kittens and provide transportation to and from veterinary appointments as needed. Once the kittens are old enough and weigh enough to be spayed or neutered (typically two pounds), you’ll bring them to the Best Friends Lifesaving Center to be fixed and then look for homes.

How old do kittens have to be to be fostered?

Kittens are some of the most at-risk pets in shelters because they require intensive around-the-clock care, and many shelters don’t have the resources or staff to provide that level of care. That’s why the focus of our kitten foster program is to rescue kittens up to eight weeks of age from shelters in the Salt Lake County area.

How to foster a mother cat with kittens?

Getting Started Every home which intends to foster a mom cat with kittens should have a separate room, away from the hub of daily activity. A home with no other pets is ideal, but if you do have pets, you should be able to prevent your pet from going up to the door of the private room.

What’s the job of a foster home for kittens?

The foster home’s job is to be the supportive foster parent, providing a calm, safe, nurturing environment. Instinct tells mom cats to keep their kittens safe, and in order to feel safe, they need privacy, quiet, and minimal activity.

Foster homes are asked to provide care for the kittens and provide transportation to and from veterinary appointments as needed. Once the kittens are old enough and weigh enough to be spayed or neutered (typically two pounds), you’ll bring them to the Best Friends Lifesaving Center to be fixed and then look for homes.

Can you leave a foster kitten with a pet sitter?

You cannot leave your foster cat with an unauthorized person or pet sitter. We have specific training for foster parents, and pet sitters have not undergone that training or signed the release waivers for the foster program. What if a foster kitten bites me?