Kittens under the age of 12 weeks old are cared for in volunteer foster homes. Foster parents agree to take cats or kittens into their home on behalf of Cats Exclusive, and care for them as if they were their own pets until they can be adopted. This involved feeding, cleaning, grooming, and playing with the cats. A foster parent must be able to provide a separate room or cage to isolate the newcomers (at least initially). They must have knowledge and experience of the proper care for cats or kittens. At Cats Exclusive, they are at foster care until they are old enough to get fixed, tested for FIV/FelV, and get their initial vaccinations, which is usually around 3 months old.
Unweaned orphaned ktitens need to be bottle fed and require the most work and time. As with human infants, around the clock bottle feeding of kitten formula is required, as frequently as every 2-3 hours for newborns. Some kittens will have their mother with them and are still nursing. Others are weaned and are able to eat kitten food from a bowl. We also need foster parents for special needs or timid cats that require socializing.
Please contact us if you are interested in fostering.
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