Fosters are CRUCIAL, and the work that we do would not be possible without them.


A foster can be the difference between life and death for a cat in the shelter, and they are intricate in the rehabilitation of abused and neglected cats. 

If you are interested in getting involved and becoming one of our foster parents, please fill out the application below to get the process started.

Do you live in a:
Do you:

If renting, we will contact your landlord to ask if fostering in your home is acceptable. You will not be able to foster until we receive positive confirmation.


Type of pet:
Altered? (Spayed/Neutered)
Type of pet:
Altered? (Spayed/Neutered)
Type of pet:
Altered? (Spayed/Neutered)

We require all resident pets be up to date on all vaccinations.


How would you describe your level of experience with CATS? Check all that apply.
What types of cats are you interested in fostering? Check all that apply.
Do you have experience with bottle fed babies:
If you have resident cat(s), do you have a space to isolate fosters until all cats are comfortable?

RWAR determines the criteria for fostering, decides which animals are eligible for foster care, and appoints foster caregivers from a pre-approved list of trained providers. RWAR will require you to fill out a foster application, a Ruby Whiskers Animal Rescue Foster Care Agreement, as well as attend a Cat Foster Orientation Class prior to being accepted as a foster parent. RWAR foster care volunteers may always refuse any specific request for any reason. RWAR staff will inform you of any medical treatments to be administered, the anticipated length of the foster-care period, the objectives of each particular placement (restoring to health, rearing to adoptable age, socialization, etc.), and any other restrictions or expectations we may have. 


You will be expected to keep the animal safe and secure, return it to RWAR when requested to do so, and not promise the animal to anyone, or imply that you have the authority to approve a potential adoption. RWAR retains ownership of all animals placed in foster care and will make all decisions regarding the adoption and placement of the animals fostered. 


RWAR cannot accommodate people fulfilling court-ordered community service within the Foster Care Program. RWAR does not accept into this program those convicted of violent crimes or crimes involving animal cruelty or neglect. Students seeking credit for school service requirements should speak with the Foster Care Coordinator to discuss the program before proceeding. 


The foster parent is responsible for transporting the animals to and from veterinary appointments, surgery, behavior evaluations, vaccinations, etc. The foster parent may also be responsible for transporting the animal to and from adoption events and to off-site training classes, at the Foster Care Coordinator's discretion. You will be required to fill out a brief questionnaire about your foster animal's behavior and personality. 


I have read and understand the statements above. I certify that all the information contained in this application is true and correct. I understand that although RWAR takes reasonable care to screen animals for foster care placement, it makes no guarantees relating to the animals' health, behavior or actions. I understand that I receive foster care animals at my own risk and can decline to accept any animal for which RWAR has asked me to provide care. I acknowledge that RWAR is not responsible for any property damage or personal injury suffered by me, members of my household, including my own animals, or any third parties during a foster placement, and I assume liability to provide adequate controls to prevent such damage or injury. 




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