Want to join the Force?
In the past, we have had the help of a few foster homes from time to time in critical care situations. Our veteran fosters have been with us for years providing homes to neonatal kittens and puppies who have needed a safe place to grow and learn.
In 2018, the number of foster homes that have stepped up has been absolutely amazing. Since we have more than quadrupled the number of foster families on which we rely - given this tremendous team of people the title of our HATS FOSTER FORCE. Countless lives have been saved through the intense dedication, communication, and love provided by these foster families.
Interested in fostering? Here are the steps required to become a cat or dog foster home:
Contact us in person or via our website (hatsweb.org/foster) and fill out a foster interest form.
Speak with a supervisor to discuss the requirements of a foster home, appropriate set up, and approval.
Be added to our database of approved adopters.
Get your fostering space set up.
If fostering kittens, watch the Kitten Lady How-To videos on Facebook.
Join the HATS Foster Force Facebook group for questions, updates, and foster-needed posts.
Wait for a call that critters in need have come into the shelter.
Pick up supplies, clinic schedule, and babies in need of love.
Care for the critters in your home for a period of 2-12 weeks, depending on the situation, and your preference.
Return foster babies for surgery and then to be adopted.