(Banner photo by Laurelin Sitterly)
If you are interested in becoming a foster care giver for pregnant or nursing cats, bottle-feeding kittens, or socializing weaned kittens under 8 weeks of age, we require you to participate in training. We typically offer a training session on a Saturday morning at the end of March, just before kitten season, and can also schedule additional sessions as needed.
Questions about fostering – the application, the process, etc. can be addressed to Lisa Levasseur at firstname.lastname@example.org
Here are additional resources for those of you fostering with us, or providing kitten care on your own. It’s not an easy process, but it’s rewarding and it’s often the difference between life and death for the kittens in your care.
Alley Cat Allies’ Neonatal Kitten Care – An excellent overview. The gold standard. Many thanks to Alley Cat Allies and to all the work they do.
Alley Cat Allies’ visual Kitten Aging Guide
Feeding Schedule Chart courtesy of Alley Cat Allies
Kitten Weight Chart courtesy of Alley Cat Allies
Kitten Progress Report courtesy of Alley Cat Allies
UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program’s Guide to Raising Orphan Kittens includes care of the pregnant and nursing mother
Longmont Humane Society’s Bottle Baby Info and Trouble-Shooting Guide includes a great weight and cc feeding guide on page 2.
Kathleen Gallagher’s Hand Raising Orphan Kittens
Gentle Paws’ Kitten Primer
Feeding-Guidelines-for-Bottle-Baby-Kittens frequency and amount chart, courtesy of Feline ORE
ASPCA’s Is it Male or Female Kitten? visual guide courtesy of ASPCA Pro