Thank you so much for your interest in becoming a foster family for a SCRF cat – by making this decision, you are saving a life!
SCRF does not have a physical shelter facility and relies solely on our foster network community to provide love, socialization and a temporary vacation stay for our rescues while we work with our many adoption partners to find their furever home.
Fostering helps brings cats in from the outdoors and keeps them out of the shelter system while they get ready for adoption. The average length of foster time for acclimated adult cats is 8-12 weeks. Many cats take less time and some cats take longer to acclimate to home life and be ready for adoption. Kittens may take longer if they are awaiting spay/neuter surgery.
If you are a first time or fairly new foster – we understand that you may be hesitant to take a cat that requires a longer stay with you. We will work together to make sure that your foster cat is a perfect fit for your situation.
Become a SCRF Foster Family
It is our goal to make your foster experience something meaningful for your life. Please read the below points to gather more information about our foster program to get an initial understanding as to if this is right for you and your family.
The most important qualification is love and concern for our cats. Participation in our foster program is entirely voluntary and there will be no monetary compensation.
Foster families must provide a clean living environment and daily care including food, water and medication if necessary. SCRF provides food and other supplies on a case-by-case basis.
All fosters must remain indoors at all times and you must have the ability to keep foster cats/kittens separate from your personal pets. Crates or carriers will be provided if needed.
Foster families must have access to reliable transportation to get their fosters to and from vet care when necessary. SCRF will be responsible for providing medication or medical care for our foster cats; foster cats may only go to an approved veterinary facility and only with pre-authorization from SCRF. We ask that you communicate with SCRF immediately regarding any health or behavioral concerns.
SCRF will provide adoption services for your foster through adoption events, online exposure and our adoption partners including PetSmart and the Mount Laurel Animal Hospital.
We ask that you supply a short bio and pictures for your foster for us to post. The more cute pictures we have – the easier it is to get them adopted! We ask that you also share your adoptable cat through your own social media, family and friends.
SCRF fosters must provide a signed foster agreement and signed waiver, which you can find below.