Animal Safe Haven does NOT have a facility. We are a foster system that relies on volunteer families like you. Please consider opening your homes and hearts to these rescued animals in need and help us help them. We can work with most any living situation, family type, and schedule to make sure that the animal you foster is as happy as you are!
Having the rescued animals in foster families allows the animals to receive more one on one attention. Thus we are better able to pair families with rescued kitties knowing from the foster families the behaviors, attitudes, and personalities of each cat. We are always in need of more foster families! We prefer to have kitties fostered out independently unless they are still under 8 weeks, or part of a bonded pair. Let us know what your living situation is like and what pets you already have and we will be able to match you with a foster kitty!
Fostering is an awesome way to help cats in need and depending on the time it takes for the cat to be adopted, one person/family can end up saving dozens of cats in just a year. By providing the cat with a temporary home you not only allow them to recuperate from a wide range of potentially traumatic backgrounds, but you also prevent the cat from going to a state or county shelter, where they could be needlessly euthanized for fearful and defensive behavior. In your home the cat is part of the family and has their own space to adjust on their terms. You will learn their likes and dislikes, funny quirks, teach them manners, show them kindness and earn their respect. Foster families are better able to describe the cats and their true personalities, which means that we are better able to match cats to the perfect forever families. Foster people/families are required to provide photos or videos of the ASHA cat(s) to post on ASHA's social media at least once per week. The ability to transport cats to veterinary appointments is required, and ASHA covers all vet costs. Supplies such as litter boxes, dishes, food, and litter can be provided from ASHA if necessary.
Our cat foster program is designed to help kittens, adolescents, and adult cats alike get a second chance at finding a home — a chance they would not have received at a shelter. Many of the cats who are with ASHA have come off the streets and are in need of foster homes that can provide extra care and attention, which a typical shelter often doesn’t have the staff or resources to provide. But in a loving foster home, every cat can get the individual attention he or she needs to build trust with humans and soon find a forever family.
Care for foster cats includes feeding according to size and needs, and lots of play time and positive socialization. Although fostering can be a lot of work, it is a very rewarding experience. By participating in this program, you are saving lives and helping many different types of cats find the families they’ve been longing for. Through fostering, we can work together to Save Them All.
Thank you so much for your interest in fostering pets for Animal Safe Haven & Adoptions, Inc. By opening up your home to foster pets, you’re not only helping to save lives, you’re providing the individual attention and love these cats desperately need.
Once you have completed your foster application online, our foster coordinator will get in touch with you to schedule a home visit.
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ASHA CAN provide if needed:
Yes. The foster application is designed as a survey to help the foster coordinator match you with the best animal for your needs and your current schedule. If you have a full-time job, the foster coordinator will match you with a cat who may be OK alone during the workday. You would then just need to provide ample attention to the cat before and/or after your workday.
Yes. We require that all foster cats be kept indoors for the duration of their stay in foster homes, so a fenced yard is irrelevant.
We only want the animals that are comfortable with going out in public to go to the adoption events. Unnecessary stress on the animals is not something we ever want to put an animal through. When a rescued animal is ready for adoption events we will try to make sure he or she is able to attend as many as possible, thus ensuring more time in the public eye and having a better chance with getting adopted! Currently with COVID-19 we are not planning public adoption events. Our main way of spreading the word about the rescued and adoptable pets is by social media so we ask our foster families to take plenty of cute videos and photos to post on our ASHA Facebook page and please share that with your friends and family too!!
Unfortunately, ASHA cannot sign off on court-ordered community service hours for fostering. Community service is supposed to be supervised work, and fostering is unsupervised, since it takes place in your home. If you need community service hours, on-site volunteering is an option at one of our foster families, at adoption events, and fund-raising events. Contact us to begin volunteering! Information about volunteering for ASHA and our Volunteer Application is located HERE.