ID: 158593

Immune Compromised Cat or Kitten Foster Carer

Animal Welfare Regular - more than 6 months Across: Bundoora VIC, Coburg VIC, Eltham VIC, Fawkner VIC, Glenroy VIC, Greensborough VIC, Reservoir VIC, Thomastown VIC

About this opportunity

Alley Katz Australia Org. operates in the Thomastown (Victoria, Australia) area surrounded by the local government areas of Hume, Whittlesea, Darebin, and Moreland.

To be successful in rehoming of unwanted, unowned colony, street cats and kittens which can make a world of difference to the human soul, we are trying to establish a broad network of foster carers who can provide love and affection, accommodation, food and grooming to immune compromised cats for an agreed amount of time. Your input will make the cat more likely to be adopted, which is the outcome we are looking for. Immune compromised cats can lead long lives with suitable support which is usually gradual.

Of course, you may want to keep the fostered cat; in that case we can come to a favourable arrangement.

During the foster care agreement period, for any particular fostered cat, Alley Katz Australia will pay for the cat's veterinary care through its network of participating veterinary practitioners. You would be responsible for feeding, grooming, accommodation and natural affection for the term of the foster care agreement.

Foster carers should be within 1 hr drive of Thomastown Vic. Suggest your location for consideration, if your location is not listed.

It is common for some rescues to be diagnosed with FIV, which can be transmitted to un-vaccinated healthy cats through deep bites. If you have cats not vaccinated against FIV , and they are not FIV positive, we recommend vaccination subject to veterinary guidance. Cat's with FIV should be kept inside for the foster care period.


Additional requirements

We are asking that you have access to transport to take the cat or kitten to and from vet appointments or for the purposes of adoption enquiries.

You should have a cat carrier for this purpose and an ability to keep the cat inside.

Time Required

As a general guide, the fostered cat or kitten will need your attendance two to three times a day for about 20 minutes.

Suitable for
  • Families with Children
Type of work
  • Working with Animals