19th Jul, 2019

Frankley RSPCA launches appeal to find foster carers for homeless cats

Bromsgrove Editorial 11th May, 2019 Updated: 12th May, 2019

AN APPEAL has been launched by the RSPCA in Frankley to find cat lovers to foster mummy moggies waiting for their fur-ever home, writes Charlotte Mitchell.

The charity is looking for people willing to open their home and care for one of the fun-loving balls of fluff.

Jo Szkutnicki, veterinary surgeon at the Newbrook Farm, said: “This fostering position will be incredibly rewarding.

“With kitten season upon us, we will soon be getting a large number of mother cats and their kittens who need a spare room to reside in for between six to eight weeks.”

And cat lovers need not worry about cost as the RSPCA supplies food, litter boxes, bowls and veterinary care for the animals taken in.

Fostering is not an adoption of an animal.

Fosterers are looking after the cats on a short-term basis although they can go through the adoption process if they want.

At the end of the fostering service the animal will return to the RSPCA’s care to find a new permanent home.

Fosterers need to be 18 or over, have had an up-to-date tetanus and need two character references (not family member).

If fosterers live in rented accommodation they need written permission from their landlord that they can have animals.

Existing pets in the house cannot have a contagious disease, for example feline leukemia virus (FeLV), or feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV).

Animals previously treated for ringworm and given the ‘all clear’ by a veterinary surgeon are allowed.

Anyone interested should email birmac@rspca.org.uk or call 0300 123 8585.

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