(Closed) Attention animal/cat lovers —–Foster Cat

posted 7 years ago in Pets
  • poll: Adopt the Cat?
    Yes, you must...everyone loves her : (12 votes)
    63 %
    No, you are not the right forever home for her : (3 votes)
    16 %
    Other (please comment) : (2 votes)
    11 %
    I cannot decide!!! : (2 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I fostered animals for several years. I only adopted one. I wanted to keep helping animals in need without stressing my own. Many animals don’t take well to a new baby. Many of my fosters came to me because of this πŸ™  This cat doesn’t sound like she will take the commotion of a new baby well and she does deserve her forever family. I would hate for it not to work out in your home and her be moved yet again in a few years. I personally would pass but I totally support whatever decision you all make. If you are like me you will want to keep them all.

    Post # 5
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    Can you continue fostering her and see where it leads?  Or do you have to make a decision right now?  I think 2 weeks is a short period of time, in my limited opinion, for a cat to get used to a home.  It probably took a couple of months for each my three cats to assimilate into the household and feel comfortable.

    Post # 7
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    592 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Have you seen her around children yet? Has she come from a home with other children where she wasn’t doing well?

    If she hasn’t been around kids yet, if you have a friend who has kids I would see if they could bring the kids around just to see how she reacts. It sounds like she is a really good match with your other cat, and matching cats (when they aren’t kittens) can be difficult sometimes. I have two cats which I adopted a year apart. My older cat loves the second cat, but she will not tolerate any other cats in our house (I have rehomed abandon cats, and brought home lost cats to find their owners).

    If you care for her and think you can provide a good home for her I would do everything in your power to try to see if you think it will work long run. There is no guarantee that another home will be better for her or work out either. Unless PAWS won’t adopt her to a home with children, there is also no guarantee she won’t go to a home that already has kids.

    Post # 10
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    @bestbuddies: Good luck! I hope it all works out. If she isn’t freaking out and letting your cat lick her it sounds like she will warm up to the other cat. Very cute story about your cat – I love when my cats cuddle or groom each other.

    Post # 12
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    So if that’s the case, and since she doesn’t panic when she’s groomed by your current cat, I’d adopt her.  They seem like a match, and her skiddishness will diminish over time.  I have a cat that’s mildly like that, when anything new happens she just needs time to get used to it.

    Post # 14
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I think your current cat is the perfect ally to help your fosters feel at home. I had a cat that was like that. He was such a lovebug he would be anyones friend. I also had a great retired seeing eye dog who put even the most skittish dog hating cats at ease. I think if your heart is in continuing the foster care program you might need to pass on miss callie. She has been thru to much trauma in her life to go thru the drama of foster cats in and out of your home. And honestly the program needs you more as a foster mom than as an adoptive mom. Thanks for joining such a great program. For several years I had a “zoo” living in my house. LOL

    Post # 16
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @bestbuddies: I know because I have been there. I have also seen many first timers leave the program because they adopted their foster and fostering was always to much on the newbie. That is why good foster homes are so hard to find. Fostering is a much bigger sacrifice than adopting. But I also know not everyone is cut out for it. If you can’t do it ..you cant. Don’t worry I will still love ya lol.

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