A cat "resume" provides an
opportunity to present potential foster homes with a summary of your pet's
best qualities and an example of your commitment to your pet. We suggest
that the military include the information below in their cat resume.
Tell the foster what foods your cat is used to and what
litter you normally use. Provide the cat's usual litter box, dishes, toys,
scratching post, if possible, and a worn article of your clothing to place in
their bedding - the familiar items and the scent of you will make the
veterinarian if another veterinarian will be used while the cat is in foster.
If your cat is not spayed or neutered, please make arrangements to have spay
or neuter done prior to placement in the foster home or arrange with the
foster home to have the animal spayed or neutered at your expense. Minimally, you must provide the following:
You must provide proof of recent negative FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus) & FELV
(Feline Leukemia Virus) testing
You must provide for a veterinary assessment of your cat to rule out contagious
diseases immediately prior to placement.
You must provide a complete veterinary history of the cat including vaccine history and illnesses.
Describe your pet's age, activity level, and/or breed
traits. Describe characteristics that make your pet suited or unsuited
for living with other animals.. Tell the foster home something special about
your pet's personality, and how much you care about your pet. There can be a big difference between a 10-year-old cat
and an active, inquisitive kitten. If your pet is quiet, calm and/or
less active, point that out. If you have an active cat, explain how you
fulfill his/her exercise requirements and what cat toys are used during play
Give examples of your pet's good behavior. If
your cat has lived in other homes before temporarily and is accustomed to
changes, be sure to say so. If you have more than one cat, let the foster
home know how well your cats get along and keep each other company while you
are away. If your cat uses a scratching post, say so and make sure to note
that your cat is litterbox trained.
Explain any bathing or grooming requirements, including
frequency of claw clipping and grooming, and shampoos used.
Describe any behavioural quirks, difficulties with
certain situations (the vet, other animals, thunder storms, etc). The foster
home needs to know what to expect for them to be a "good fit" for
In addition to your cat's resume, you may also want to
provide addresses of your cat's usual groomer and a picture of your cat.
Content Copyright © 2003