The important information below pertains only to fosters for your
cats. If you are looking for a foster for a dog or bird, click here.
We hope to help support your efforts and sacrifice by providing some options for in home foster placement of your
cat or cats during the time you are called up and unable to be with your pet. Please be aware that these offers of fosters have not been screened, but we've asked them to provide pertinent screening information to facilitate your finding a good home for
your cat while you are gone. Operation Noble Foster is offering this service at no charge.
You will find that we have asked the
potential fosterers to provide a lot of information so you can assess the quality of the home
and any risk to your animal. For instance, generally people who live in homes they own are
less likely to have problems arise from needing to relocate with pets than those who live
in apartments, so we ask about that.
We suggest you obtain verification of identity and place of employment.. If you have any question
at all in your mind or heart about how good a home
is offered, you can ask for more references
or, if there is
time, ask to visit the home. It is strongly advised you give preference,
if there is a choice, to fosterers working with an established rescue and
they have backup and have been screened by experts.
Rescues with fosterers are listing on the database.
You can find them when you search by state
by looking under "Number of years of experience" as they have been
told to put RESCUE or the name of their rescue in that field.
Please feel free to contact us
to help with screening a home if you are concerned at all about
the information offered. We will help in any way we can and may be able to
use our contacts with rescuers nationwide to arrange for a rescuer to do a home visit
to the foster home (and report to you) if there
We strongly recommend
that you contact the veterinarian whose reference
potential fosterers have been asked to list and obtain their recommendation for the
foster home. You may want to also arrange with the veterinarian (or your own veterinarian)
to pay them directly for any necessary services that your cat may require at that time
- many may be willing to bill your or charge to your credit card, and some may
well choose to help support the military by offering services at reduced rates.
If your animal is not neutered or spayed, we strongly recommend that you either get it done prior
to placement or agree to the foster having it done at your expense soon after the
cat is brought to them. It's the responsible thing to do when it comes to owning a pet cat.
We also provide a list of low cost spay and neuter resources.
You will need to discuss
financial arrangements for the
cat with the person offering foster. We do offer a contract for your use to spell
these and other issues out in order to help prevent misunderstandings
or surprises down the road. The majority of the people offering these foster placements
are good hearted and patriotic people who want to support all of you in our military and our
government and so, in this time of need , they are offering to help you to be able to return to your
cat rather than being forced to place them in a shelter. However, not all people may be honest. and
you do need to have pertinent information to choose and to be careful in your selection.
help assure there are no unmet expectations that may cause problems while you
are away and that the "fit" is right between you, your cat, and the
foster home, we suggest that you provide a "cat resume"
to potential foster homes providing information about your cat.
It is STRONGLY advised you
get low cost pet insurance to cover veterinary costs while you are away. Pet
Insurance Now has rates that are extremely affordable.
Please check their site for details of what they do and do not cover and for
If you sign up for pet insurance with Pet
Insurance Now with your name and credit card
information and put your address as "C/O
[the name of the fostering person]", with the foster person's address, the foster home will be able to
submit veterinary claims on your cat directly for payment. For more information on choosing a pet insurance policy,
we suggest you check on http://www.pet-insurance-info.com/.
Many people are not aware
of the vagaries & needs of specific breeds, so if you have a Purebred cat please do contact us
to help with screening the home and arrangements. We have contact with cat fanciers who are expert in one or
many breeds and who are offering foster in some areas.
see that some rescuers have offered help with transport of your pets to
family or foster homes in our database. They will show RESCUE TRANSPORT in
the space for "years of experience". Do check their
credentials before arranging transport. Recognized 501(c)3 organizations are
preferred. Those offering transport who own registered Catteries in any major
association (CFA, TICA, ACFA, CFF) are also very experienced in dealing
with any emergency that may arise during transport. Many people are looking
for ways to help you in any way possible, but not all people are honest or
can be trusted, so do screen transporters well as you would screen fosterers.
If you need transport where none is offered. please feel free to contact us
and we will contact the transport lists and attempt to arrange a transport in
FINDING A FOSTER HOME, PROBLEMS, OR QUESTIONS:
To obtain the I.D. and password necessary to search our database of foster volunteers,
you will need to contact us. If fosters cannot be arranged though searching our database or none is available in close
proximity to you, or if you have questions, want advice, or need help with screening fosters,
please do contact us and tell us where the cat is located (City, State). If you have a purebred cat, please
be sure to tell us that your cat is purebred and include the name of the breed. We will put you in touch with fosters expert in dealing with that breed
and/or with purebred rescues who may be able to arrange foster or otherwise take the cat into a home environment.
We're always happy to advise if we can.
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