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Since David and I both love animals and have the flexibility that comes with working from home, we decided to start fostering kittens. We have the space and time to give them love until they can go to their forever home and we have been loving every second of it. Obviously this isn’t a wedding-related post, but I can say these babies have been a welcome distraction from our own planning and are so adorable. I mean, who doesn’t love tiny kittens?
How to Foster
We signed up for a foster information session with the San Diego Humane Society, which is required to begin fostering their animals. It lasted around 90 minutes and reviewed the reasons for fostering and what kinds of animals most need fostering (kittens are the highest percentage).
After the meeting, we filled out an application that was approved. Once you’re approved, you get access to their virtual bulletin board of available animals. Each animal post contains information about the pets such as their background, any health issues, and what the care requirements are. If interested, you email the shelter that you’d like to foster those specific animals and they’ll let you know if you got them (they go quick!).
Our Experience Fostering Kittens
As of today, we’ve had these two cuties for 10 days and have loved every second of it. They stay in a large pen in my office and we let them out several times a day for supervised playtime. We feed them wet food 4-5 times a day and leave kibble and water out at all times.
Each day, we have to log their weights, as well as other health information to let the shelter know they’re doing ok. We did have some minor concerns with them after a week, so we were able to take them in for a check up. They go back next week for a wellness exam and then we’ll continue to care for them until they are old enough to be neutered/spayed.
Within a day of their surgery, they’ll be available for adoption through the SD Humane Society. We surely will miss them, but thankfully we can always host another litter. Having infinite kittens has honestly always been a dream of mine!