Every day we receive calls from people in the community with feral or stray cats that need to find a safe place to relocate and needed medical attention. The only way that we can save these animals is with the help of foster homes. As a foster, you provide a safe, loving home for pets in our program while we help them find their forever home. You can help us gain valuable information about the pet, give them much-needed attention and enrichment, and ultimately help us make the best match with a new family.
What are the general responsibilities of being a foster family?
Check in regularly with your coordinator
Provide a safe, clean, caring environment
Provide food, water, litter, toys/enrichment, and shelter
Provide exercise and socialization as appropriate
Monitor any medical and/or behavioral problems
Transport to/from any necessary vet appointments
Transport to/from offsite adoption events
In certain cases, especially for bottle baby kittens, the foster pets require isolation from other animals in the home for 10-14 days or longer, if the foster pet is sick
Foster to Adopt
For local adoptions, if you are interested in a particular cat but want to be sure that the cat will fit into your household, you can foster the cat for 2 weeks at which time you will need to decide if you want to adopt the cat. You provide all food, litter and toys, but we pay for and provide transportation for vet visits.
Foster to Adopt Application
If you would like to help with the cost of caring for a cat but do not want to take the cat into your home, we offer sponsorships. You can select a cat or cats to sponsor from our Adopt page, for $25 per month per cat. Click the Donate button at the top of the page and in the Paypal transaction add a note indicating "Sponsor" and which cat(s) you want to sponsor.
When your sponsored cat or kitten is adopted, you can continue your sponsorship by selecting another cat, or by contacting us to let us know which cat(s) you'd like to sponsor next. When you no longer want to sponsor, you will need to log in to your Paypal account to end your monthly donation.
If you prefer to sponsor by check, please mail monthly checks to WACCC, PO Box 3093, Crossville, TN 38557.