Cat fostering gives a needed temporary home to shelter animals
BEVERLY HILLS, CA (robinsrowe.com) 2020/06/08 – During COVID-19, as we shelter-in-place, we’ve all become shelter animals. During this emergency, a record number of Americans are caring for shelter animals.
A temporary addition to our home are three sibling kittens… Rowen, Harlan and Lief.
All three kittens look so similar they are hard to tell apart visually, while each has its own personality.
Rowen, the girl, is a little smaller. She loves to sit on laps. When we sit down, a kitten soon begs to sit on us. All three kittens will lounge on your lap piled together, or lay on the bed together as a cat tangle.
Harlan and Lief, the boys, are looking to pounce or climb the scratching post. All three kittens love playing with toys, whether it’s a fake mouse or a piece of ribbon.
Rowen will be sleeping peacefully when a kitten, typically Lief, leaps on her to wake her up. She will pounce on them later when they are sleeping.
Harlan was the most outgoing kitten at first, then spent several days where he would lay by himself in the cat carrier. Concerned, we took him to the vet, who pronounced him fit with nothing wrong. Vet’s opinion, he was faking to get attention. We took him home. He’s been affectionate and playful ever since.
Lief is the most adventurous, ready to play and explore. Also very affectionate. A favorite pastime is to sit on the bathroom counter and play with a trickle of water coming out of the faucet. He will use his paw to push my cupped hand under the water and pull it back to drink.
Fostering cats is a great way to have the joy of a pet temporarily. Rowen, Harlan and Lief are litter box trained and spayed and neutered. They are ready for adoption into a loving home. Do you know someone who needs the love and playfulness of a kitten?
In Los Angeles, there are many places to apply to foster kittens:
COVID-19 has closed shelters to the public and at the same time, with people staying home, has greatly increased the demand for pets. After applying to all of the organizations above, it was MFA that came through with kittens for us to foster.