Kitten Foster Program

Helping Kittens

In 2017, Animal Services created a foster program for kittens who are too young to be spayed or neutered and adopted upon their admission. Many of these kittens arrive at the shelter during “kitten season,” the months from spring through early winter when there is a persistent influx of pregnant cats and kitten litters.

Purpose

Foster homes help to reduce the number of felines housed at the shelter, which greatly decreases both the incidence and spread of upper respiratory infections among felines. Also, these foster homes are often an ideal setting for feline socialization and they can help to reduce stress for the kittens. Please see our "Highs and Lows of Kitten Fostering" document for more information on what to expect from the program.

Foster Form

If you are interested in participating in the program, please fill out our form. If you submit a form, a member of our care staff will contact you when we have animals in need of a foster home. Thank you!


More Information

  • Helping Kittens: this web page lets you know what to do if you find stray kittens.

Please email tschifano@orangecountync.gov if you have questions about the kitten foster program. Thank you!