About the Foster Family
Our Foster Family is made up of dedicated volunteers who offer love and temporary home to the large number of cats and kittens that come to Woodside every year.
- Fosterers need to live within easy travelling distance (maximum of 30-40minutes) of our Animal Centre in Leicestershire and have their own transport.
- You have a spare room where cats and kittens can enjoy a safe and quiet space
- If you already have a pet cat it will need to be fully vaccinated.
In summary – Characteristics of a foster carer:
- Animal lover
- Understanding and empathetic
- Willing to learn
To be a fosterer
you do not necessarily need experience but must be realistic, practical and compassionate. The ability to empathize with an animal’s situation and reactions rather than sympathize allows you to provide the ideal approach to increase their confidence and work with any anxieties.
Support and advice
is on hand or easily accessible at all times throughout your fostering experience here at Woodside we are always developing more and more training, advice and workshops for fosterers and their families.
We also use our dedicated foster carers to help us look after the number of pregnant cats that arrive at our Centres every year. Interested in becoming part of the Woodside foster family?