Fostering isn't easy. You take these kittens into your home and it only takes seconds to fall madly in love. And as a kitten foster parent, you know that you're going to love these little guys to pieces, only to give them up in the end. But that's what it's all about. These kittens need love, they need food, supplies, medical attention in some cases, constant clean up, and they need someone to care enough about them to let them go. Our heart breaks a little every time we say goodbye, but there's happiness in that ending. It's an amazing feeling to know that your fosters now have a chance to be loved in a forever home because you gave up your time, your sleep, and an extra room.
And it's so worth it! Look at Tybalt here. Just this single moment with this tiny kitten made my entire day brighter. And fostering is filled with moments like these.
Fostering save lives, and helps make space in shelters and animal rescue agencies that are overflowing with animals in need. I foster in memory of my dad, who was the most compassionate, gentle person, and who supported me every time I wanted to volunteer at a rescue organization, or brought home a stray.
If anyone needs a reason to foster, just look to all of the amazing feline foster parents on Instagram who support one another and share their foster journeys, hoping to inspire others to do the same. You'll be hooked. @twilight_foster_kittens