We’re always looking for dedicated volunteers concerned about the welfare of abandoned, abused and surrendered cats who are willing to donate their time, energy and passion to our rescue efforts.

First, we’ll discuss the fostering process. If you are looking to volunteer in a different role (there’s several), please keep scrolling or simply click here.

Become a foster parent

Thank you for considering becoming a foster parent! By being a foster you make it possible for us to take in kitties we would otherwise not have room for and would be otherwise euthanized.

Cat Therapy and Rescue Society is a registered charity that saves approx 50-100 cats every month and our goal is to take cats who otherwise would be put down and rehabilitate them and put them into forever loving homes. While fostering for us we take full responsibility for the pet and provide them with any necessary medical, food, litter, and other needed supplies.

We often need fosters for adult cats or kittens when our adoption centre is full or cats that are sick and need somewhere to recover. The cornerstone of any rescue group is the support of volunteers and those who offer to open their home as a foster parent to an animal in need.

Without foster homes, we would not be able to save these innocent lives.

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Fostering FAQ

Where do I get my cat from?2018-10-03T11:16:11-07:00

We have several pickup locations and if you do not have a car we can sometimes arrange for drop off.

How long do I foster for?2018-10-01T19:27:23-07:00

There is no set amount of time but of you can foster until they find a home or there is a spot at the centre that would be best! That can take anywhere from a few weeks to a month. If you need to go away or can no longer foster then we will pick them up immediately.

Are supplies provided?2018-10-03T11:18:33-07:00

Yes! We provide basic supplies such as litterbox, litter and food for the duration of their stay.

What happens to the supplies when I am done fostering?2018-10-03T11:20:17-07:00

We will need all the supplies back so we can sanitize them and continue to lend them out to fosters.

What happens if a cat gets sick in my care?2018-10-01T19:25:41-07:00

You would contact us ASAP by email and we would arrange to have the cat go to the vet immediately or get you the necessary medications.

What if I run out of supplies?2019-09-14T14:14:29-07:00

We will provide supplies for the entire time your kitty(s) is with you. We have various pickup locations across the city and if you do not drive we can arrange to have a volunteer drop some off.

What types of cats are available to foster?2018-10-01T19:24:31-07:00

Adults, kittens under 8 weeks, bottle feeding kittens, nursing moms with kittens, long term geriatric fosters, cats recovering from spay or neuter or other cats or kittens needing a place to recover or needing medications.

Are the cats healthy?2018-10-01T19:23:44-07:00

The cats are looked at by a vet and treated for fleas and intestinal parasites, however, sometimes they can get sick and for this reason, we do recommend you keep them separated from other pets.

Where should the cats be kept?2018-10-01T19:15:25-07:00

Indoors always! Preferably in a separate room or bathroom away from other pets.


Foster Parent Application Process

Foster Parent Application

Please complete all fields fully and accurately to submit the foster form.

The information you send is private and will not be provided to anyone else. If you have any questions or difficulties, you can email us at info@cattherapyandrescue.com

    Are you 18 years of age or older?

    How many adults and children occupy your home?

    What type of residence do you live in? Do you own or do you rent?

    Do you have permission from your landlord/strata to foster?

    What is the activity level of your household?

    Who will be the primary caretaker of the foster?

    Does anyone in your household have an allergy to cats?

    Do you have any pets at home? If so please explain the type, age, temperament, spayed or neutered and vaccinated:

    If you have your own cat(s) at home please answer the following: are they up-to-date with their vaccinations? Do they have any diagnosed diseases such as FIV/FELV? Are they indoor or outdoor?:

    Have you ever fostered before? If yes, who for?

    What are you comfortable fostering? (please select all that apply)
    Pregnant mother catMother cat with kittens (4 kittens or less)Mother cat with kittens (5 kittens or more)Feral Mom and kittensFeral kitten(s) needing to be domesticatedKittens without mom (4 or less)Kittens without mom (5 or more)Bottle feeding kittens ( previous experience required)Teen cats (6 months - 1 year)Adult cats(1 year +)Senior cats ( 10 year+)Palliative care

    How many teens/adults/seniors can you foster?

    Do you have separate space available to keep your foster(s)? Pregnant moms, moms and kittens, and feral moms with kittens must have a separate space away from personal pets. We also recommend that all fosters are kept separate from other animals in the house.

    How long are you able to foster for?

    How much time per day can you spend with the foster(s)?

    Are you okay fostering cat(s)/kittens recovering from minor surgery (spay, neuter, abscess repair/draining)?

    Are you okay fostering cat(s)/kittens recovering from major surgery (dental, orthopedic, eye surgery)?

    Are you okay fostering a cat(s)/kittens needing medication (oral liquid/pills, eye drops, ear drops)?

    Would you be open to fostering cats/kittens with ringworm? (a fungal skin infection)

    Do you agree to keep the fostered cat indoors only?

    Do you have screens on your windows?

    Do you have a vehicle to transport your foster cat if need be to or from the veterinarian or to pick up required supplies? If not how are you planning to do these things?

    Are you willing to drive to our vets in Langley or Abbotsford if needed?

    Are there any behaviours a cat may do that would bother you?

    Please enter any additional notes you would like to send regarding your home, family or anything else you feel is important as part of this application (optional):

    Please be sure to keep an eye on your spam/junk folder over the next little period as we'd hate for any response from us to end up there and go unnoticed, preventing any possible fostering from occurring. We recommend adding our domain (cattherapyandrescue.com) to your email account's "Safe Sender" list, also sometimes referred to as "Allowed Sender".
    I understand and will keep an eye on my Junk folder*


    Unable to foster? 

    No problem, we have several volunteer positions available. 

    There are a number of ways to get involved, which include volunteering at adoption centres, fundraising, administrative duties and driving.

    We have a great deal of affection for our furry friends and there are a number of ways volunteers provide support than just caring for cats.

    Please complete all fields fully and accurately to submit the general volunteer form.

    If you are looking to have someone sign off your volunteer hours for a program or school, we would be more than happy to do so. Please just let us know beforehand so that we can log all hours.
    The information you send is private and will not be provided to anyone else. If you have any questions or difficulties, please contact us.


    Volunteer Application

      I am over 18 (adult supervision required if under 18):

      Which city do you live in?

      I am interested in: (please select all that apply)
      Adoption Centres: Cleaning and sanitizing kennels, feeding, watering and of course, cuddling and playing with the kitties! We ask that you can commit to a minimum of 1 shift a week, for 2 hours. More is always welcomed and appreciated!Transporting Cats to & from Vet Appointments: Picking cats up from various locations and transporting to our Vet in Langley. This position is on an as-needed basis, meaning we will set up a database and send out an email for assistance when needed.Fundraising Committee: Working alone or as a team to raise much-needed funds for the kitties! This can include: bake sales, bottle drives, silent auction, coin boxes, etc. We are always open to new ideas!Laundry Services: Picking up laundry from adoption centers, laundering and returning to the adoption center. Preferably within 3 days.Adoption Events: We need Kitten guardians who can ensure they are kept safe, and that they are handled correctly by potential adopters.Fostering – please fill out our Foster Application Form above

      If interested in Adoption Centres/Laundry Services/Adoption Events, please select a location:
      Cambie PetsmartStrawberry Hill PetsmartCoquitlam PetsmartPort Coquitlam PetsmartChilliwack PetsmartMaple Ridge Petsmart

      Please enter any additional information you would like to send, including your available days/hours:

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