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GVAC: Pet Fostering

If you decide to take part in our foster program, you could be making the difference between life and death for an animal that has been abandoned, abused, or neglected. Unfortunately, some animals that are brought to us are too sick, too young, or not socialized enough to be adopted out right away. These animals need time to heal in a loving and safe environment.

Making the decision to foster is an exciting opportunity

GVAC Rescue appreciates your interest in fostering a cat or kitten that has been rescued

Foster volunteers take these animals into their home, providing a safe environment for them to mature, become more socialized, or heal from an existing wound or illness. This can be an intense commitment, but also a very rewarding one.

Need is especially great during spring/summer kitten season, when pregnant cats and mothers with litters of kittens (and in many cases the kittens mothers) are found without a home. Until the kittens are old enough to be weaned and separated from the mother, they cannot be put up for adoption. All these animals need is a safe, warm place to be loved and taken care of until we can find them a forever home.

If you are interested in becoming a foster parent or have questions regarding the program, please email us at

Below are the most commonly asked questions regarding our foster program:

  • Why does GVAC Rescue have a foster program?  GVAC Rescue has a foster care program because we don’t have a shelter or facility to house these animals in. In order for us to help them and give them a second chance at life, we need to have a safe place for them to stay until we can adopt them into permanent homes.
  • Who can foster animals?  Anyone can foster animals; however, we will require you to fill out a foster home application and allow us to be a home check so that we can ensure that they are provided with the best possible care while in their foster home.
  • What are the foster home’s responsibilities? GVAC Rescue expects all animals held in foster homes will be welcomed as a member of the family. Foster care givers must be able to provide a clean, safe environment in which to care for the animals to prevent injury and the spread of disease.It is the foster home’s responsibility to ensure their own pets are fully vaccinated to prevent possibly transferring any diseases.In the event that the animal in your foster care becomes ill, you must contact GVAC Rescue immediately, and the veterinary costs are paid for fully by us.
  • How do these animals find homes?  Once the animal is placed in foster care, GVAC Rescue will place the animal up for adoption. If the animal needs time to mature, learn social skills, or recover from illness, GVAC Rescue will keep in contact with the foster home regarding the animal’s progress. Once things have improved, GVAC Rescue will then proceed with placing the animal up for adoption.
  • Special considerations for fostering cats:  All cats fostered from GVAC Rescue must be kept indoors at all times to prevent them from running away, injury, and spread of disease. If you wish to introduce a new cat into your household with existing pets, keep the cat separate from the other animals until they adjust to their new surroundings.

Read our foster criteria to fully understand what is involved when fostering an animal.