Won't you consider fostering?
The goal of a foster parent volunteer is to help kittens and cats outside of the shelter environment who are underage, sick, injured or under-socialized so that they may become healthy, adoptable pets.

This may include:
  • Kittens that are too young to be adopted
  • Nursing mother cats and their kittens
  • Adult cats that are susceptible to stress from a shelter environment
  • Injured or ill cats that need extra care
  • Kittens and cats that need socialization

You will provide the loving care in your home and St. Francis will provide all of the supplies needed, including food, litter and medical care. Time commitment varies depending on the situation. Foster approval contingent upon a home visit by a St. Francis representative.

Foster parent qualifications:
  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • Must be able to provide a safe, loving and stable home environment
  • Personal pets should be spayed/neutered and fully vaccinated
  • Must have a room or space in the home where the foster kitten/cat can be "isolated" from personal pets, if necessary.

Foster parent responsibilities:
  • Feed, groom, socialize and train the foster kitten/cat
  • Administer medications and/or provide any post-surgical care, as necessary
  • Provide transportation to/from the shelter and/or the veterinarian during business hours, if needed
  • Allow home visits by St. Francis representatives and/or potential adopters
  • Keep foster kitten/cat indoors at all times
Please complete a Foster Application and submit to:
St. Francis Animal Rescue, 1925 S. Tamiami Trail, Venice FL 34293
or email to:

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