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#1 excellent

Posted 17 January 2020 - 04:19 PM

Have you ever fostered pets?

What was your experience? We're considering fostering kittens/cats or old dogs but unsure how we'd cope giving them back!

#2 BornToLove

Posted 17 January 2020 - 04:26 PM

We have fostered cats in the past. No issues with the cats themselves or giving them to their forever homes. The rescue group we had issues with and it’s why we stopped after our second foster.

I should note, DD was quite young when we did it. She seemed to accept their departure quite easily in that regard. I think if your kids are preschool or primary age, they may struggle with letting go of the pets.

#3 Twinmum+2

Posted 17 January 2020 - 10:27 PM

We foster kittens.  We have been doing it now for about 3 years so I think we're up to about 20 litters or so?

I love having them but they are also a lot of work so by the time they go I am usually ready.  The good thing about fostering is that you have them when they are little and cute and then you give them back and get a new batch of little and cute.  This is how my primary school aged kids cope with it - they know there will be more coming soon.

#4 Dawnshade

Posted 17 January 2020 - 10:40 PM

Ive fostered cats and kittens. I found it easy enough to let go, a. Cause means more are coming and b. Usually over them by then.
Cleaning up after them gets annoying, especially if you get ones that aren't good with a litter tray or have health issues.
Sometimes the running around can be annoying, e.g. to vets, to pick them up.
If you have your own pets, beware... I just spent 1k having my cat treated for an infection she picked up from foster kittens I had for a few days.
Ive actually decides to give up fostering.
It can be very rewarding, but its such hard work too and the rescue you work with can make all the difference. I left my foerst rescue due to both the way they treated animals and the way I personally was treated.

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