came into the Wisconsin Humane Society in
a box and with a guardian in tears.
He explained that the cat was only seven months
old but had slipped out and gotten pregnant.
Their premature son was already allergic to
her and with the arrival of the kittens, there
was no way they could continue to care for
her and her little ones.
The mother, Princess,
has a beige coat with hints of a tabby print.
The four boys all take after mom - they are
tabbies. The two girls are tabicos (tabbies
with the extra calico orange). They
are 10 days old.
I began fostering
as a way to help animals and because, while
I loved kittens, I didn't want to adopt any
more cats. Many parents also use fostering
as a way to help their children learn to respect
and care for animals.
just as much hard work and effort as it provides
joy and laughter. Whether you're fostering
a litter of puppies or kittens or an adult
cat or dog recovering from a recent fracture
or amputation, there's more to do in your
household than before - especially cleaning.
the loads of laughter and love. To watch
young kittens play 'pounce and prey' with
each other can teach you as much about feline
body language as it can about laughter.
To have a puppy snuggle into your lap after
a long walk and fall blissfully asleep reminds
you that peaceful moments need to be treasured,
an animal until he or she is ready for adoption
is a rewarding commitment. Some people
feel they cannot foster because they would
never be able to give the animal(s) back so
WHS can find them a home. But, really,
when you talk to those of us who foster, we
will tell you that while this litter of kittens
was special, we know that there is another
one waiting for our loving care. And
while this dog needed help adjusting to three
legs instead of four, there's another waiting
who needs our help as well.
If you would
like to become a Volunteer Foster Parent,
here to fill out an on-line foster application.
You can also call or email
our Volunteer Coordinator, at (414)431-6103
with any questions.