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Saves Lives​

​Foster / Volunteer 

Fostering a cat or kitten is not a lifetime commitment, it is a commitment to save a life.

As a foster-based rescue group, our biggest volunteer need is fostering. Without foster homes we aren’t able to provide care for all the kittens and cats that need help. When you open your heart and home you give cats and kittens the best chance at finding their forever home.

Foster volunteers provide love, time, and a temporary home. Cactus Cats Rescue provides all the vet care and medical expenses. Stop by at one of our adoption events at Petco (I-10 & Ray) in Phoenix on Saturdays from 11 am-3 pm and we'll be glad to answer your questions. 

Fostering should be a rewarding experience. Foster homes provide a safe place for kittens and cats to live while preparing for their forever homes. Your service to these cats is truly greatly appreciated. If you're interested in becoming a foster for Cactus Cats and are over the age of 18 years please read the following information.


Foster Responsibilities:

  • Provide safe, clean, warm, indoor housing and care for a cat or kitten. Foster animals are to be kept INDOORS at all times.

  • Provide clean bedding (blankets, towels, etc.) and toys. Toys can be simple or elaborate.

  • Provide the approved kitten or adult food and litter.

  • Be on time for all scheduled appointments for vaccinations and other medical treatments, including their spay or neuter appointments.

  • Communicate with Cactus Cats regarding condition of cats or kittens and ANY questions about their care and/or health.

  • DO NOT incur any veterinary expenses without prior Cactus Cats Rescue authorization.

  • Be able and willing to commit to playing with and socializing your foster kittens. This is a very important responsibility and is also one of the most fun aspects of fostering.

  • Commit to bringing your foster kitten or cat to Saturday adoption events at Petco. CAT ADOPTIONS AT PETCO HAVE BEEN CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

  • Foster kittens/cats remain in your care until they are adopted.

  • You are our best source of information about your foster kitten or cat please commit to writing a short paragraph and take pictures of your fosters for purposes of description on Petfinder.

If you aren't able to foster consider our other volunteer opportunities:

  • Help with clean up of our cat habitat at Petco.

  • Help with setup, tear downs at our adoption events at Petco on Saturdays.

  • Help transport cats or kittens to the vet or adoption day events.

  • Help foster parents socialize kittens for adoption.

  • Collect much needed donations and wish list supplies needed.

  • Raise funds at your workplace or parties with raffles, bake sales or games to have some fun and to help out a good cause.

  • Help spread the word about Cactus Cats Rescue and our cats through social media.
​​Help make a difference and sign up
to volunteer today!

​To find out more about becoming a Volunteer and/or Foster Parent fill out the information on the right: 


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