Fostering Update - Meet Julian and Mort
Another extremely important part of the work done at SFOF is foster care. Our foster parents are willing to take on momma cats and kittens until they are ready to adopt out. This may require administration of medications, as well as normal pet care.
Some cats going into foster care have had little or no human contact. It takes time and patience to acclimate them to trust humans. Thanks to our foster parents, SFOF is able to adopt out healthy happy kittens and cats. One such story started with a good Samaritan finding Julian and Mort (think ring tailed lemurs from the movie Madagasgar), only five weeks old, in a wrecking yard.
They were so scared of the good Samaritan, but he was able to get them to SFOF. After much hissing and spitting, the foster parent got these tiny little tabbies to her family’s home. Step by slow step they began to learn that these humans could be trusted to be safe and good to them. Now they are curling up on a fleece blanket in the foster’s lap – and purring! They also learned that they could get along with the other animals in the foster family.