Become A Foster or Volunteer
Kitten Rescue relies on volunteers for every part of our shelter operations. Volunteers are absolutely the key to our success - and we need lots of volunteers to keep our kittens and cats healthy and happy!
If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out the appropriate form below and someone will contact you to answer your questions.
Please note, we are not accepting volunteers under the age of 18 at this time.
Kitten Rescue accepts community service volunteers.
We ask that volunteers commit to one or two shifts a week (1.5 to 2 hours each) - at least 25 hours over a three-month period.
We have two shifts for housekeeping each day, seven days a week:
Morning shifts are from 7:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Evening shifts are from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
The morning shifts involve thorough housekeeping (cleaning cages, scooping and changing litter boxes, changing food and water bowls and linens (when needed), cleaning cages and floors, laundry, dishes and socialization time.
Evening shifts involve light housekeeping (scooping litter boxes, topping off or changing food and water bowl) and socialization time.
Our greatest need is volunteers for Saturday, Sunday and Monday; AM and PM "housekeeping" shifts.
Our Foster Care Program allows us to save many more kittens than our shelter space allows. Pregnant moms, moms with babies, or orphaned babies are cared for in loving foster homes until the kittens are old enough to be adopted. This is a great way to get the wonderful experience of raising kittens - without the lifelong commitment.
If you would like to be part of our foster care family, please fill out the Foster Application Form and our foster care coordinator will get back to you promptly.
We have also added a Foster Support Facebook Page. Besides the support, there is a Foster Manual and other forms you can download for reference and use.
Kitten Rescue provides all of the supplies that you will need for fostering: food, litter, immunizations and more.
The requirements for foster care families are:
Live in Mason or South Thurston Counties
Have a separate space for the fosters away from your own pets. This is for the safety of both your pets and the fosters since the babies will not have had any immunizations yet.
Be gone from your home no longer than a few hours at a time. Fosters can be at your home for 2-3 months or more so please make sure that your lifestyle and work life can accommodate that.