Originally Posted by Keshia
For those that foster pregnant cats and orphaned babies that need bottle feeding, do you work at home? Or do you have someone at home at the times that you have to work? I don't have a job out there yet so I'm going to try and look for telecommuting jobs, but if I can't, will I just have to wait to do this? Also, I'm currently in OK with family but will go back to where me and hubby are stationed, Camp Pendleton in CA. He's in the Marines and we're in base housing. Who would we contact to see if I could foster? It says we're only allowed 2 pets. Would I just have to not tell them? LOL
Keshia..welcome. I fostered a mom and her 3 kittens (kittens had been born at the shelter) and I worked a full time job. I kept mom and the kittens in my bathroom with a litterbox, food and water for mom and a nice box for mom to feed the babies. The mom I fostered did a terrific job taking care of her kittens. One thing to be prepared for....one of my foster kittens developed pneumonia and died. It was really heartbreaking. The reason I mention it is that some people expect there to not be a problem when they foster, but given the history of these cats...sometimes they can get sick and even die...so you need to be prepared for that.
I would contact the base and ask if they allow fostering and if that counts against their 2 pet limit.