Office Cat Foster Program
How do we know if our office space works for this program?
The ideal environment for an Office Foster Cat would have space for a food and water bowl, an accessible private area for a litter box such as a store room, bathroom or private office, and space for the cat to sleep without interfering with the daily operations of the office. If the office has an exterior door to the outside, the cat would need to be kept away from the door or safely monitored so he or she could not escape.
What are the benefits of fostering an Office Cat?
- Reduces stress and anxiety within the workplace
- Increases employee morale
- Positive attention from the public helps draw in a larger customer base
- In-house pest control without having to use poisons or pesticides
- Gives the cat a break from the stressful environment of the shelter
- Allows the cat social interaction necessary to ready it for home life
- Allows the cat the potential to meet more adopters than if it were stuck in a kennel at the shelter
What is the time commitment?
The length of foster assignments varies based on the needs of the animal and the time it takes for the animal to get adopted. You will receive an approximate duration before you commit to an animal.
What do we do with the cat when the office is closed?
Your Office Cat can be left alone overnight during the week with food and water. Some cats can be left alone over the weekend with plenty of food and water for a couple of days. Where this is the case, we prefer to place bonded pairs together so they have company. Of course, employees can opt to take the Office Cat home over the weekend or visit once or twice to make sure the cat is happy.
Does Saving Grace provide supplies?
Saving Grace will provide most of the supplies needed to care for your foster pet.