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Foster parents are needed to help raise puppies and kittens.

Have you ever considered fostering a puppy or a kitten?  The Silicon Valley Animal Control Authority (SVACA) is looking for volunteers. Foster parents provide temporary in-home care for puppies and kittens until they are old enough or weigh enough to be available for adoption at SVACA.

In order to qualify, you need to be 18 years or older and have an extra room in your house to keep the foster animals separate from other animals in the household. SVACA provides food and approved veterinary care, but you may need to pay for crates or other supplies.

Fostering is not for everyone, but it’s a rewarding and fulfilling program that helps save the lives of animals that might not otherwise have a chance. For more information about becoming a foster parent, contact SVACA at 408-764-0344 or visit the SVACA website.

Pet of the Week

This week’s pet looking for a forever home is George, a very friendly gray-and-white tabby. He’s 2-3 years old and loves, loves, loves people. He enjoys snuggling on laps and in bed when he’s not playing. George is best as an only cat. He tested FIV-positive, which means he has feline immunodeficiency virus.

For more information about George and other cats available for adoption, visit the 13th Street Cats website. 13th Street Cats also holds adoption fairs at on the first and third Saturdays of the month.

Jessica May 11, 2011 at 07:05 PM
Do you know if there is a certain amount of time you need to be home each day to be able to foster?
Cathy Weselby May 12, 2011 at 07:21 PM
Hi Jessica, It depends on the age of the kitten. A litter of kittens that are one week old need to be bottle fed every few hours. But a litter of kittens that are 7 weeks old can be left alone for a normal 8 hour work day. Hope that helps, Cathy
Mayra Flores de Marcotte May 12, 2011 at 07:35 PM
Thanks for the additional information, Cathy! If I didn't get attached to every animal that came into my home, I would definitely do this.

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