Foster cat orientation this week

December 8, 2008 12:48:59 PM PST
The Peninsula Humane Society will host orientations Tuesday and Saturday for San Mateo County residents interested in fostering one of the shelter's nearly five dozen cats, humane society officials said.

The orientations will give interested foster parents a chance to meet staff, learn about resources available during the foster period and choose a foster cat if desired, humane society spokesman Scott Delucchi said.

Foster parents receive free food and kitty litter, and all cats in the program will have been fully vaccinated, micro-chipped and spayed or neutered, Delucchi said.

In the event a medical issue arises during the foster period, the cat will be treated by the shelter's veterinary staff at no cost to the foster parents, according to Delucchi.

Foster parents are asked to commit to a period of at least three consecutive weeks, and staff will consider making any foster arrangement a permanent adoption at any time during the foster period, Delucchi said.

One orientation will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, and the other will take place from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, at the Peninsula Humane Society at 12 Airport Blvd. in San Mateo.


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