Los Angeles has a goal to be completely no kill by the end of 2017. The highest risk at the shelters are underage orphan kittens. The youngest ones require a lot of work around the clock that most shelters don't have. Organizations like Best Friends LA and Kitten Rescue LA both have kitten nurseries where they are staffed to house and take care of these underage kittens. All while rescuing at risk kittens from other shelters that cannot accommodate. To help reach the goal of a completely kill free county, they need the community's help. Mainly just fostering underage kittens until they are old enough and big enough (8 weeks and 2 pounds) to be spayed/neutered. At that time, they become adoptable. By fostering a kitten, they become more socialized (which means easier to adopt) and it frees up space in the nursery for more rescues.
That said, my Human wanted to do her part and try fostering! All you need is a bathroom, a small room or a kitty play pen to accommodate them.
This is her very first foster, Quasi. She is about 7 weeks and she just needs to fatten up so she can hit that 2 pound mark. She's underweight and has a little cold. Hopefully in a few weeks she'll be ready to be adopted. I'm not too happy that I've lost bathroom privileges. And I can smell her so it makes me nervous. But my Human just wants to find this orphan a forever home so I guess it's ok. For now... ♀️ Wish us luck! #fosterquasi#catsofinstagram#instacat#instacats#instakitty#meowbox#magnificent_meowdels#srslycute#excellent_cats#cutepetclub#catlover#catlovers#catloversworld#cutecatcrew#petbox#cat_features#instacat_ meows #insta_catshots#spoiledcat#rescuekitty#catsofgram#catlounge#meow_beauties#thedodo#bns_cats#funpetlove#bestcataward