Become a cat fosterer

woman with catWe’re always looking for volunteers living in the area to become cat fosterers for the Paws Protect service.

There are some great benefits to being a Paws Protect Volunteer Fosterer. Here are just some of them:

• you’ll be helping a family and their cats to escape an abusive environment

• having the enjoyment of caring for a cat without a lifetime commitment

• the opportunity to develop new skills and expand your knowledge of cat welfare

• you’ll have all food and expenses covered by the Paws Protect service

If you'd like to speak to someone about becoming a fosterer, call the Paws Protect team on 0345 260 1280 or email

What happens next?

Once you've made contact with us, we'll send you an application form. To progress to the next stage, there are some criteria you must meet.

• you must live in one of the areas we cover
• you must not have any other large pets such as cats or dogs
• if you don't own your own property, you must have permission from your landlord to foster cats

 The next stage is a home visit, which gives us a chance to meet you, ask and answer any questions you or we may have and ensure your home is suitable. You'll be sent a fosterer pack if successful, which includes a Paws Protect handbook.

What details do I need to give?

You'll need to fill in a criminal convictions form and sign a fosterer agreement, which lays out our obligation and yours.