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Cats can live up to and beyond 20 years old, so fostering is a great way to help us, without the long-term commitment of adoption. Fostering one or more of our cats and/or kittens will not only help us help them, it will be a wonderfully rewarding experience for you.

We need foster carers to look after kittens too young or unwell to be rehomed when they first arrive at the Shelter. Some kittens may still be feeding from their mother. We also need foster carers for our adult cats for various reasons, from mental stimulation for the cat, to freeing up space at the Shelter for more cats and kittens. Primarily, Cat Protection Society is looking for short and long term foster carers to help with cats that may not do too well with our move into temporary facilities while our new facilities are being built.

You must reside in Banyule or Nillumbik Council.

For expressions of interest and more information, please email We will send you an application form to complete and return, as well as comprehensive information on Fostering.


“I’ve been fostering a young cat that was very shy when she first came into my home. She would run away from me whenever I went near her. Now, she falls asleep on my lap, belly up!”

AlisonFoster Carer