ID: 91103

Foster Home - Cat Rescue

Animal Welfare Long Term Auckland

About this opportunity


Fostering isn’t a life time commitment, it’s a commitment to save a life ❤️

The cats and kittens rescued by Lonely Miaow Association are all cared for in foster homes. This allows them to be socialised properly, and means that many of our cats and kittens are used to the hustle and bustle of a busy household (sometimes that can include other cats, dogs, children and more!) It also means that our cats and kittens get lots of attention. We are always in need of more foster homes, as more foster homes means we can rescue more cats.

Fostering can be extremely rewarding, and sometimes heartbreaking. While it would be great if all cats and kittens could be happy, healthy and well-adjusted from the day they are rescued, this is often not the case. Many of our cats and kittens are scared, malnourished and sick or injured. Therefore our foster homes need to be prepared to deal with these situations.

On top of the usual cat and kitten related "chores" such as cleaning litter trays, and washing and filling food and water bowls, you may need to administer medications, bathe sticky eyes, and clean wounds. You will also need to keep a very close eye on cats and kittens in your care for any signs of illness. Lonely Miaow pays for any vet consults and medications that cats in your care might need. Additionally you’ll be provided all the food, treats, bedding, crates and toys you’ll need to look after animals in your care! We'd ideally prefer you to have a Drivers License so that the animals in your care can be easily moved from home to the vet if required.

The most important thing is to care for foster cats as though they are your own pets. The greatest reward is to see a sick, malnourished and scared cat or kitten blossom into a happy, confident and loving companion.

INTERESTED? Visit: for more information, FAQs and to express interest in becoming a foster home. From here we’ll get in contact to answer any questions you have and start the process of you becoming a new Lonely Miaow foster home!

* May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.
Time Required

Up to 7 hours per week.

Good for
  • Families
  • Skilled volunteering
  • Work Experience
Interested in
  • Animals
  • Companionship & Social Support
  • Drivers licence (Full)
  • Drivers licence (Restricted)

We provide full training and a comprehensive Foster Home Guide that contains everything you need to know.


We provide all items needed to foster incl. bedding, food, litter and we pay for all veterinary costs.