The power of fostering
I have always loved animals. Growing up in the country with a dog, cats, chooks, horses, sheep and a crazy goat. Living in Melbourne obviously hinders how many animals you can have, however after rescuing some kittens born in my backyard I decided I wanted to do more to help our furry friends. I looked up local cat rescues in my area, and checked out cats on PetRescue that needed foster carers. Maneki Neko Cat Rescue had a listing for a cat named Fruits and we were introduced at the end of the week.
She had arthritis in her leg from this, but it didnt stop her from being super affectionate and an Indiana Jones-esque explorer, she would often get stuck in drawers, or emerge from under furniture with cobwebs on her little face. She made funny burpy squeaks all the time and snored when she was in a deep sleep. Her purr was incredibly loud, like a tractor approaching your head as you tried your hardest to pretend you were asleep so she wouldn’t keep snuggling your face. She enjoyed standing on your face as a morning ritual, surveying the vast lands of the bed which was hers to conquer. I put a post on my Facebook asking if any of my friends would like a loud, burpy, over friendly cat with arthritis and she had her new home within 6 days of arriving at my house for foster care, I was quite impressed.
However because of her arthritis she needed a month long course of injections to help her manage the pain. Once this was done she was ready to go to her new home where she is loved immensely for her very silly personality.
If you have ever considered fostering, I highly recommend it.
Knowing your helping out those who desperately need it is a great feeling, but getting your face booped by a happy, well fed and saved feline is even better.
Article Credit : Emily Radcore