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Foster Training
Introduction to Fostering
Foster Family
Lessons
Our Mission
Saving cats’ lives
through community
solutions.
01
Introduction to Fostering at MCP
Basic information on environment,
litter, and food.
02
Socializing and Enrichment
Learning how to socialize, enhance your
foster’s life, and dog interactions.
03
Medical Concerns and Solutions
Focus on what to do in a medical
emergency and illness.
04
Adoption Process
Navigating adoption process
including fairs and paperwork.
05
After Adoption
Finish with how to clean and get a
new foster.
A few important notes:
Nurturing and Secure Environment
Social Interactions
Veterinary Care
Primarily by MCP’s Shelter
Duration of Fosters
Several Days to Months
Resident Animal Interactions
01
WELCOME
Fosters!
Environment
Save and warm place to call their own.
Room
Safe Room (office,
large bathroom, etc.)
Best for under-
socialized cats
Think like a cat to
prevent escaping or
getting trapped
Kennel
Size of Crate # of Adult Cats
42”L x 28”W x 31”H 1 Cat
48”L x 30”W x 33”H 2 Cats
Large wire dog cage
Ideally has 2 doors
Should include:
Soft bed/hidey-
box
Litter box
Food and water
01
Litter & Litter Box
Litter Type
Personal Preference
(scoopable clay, corn, pine,
or newspaper)
MCP uses corn litter
Litter Box Location
Quiet Spot
Away from Food and
Water
22” x 16”
2”- 4” of litter
Use an uncovered litter box
Use clumping, unscented litter
Skip plastic liners and
additives like baking soda or
perfumes
Scoop daily
Litter Box
Adult
Minimum Size
Number of Boxes
1 box per cat + 1 extra
Kittens
Smaller or Lower Box
8 weeks = adult litter box
Multiple for Litters
01
Food
MCP shelter feeds Mound’s Purrfectly Grain Free Chicken & Pea
Any high-quality dry cat food
Weaned Kittens should be offered 2-3 tablespoons of wet food
in the AM and PM
Kittens & Nursing
Moms
Free Feed Dry Food
01
Click
to
Reveal
Under 5 pounds
1/4 cup twice/day
Click to
Reveal
5-10 pounds
1/3 cup twice/day
Click to
Reveal
10+ pounds
1/2 cup twice/day
Click to
Reveal
Lesson 1: Review
Introduction to Fostering at MCP
Intro
Duration of fostering
Vet care
01
Food
Any high-quality dry food
Follow portion sizes
Litter
Unscented, clumping litter
Uncovered litter box

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Madison Cat Project - Foster Training: Lesson 1

  • 2. Foster Family Lessons Our Mission Saving cats’ lives through community solutions. 01 Introduction to Fostering at MCP Basic information on environment, litter, and food. 02 Socializing and Enrichment Learning how to socialize, enhance your foster’s life, and dog interactions. 03 Medical Concerns and Solutions Focus on what to do in a medical emergency and illness. 04 Adoption Process Navigating adoption process including fairs and paperwork. 05 After Adoption Finish with how to clean and get a new foster.
  • 3. A few important notes: Nurturing and Secure Environment Social Interactions Veterinary Care Primarily by MCP’s Shelter Duration of Fosters Several Days to Months Resident Animal Interactions 01 WELCOME Fosters!
  • 4. Environment Save and warm place to call their own. Room Safe Room (office, large bathroom, etc.) Best for under- socialized cats Think like a cat to prevent escaping or getting trapped Kennel Size of Crate # of Adult Cats 42”L x 28”W x 31”H 1 Cat 48”L x 30”W x 33”H 2 Cats Large wire dog cage Ideally has 2 doors Should include: Soft bed/hidey- box Litter box Food and water 01
  • 5. Litter & Litter Box Litter Type Personal Preference (scoopable clay, corn, pine, or newspaper) MCP uses corn litter Litter Box Location Quiet Spot Away from Food and Water 22” x 16” 2”- 4” of litter Use an uncovered litter box Use clumping, unscented litter Skip plastic liners and additives like baking soda or perfumes Scoop daily Litter Box Adult Minimum Size Number of Boxes 1 box per cat + 1 extra Kittens Smaller or Lower Box 8 weeks = adult litter box Multiple for Litters 01
  • 6. Food MCP shelter feeds Mound’s Purrfectly Grain Free Chicken & Pea Any high-quality dry cat food Weaned Kittens should be offered 2-3 tablespoons of wet food in the AM and PM Kittens & Nursing Moms Free Feed Dry Food 01 Click to Reveal Under 5 pounds 1/4 cup twice/day Click to Reveal 5-10 pounds 1/3 cup twice/day Click to Reveal 10+ pounds 1/2 cup twice/day Click to Reveal
  • 7. Lesson 1: Review Introduction to Fostering at MCP Intro Duration of fostering Vet care 01 Food Any high-quality dry food Follow portion sizes Litter Unscented, clumping litter Uncovered litter box