Our foster programme - Care for life

Think you can’t afford an older cat? Think again!

Our unique permanent foster care programme, Care for Life, provides an extra chance at life for elderly cats and cats with long-term health issues.

We recognise that these cats are less likely to find homes due to the extra cost of care, but we want them to spend their lives in loving homes, not in a shelter.

Care for Life allows us to provide some financial support for cats which are eligible for fostering.

For cats which are 13 years or older – “senior” fosters – fosterers only need to pay for usual costs such as the food recommended by the vet, flea and worm treatment.

They also agree to love and care for the cat for the rest of their life. CPW will cover the costs of veterinary care for these cats.

For cats with specific health issues requiring ongoing veterinary care such as FIV, heart conditions or digestive disorders – “medical” fosters – CPW will pay for all veterinary care associated with that medical condition.

There is no adoption fee for cats which are going to a foster home.

Care for Life also supports the care of the shelter’s two long-term residents, Jeremy and Godfrey (pictured).

You can become a sponsor of Care for Life by going to  https://catsprotectionwellington.org.nz/sponsor-us.