Can you look after a pregnant cat and her kittens?

Do you have a spare room which you could offer to a pregnant cat to have her kittens?

Battersea Cats and Dogs Home is currently recruiting Volunteer Cat Fosterers to help care for the influx of kittens they will see in the next few months. Carers will receive training, support and all necessary food and medicine for the cats.

“Between March and September, we have an urgent need for volunteer cat fosterers who can provide a safe and calm foster home for pregnant mums and their kittens, and, on occasion, foster homes to some of the other cats in our care for medical reasons,” said Battersea Cats and Dogs Home.

“We’re looking for people who have a secure spare room, and who have had looked after cats (particularly new born kittens) before and are willing to travel to either our London or Brands Hatch site.

“You’ll play an essential part in offering pregnant cats some quiet space to have their kittens, and then some vital socialising sessions for the kittens, which will help us to find them permanent homes when you bring them back to Battersea.  We’re ideally looking for people who can take on cats for 9-13 weeks, can provide updates and photographs as needed and have their own transport, as some cats will need to be brought back to Battersea regularly.”

This volunteer role will not be suitable for anyone who has not had experience of looking after cats.

To apply, please complete the Cat Fostering Application Form (199 kb) and return to

All successful applicants will be invited in for an informal interview and a home visit will be arranged.

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