You Can Foster Contagious Cats

Cats and kittens in shelters and rescue groups who aren’t 100% healthy have a tough time finding foster homes. Samantha Bell, Best Friends' cat expert, didn’t think she could foster cats with scabies or ringworm because she lives in a one-bedroom apartment with three friendly and nosy cats. But due to a huge need for medical foster homes, she brought home two kittens with scabies (mange) and realized how doable it is.

The foster kittens did great, the scabies did not transfer to anyone else, and the kittens were quickly adopted once they were healthy. She wants to share her experience to ease any doubts about fostering sick cats.

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Best Friends Animal Society is working with you to save the lives of cats and dogs all across the country, giving pets second chances and happy homes.

Just a few short years ago, cats and dogs were killed in staggering numbers in this country simply because shelters didn't have the community support or the resources to save their lives. That number is now less that half a million per year, but there's still work to do to ensure a bright future for every dog and cat in America.

Best Friends operates the nation's largest no-kill sanctuary for companion animals and is committed to saving the lives of homeless pets by working with shelters and passionate people like you. Together, we will bring the whole country to no-kill in 2025. Together, we will Save Them All.