Become an RCR Angel by Long Term Fostering

What is Long Term Fostering?

With us, long term fostering means that the cat or cats remain our ultimate responsibility whilst living with the fosterer as their own cat, with support from us. The only financial cost to a foster home is food and litter.

This means that not only are we on hand for advice but we also pay for medication, veterinary care and even flea and worming treatments as well as their regular vaccinations and health checks.

As one of our long term fosterers you will offer a safe and caring home - often indoor only - and give love and kindness to the cats in your care.

Our foster carers are special people, important to running our charity and we appreciate all they do.

Which Cats Are Available to Foster?

We offer certain cats to long term foster homes for a variety of reasons.

  • They may have an illness such as diabetes or cancer in remission, or they may have FIV.
  • They may have a disability caused by a birth defect or an accident, or they may be blind.
  • They may of course simply be elderly - needing a home due to the death of a previous owner or because their owner has replaced them with a younger cat (yes, this does happen!)
  • The other types of cat we offer for long term fostering, for reasons of cruelty or neglect, or a previous life without human interaction, are rather cautious or have contact issues.

These cats present slight challenges but ultimately offer a huge sense of achievement and reward to the fosterer.

Seeing a timid or traumatised cat become less fearful because of your care and the safety you have given, far outweighs the challenges.

In the case of cats with illness - they just need kindness and care in the same way as any other but with regular medication.

Disabled cats just need the protection of kind and caring owners, but are often overlooked in favour of more "perfect" cats.

Elderly cats are simply that. They have often given a lifetime of companionship and comfort only to find that in the autumn of their life, nobody wants them.

You will receive an RCR Angel Pack which contains important information about your foster cat, vaccination dates, medication and of course all of our contact details. 

How to Become a Fosterer

We believe that every cat deserves the chance to be safe and to be loved, so we would like to hear from like-minded people interested in becoming one of our RCR Angels.

If that sounds like you, please contact us on 01580 241632. You can also email us at


Names: Crumble & Biscuit

Age: 1 Year  Gender:  Female    Breed: DSH


Crumble and Biscuit are a beautiful pair of soft apricot and white sisters.

They were living a harsh outdoor life before coming into our care and they are timid girls.

They are progressing well, but they currently do not want to be stroked.

If you would like to offer Crumble and Biscuit a loving and understanding home, please contact us on 01580 241632.

Names:  Sprite & Leonie

Age: 7 years & 2 Years  Gender:  Female    Breed: DSH


Sprite is a pretty tabby lady and Leonie is a cute black girl.

They were living a harsh life outside before coming into our care a few months ago.

They were understandably cautious and timid cats, but they are making good progress.

If you would like to offer Sprite and Leonie the kind and caring home they need, please contact us on 01580 241632.

Name:  Bekki & Brina

Age: 2 Years  Gender:   Female   Breed: DSH x Snowshoe


Brina is a lovely DSH X Snowshoe girl and her sister Bekki is a pretty little tuxedo black and white lady.

They have been brought into our care from a cold and harsh life lived outdoors.

They are sweet cats with timid natures, so they will need time to come out of their shells and blossom.

They are waiting for a kind, patient and understanding home where they can develop at their own pace.

If you would like to offer these gorgeous girls the safe and loving home they need, please let us know. To book an appointment, please call Ruth on 01580 241632.

(Sometimes a pairing of a pedigree with a DSH can produce a mixed litter, but did you know that a single litter of kittens can have multiple fathers? This can also result in siblings that look very different like Brina and Bekki - ones that may have a pedigree father and ones that don't.)

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Names:  Kyra & Keegan

Age: 4 Years  Gender:   Male & Female   Breed: DSH & DSLH


Kyra & Keegan are a black and white brother and sister duo.

They have come into our care from an outdoor situation where they received no love or affection.

Keegan in particular is inquisitive and cheeky and they would benefit greatly from being in a real home for the first time in their lives. They are suitable for a calm, adult, indoor home.

If you would like to change Kyra and Keegan's lives by offering them the loving long term foster home they need, please call our centre on 01580 241632 and speak with Ruth.


Names:  Blackie & Bibsy


Age: 4 Years & 2 Years  Gender:   Male & Female   Breed: DLH


Blackie and Bibsy are a fluffy coated father and daughter duo.

Before coming into our care, they lived on a farm where they received no love or attention.

They are now inquisitive and are gaining trust.

They like other cats, and are suitable for a calm, indoor home.

If you would like to offer Blackie and Bibsy a real home for the first time in their lives, Please call Ruth to discuss long term fostering.