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:  Brianna & Breezy

Age: 4 Years & 2 Years  Gender:  Female   Breed: DSH


Brianna is a lovely white and black girl, and her daughter Breezy is a gorgeous jet black lady.

They were rescued from a harsh homeless life, and they were very hungry, exhausted and frightened cats.

They are now inquisitive and playful, and are really gaining trust in us humans.

They have been in a short term foster placement where they really enjoyed all the comforts of home. Their placement has now ended, and they have had to come back into our care.

These sweet girls need a kind and understanding indoor home, where they can continue to come out of themselves and blossom to their full potential.

If you would like to offer Brianna and Breezy the loving home they need, please call 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.)

Names:  Buzby & Bush-Bush

Age: 3 Years  Gender:  Male & Female    Breed: DSH


Buzby and Bush-Bush are a bonded pair.

They need a placement that is suitable to their healthy but timid nature.

They would love to be vermin control officers at a caring stables, where they will be given a cosy bed and regular daily food and water for their efforts.

If you have a vacancy, please let us know by calling 01580 241632. Thank you