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: Tayo & Tallulah

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


Tayo & Tallulah are stunning blue and white father and daughter duo.

They had been living in a neglectful situation before coming into our care, so they are rather timid.

They are waiting for a kind and understanding adult home where they can continue to develop at their own pace.

They are available to be homed or as permanent foster cats. You can read about being an RCR Angel here.

 If you would like to offer Tayo & Tallulah the special home they need, please call us and let us know on 01580 241632.

Names: Kenzi & Kelly

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


Kenzi is a tabby and white lad and his sister Kelly is a tuxedo black and white girl.

They had been living outside without human contact before coming into our care, so they are timid cats.

They are available to be homed as permanent foster cats.  

If you would like to offer Kenzi and Kelly the loving home they need, please call us and let us know on 01580 241632.