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ORA relies entirely upon the efforts of volunteers. We do not have any paid staff and we do not have a "shelter" in the proper sense of the term. The non adoptable cats are kept in the residence of the ORA directors.

Any cat that we rescue - stray or feral or abandoned - must be kept in a home. Unfortunately, in the majority of cases, there are no adoptive homes available for that particular cat. We would be unable to rescue most cats if we had to wait for a suitable adoptive home. We rely on temporary accommodations or "foster homes". All rescued cats are given to a previously screened home, that will foster the cat for a period of one or two months until we can find a permanent adoptive home. When that cat is adopted out the foster home receives a new cat and so the cycle goes on. ORA pays for the cost of food, supplies and any veterinary and emergency care needed while the cat is being fostered. The foster home should provide a tranquil environment for the cats and be able to give them the necessary care, attention and emotional support

HOW YOU CAN HELP THE CATS BY BECOMING A "FOSTER PARENT"
Often we encounter people who are not prepared to make the permanent commitment of adopting a cat or they would just like to know what having a cat entails before adopting. Other people experience enormous grief when their feline friend dies and they do not feel capable of facing a similar experience again. These are perfect candidates for fostering cats.

If you already own one or more cats you can still foster, as long as your cats are "friendly"-most fostered cats feel more comfortable in a household with other cats.

When you foster, you decide how long you want a cat for- whether you want to foster all year around or for only a few months a year. All that is required is a secure environment, a quiet room to confine the cat for the first few days, the consent and cooperation of the other people living in the same household, and the desire to help the cat. No previous experience is necessary because we provide you with all the required information and guidance.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE MORE INFORMATION ABOUT FOSTERING A CAT
Please contact us anytime, either by e-mail or by phone.

By fostering you are literally saving a life; we may be able to rescue that extra cat just because you have decided to foster. There are never enough foster homes.

The more foster homes we have the more lives we can save together.


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