Foster Candidates

Thank you for visiting our foster candidates page! Below is a current list of pets who need rehabilitation through our foster care program.

If you are a licensed Society foster volunteer, and you’re interested in taking in one of these pets, please email us at foster@anticruelty.org. If you are not a current member of the foster team, but you would like to get involved, please visit our Foster Program webpage for additional details on how you can help.

AWAITING PLACEMENT

Last updated 6/26/2017 2:00 p.m.

GRETCHEN, KAREN, REGINA

Three 6 week old female kitten / 1.5 pounds

Listed 6/26/17

Foster Reason: Underweight

Estimated Length of Stay: 3-4 weeks

Intake Source: Brought in on 6/18/17 because owner had too many pets

This sweet group of kittens is looking for a foster who can bring them home to help fatten them up while waiting for them to become old enough to go up for adoption. Consider bringing this little troupe home!

MOWGLI, BAGHEERA, BALOO

8 weeks old female kitten / 1.25 pounds

Listed 6/26/17

Foster Reason: Underweight

Estimated Length of Stay: 2-3 weeks

Intake Source: Brought in on 6/24/17 by community cat rescuer

This adorable trio of kittens is ready for adoption…except…they’re too skinny! Take this group home for a couple of weeks to help them gain some weight. Great group for a newer foster!

 

 

VESPER, ROSA MAE, FLORADORA, GIMLET, GIBSON

Five 5 week old kittens / 1 pound

Listed 6/26/17

Foster Reason: Underweight

Estimated Length of Stay: 4 weeks

Intake Source: Found as strays on the south side on 6/11/17

Meet an exceptionally handsome group of kittens! This squad came to the Society when they were super teeny tiny and have beefed up enough to go to foster. They’ll need about 4 weeks of care to bulk up for surgery and then placement.

 

 


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FLIK (Pending Pick-Up. Thank you, Lousie!!)

7 weeks old female kitten / 1.5 pounds

Listed 6/26/17

Foster Reason: Underweight & Sick

Estimated Length of Stay: 5 weeks

Intake Source: Brought in on 5/26/17 – too many pets

This tiny little ghost kitten is underage, thin, and sick with Upper Respiratory Infection. She is also recovering from a corneal ulcer. Little Flik is in desperate need of foster care as she’s not doing well in the shelter. She is considered high risk due to her compounded issues. If you’re an experienced foster please consider bringing this frail little kitty home.

 

LIAM (Thanks, Cheryl!)

2 month old kitten / 1 pound 4 ounces

Listed 6/6/17

Foster Reason: Underweight

Estimated Length of Stay: 2-3 weeks

Intake Source: Transferred in from Tennessee on 5/30

Another sweet little orphan! Liam came up to Chicago from a rescue group in the Tennessee where he otherwise would not have made it. We need him to go out to foster to gain more weight before he’s adoption ready. Please consider making him a part of your foster family!

 

 

KATIE (Pending Pick-Up! Thank you, Kailey!)

1 Month and 27 days / 1.56 pounds

Listed 6/16/17

Foster Reason: Too Young/Under Weight

Foster Length of Stay: 3-4 weeks

Intake Source: Field Service pick-up

Little Katie was found all by herself then Field Service was called come and get her. This cutie just needs to gain a little bit of weight before she can hit the adoption floor!

 

ASTRID & SIGGA (Thanks Laura – NEW FOSTER!!)

Two 6 week old kittens / 1 1/2 pounds

Listed 6/12/17

Foster Reason: Too Young

Foster Length of Stay: 3 weeks

Intake Source: Strays found outside abandoned home; Brought in on 6/9/17

These two kittens were brought in by the neighbor of their owner who lost her home and set her pets free. Both kits are still too young for their surgeries and adoptions, which is why we’re hoping to find them a foster home.

 

NATASHA, BUCKY, THOR AND TONY (Thanks Jillian – NEW FOSTER!)

1 Month and 16 days / 1.69 pounds

Listed 6/20/17

Foster Reason: Too Young/Under Weight

Foster Length of Stay: 3-4 weeks

Intake Source: Owner surrender, too many pets

We are not eating here at the shelter, we need a foster to offer us yummy wet food!

AURORA (Thanks, Kristie!)

2 month old kitten / 1 pound 14 ounces

Listed 6/12/17

Foster Reason: Underweight

Foster Length of Stay: 2 weeks

Intake Source: Found living in a warehouse; Brought in on 6/9/17

This shy little kitten was found living by herself in a warehouse in the city. In need of socialization and weight gain, Aurora could benefit from the company of a confident well-adjusted cat and lots of human snuggles. Please consider bringing her into your care.

 

MARQUITA, LILLIAN AND SHANNON (Thanks, Deborah!)

1 Month and 22 days / 1.81 pounds

Listed 6/20/17

Foster Reason: Too Young/Under Weight

Foster Length of Stay: 2-3 weeks

Intake Source: Owner surrender: offspring from pet

These babies were a bit shy when they first came in but are quickly warming up!

LUIS & MIGUEL (thanks Lindsey!)

Two 7 week old kittens / 1 1/2 pounds

Listed 6/12/17

Foster Reason: Too Young

Foster Length of Stay: 4 weeks

Intake Source: Strays brought in from living outside on 5/28/17

These two shy boys were brought to the Society when a good Samaritan noticed that they were living on their own outside. Foster needed for socialization while fattening them up.

 

PETE, PATRICK, JOE (pending pick up-thanks Kelly-NEW FOSTER)

Three 7 week old kittens / 1 1/2 pounds

Listed 6/12/17

Foster Reason: Too Young

Estimated foster length: 3 weeks

Intake Source: Owner Surrender on 5/29; Too many animals

MARY & EDWARD (Thank you Heather!)

Two 10 week old kittens / 1 3/4 pounds

Listed 6/12/17

Foster Reason: Weight

Foster Length of Stay: 2 weeks

Intake Source: Stray; brought in on 6/8

Meet Mary and Edward. These two kitties were brought in by a good Samaritan when they were found on roaming the streets just last week. Both kitties are a bit shy and will benefit from time in foster while they put on some extra weight. These kittens are also special in that they are “Hemingway cats” – i.e. they are polydactyl. They have an extra finger on their paws.

MY GIRL & CO. (Thank you Barbara!)

Three 7 week old kittens and their 4 year old mama

Listed 6/12/17

Foster Reason: Maternal Support

Foster Length of Stay: 4 weeks

Intake Source: Stray; brought in on 5/12/07

Meet My Girl and her three little babes; Vada, Harry, and Caroline. This mama cat is shy and having a hard time eating at the shelter and would benefit from being in a foster home. Her kittens are also underage, so fostering this group is like helping two cases at once! Please consider bringing this brood into your home!

 

MOANA (thanks Janelle!)

2 month old kitten / 1lb 7oz

Listed 6/10/17

Foster Reason: Underweight

Estimated length of stay: 3-4 weeks

Intake source: Found stray

Still underweight for her age Moana needs active playtime, free feeding and lots of love.

TILT-A-WHIRL, TEACUP, CAROUSAL, SCRAMBLER, FERRIS WHEEL (thanks Ruth!)

 

 

 

 

Five 6 week old kittens / 1 pound 2 ounces

Listed 6/9/17

Foster Reason: Too Young

Estimated Length of Stay: 3 weeks

Intake Source: Owner surrender on 5/17/17: Too much work

This sweet group of carnival kittens is in good health and just needs time to grow up and fill out. They’re only 6 weeks old and need to be at least 2 months and 2 pounds each to be adoption ready. We estimate it could take up to 3 weeks for them bulk out enough to be ready. Since there’s 5, they can go as a group or be split into a group of 2 and 3.

REMI, SALEM, BLUE (Thanks, Rachel!)

(Salem pictured)

Five 2 month old kittens / 1 3/4 pounds

Reason for Foster: Need to gain weight

Estimated Length of Stay: 2 weeks

Intake Source: Owner surrender 5/17/17 / Too many animals

This adorable group of kittens is just a touch too skinny to be made available for adoption. They’d make a great group for a first-time foster! Take the whole bunch of five or split them up. Either is okay. We just want to get them fattened up and ready for their forever home!

LITTLE PATCH, BLACK FOOT & LONG HAIR (Thanks, Anne!)

 

 

 

 

 

Three 2 month old kittens / 1 3/4 pounds

Listed on 6/5/17

Reason for Foster: Weight gain

Estimated Length of Stay: 2 weeks

Intake Source: Owner surrender on 6/1; Too many animals

These three adorable kittens are in good health (at the writing of this listing) and simply need foster care to bulk up enough for their spay/neuter surgery. Great candidates for a new foster or someone who has other kitties at home.

Halo and Harley (Thanks, Charlotte!)

Five 2 month old kittens / 1 3/4 pounds

Reason for Foster: Need to gain weight

Estimated Length of Stay: 2 weeks

Intake Source: Owner surrender 5/17/17 / Too many animals

This adorable group of kittens is just a touch too skinny to be made available for adoption. They’d make a great group for a first-time foster! Take the whole bunch of five or split them up. Either is okay. We just want to get them fattened up and ready for their forever home!

TORI (thanks Julie! New Foster)

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2 month old kitten / 1 pound 10 ounces

Listed 6/6/17

Foster Reason: Underweight

Estimated Length of Stay: 2-3 weeks

Intake Source: Transferred in from Tennessee on 5/30

This sweet little singleton came up all the way from Tennessee in search of a good home. Before we can get her out onto the adoption floor, we need to bulk her up! Please consider bringing home this healthy, but skinny, little gal for foster.

WEDGE, TATER TOT, HASH BROWN (pending pick-up thanks Marjorie!)

Listed 5/26/17

Five 1 month old kittens / 1 1/2 pounds

Reason for Foster: Age and weight

Estimated Length of Stay: 4-6 weeks

Intake Source: Stray; Rescued by neighborhood cat lover

These small and adorable kittens are too young to be spayed and neutered. We would love to send them out for foster care to help them bulk and grow up in a home, instead of a sterile shelter, environment.

DUCHESS, HERMIONE, HARRY, RON, NEVILLE (Pending foster pick-up, thanks Melanie!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 year old mama cat and four 4 week old kittens / Kittens are around 1 pound each

Listed on 6/6/17

Reason for Foster: Maternal Support

Estimated length of stay: 5 weeks

Intake Source: Humane investigator pickup on 5/24: Too many animals

This mama cat would love to get out of the shelter with her 4 little feline babes. She is currently nursing and would benefit from a low-key space where she can rear her little ones until they are over 2 pounds, over 2 months old, and weaned. Fostering litters of kittens with a mama is not only sweet, it’s pretty practical as the mama does most of the work for you. If you’d be open to taking in this group – please contact us ASAP! With the kittens’ young age they are more susceptible to shelter germs.

 

BINX, BALI, BLUE (pending pick-up Thanks Liz)

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Three 2 month old kittens / 1 3/4 pounds

Listed on 6/5/17

Reason for Foster: Weight gain

Estimated Length of Stay: 2 weeks

Intake Source: Transferred in from Tennessee on 5/30

Meet three southern sweeties: Binx, Bali and Blue! These three kittens were brought up all the way from Tennessee where there prospects for a good life looked rather grim. They’re just shy of being heavy enough to be ready for adoption, which is why we’re looking to get them into a foster home. Being southern kitties means they may need some extra socialization too. Please consider bringing this group home!

SPUTNIK (pending pick-up – thank you Carli!)

2 month old kitten / 1 pound 3 ounces

Listed 6/6/17

Foster Reason: Underweight

Estimated Length of Stay: 2-3 weeks

Intake Source: Brought in by Humane Investigators on 5/24; Too many animals

 

Meet sweet grey tabby Sputnik! She’s too skinny to be made available for adoption just yet, which is why we’re looking for her to go into foster care. In otherwise great health, Sputnik needs just a couple of weeks to bulk up before she can go into a forever home.

FRENCH FRY & MASHED POTATO: Going home with Gabby – thank you!

Listed 5/26/17

Five 1 month old kittens / 1 1/2 pounds

Reason for Foster: Age and weight

Estimated Length of Stay: 4-6 weeks

Intake Source: Stray; Rescued by neighborhood cat lover

These small and adorable kittens are too young to be spayed and neutered. We would love to send them out for foster care to help them bulk and grow up in a home, instead of a sterile shelter, environment. The group can be split up into pairs or trios.

Bella & Tom (6/2/2017) (Thanks Kara! NEW FOSTER)

2 month old pair

Reason for foster: weightgain

Estimated length of stay: 2 weeks

Intake source: Owner/Guardian Surrender

Luna, Kuu, Mwezi, Bulan, Maan (Luna, Bulan and Maan not pictured) (thanks Drew!)

1 month 14 days old

Reason for Foster: Age and weight

Estimated Length of Stay: 3-4 weeks

Intake Source: Owner surrender/ too many animals

 

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