The Tweenie program is a foster program for kittens ‘tween four and
eight weeks old. These kittens could benefit from the warmth, care,
handling and exercise of a home environment for the critical weeks
before they can be adopted at eight weeks old.
- Animal Services gets hundreds of kittens each spring and
summer, and sometimes even in autumn, that need to be fostered to
- A home environment allows the kittens to
thrive and be socialized so they can succeed in their forever
- They need to gain weight so they can be spayed or
neutered before they are adopted.
What can I expect as a foster parent?
- When you pick up your kittens you will be given training
materials, food and other supplies.
- You will receive at
least two kittens, maybe more. No single kittens go to foster
- You will keep the kittens for one to four weeks,
depending on the kittens’ age.
- You will receive training on
feeding and playing with the kittens and keeping them safe.
- Dry and canned food and other materials will be given to
- A list of phone numbers and other resources will be in
your supplies in case you have questions.
How do I keep them healthy?
- Keep water available at all times.
- Allow some rest
time for the kittens.
- Have a safe place to turn them loose
such as a spare room or bathroom.
- Handle the kittens so
they become healthy, well-adjusted pets.
- If one of the
kittens becomes sick or injured, call us right away. The number is
in your materials. Please don’t take the kitten to a private
veterinarian or you will be responsible for the cost.
What happens when they turn eight weeks old?
- Return the kittens to the shelter so they may be adopted.
- They will get a medical exam.
- Kittens will be spayed or
- You may receive another set of kittens to
How do I become a Tweenie foster parent?
If I want to adopt the kitten(s) I fostered, how can I do that?
- Remember, the kittens belong to County Animal Services until
- Return the kittens to the shelter for altering.
- Pay the adoption fee.
- Take home your new kitten(s) when
they are ready!
There may be rare times, due to unforeseen circumstances that the
foster parent will be notified they must return their kittens back to
the shelter immediately. Failure to do so will result in the foster
parent losing the right to care for any other tweenies.