We Urgently Need Kitten and Cat Fosters in Los Angeles County


Become a Foster in Three Easy Steps


View the LA Foster Program Information Session video below. Click the play button to watch at your pace.


Review the information you learned about fostering with our program.


Look for an email within 24-72 hours with access to our brief online foster application to tell us more about yourself, your experience and your foster preferences. 

Foster Eligibility Requirements

Basic foster requirements and expectations include:

  • Be 18 years or older.
  • Be willing and able to take your fosters to follow-up veterinary appointments every 2-4 weeks.
  • Be willing and able to take your kittens to a veterinary clinic immediately if a medical emergency arises.
  • Keep your foster pets separate from household pets for two weeks in a spare room. We will provide you with a playpen to separate them if you don’t have a spare room.
  • Feed them, clean the litter box daily and keep their area clean.
  • Monitor their health daily and update us promptly about concerns.
  • Socialize them by holding them, playing with them, and exposing them to positive experiences

Why We Urgently Need Your Help

We have an ongoing need of fosters in Los Angeles County who are excited about the chance to make a difference for vulnerable feline populations, including: bottle-fed kittens, kittens learning to eat on their own, sick kittens, shy or scared kittens, moms with young kittens, or healthy and friendly kittens already eating on their own. We provide comprehensive training and help you build caregiving skillsets while you foster.

From April through November, there is an influx of kittens being born in Los Angeles. Many well-meaning animal lovers unintentionally orphan kittens by removing them from their mother and bringing them to a shelter. Once an underage kitten arrives at a shelter, their strongest chance for survival is in a dedicated foster home. To learn about the best way to help kittens you may find outside, please review our interactive Found Kittens tool.

The ASPCA needs fosters who can provide care and support for the kittens who arrive at a shelter until they are old enough to be adopted. We provide all the food, supplies, and medical services, as well as all the support you can ask for—all we need from you is TLC.

Have Questions? Contact the LA Foster Team at [email protected]

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