Cats In Need of Foster Care

 Thank you so much for fostering and saving a life!

Our cats and kittens most urgently in need of foster are listed below. If you are new to fostering with us, please apply here to get started. If you’ve fostered with us before, you can call each location directly at the phone numbers listed below. When you arrive to meet or pick up potential fosters, please bring a carrier with you (if you do not have a carrier, let us know). We will provide you with a sample of what the cat has been eating here in the shelter, along with the cat’s paperwork and any meds they may be on.

For a refresher on PAWS’s foster policies and procedures, view our online orientation here

Every time an animal leaves into foster care, it opens a space in our shelters to save another in need. You are truly changing lives: not just for these cats, but also for others whose lives depend on a spot at PAWS. Read on to find your next foster kitty!

(updated July 16th, 2024)

 

Urgent Medical & Behavior Cats

These cats need to finish their medical recovery to become healthy enough for adoption. They will heal faster and be much happier in a home than in the shelter. 

Name: Arya *URGENT*
Location: Grays Ferry Clinic
Date of Arrival: 7/3/24

  • Poor Arya is very stressed at our shelter! She is around 7 years old, already spayed, and came into PAWS as an owner surrender. Arya is currently taking gabapentin twice daily to help her try and relax. Her owner reported that she has had a few litter box accidents, so ideally Arya would go into a home with no children or other animals so we can pinpoint what was causing these issues.  Adjusting to this new life has been hard for Arya, so we would like to get her into foster care asap!
  • Update 7/9: Arya is starting to warm up and show her personality more. We can tell this girl is very sweet but just needs a space where she can decompress and feel comfortable being herself! We would love a cat savvy foster to help read her body language and offer us some feed back on how she is adjusting. 
  • See this sweet girl here!
Name: Caviar and Sweet Potato *URGENT, Safety Net Candidates*
Location: Grays Ferry Clinic
Date of Arrival: 6/25/24

  • These two kiddos are historically a little shy and independent, so we’d like to find a foster home for them asap. Their names are Caviar and Sweet Potato! They’re both 5-7 years old, would prefer a dog-free and child-free home (they just don’t want to be treated like teddy bears; you should let them come to you, etc), and they LOVE their playtime! Caviar is a little more energetic- really wants that playtime!- whereas Sweet Potato is a little more of a loaf with occasional spurts of the zoomies. Their tentative reclaim date is September 25, 2024, though ideally a foster home would be able to hang onto them for a few extra weeks if needed, since reclaim timeline extensions are common. We really don’t want them to spend a lot of time at the shelter if we can help it!
  • Check out these two boys here!
Name: Zinnia *URGENT* 
Location: Grays Ferry Clinic
Date of Arrival: 7/7/24

  • Miss Zinnia here is around 7 years old, and already spayed. This sweetheart came into us from ACCT where she was found in an abandoned house. She has pretty severe dental disease and is in need of a dental procedure. However, because she is so sick, her dental procedure has to be put on hold until she improves.  She is currently taking gabapentin twice daily and is also getting buprenorphine twice daily as well. We would love to find her a foster home where she can decompress and recover from her dental procedure!
  • Update 7/16: Zinna is feeling really crummy and has started a once daily steroid. She hasn’t been improving, so we suspect she may have an underlying health issue. It’s really imperative we get her into foster asap! 
Name: Pierogi, Wonton, Ravioli, Samosa, & Gnocchi 
Location: Grays Ferry Clinic
Date of Arrival: 7/14/24

  • Meet the cutest quintet! These five babies came to us from ACCT and have kitty colds. They are currently taking an antibiotic once a day and getting eyedrops twice daily. They are around 2.5 months old and just need to recover from their colds before they can get spayed and neutered!
  • These five have been split into a group of 3 and 2 if taking 5 of these babies is too intimidating!
Name: Nellie 
Location: Grays Ferry Clinic
Date of Arrival: 7/11/24

  • Sweet Nellie is an 18 year old angel! She is spayed and is in need of some TLC. She is very thin and has considerable muscle wasting. It’s hard to say right now what her prognosis is, but we know this girl could really use some love. If she is stable, we will prioritize a dental procedure as she has pretty significant dental disease. Nellie is the definition of a lap cat, and is happiest being with a human and getting pets!
  • Update 7/15: Nellie has started a twice daily antibiotic to treat an infection as well as gabapentin twice daily to help manage dental pain. 
  • See how angelic she really is here!
Name: George *URGENT*
Date of Arrival: pending– we urgently need to line up a foster home, first!!

  • This older gent is George and he’s 15 years old. His owner is older and has some medical issues, and it’s become too hard for her to care for him, so she sadly has made the decision to surrender him to PAWS, but given his age and weak back legs, we think he’d benefit from having a patient and understanding foster home lined up for him ahead of his arrival, so he doesn’t have to stay onsite in a cage that might be tougher for him to navigate around. George doesn’t have any obvious health issues (though we still need to perform an intake exam when he arrives) except that he’s been pooping right next to his litter box, though he uses the box for pee, and he may likely have some arthritis, since he’s also having some new difficulty with jumping up on the bed. We don’t have anything scheduled for intake yet and, while the owner is flexible on the timeline, ideally she’d have him in a rescue as soon as we can.
Name: Jet 
Location: Grays Ferry Clinic
Date of Arrival: 7/3/24

  • Meet the beautiful calico lady, Jet! Jet is around 10.5 years old and is already spayed. Jet came into PAWS as an owner surrender. Jet has jaundice, and we are currently running a blood panel to try and get to the bottom of it. She is getting buprenorphine twice daily as well as a steroid twice daily. She has significant dental disease, so she will likely need a dental procedure. She may need additional treatment pending the results of her blood panel, but we would love to get this little lady into a foster home!
  • Update 7/15: Jet has started to take an antioxidant support supplement once a day as well as a twice daily antibiotic! 
  • See how gentle little Jet is here!
Name: Nix 
Location: Grays Ferry Clinic
Date of Arrival: 7/11/24

  • Meet Nix! Nix came to us from ACCT where she was brought in as a stray. She is around 1 year old and already spayed. Despite her beauty, Nix is feeling pretty crummy and is currently being treated for a kitty cold. She is currently taking an antibiotic one daily as well as buprenorphine twice daily. She is an absolute lovebug who can’t get enough cuddles. We would love to get this lady into foster care where she can recovery the most comfortably!
  • Click here to see how sweet Nix is!
Name: Little Man
Location: Grays Ferry Clinic
Date of Arrival: 7/14/24

  • Here’s Little Man! Little Man is 6.5 years old and already neutered. He ended up at PAWS after his owner had to move to a place that wasn’t that friendly. Little Man has moderate dental disease and is tentatively scheduled for a dental procedure on 7/19. According to his last owner, Little Man loves his pets and loves treats. He would love to recover from his dental in foster care and get into tip top shape to find a new forever home!
Name: Squash
Location: Grays Ferry Clinic
Date of Arrival: 7/1/24

  • Is it a pumpkin or is it a squash? It’s Squash! Squash is around 4 years old, already neutered, and was found in an abandoned house. Squash is a little bit overweight and is in need of a dental procedure. His dental procedure is tentatively scheduled for 7/19. We would love him to go into a foster home that can help him get into his best shape!  Understandably, Squash doesn’t want to be at the shelter and this big guy would much rather get in tip top shape in a foster home!
  • See this big cuddly baby here!
Name: Blondie Radbourne
Location: Grays Ferry Clinic
Date of Arrival: 6/04/2024

  • Poor Blondie was left at a local vet’s office and transferred to PAWS, since she’d originally been adopted out from us many years back. She’s about 11 years old, already spayed, and is in need of some TLC time in foster care, since she’s not exactly jazzed about being here at the shelter and is a little withdrawn! During one-on-one time, Blondie can be such a little sweetie, but she may show better for potential adopters in foster care, rather than at the shelter. Blondie was recently diagnosed with Hyperthyroidism which may be part of why she’s feeling kinda crummy. She’s now taking a tiny pill twice a day in her food and hopefully that, along with a quiet foster home, will help her feel so much much!
  • Watch Blondie’s gentle head bonks here!
Name: Greyson
Location: Grays Ferry Clinic
Date of Arrival: 6/30/2024

  • Meet the most handsome gray man, Greyson! Greyson is around 10 years old and already neutered. Unfortunately, Greyson’s owner was not able to keep him because they were moving to a place that wasn’t cat friendly. Greyson is currently taking a once daily antibiotic to help him clear up a kitty cold, and is also getting some eye medications to help with some abnormal tissue. He is tentatively scheduled to have this tissue biopsied on 7/11, and he will also likely need a dental procedure as well. Greyson has had a rough week, and would love nothing more than to go into foster care and fully decompress!
  • Update 7/9: Greyson has finished up his antibiotic and is now just waiting for his biopsy and dental procedure! 
  • Click here to see this boy doing what he loves!

Cats/Kittens in Need of Foster Transfer or Sitter

These kitties are already in foster but could really use a new foster home, to avoid having to come back to the shelter!

Name: Shae *Needs foster transfer asap, URGENT!!*
Location: foster care- this pet is not at the shelter.

  • Shae’s a very special lady. Her foster’s been diligently working with PAWS’s vet team to try and find a cause and/or cure for her occasional urine incontinence- she’s more of a light dribbler than a ‘floodgates’ situation, though we are still trialing different meds to see what works. There have been several changes in their work schedule and personal life, though, that have made continuing to care for Shae no longer feasible. Shae is URGENTLY in need of a foster transfer! She came to us overweight with weak back legs, and mystery urine dribbling. She’s currently on a thiamine supplement and a steroid for urinary support, both of which she takes fairly well. She is also a TOTAL LOVEBUG– chatty, loves attention, will sit on your lap, pretty gentle. An ideal foster home would be okay with our ‘telemed’ style follow up on her care, along with the occasional (though not super frequent!) vet visit if we need to run diagnostics. So far our best guess for her condition is possible nerve damage, though we haven’t given up hope on finding her (and her eventual forever family) relief! PAWS can help with supplies to help set her up for success as much as possible: we have pee pads, low-sided litterboxes, we can suggest and share water-wicking blankets to keep around high-traffic areas like furniture, we can provide her special weight-loss diet, etc!
Name: Mia *URGENT, needs short term foster transfer from July 23-August 12*

Location: foster care- this pet is not at the shelter.

  • Our favorite little sweetie Mia needs a short term foster transfer from 7/23-8/12!! She’s FeLV+ and FIV+, so should be the only kitty in her current space. She is on no medication at present, is already spayed and posted for adoption, and is about 1.5 years old. Mia is such a charmer and made many friends while at our clinic, but due to her double-positive status, it would be infinitely better for her to health to keep her out of the shelter while her foster is away.
Name: Hephaestus aka Heph *URGENT, needs foster transfer asap, DIABETIC*
Location: foster care- this pet is not at the shelter.
  • This low-key guy needs a foster transfer asap! His current foster loves him but their work schedule is changing in a way that will impact his medication schedule negatively. Heph is super mellow and gets along with other cats. He likes to lay on the couch or a chair and observe the humans in action. He is diabetic, so needs specific food which will be supplied, and needs to get two insulin pokes a day, but he does not mind these at all! Heph is also pretty cat-tolerant, though more of an independent “cordial roomie” cat than a bestie to other felines, but he would appreciate a tiny-child-free home. 
  • Have questions about diabetes care or insulin? Hit us up! Insulin should ideally be given as close to 12 hours apart every day, but you do get some wiggle room for those 12 hours! PAWS can also help with follow-up diagnostics at our clinic to make sure Heph is getting the optimum amount of insulin for his needs.
Name: Love  *needs sitter from 7/25 to 7/30 or 7/31*
Location: foster care- this pet is not at the shelter.
  • Per Love’s current foster: “Looking for someone to take my very chill, well adjusted senior foster cat, at the end of the month, into their home. He has no teeth and is very pleasant. He’s more like a chill dog who does fine with adjustments and would be fine to live with other calm pets (cats, dogs). He doesn’t really play and will run from a cat who does / tries to start anything. He currently co-exisits with a 7-year-old dog and younger cat.
  • As long as you feed him and give him fresh water and have a comfy spot for him, he’ll be happy. He doesn’t like barriers so I’m looking for someone who has pets who are also easy to introduce (calm, on the older side maybe as that’s his vibe) or doesn’t have any pets. He’s good with the literbox, eats a special food, and gets a morning and evening med that is super easy to give him.
  • He loves chin scratches, kneading blankets and eating. He’s been with me awhile and any pictures you could send or other promo would probably help him get adopted!!”
Name: Jack & Track Star *both FeLV+, need foster sitter 8/2 – 8/11*
Location: foster care- these boys are not at the shelter.

  • These two delightful lads will need foster sitter coverage from 8/2 – 8/11! They are BOTH FeLV+ and so would need either a cat-free home, or at least a secure, cat-free space where they can hang out together. They are both around a year old, already neutered, and both are posted for adoption already! They are two adorable, rambunctious young lads- Track Star (TS) is a ‘tripawd’ cow cat with three legs; Jack has all four leggies and a fabulous perma-tuxedo.
  • TS being tri-pawed doesn’t inhibit him at all, he still loves to run and cuddle and show off all his teen kitten energy! He is a pretty low maintenance cat, and he loves to sit himself right on your chest for snuggles and ear scratchies, but once he’s gotten his fill of love he’ll zoom all around! His favorite toys are a ribbon wand and any strings, which we will provide for his week away from us.
  • When Jack’s not bouncing off the walls, he’s probably snuggled in your lap or right up against you. This guy is just as loving as he is energetic, and he spends his days chasing his wand toy, chirping at birds from the windowsill, and plopping himself right down on top of you, no matter what you’re up to. Jack will wiggle his way into your heart before you get a chance to blink—he’s irresistible! He’s the perfect combo of kitten energy and cozy lap cat, and he woos everyone he meets.

Kitten Litters (Including Nursing Moms)

These young kittens need a foster home until all are ready for adoption. Some have come in with a nursing momma! 

Name: Acute+ 4 (Obtuse, Isosceles, Equilateral, & Scalene) 
Location: Grays Ferry Clinic
Date of Arrival: 7/14/2024

  • This triangle crew is looking for a foster home! They were found as strays and brought into ACCT. Now at PAWS, momma Acute is looking for a warm home for her and her 4 babies. Acute is around 4 years old and her babies are around 2 months old. They are still too little to be spayed and neutered, so we need a foster that can help them grow big and strong!

Ringworm Cats and Kittens

These cats are recovering from a skin infection that’s easily treatable in an isolated home environment. Caring for these kitties is easy and just takes careful persistence and a separate space in your home. Read out our foster parent guide to ringworm to learn more!

Name: Foxtrot
Location: Grays Ferry Clinic
Date of Arrival: 5/05/24

  • Little Foxtrot here is around 7 months old and already spayed. Foxtrot went into foster care but we recently found a few spots we suspect to be ringworm. Foxtrot will likely have to undergo ringworm treatment and that would unfortunately mean she would have to stay in our ringworm trailer. Foxtrot is a super sweet little lady and would be best doing ringworm treatment in foster care!
  • More info on ringworm care can be found here!

 

Name: Dale & Rusty
Location: Grays Ferry Clinic
Date of Arrival: 6/23/24

  • These two little nuggets are Dale and Rusty! Dale is almost 2 months old and Rusty is almost 3 months old, and they are not yet neutered. Dale and Rusty came to us from ACCT and here at PAWS we found that Rusty (tuxedo baby) has ringworm. Since Rusty and Dale were housed together, we need to monitor Dale and wait for his test results to see if he is positive as well. We would really like to get them out of our ringworm trailer in a foster home!
  • More info on ringworm care can be found here!
Name: Gator
Location: Grays Ferry Clinic
Date of Arrival: 6/30/24

  • This little booger is around 3 months old and is being treated for ringworm! She’s got a LOT of spirit, though, and is presently on no meds that aren’t ringworm-related. Her ringworm culture is still pending, though she did glow under a Woods lamp, so we are treating her as ringworm positive until we get her full diagnostic culture results back.
  • More info on ringworm care can be found here!
Name: Donatello
Location: Grays Ferry Clinic
Date of Arrival: 6/2/24

  • Donatello has had a rough go at life so far. Donatello was found in bag by a river and was brought into ACCT by a Good Samaritan. At PAWS, Donatello went into foster care, but he came back after he was suspected to have ringworm. His ringworm culture is still pending, though he did glow under a Woods lamp, so we are treating him as ringworm positive until we get his full diagnostic culture results back.
  • More info on ringworm care can be found here!
Name: Farrah
Location: Grays Ferry Clinic
Date of Arrival: 5/30/24

  • This little lady is Farrah! Farrah is around 2 months old and not yet spayed. Farrah was found by a Good Samaritan and shortly after coming to PAWS, she went into foster care. Unfortunately, Farrah came back as she was suspected to have ringworm. Her ringworm culture is still pending, so we are treating her as ringworm positive until we get her full diagnostic culture results back.
  • More info on ringworm care can be found here!
Name: Shishito & Wasabi
Location: Grays Ferry Clinic
Date of Arrival: 6/18/24

  • This spicy duo is Shishito & Wasabi! These two originally came to PAWS from ACCT and went into foster care. Unfortunately, these two got ringworm so they are back at PAWS for treatment. They are around 2 months old and are not yet spayed and neutered.
  • More info on ringworm care can be found here!
Name: Kitty Biscuit
Location: Grays Ferry Clinic
Date of Arrival: 7/14/24

  • Meet Kitty Biscuit! He is around 3 months old and not yet neutered. This little dude was found as a stray and brought into ACCT. Now at PAWS, he is currently residing in our ringworm trailer as he is suspected to have ringworm. His ringworm culture is still pending, so we are treating him as ringworm positive until we get his full diagnostic culture results back.
  • More info on ringworm care can be found here!

Cats Needing Socialization (and Safety Net Program cats)

These cats are very sensitive to the stress caused by the loud shelter environment and need a loving home setting to relax and let their personalities emerge. 

 

Name: Knubbs & Penny *Safety Net Foster Candidates*
Location: Grays Ferry Clinic
Date of Arrival: 6/11/24

  • Meet Penny and Knubbs- two kitties who just joined our Safety Net program! Their owner is experiencing housing insecurity, so we’re hoping to find a foster home for these two cats until their owner can get back on their feet and reclaim them both! Their tentative reclaim date is September 11, 2024, though ideally a foster home would be able to hang onto them for a few extra weeks if needed, since reclaim timeline extensions are common. Penny is already spayed and around 6 years old, and her owner says she loves getting her zoomies out around the house and playing with most any toy. Knubbs (a lady!) is around 4 years old, already spayed, and she loves pets and curling up with a favorite blanket.
  • Watch Penny and Knubbs here! Knubbs loves pipe cleaners!
  • Watch Penny get some pets here! She loves making as many of the moves on her own as possible.

Old City Adoption Center

These cats are waiting for foster care from our Old City location!

 Name: Pilaf *URGENT*
Location: Old City Adoption Center
Date of Arrival: 5/13/24

  • Cute but nervous, Pilaf was adopted out as a kitten and lived with her family for 3 years. She was recently returned because the stress of a new baby and another toddler in the home caused her and another cat in the home to redirect their stress onto each other. They’d get into intense tussles but also were terrified of the children in the home, and wouldn’t even enter rooms where any kids were located. On paper Pilaf is ready for adoption, but she hasn’t been in the shelter since she was a kitten, and is pretty hidey and hissy here. We’d like to get her into a pet-free, child-free home to give her a blank slate to decompress before we start adoption promo. Pilaf is around 3 years old and already spayed.
  • Pilaf is SO stressed here she sometimes stress-pees outside the litterbox! We’ve found eliminations on her bedding a few times, so we think it’s stressed/fear-related. She needs to leave asap! We also discovered that Pilaf has a wiggly kneecap (called a luxating patella) in one of her back legs, which can sometimes limit a cat’s mobility and could also explain her rogue-peeing if she can’t easily get in and out of the average litterbox. She’ll need a couple low-sided box options so makes things easier on her bad knee.
Name: Passie *URGENT*
Location: Old City Adoption Center
Date of Arrival: 5/21/24

  • Gorgeous but very stressed out, Passie was recently returned to PAWS from her adoptive home after her owner needed to move in with a very allergic family member. They described her as affectionate – on her terms- and a vigorous lover of playtime! Passie has her moments when she’s prone to overstimulation, especially in the stressful shelter environment, so she’d do best in a home without kids. Passie is around 6ish years old, already spayed, and is taking Gabapentin in her food at our clinic for her stress levels.
    Watch Passie play with one of our volunteers here!
Name: Mamas
Location: Old City Adoption Center
Date of Arrival: 6/23/24

  • This terrific tabby is Mamas! Mamas is around 7 years old, already spayed, and came to PAWS as an owner surrender. Unfortunately, Mamas did not get along with the baby in the house once the baby became mobile, and this manifested as some litter box issues. She is also currently taking a once-daily antibiotic to help clear up a kitty cold. Mamas was described by her owner as a sweet and loving cat who loves treats and her nap time. Ideally, Mamas would go into a foster home with no kids and as the only cat to help us get to the bottom of her peeing outside of her litter box!
Name: Ryan O’Ray
Location: Old City Adoption Center
Date of Arrival: 3/7/24

  • Ryan is a nice li’l man who spent the last 7ish years in an adoptive home, and was just surrendered back to PAWS because his owners didn’t have the ability to care for him anymore. He has a history of a sensitive stomach, which continues to this day and which we are troubleshooting to find him the right ‘happy medium’ of special diet and care to keep him comfortable. He’s on a special tummy support diet, which PAWS can provide until he’s adopted, and has been on probiotics while with us. Ryan is around 8ish years old and already neutered. Ryan also recently had dental surgery, though he should be feeling better already! We’d love to get him into foster care to de-stress before he has a chance to get sick. Because of Ryan’s upset stomach (and potentially due to stress/litterbox preferences) he occasionally poops outside the litterbox. It is recommended he go into foster care in a space that’s easy to clean (like a bathroom, for example!) and where there’s enough room to add two litterbox and trial different types of litter, in case he has any specific preferences.
Name: Skipper *FELV+, URGENT*
Location: Old City Adoption Center
Date of Arrival: 4/02/24

  • Every good Skipper needs his Gilligan, and ours is the perfect captain to sail you away from that island of boredom you’ve been marooned on! After being found stray in early April, Skipper was originally brought to the city shelter for TNR but ended up staying due to some additional medical needs. It was during his prep for some dental work that we also discovered he is FeLV+, so he will need to be the only kitty castaway in your village. Now that he is feeling better, Skipper has shown he loves attention and gets a little chatty when you make eye contact and haven’t offered any fingers for head rubs yet.
  • Skipper went into foster care, but ultimately came back to PAWS after he began peeing outside of his litter box. We had no issues with him not using his litter box in the shelter, so it is really important that we can place him into foster care to get to the bottom of these potential litter box struggles. 
  • Watch Skipper’s post nap pets here!
Name: Granny Sue 
Location: Old city Adoption Center
Date of Arrival: 6/20/24

  • This sweet little lady is Granny Sue! Granny Sue was brought to PAWS because her owner is relocating. She was in that home for 14 years, so transitioning to shelter life is scary! Granny Sue is 13 years old and already spayed. Unfortunately, we found a lump on Granny Sue’s abdomen and she had surgery to remove it. She was definitely well loved in her last home as she is one of the sweetest old ladies. She loves to interact with staff and volunteers, and loves it even more when she can get some pets. Granny Sue would love to get back into a home where she can recover from her surgery!
  • See how sweet this little lady is here!
Name: Tom Foolery *FeLV+*
Location: Old City Adoption Center
Date of Arrival: 5/21/24

  • The name’s Foolery…Tom Foolery. This handsome and friendly kitty would love to cuddle all night and play all day, but he needs a companion to pull that all off. He was found stray in late May, but despite his obvious charms that family couldn’t take him in due to the FeLV+ testing (they have 2 cats of their own). We’d love to get him into a cat-free home to learn more about him and to keep him as healthy as possible.

Social Cats (including FAST Candidates)

These sociable cats need a foster home! NOTE: If you are taking a foster cat that’s a FAST program candidate, it will be slated to be dropped off at our PetSmart or Old City locations for adoption within 2-3 weeks, since we need to keep those locations filled with adoptable kitties!

 

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