Please read and complete this application, print, sign and give to Big Hands Little Paws, Inc. (“BHLP”) to be considered for a foster home and for this to become a successful foster arrangement.
Big Hands Little Paws is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization. Our mission is threefold: care of homeless and orphaned animals; providing resources and funding to other animal organizations and individuals for targeted animal care; and educating the community. BHLP is devoted to rescuing needy cats from shelter euthanasia, abandonment and life on the streets. We are not a shelter, but a team of caring volunteers who try to find foster homes for needy cats until permanent placement can be found. We cover the cost of necessary medical attention, but our foster homes care for the cats in their own homes, where they’re given abundant love and affection.
Prospective adopters, who have seen a cat they are interested in via our website, are pre-screened and then meet the cat in their foster home. We value the input of our foster homes in ensuring that their foster cats end up in loving homes. Many adopters stay in touch making this process even more rewarding.
It is expressly agreed that if the Foster Parent decides to adopt the foster cat, an Adoption Application and Agreement must be completed and adoption donation paid.
It is also expressly agreed that foster homes keep the foster cats until they are adopted. It is also expressly agreed that BHLP has the exclusive control and rights to approve of any solicited adoptions.
Please also note that you are not to incur any expenses for which you wish to be reimbursed without checking in and receiving the prior approval of BHLP in writing beforehand. The nature of rescue means we are on a budget and often do routine medical treatments ourselves and if needed we have certain vets we use.
Feel free to give us as much information as possible and questions are welcome. Thank you for considering opening your home and heart to a foster cat!