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Lets Chat About Cats - Episode 48 Featuring Katie from Foster The Cat People

May 20, 2022 Fiona Shaw
Lets Chat About Cats - Episode 48 Featuring Katie from Foster The Cat People
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Lets Chat About Cats - Episode 48 Featuring Katie from Foster The Cat People
May 20, 2022
Fiona Shaw

This episode is all about fostering and how it can save lives and change lives! Introducing the wonderful Katie from Foster The Cat People based in Tucson, Arizona.

Katie was introduced to the world of fostering through Courtney from Poets Square Cats when she found her profile on social media after moving to the local area and asked if there was anything she could do to help. Katie never meant to foster a cat and simply thought it was going to be a 2-3 day short stay to help out, but things grew quickly from that "short stay" and so a new purpose for Katie begun.

Katie soon discovered that she was a natural at fostering and had a way of working with even the most feral of cats so that they mellowed just enough to  find their own forever homes and by doing so were given a new chance of life in a wonderful family.

Katie explained what it is like bringing home a new foster, how it can be daunting and what you can perhaps expect, how a room should be set up, some tips on routines and getting those shy or skittish ones settled and helping them gain trust. 

Katie also shared some stories of her fosters and some of you may even know them from Instagram, Mr Business, Alien, Feral Fawcett and of course her new foster Francois who is settling in just fine and of course her most recent foster fail Severus Snape AKA Butthead!

Fostering also comes with its share of sadness when you see the ones you have grown to love leave for their new lives but also when something goes wrong with health and decisions have to be made. Katie was kind enough to share the raw reality of this journey with the highs as well as the lows.

If you want to know what life is like for a foster mom then this is the episode for you! Katie is a warm and compassionate young woman with a heart of gold and is so passionate about what she does but also knows that self care is also important. 

You can find her page on Instagram @fosterthecatpeople so please go check her out!

Thanks for listening!
Fiona X

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Show Notes

This episode is all about fostering and how it can save lives and change lives! Introducing the wonderful Katie from Foster The Cat People based in Tucson, Arizona.

Katie was introduced to the world of fostering through Courtney from Poets Square Cats when she found her profile on social media after moving to the local area and asked if there was anything she could do to help. Katie never meant to foster a cat and simply thought it was going to be a 2-3 day short stay to help out, but things grew quickly from that "short stay" and so a new purpose for Katie begun.

Katie soon discovered that she was a natural at fostering and had a way of working with even the most feral of cats so that they mellowed just enough to  find their own forever homes and by doing so were given a new chance of life in a wonderful family.

Katie explained what it is like bringing home a new foster, how it can be daunting and what you can perhaps expect, how a room should be set up, some tips on routines and getting those shy or skittish ones settled and helping them gain trust. 

Katie also shared some stories of her fosters and some of you may even know them from Instagram, Mr Business, Alien, Feral Fawcett and of course her new foster Francois who is settling in just fine and of course her most recent foster fail Severus Snape AKA Butthead!

Fostering also comes with its share of sadness when you see the ones you have grown to love leave for their new lives but also when something goes wrong with health and decisions have to be made. Katie was kind enough to share the raw reality of this journey with the highs as well as the lows.

If you want to know what life is like for a foster mom then this is the episode for you! Katie is a warm and compassionate young woman with a heart of gold and is so passionate about what she does but also knows that self care is also important. 

You can find her page on Instagram @fosterthecatpeople so please go check her out!

Thanks for listening!
Fiona X

Support the Show.