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Rescuing and Rehoming Animals in Need in New York City

Foster FAQs & Forms

F3Thank you for thinking of fostering an animal in need! Here is some information on the fostering process. If after reading this page you have further questions, please feel free to contact us at BrooklynAnimalAction@gmail.com.

Foster Form

If you would like to foster a cat (or cats), please complete the foster application below and email it to BrooklynAnimalAction@gmail.com.

BAA Cat Foster Application (Word doc)

If you are interested in fostering one or more dogs, please email BrooklynAnimalAction@gmail.com directly.

Thank you!

Frequently Asked Questions

1) Typically how long does it take for an animal to be adopted? It usually takes anywhere from a couple of weeks to half a year. As long as you give us sufficient notice, we can move the animal to another foster situation if you can’t keep him or her any longer. You can continue to foster different animals.

2) Is fostering tax-deductable? Expenses you incur through fostering an animal from BAA are tax-deductible. Just make sure you keep your receipts, and note that expenses over $250 will require a letter from BAA for the deduction (which we will happily provide).

3) Is there financial help from the organization for basic care expenses? We prefer that fosters pay for day-to-day expenses such as food and litter, but we can help if necessary.

4) Can I name the animal? Animals will usually come already named, but we can talk about it!

5) When the animal arrives, will he or she be vetted? The animal will have had basic vetting (de-worming and de-flea’ing, testing for common diseases, vaccinations) when he or she comes to you. We may need to take him or her to the vet for additional shots and spay/neuter while you are fostering. We can do the transporting, though help is always appreciated.

6) Is it okay to have other pets and foster at the same time? You can have pets with fosters, but especially if they are the same species, you should make sure your pet is up to date on shots (FVRCP and rabies shots for cats). Also, it’s best to keep the foster in a separate space (even a bathroom) for a few days so that your pet can get accustomed to the foster and the foster can acclimatize to new environment.

7) What happens if the animal gets sick? We cover all vet expenses if the animal gets sick or hurt.

8) What if the foster situation isn’t working out? If the foster situation isn’t working out, we will seek an alternate foster home for the animal. We only ask that you give us sufficient notice, to give us time to find a new situation.

9) Can I end up adopting my foster animal? You are always welcome to adopt your foster! In that case, the normal adoption procedures apply.

10) What if someone wants to adopt the animal? If a potential adopter expresses interest in the animal, they must first fill out an adoption application. If they seem like a good fit, we ask that the foster make an appointment with the potential adopter to meet the animal. The animal does not typically go home with the adopter after that first meeting. If the potential adopter is interested, we will contact references. Assuming everything checks out, we will then bring the animal to his or her forever home.

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  • Attention New Yorkers! Gizmo is looking for a forever home. He loves to play and loves to be loved. Rescued from a hoarding situation, he is used to other cats and happy to have friends. He is fine alone or with others and is a wonderful companion to any human. He has a wonderful personality! Gizmo is neutered, tested fiv-/felv-, microchipped, vaccinated and ready for a new home. Spread the word and email us at brooklynanimalaction@gmail.com to schedule a meet and greet :-) #meow #cat #cats #adoptdontshop #rescuecat #catsofinstagram #instacat #instacats #instakitty #kittycat #cute #cateyes #rescuepetsofinstagram #pet #cutecatcrew #rescuecatsrock #catlady #caturday #cutecatcrew #petstagram #catsofinsta #catmom #catmommy #catsofny #catsofnyc #adoptablecat #adoptablecats

    brooklynanimalaction: "Attention New Yorkers! Gizmo is looking for a forever home. He loves to play and loves to be loved. Rescued from a hoarding situation, he is used to other cats and happy to have friends. He is fine alone or with others and is a wonderful companion to any human. He has a wonderful personality! Gizmo is neutered, tested fiv-/felv-, microchipped, vaccinated and ready for a new home. Spread the word and email us at brooklynanimalaction@gmail.com to schedule a meet and greet :-) #meow #cat #cats #adoptdontshop #rescuecat #catsofinstagram #instacat #instacats #instakitty #kittycat #cute #cateyes #rescuepetsofinstagram #pet #cutecatcrew #rescuecatsrock #catlady #caturday #cutecatcrew #petstagram #catsofinsta #catmom #catmommy #catsofny #catsofnyc #adoptablecat #adoptablecats"
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  • Look -- it's an adorable flying kitty! All of our rescues get put into foster homes until they get adopted and find their forever family. But really though... who can resist that face? #meow #cat #cats #adoptdontshop #rescuecat #feralcat #catsofinstagram #instacat #instacats #instakitty #kitten #kittens #kittensofig #kittenlife #kittenlover #lovekittens #kittenlove#kittenlover #kittycat #cute #cateyes #rescuepetsofinstagram #pet #cutecatcrew #rescuecatsrock #catlady

    brooklynanimalaction: "Look -- it's an adorable flying kitty! All of our rescues get put into foster homes until they get adopted and find their forever family. But really though... who can resist that face?

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  • Meet Harrison, one of the many cats our rescuers are taking care of. He was recently diagnosed with hyperthyroidism and FIV+. The excessive hormones affect each of his organs, including an increased metabolism. This constant stimulation can eventually lead to heart failure. Harrison needs to get surgery NEXT WEEK, but the cost can run up to $2,500. His medication alone already costs $100/month. We want to get him healthy so he can find this #RescueCat a forever home! Will you chip in to help permanently cure Harrison’s hyperthyroidism? Link in profile: http://ow.ly/p6n230dKNys #meow #cat #cats #adoptdontshop #rescuecat #feralcat #catsofinstagram #instacat #instacats #instakitty #kitty #kittenlover #kittycat #cute #cateyes #rescuepetsofinstagram #pet #cutecatcrew #rescuecatsrock #catlady #crazycatlady #whiskerwednesday #rescuecats #feline #specialneedscat

    brooklynanimalaction: "Meet Harrison, one of the many cats our rescuers are taking care of. He was recently diagnosed with hyperthyroidism and FIV+. The excessive hormones affect each of his organs, including an increased metabolism. This constant stimulation can eventually lead to heart failure. Harrison needs to get surgery NEXT WEEK, but the cost can run up to $2,500. His medication alone already costs $100/month. We want to get him healthy so he can find this #RescueCat a forever home! Will you chip in to help permanently cure Harrison’s hyperthyroidism? Link in profile: http://ow.ly/p6n230dKNys 
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  • Thurgood + Liberace; The bonded brother's that could! These sweet 8 month old kittens are “world champion cuddlers and trained dancers.” They prance around their foster home, full of joy and enthusiasm for life—curious, spirited, and loving, despite their humble beginnings. They adore humans and will make any forever family the happiest in the world. They can't wait to be the loves in your life! ♡ Living the rough life of street cats wasn’t in the cards for Thurgood (full orange tabby) and Liberace (white and orange tabby). They were fortunate enough to be rescued and put into a foster home, with a surrogate kitty mama to teach them the wonderful ways of the domestic cat. These bonded siblings are now more than ready for someone who will call them their own and will add twice the love and fun to your home! ♡ Thurgood is the more outgoing one, very friendly, curious and energetic, while his brother Liberace likes to hang back and watch how Thurgood fares before engaging himself. ♡ Thurgood and Li...

    brooklynanimalaction: "Thurgood + Liberace; The bonded brother's that could! These sweet 8 month old kittens are “world champion cuddlers and trained dancers.” They prance around their foster home, full of joy and enthusiasm for life—curious, spirited, and loving, despite their humble beginnings. They adore humans and will make any forever family the happiest in the world. They can't wait to be the loves in your life!
♡
Living the rough life of street cats wasn’t in the cards for Thurgood (full orange tabby) and Liberace (white and orange tabby). They were fortunate enough to be rescued and put into a foster home, with a surrogate kitty mama to teach them the wonderful ways of the domestic cat. These bonded siblings are now more than ready for someone who will call them their own and will add twice the love and fun to your home!
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Thurgood is the more outgoing one, very friendly, curious and energetic, while his brother Liberace likes to hang back and watch how Thurgood fares before engaging himself. ♡
Thurgood and Liberace are neutered, up to date on vaccines, and FeLV/FIV negative. If you’d like to meet this amazing duo, contact Tara at catsbkny@gmail.com!

Thank you for thinking of animals in need - your support allows us to help the next furry sweetheart!"
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  • WINK, it's only Wednesday! Meet, ZOE: a Special Sweetheart's Story... This pretty kitty with a bubblegum pink nose, Zoe, was rescued from a backyard in Brooklyn, where she was persistently friendly and unfailingly good-natured, searching for the right person to take her in. It worked, and she found herself a hero! However, Zoe unfortunately had a very bad infection in her eye, which had to be removed for her own good. ✧ But this little detail doesn’t stop Zoe for a second. She thinks she’s as pretty as ever—and we’re inclined to agree with her! Having one eye doesn’t impact on her health, her mobility, or her personality. In fact, she’s feeling happier and healthier than ever without the infection, and her gratitude for being saved can barely be contained. Zoe loves to be pet and to prove it, she’ll roll over onto her back and show off her belly, the ultimate sign of trust. All this, and her precious purr just keeps on rumbling. We can hardly believe how sweet and friendly she is—which ju...

    brooklynanimalaction: "WINK, it's only Wednesday! Meet, ZOE: a Special Sweetheart's Story...
This pretty kitty with a bubblegum pink nose, Zoe, was rescued from a backyard in Brooklyn, where she was persistently friendly and unfailingly good-natured, searching for the right person to take her in. It worked, and she found herself a hero! However, Zoe unfortunately had a very bad infection in her eye, which had to be removed for her own good.
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But this little detail doesn’t stop Zoe for a second. She thinks she’s as pretty as ever—and we’re inclined to agree with her! Having one eye doesn’t impact on her health, her mobility, or her personality. In fact, she’s feeling happier and healthier than ever without the infection, and her gratitude for being saved can barely be contained. Zoe loves to be pet and to prove it, she’ll roll over onto her back and show off her belly, the ultimate sign of trust. All this, and her precious purr just keeps on rumbling. We can hardly believe how sweet and friendly she is—which just goes to show that you can’t keep a good kitty down.
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Zoe is approximately 4 years old, spayed, and current on vaccines. She tested negative for felv/FIV. She’s all-around healthy and ready to meet you! Plus, she can go to a home with or without another cat! If you’d like to schedule a playdate with this special girl, contact Tara Green at catsbkny@gmail.com! ✧
Thank you for thinking of animals in need - your support allows us to help the next furry sweetheart!"
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