“Lease for Life” Hospice Foster Program
We believe every companion animal deserves to pass away in a loving and trusting environment. We do our best to provide that here at Kitty Kat Haven but nothing compares to the warmth of a real home.
Our Lease for Life program strives to place our “extra” special kitties with incredible f families who are willing to open there hearts and homes to these special cats and are willing to love, spoil and cherish them for as long as they may have left.
The foster family works hand-in-hand with our veterinarian at no cost to them. We pay for all medical supplies and each cat come with their own set of environmental enrichments based on their unique personalities and needs. Foster families will be required to provide the day to day necessity (i.e. food, cat litter, toys).
Hospice care is not about giving up and it is not the last resort. It’s about finding ways to live with a terminal illness while providing the cat with the care and love it deserves.
There are specific procedures in place that ensure that all of our cats in the Lease For Life program go to a safe and loving home. If you’re interested in being a caregiver to one of our cats in the Lease For Life Program please fill out the Lease 4 Life- KKH Application and email it to KittyHavenWA@gmail.com
What does hospice care involve?
- Comfort: Provide clean, soft bedding with easy access to food, litter boxes, favorite sleeping spots and interaction with family members. Handle cats gently because many terminal medical conditions create discomfort and pain.
- Nutrition and Hydration: Provide easy access to food and water. Work hand in hand with their veterinarian. You may need to experiment with special meals for them. Make sure the cat always has fresh water available.
- Cleanliness: Sick cats may not be able to groom themselves. Assist your cat with this by gently brushing, and keeping eyes, ears, the area around the mouth and their back end clean if they can’t do it by themselves.
- Pain Management: Cats are good at hiding their pain. Watch your cat for signs of distress. Work with your veterinarian to develop an appropriate pain control program for your cat.
- Holistic Therapies: Many non-invasive, gentle holistic therapies can provide relief to terminally ill cats. Energy therapies such as Reiki, Healing Touch, Tellington Touch, and others are particularly effective.
Here are some benefits of fostering an animal:
- Foster parenting pets can be flexible, fun and rewarding!
- It is a great way to enjoy a pet if you are not in a position to make a lifetime commitment.
- If you are considering adding a new pet to your family, but you’re not quite sure the animal will be a good fit, fostering can be a great way to find out.
Valarie Filer, 360-508-6112
Thank You for your interest!