host families, a “much warmer” alternative to shelter

A volunteer linked to one of the associations proposing the operation of foster families for abandoned animals is taking care of eight kittens at the moment. 276397794/Andrii Zastrozhnov – stock.adobe.com

DECRYPTION – Many associations offer foster families the opportunity to take care of an animal until it is finally adopted. A legally recognized operation since December 2021.

To relieve the pressure on shelters and offer abandoned animals a better living comfort, many associations and shelters recruit foster families. The principle is simple: take care of an animal, at home, until its final adoption.

Throughout France, organizations have adopted this operation: Le Chat libre in Toulouse, Solidarité 4 pattes in Bordeaux, Sans croquettes fixes in Lyon… Since December 2021, foster families have even had legal recognition as “a natural person welcoming into his or her home, without transfer of ownership, a domestic pet assigned by a shelter or an association”.

A hard core of ten families

The Kit Cat association, in Hauts-de-Seine, works exclusively with volunteer families. “We want to keep a family spirit. It’s much warmer for an animal to evolve within a family than in a box. say the two founders, Zoé Serero and Mélissa Escoubes.

The two young thirtysomethings have decided…

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