Despite his deformity, sevenmonth-old Peanut is an active and tenacious kitten who has also won the heart of his fosterer
Then another six-month-old kitten, which is in season, was found outside the house of another fosterer
, again in a cardboard box.
In Birmingham there is a need for more people to come forward and become fosterers
We're losing donations, even volunteers and fosterers
RSPCA Chief Inspector Cathy Hyde said: "The ability of the service to respond effectively to the needs of people and their pets leaving violent situations is crucially dependent on the availability of sufficient people willing to act as fosterers
This clearly highlights a need for a network of shortterm fosterers
to provide care while new homes are sought.
But some don't, and the law has changed because of a series of tragedies where children were abused or have died at the hands of what are known as private fosterers
Or even a respite carer, stepping in when fosterers
go on holiday?
House Rabbit Society is an international nonprofit organization that rescues rabbits and educates the public on rabbit care and behavior through its national network of fosterers
and educators, advocacy programs, and its no-kill rabbit shelter in Richmond, California.
March is the beginning of the kitten season - the first one we'll have dealt with - so we expect to be inundated with calls and fosterers
come into their own.
2013 was a year of challenges with the Animal Centre being full to capacity all year and in addition, we depended on a fantastic team of volunteer fosterers
, who cared for animals in their own homes.
But acknowledging that fosterers
, too, sometimes need somewhere to turn, Sue runs a 24-hour helpline for Redcar and Cleveland's carers.