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Renting, University Student

1 samIt was not long after moving out of my family home, and having to leave behind my beloved family dog, that I started to wish I hadn't moved into a tiny flat and could have a pet! But I realised that while a dog would not work, my situation was perfect for indoor cats.

Since applying to foster for MAR I have fostered four adult cats and two kittens (not all at once!), and have seen them all move on to loving homes. I thought it would be difficult to see them leave after loving them as my own, bonding with them and, in the case of the kittens, watching them blossom from near-feral scraggly kittens to purring, cuddly smooshing machines.. but it was actually the opposite; I could not be happier that I helped save each of their lives, and gave them a chance at a new home where they will be loved like a part of the family.

Happiness and love aside, though, it also worked really well around my uni timetable. I was able to arrange for my fosters to be temporarily cared for if i had to leave on holiday, MAR paid all the vet bills and even donated food, toys and other items when they could. All I had to do was donate my love and attention, and I well and truly did that. I can not recommend being a foster carer enough! It has made a huge impact on my life.







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Cat Adoption Process

  1. Application Form (Cat Adoption Application) completed via our website, including any questions you have
  2. Melbourne Animal Rescue reviews and contacts applicants within approx 3 days
  3. Meet and Greet with the cat/kitten in it's foster home is arranged at a convenient time for both the foster carer and potential adopter
    Adoption Agreement is signed, Change of Ownership form is completed, and Adoption Fee is paid in cash (unless pick up is occurring another day, then a direct deposit can be arranged). This usually happens at the same time as the Meet and Greet if the potential adopter wishes, though this is dependent on how the Meet and Greet goes.
  4. A cat carrier is required to ensure cats/kittens get to their new home safely.
  5. Adoption Pack is mailed after the 14 day trial period


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