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Cats in Foster


If you were to visit the Geelong Animal Welfare Society cat adoption area in person or online, you will notice we have an abundance of cats available for adoption. But what you won’t see in our shelter are the many felines who are currently being cared for in our foster care program.

Although these kitty-cats are lapping-it-up in a home environment with their foster parents, it is only temporary and its time some found their forever homes.

There are more than 150 cats in the GAWS foster program currently with approximately 15 ready to graduate from foster home to forever home. Check out some of these beauties below, and feel free to share with anyone who is thinking about adopting a cat. A meet and greet can be arranged with these cats by completing a cat adoption application via our website.

Cat Adoption 


ID: 55351

1.5 years old


I'm a stunning, young champagne coloured lady and I love head rubs more than anything. I’ll happily sit next to you and accept pats and chin rubs. I’m looking for a nice quiet home.


ID: 56420

5.5 years old


I am a quiet boy and very clean. I love a pat and brush. I like the company of other cats but might get a bit overwhelmed with little kids but I’ll be ok with school age kids.


ID: 55298

2.5 years old


I came in to GAWS as a stray with a litter of kittens in tow. After raising my babies and learning to socialise with humans I am finally ready to find a home of my own. I am looking for a very specific home. My home is to be quiet and stress-free and I must have a cat companion or two.


ID: 56674

12 years old


I like to relax and sleep, but I also love a run and play with other cats. Cuddles and pats on the couch with humans is how I like to spend my evenings. I’m pretty low-maintenance and happy to snack on dry food all day.


ID: 55610

7 months old


I might be a little shy to start with, but I will be your best buddy once I’m settled. I tend to try and find small spaces to sit and observe but give me a little time, and then I'll shower you with purrs and head-butts. I like other cats and would love a friend in my new home.

For more information on any of the foster cats, visit the GAWS website: 

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GAWS has more than 100 active foster carers offering their homes and time to provide animals with some extra TLC.

Last year, more than 1200 animals were part of the GAWS foster program.

An animal can enter foster care for many different reasons. They may need post-operative recuperation, respite from the shelter environment, mother and offspring, building confidence, weight gain/weight loss or for another medical reason. Each animal receives all of the time and care they need to prepare them for their forever home.


You can help by becoming a cat foster carer!

Foster carers are supported by our dedicated Foster Care Coordinator and provided with relevant training, veterinary care, pet food, bedding and equipment.

We need a range of different foster carers with different lifestyles to meet different animals’ fostering needs.

If you are interested in becoming a cat foster carer, it is preferred that there are no other animals in the home to provide a stress-free environment for a mother and/or her kittens a safe, non-threatening environment to recuperate, grow and thrive before hitting the milestone of heading into our cat adoption centre.

Visit the GAWS website for more information and to complete an application: 

Fill an application 


At GAWS, we have a wonderful team of dedicated volunteers. If you would like to make a difference to our cats by volunteering and can commit to a regular weekly schedule for a period of at least six months, have a passion for animal welfare and are over the age of 18, or would like to arrange your student experience with us, visit the GAWS website and fill out a volunteer application form:


16 May 2022
Category: Blog