NCRA Foster program


Love animals and live in the Long Island area? Please consider becoming a Foster Care Parent and open your heart and home to our rescue cats.

 
 
Alyssa with Owen when he was seven weeks old

Alyssa with Owen when he was seven weeks old

Alyssa's story

"Hi. My name is Alyssa and I am 11. I started fostering a year and a half ago as a surprise by my parents. I foster because I love cats and all things animals. When I grow up I want to be a vet. I went to many shelters to see if I could volunteer and was turned down because of my age. I had to be 16 years old with adult supervision in order to volunteer. I walked away crying. My parents found this perfect opportunity for me to help animals. There was a knock on my door one day and a lady was standing there with a pet carrier and a bag of supplies. I looked puzzled, not sure what was going on. My parents told me that this lady was dropping off two kittens for us to foster for 2 weeks. I cried tears of joy. Those 2 weeks turned into a year and a half and about 30 foster kittens later, I love it. There’s nothing better than getting new kittens that I can raise to be friendly, outgoing, and loveable to the best of my ability so that they will find the perfect forever home."