Furr-Ever Homes Feline Foster Care Network treats their rescue cats as members of the family in foster homes, which helps them stay adjusted to a home setting.

Speaking on the October 13th edition of the Southern Tier Close Up, co-founder Mike Carrington and volunteer, Wendy Walter said there is a need for volunteers in Broome and Chenango Counties to be foster parents for cats.

The organization is fairly new. It began in September 2011 with a focus on orphaned kittens.  The program does, however, currently house adult cats as well.

The adoption fee includes the spay or neuter, all vaccines, FIV/Leukemia test, up-to-date flea and worm treatment, microchip with 1 year 24 Petwatch registration and 30 days of pet health insurance.

A listing of adoptable cats can be found at www.petango.com or www.petfinder.com.

The group also runs a program called P.A.C.T. (Pet Are Children Too) that helps families keep their pets during an economic crisis by assisting with basic supplies and medical care.

Furr-Ever Homes could use donations of dry cat or dog food for the food bank, gift cards from area stores and, of course, monetary contributions.

The group can be contacted at www.furreverhomes@gmail.com or by calling (607) 595-1874