So here is what I know about the cat:
1. Currently living in a car, because the family has large dogs.
2. Pregnant, and ready to pop at any minute.
3. Found in a trailor park.
4. Completely unaltered.
5. Needs a place to go TONIGHT!
I still have no idea what to expect just fostering, let alone fostering this particular cat, so of course I asked tons of questions, and let her know I had never fostered any cats before. The cats in my home are both declawed, and I'm concerned for their health an happiness first. She seems annoyed by my questions.
Me: So is it okay to have her in a carpeted room? Where will she have her kittens?
Her: She'll have them in a box with a towel in it, or on a bed.
Me: So when can I meet you?
Her: Well, she needs to find a foster home tonight.
*I am talking to my husband, he says tonight is fine, but wants to know more about this cat. Is it declawed? Is it a stray?
Me: Is the cat declawed? Is it stray?
Her: If you're worried about your carpet, and stuff, you shouldn't be fostering anyway.
Me: Uhh.. okay..
I'm not worried about what happens to my 'stuff'. I am wondering about what it's like fostering. I'd like to know what I'm getting into, before we take in this cat we know nothing about.
In closing, I still don't know what I'm getting into, and with the responses**, I'm unsure if fostering is right for me. The conversation I had today really has me down in the dumps, and makes me feel rejected from the fostering community. I've had nothing but bad experiences trying to help homeless animals, and I'm hoping that I'll hear some positive encouragement, possibly from the shelter I emailed today, and that they'll call me and make me feel necessary.
PLEASE, foster parents, leave me comments. I really need to know that someone (other that my husband) thinks I can do this.
**Last week, I applied to be a foster parent at the Nevada SPCA, and the woman was rude, and incredibly unprofessional. My time and questions seemed unimportant to her.