Tumbleweed Cat Rescue encourages fostering during ‘very busy kitten season’

KENNEWICK, Wash. — June is National Adopt-a-Cat Month. Rescues around the Tri-Cities are looking for fosters and adopters. Tumbleweed Cat Rescue is one of those organizations.

“Throughout the Tri-Cities, there are so many rescues that need foster homes, and there are hundreds of cats looking for foster homes between the shelters,” said Anne McCartney, President of the Tumbleweed Cat Rescue.

“Since Tumbleweed Cat Rescue is solely foster based, we have nowhere to house our animals if we don’t have foster homes,” McCartney said, “So, every foster home, or, you know, person who volunteers to bring an animal into their home, is creating a spot to get an animal off of the streets, or out of a bad situation, and into their care until it’s able to be adopted.”

She said that cats go to TCR to get out of the kennels at shelters, and into foster homes for one reason or another.

“Right now we have about twenty five cats in our foster care. We could probably use another five foster homes for our small rescue,” McCartney said.

Not only is Tumbleweed Cat Rescue looking for fosters, but so are others in the area.

“Reach out to the shelter or humane society as well. They are always in need of foster homes, and would gladly tell you all about it,” McCartney said.

Tumbleweed Cat Rescue holds adoption events

Every few weeks, TCR brings together their cats for public adoption functions. The next event is coming on June 26, 2022. It’s located at Paw’s Natural Pet Emporium from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Adopt-a-Cat Month might just be your sign if you’ve been thinking about adopting or fostering.

“If you would like to be involved as a foster, do some research online, look into it a little first, but reach out to any one of the local rescues,” McCartney said.

If you can, and you meet the qualifications, Tumbleweed Cat Rescue is looking for fosters right now.

“The stray population right now is through the roof. And every rescue is struggling to find enough volunteers to step up, so if you have some free time, or some empty space in your house, definitely reach out to rescues and help out,” McCartney said.

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