For some cats it is a short-term, loving place to stay while their forever home is found, for others they may need specialist or round-the-clock care before they are ready to be rehomed.
|Frankie Seaman with foster kitten Whisper|
At home with her husband, ex-England goalkeeper David Seaman, she cares for kittens who need additional care before they can be rehomed and performs all the roles a mother cat would naturally fulfil.
|David Seaman with Whisper the kitten|
“To give her the best possible chance to thrive I had to hand-feed her, day and night every hour on the hour for the first few weeks of her life. I had to keep her warm and close to me at all times while I went about my daily life to be able to keep to her feeding schedule. It was exhausting!”
|Frankie keeping Whisper warm|
|Whisper with one of her siblings|
|Frankie with kittens Hobnob and Flapjack|
To find out more about Frankie’s latest foster kittens visit @KittensCam on Twitter.
If you’re interesting in becoming a fosterer like Frankie, you can find out more at www.cats.org.uk/get-involved/volunteering