Homeless kittens are the saddest kittens!
January 6, 2010 8:13 AM Subscribe
We've just started fostering a kitten from a local shelter. It's not only our responsibility to socialize him, but to also try to get him adopted. Two-fold question: how do we best use our networks to spread the word without resorting to Craigslist? And since we're supposed to take pictures and videos, we need suggestions on how to make the kitten look extra cute and personable, and therefore more appealing to potential adopters who view his profile online.
posted by zoomorphic to pets & animals (23 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
My boyfriend and I just started taking in kittens through a fostering network that alleviates overcrowded shelters. We socialize the kitten over the week and then other volunteers pick him up on the weekend and take him to an adoption fare for a few hours.
Right now we have Gus
, a super-sweet 6 month-old kitten. People at the adoption fare pass over him each week because he acts skittish, but he's just freaked out by the dogs and the noise. The fostering network has his profile on Petfinder.com, and we're supposed to post pictures and videos of him over the week. Right now he's just doing kitten things (sleeping, yawning, purring, hiding under the bed), but I'm looking for tips on video-taping him to counteract his scaredy-cat image.
We've also been posting pictures of Gus to Facebook and sending mass emails, but I'm not going to open the door to Craigslist strangers and the like. I'd love to hear advice from other people who found themselves with temporary animals: how did you spread the word?
Thanks very much for any advice.