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Yorba Linda



View our available kittens & cats by clicking HERE

Submit an application HERE

Walk-ins welcome!  Visit us at our Adoption Event at the Yorba Linda Petsmart every Saturday from 12pm-3pm 


Yorba Linda PETSMART
5521 Mirage St
Yorba Linda, CA 92887



 Every Saturday 12pm-3pm



General Inquiries:

Adoption/ Fostering: 

Request Help:  Submit an Assistance Request form on the Request Help page

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Cash/ Check: “Cats In Need Yorba Linda”  P.O. Box 2204 Orange, CA 92859



Adult Volunteers: We can always use more team members!  We may need shor

t and long-term fosters, as well as drivers…. so contact us today to learn more!  (Download a Volunteer Application)

Teen Service Hours:   Need a short term service project to earn graduation credits?   We need fosters and volunteers!  Please email us with your city and contact information at



Debbie Friedman

Nancy Whitmore

Amanda Flores



Submit a Foster Application & Agreement using the form below:

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Do you have a cat carrier that is secure and in good working order to transport your foster(s) in?
Do you have reliable transportation to transport foster(s) for any necessary or emergency appointments?
Do you agree to keep your foster(s) inside/indoors 100% unless in a secure cat carrier with no exceptions?
Are you or other adults in the home physically able to care for a foster, including, but not limited to, frequent bending, crouching, reaching, lifting, and spending time on the floor as needed?
Cats in Need will require that a volunteer do a quick "home check" to review the setup and space you are planning to use for your fosters. Would this be okay?
What age kitty(s) are you interested in fostering?
Fostering is "through-to-adoption", meaning the cat or kitten will be in your care until adopted. Do you understand that although we will do all we can to help your foster(s) find their forever families as fast as possible, this may be a long-term foster situation?
Depending on the age of your foster(s), they will require space to play and do "zoomies" a few times a day. Although fosters can spend most of their time in a playpen, bathroom, or bedroom (depending on their age), do you understand that they will need access to a larger space a few times a day for enrichment?
Are you able to administer basic medications to your foster(s)? If you do not have experience, are you willing to learn?
Can you keep your foster(s) separate or isolated from your personal pets if needed, for at least a week, and possibly the duration of their fostering, depending on the age and health of your foster(s)?
Are there children under 13-years-old in the home? If so, do you agree that the adults - and not the children under 13 - will be 100% responsible for the care of any fosters, unless under direct supervision of an adult?
Are there teenagers in the home? If so, do you agree that although teenage children are welcome to help care for fosters, the adults in the home are 100% responsible for monitoring the daily care of any fosters?
Most fosters will require spay and neuter. These appointments are made by Cats in Need with a local vet, and will require the foster(s) be dropped-off in the morning, and picked up in the afternoon. We will schedule these appointments to work with your schedule. Missed appointments due to a mistake on the part of the foster will require the foster to pay for the missed appointment, should Cats in Need be charged for the missed appointment. Do you understand the information above relating to spay and neuter and your responsibilities?
Vaccines and deworm are administered 2 and 3 weeks apart. Do you understand you are responsible to ensure they receive their first rounds, and then their follow-up vaccines and deworm within the communicated timeframe?
Fosters and volunteers with Cats in Need are expected to treat one another respectfully and with kindness. Volunteers failing to do so will not be allowed to continue fostering with Cats in Need. Do you understand and agree to these expectations?
Are you confident in your ability to take and share quality pictures of your foster(s) throughout their time with you for their Petfinder profiles? If not, do you agree to allow another volunteer into the home to take the necessary pictures?
Please be aware that friends and family are occasionally denied adoption approval due to their home not being safe or appropriate, depending on the age of the foster(s). Please keep this in mind when networking your fosters to friends and family, and encourage them to submit an application for adoption approval before developing a relationship with the foster(s). Do you understand this information?