Thursday, November 30, 2023

Interested in fostering kittens? You might want to attend these workshops first

No More Chasin Tails is hosting a foster kitten care workshop in November. (WYDaily/ Courtesy of Pixabay)
No More Chasin Tails is hosting a foster kitten care workshop in November. (WYDaily/ Courtesy of Pixabay)

The No More Chasin Tails, a spay and neuter clinic based in Newport News, is hosting a Kitten College Workshop to educate people interested in fostering kittens.

The nonprofit organization has partnered with the National Kitten Coalition, a nonprofit based in Washington, D.C.

“We work with a lot of different rescues in our area and we see inconsistencies in the way that fosters care for their animals,” said Victoria Thomas, event organizer and receptionist for the nonprofit. “We want to get everyone on the same page so the kittens have a better chance of life.”

The nonprofit organization has hosted community workshops before but not one like this.

“We’ve done a class for feral trappers,” Thomas said.

This class will be the first of three workshops, she said, with the remaining two sessions in January and February of next year. The first workshop will focus on general information about foster care and the other workshops will be intermediate and advanced care informational sessions.

Attendees can expect to learn general information about fostering kittens such as performing an intake exam, bathing techniques and daily care regiments.

In addition, the workshop will also focus on socializing kittens, including feral ones, addressing common concerns like singles and cleaning and sanitation protocols for foster homes, according to the workshop’s Eventbrite page.

“It is just an event to reach out and tell people you can foster,” Thomas said. “Fostering is really simple once you learn the basics.”

“Everyone can foster and everyone should foster,” she added.

The Kitten College Workshop will be at the Hampton Police Training Academy, 300 Butler Farm Road on Nov. 2 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Tickets cost $20 and there are currently 15 tickets left.

For more information, visit the No More Chasin Tail’s Facebook page or the Kitten College Workshop Eventbite page.

Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

Related Articles