Animal shelters really try their best to do right by their animals. However, the animal overpopulation problem in the U.S. is so bad that they sometimes don’t have a choice but to euthanize animals that aren’t getting adopted. Wicket the cat was one such animal.

After being rescued from the streets, Wicket found himself as on death row in a kill shelter in Montreal. Luckily, all of this was about to change…


This is Wicket in the shelter before he was fostered.


In a swift stroke of good fortune, Wicket was rescued by Team Cat Rescue before his time at the shelter was set to expire. This rescue agency travels between  Quebec and Ontario gathering up cats and dogs that are in danger of being put down. Team Cat Rescue doesn’t have a physical shelter, so they rely on willing foster homes for them to be able to pull cats and dogs from kill shelters.

Wicket was lucky enough to find himself in the care of a foster parent who LOVED documenting the kitty’s progress.

This is Wicket Shortly after being fostered. Who would give up a cat like this handsome?

Wicket’s clearly getting comfortable in his new space!

He can’t stand being apart from his new parent for long…



Fostering is usually a temporary arrangement, but it seems like Wicket has found a new forever home in this foster parent. It’s a win all around!

Fostering animals is a great way to take pressure off of animal shelters and animal rescue services. It also lets you try being a pet guardian for a while to figure out if it’s right for you! If you’re on the fence about getting a pet or are confused about what type of pet you should get, try fostering a few. You can get your feet wet in the world of pet caretaking without making a lifelong commitment and help the animals at the same time. What’s not to like?

You might even foster a cat like Wicket who can help you with homework!


Enjoy your new home, Wicket!


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