Just to clarify, guys, I am a FOSTER for a couple of rescues (Bell’Anima Rescue, Moustache Cat Adoptions). That means I provide homes to animals TEMPORARILY until they find homes.
Animals that have gone through my home to their forever homes:
- Emily, the APBT
- Gotty, the AmStaff
- Rex, the senior Newfie-x
- Mona, the greyhound/husky
- Two kittens, one unnamed, and one named Mowgli
I am fostering one kitten, whom I have named Theon, at the moment.
My RESIDENT pets, the ones that I will be keeping forever, are the following:
- Cha Cha, my black cat, 5 y.o., who is technically my sister’s cat.
- LeRoux, my orange tabby siamese/oriental-x cat, 5 y.o., who is technically my cat.
- Meeko, my pom-chi-x, ~1 y.o.
- Kashi, my African Pygmy Hedgehog, 3 y.o.
because I need more hours.
But I’m keeping my current job at the pet boutique.
So I will have two part time jobs and will be going to university, and will have a hedgehog, two cats, and a dog under my care.
Ooooh my gaw. Why do I do this to myself?
Oh, wait, I know… because I’m a crazy animal lady :|
I calculated and because Cha Cha has his Lower Urinary Tract Disease which is chronic, I want to have a bigger vet fund for both the cats. That, and with the new dog, I need more money so that I have an emergency fund for him too. He’s also going to be on raw, so that will cost more than feeding him kibble.
In one month, I will need approximately $310 for food, toys, and emergency fund money. I only work 12 hours a week at my current workplace, so I can’t do that + my own bills to pay.
This is keeping in mind that my sister pays half the stuff for the cats.
Maybe this will give people an idea of how much it costs to have pets :)