Foster Cat Research Study

Foster Cat Research Study

Join UGA’s Foster Cat Research Study! To learn more about this study and how to become involved, please contact Dr. Don Scott or Dr. Sherry Sanderson at (706) 542-8310.

Have you been thinking about getting a 4-legged companion? If so, would you be willing to foster a cat with the option to adopt?

UGA’s Foster Cat Research Study is seeking people age 60 or older who live alone and don’t have any pets to participate in a research study assessing the impact of feline companionship on mental and emotional health in older adults. Participants will be paired with a cat to foster from either the Athens Area Humane Society of Campus Cats Rescue for 4 months. Participants are eligible to adopt their foster cat and remain on the study for up to 12 months or allow their foster cat to be adopted by someone else after 4 months.

All cats will come spayed/neutered, vaccinated, dewormed, treated for fleas and microchipped. Cat supplies, litter and food will be provided free to charge during the study.

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