Do you have room in your home & your heart to foster an animal in need?
We are always in need of responsible and loving temporary foster homes for litters of kittens or puppies and animals recovering from surgeries.
Foster Program Guidelines
The Foster Parent commits to care for the animals during the length of time needed, from a week to as long as three months.
The Foster Parent will receive a supply kit with the necessary equipment to provide general care, feeding and cleaning.
The Foster Parent must sign an Agreement and agree to the length of care required and agree to return all of the animals.
Each animal’s behavior and health is evaluated prior to placement. Decisions to foster or not will be made by YOUR Humane Society SPCA staff.
All animals must be kept in a separate room of your home and NOT socialized with other animals. As the foster animal heals and/or matures, isolation and socialization issues can be re-addressed.
It is important that baby animals be socialized and the injured get exercise. The need for this is determined on a case by case basis. Normal everyday handling of all foster animals is a must to benefit their behavior and the healing or growing process.
Litters may be fostered together with or without the mother. All other animals are fostered separately.
If medical assistance is needed YOUR Humane Society SPCA staff must be notified before making any appointment. The Foster Parent must call YHSSPCA first or in cases of emergency, our Operations Manager cell phone.
A Foster Parent that can no longer care for the animal(s) in their home must call YOUR Humane Society SPCA in a timely manner to schedule the return of the animals to the YHSSPCA.
All injuries, including any bite wounds to people or to animals, must be reported to the YOUR Humane Society SPCA.
The YHSSPCA pays for all medical care and supplies food for the animal(s) in foster care.