Foster Homes needed!
Homeless cats need temporary foster homes! If you have a small room that can be closed off to other pets or an area big enough for a cage, please consider fostering for PFA. There are many cats and kittens needing temporary housing while waiting for their forever homes.
JOB TITLE: Foster Care
REPORT TO: Clinic/Program Manager
TIME COMMITMENT: Dependent upon the case; anywhere from one to six weeks.
PURPOSE: To provide temporary homes for special-case animals. In some instances, animals coming into the clinic are at a great disadvantage. They may be too young and their immune systems are not developed to withstand what they are exposed to in a clinic environment; they may require more socialization than can be provided in a clinic to become adoptable, or they may have health problems such as obesity, which prevent them from being adoptable. Constant care and interaction with humans are necessary to increase the animal’s chances for successful placement.
DUTIES: Will depend on the circumstance. Some animals may need to be bottle fed every few hours while others may not require as much attention. The Clinic Manager and Volunteer manager, as instructed by a licensed veterinarian, will provide details on the type and amount of care provided in each case. Maintaining a safe and caring environment for the animal.
QUALIFICATIONS: A genuine concern for the welfare of animals. Understanding of PFA mission and services. A willingness to learn about companion animals. Can spend time socializing the animal. No other animals in your home or the ability to isolate the foster wards from other animals. Willingness to transport the animal(s) to and from the clinic and/or special event to promote its adoption.
TRAINING: Further instructions, guidelines, requirements provided in Foster Care Agreement materials and through involvement.
- Animal Care / Handling
Good Match For
Teens People 55+
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- Up to six weeks