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Hospice foster an older cat in your loving home

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Regional Animal Services of King County/ RASKC

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If you have a special place in your heart for an older cat, please consider hospice fostering.

You would care for a cat in your home who might not live for more than a few months. With your nurturance, however, the cat might live much longer.

RASKC would provide you with free food, free litter, free medicines, and free vet care for this kittty. No heroic measures, however, would be taken to extend the cat's life.

The Foster Care Coordinator is always available (24 hours a day/ 7 days a week) in case any unexpected situations arise.

If the cat's placement in your home doesn't happen to work out, you may return the cat to RASKC.

If you are willing to open your heart and home to an older cat in need, you would be providing a tremendous service to a most vulnerable animal. Please note, that hospice cats are available on an ad hoc basis.

a) If you are at least 16 years old, please contact RASKC Foster Care Coordinator Lori Mason, lori.mason@kingcounty.gov and indicate that you're interested in providing hospice cat care. She usually works Mondays through Thursdays. If a hospice cat is available, then Lori can usually provide you one-on-one training within a week and send you home with a sweetie right away.

b) Please be sure that one adult (or a 16- 17 year-old youth) in the household completes an initial online application- http://tinyurl.com/InitialApplic-2017 . Indicate that you're interested in hospice fostering.

c) If you are an adult, RASKC would need for you to submit a liability-release form, located at https://tinyurl.com/DocuSign4RASKC . If you are a 16-17 year-old youth, then your parent/ legal guardian must complete this form on your behalf.

RASKC also encourages you to view the training videos on our website, www.kingcounty.gov/RASKCVolunteer (optional).

Caring for a hospice cat is one of the most meaningful things you can do to help a vulnerable animal from the shelter.

Thank you!

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About Regional Animal Services of King County/ RASKC

Location:

21615 64th Ave S, Kent, WA 98032, US

Mission Statement

To provide King County with sustainable, cost-effective animal services, which protect people and animals, while providing compassionate animal care. Our organization is built on the cornerstone values of compassion and service. We demonstrate this commitment in the countless hours spent by staff and our RASKC volunteers to save animals' lives at the shelter and in the field. By collaborating with community partners, we are able to expand our programs and resources to provide even greater value to our residents.

Description

RASKC is an agency of the King County government, based in Kent, WA with volunteer satellite locations at Kirkland Petco, Covington Petco, Tukwila Petco, and Reber Ranch (Kent), in addition to hundreds of foster volunteers' homes. Outstanding teamwork between staff and volunteers is the key to our success. RASKC cares for about 5,000 animals each year. We are an open-admission shelter with a save rate that exceeds 92%!

Last year more than 770 volunteers participated in over a dozen teams, including foster volunteers, dog walkers, dog-enrichment volunteers, Dog Kennel Specialists, Pet Publicists, community-outreach volunteers, Shelter Helpers, Vet Clinic volunteers, Cat Meet & Greet volunteers, the Early Morning Cat Crew, the Cat Area Stray Team (CAST), the barn-cat program,and the cat-care teams at four partner stores. In any given two week-period, RASKC volunteers help out on more than 400 scheduled timeslots in any given week.

Animals

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Animal Care / Handling

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • About 1.5 hours per day on average.

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