ABOUT THE ROLE Abandoned Pet Project Rescue is a volunteer-run rescue group that pulls animals at risk of euthanasia from shelters in the DFW area. Since we do not have a facility, we rely solely on volunteers who open their homes as foster parents for the foster pets in need. As a foster representative, you will be the initial point of contact for our foster parents throughout the whole foster lifecycle. As a foster representative, you will conduct regular email (and/or phone) check-ins with your foster families and assist them with any questions or concerns regarding behavioral and medical issues that may arise. You will work as a liaison between the foster parent and our internal Foster, Medical, and Adoption teams. In addition to managing the foster/rescue relationship, you will be responsible for the gathering and record management of foster marketing information and medical paperwork in order to make sure our animals are marketed for adoption on our website and medically cleared for adoption and events. Responsibilities may include: ● Managing the relationship with 5-20 foster families at any given time. Work load is determined based on foster representative preference. ● Consistent check in with foster families via email and at times via phone. Check ins will be more frequent in the beginning of the process and then regress as the foster becomes more familiar with the process. ● Collection of marketing materials (photos, videos and biography information such as profile form) and medical paperwork and uploading to Shelterluv internal database. ● Publishing marketing material to adoption website through Shelterluv. ● Review medical records and log all pertinent information in Shelterluv and Foster Worksheet and in ShelterLuv as needed. ● Determine medical items needed for adoption, transport, and event eligibility. ● Ensure that your foster animal is medically up to date and act as a liaison between medical team and foster parent. ● Communicate with and support foster parents regarding medical needs, timelines, vet appointments, and changes in adoption, transport, or event eligibility. ● Assist in troubleshooting any issues with the foster pet, including training advice, and medical issues. ● Refer any issues beyond the scope of this function in a timely manner and to the foster or medical director.
Team Involvement: This position reports to the Foster Director, Medical Director, and Executive Director. This individual will work closely with other foster representatives, foster parents, medical team, transport team, and adoption team. ABOUT YOU Qualifications: ● High school graduate with relatable animal/rescue group experience ● Experience as a foster parent with APPR or another reputable rescue organization. You may only be a foster representative for a species that you have hands on experience with. ● Ability to dedicate at least 5 hours a week to this role with a flexible work schedule to answer questions during the work day is preferred. ● Ability to work virtually (phone, email) and internet access. ● Excellent oral and written communication and customer service skills. ● Must be organized and able to record-keep in a precise and timely manner. ● Must not have conflicting associations with another non-profit organization related to animal welfare.
APPR: Abandoned Pet Project Rescue is dedicated to creating positive outcomes for the overlooked, abandoned, and often injured animals whose medical treatments are funded by Abandoned Pet Project. Through adoptions and transport partnerships with like-minded rescues across the nation, Abandoned Pet Project Rescue provides the opportunity for our pets to live happy and healthy lives in loving, forever homes. APP: Abandoned Pet Project is dedicated to providing the funding for abandoned, abused, and homeless pets so they may receive the medical care they need. We are a non profit organization that supports a network of fosters, veterinarians, community outreach projects, and spay/neuter initiatives. Our veterinary partners work diligently to rehabilitate shelter animals and offer their communities medical assistance through low cost vaccine clinics, microchipping, and spay & neuter assistance for area animals.
Abandoned Pet Project was founded in 2016 to assist a network of veterinarians and their rescues partners to enable them to save medically needy animals, while also contributing to the area community through outreach events such as low costs clinics. In 2019 we added on Abandoned Pet Project Rescue in order to create an even larger impact to the animals and people of our communities through further outreach events, fostering, and local adoption, as well as transport opportunities for animals in an effort to save more lives.
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This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.