All Blue Ridge Humane Society's foster volunteers help Blue Ridge Humane Society achieve their mission of providing high quality life for animals in Henderson County and surrounding regions through adoption, outreach, and education.
The Neonate Foster Volunteer is responsible for the daily care of foster cats and kittens in their home under the direction and care of the Blue Ridge Humane Society. Effective listening, communication, and animal handling is required. Neonate Volunteers must complete online orientation and phone all with the Foster Care Manager prior to being approved for fostering.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Including but not limited to:
Adhere to cat/kitten foster training manual policies and procedures.
Daily care of foster including providing appropriate housing and basic care, feeding, socializing, enrichment, and administering required medications as needed
Track weights of all neonatal animals and communicate to Foster Manager when an animal is not gaining weight in a 2 day period or loosing weight
Available to feed and care for kittens every 2-4 hours depending on animal(s)’ age and needs
Isolate from owned animals as neonates are highly susceptible for lack of immunity.
Follow any specific medical plans communicated by Quality Care Manager, Foster Manager or Veterinarian
Meets with potential adopters for virtual meet and greets using Zoom or Facetime platform
Transport foster to scheduled medical appointments
Follow contactless procedures for pick up and drop off at the Adoption Center.
Observe and report any changes in behavior, health or temperament to foster care staff immediately.
Responsiveness to contact via email and/or phone call from Adoption Center staff
Basic understanding and acceptance of BRHS adoption protocols and procedures.
Complete any required training provided by BRHS staff or third party organization
Other duties as assigned
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty in a satisfactory manner.The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Maintain a humane attitude at all times towards the animals in your care; must be knowledgeable of proper animal handling
Basic understanding of animal behavior, to ensure your safety and in preventing a possible animal bite
Willingness to provide supervision of all interactions between foster animals and any children in the home
Completion of online orientation and phone all with Foster Care Manager
Ability and willingness to follow medical and/or behavior plan instructions
Reliable transportation for transporting foster animals to medical appointments
Must share Blue Ridge Humane Society’s commitment to animals
Highly motivated and self-directed
Ability to work with a diverse population and establish and maintain effective and harmonious working relationships with the public, donors, volunteers, staff and management in a respectful and courteous manner
Must love animals AND people!
Anyone interested in fostering needs to fill out a foster application here: https://www.blueridgehumane.org/get-involved/foster/
We are dedicated to ensuring the highest quality of life for animals in Henderson County and our neighboring communities through adoption, outreach, and education.
The Blue Ridge Humane Society offers a variety of volunteer opportunities from assisting in our Adoption Center, Thrift Store, and with Community Programs! If you are a dog or cat lover, we are looking for driven individuals who are believe in ensuring the highest quality of life for animals in Henderson County. There are so many pieces that go into fulfilling our mission from adoption, prevention, and education and we need volunteers throughout every step of the way!
We'll work with your schedule.
88 Centipede LaneHendersonville, NC28792
October 5, 2020
Animal Care / Handling
Must be at least 17
Orientation or Training
Must have filled out application and completed foster orientation before getting started.