Foster an Animal Victim of Domestic Violence


Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

PO Box 8181Atlanta, GA 31106

About

Ahimsa House's foster homes for the animal victims of domestic violence are a vital part of our core program, the Emergency Animal Safehouse Services program. We seek to house pets in foster homes wherever possible (as opposed to boarding facilities) to give them the most comforting and home-like atmosphere possible.

If you love and care about animals and want to help them enjoy the lives they deserve, please become an Ahimsa House foster care provider today! We need foster homes for dogs, cats, and occasionally other animals like hamsters, rabbits, and birds...we have even had an iguana and a horse! You'll be taking in the pets of domestic violence victims until they get "back on their feet" in a safe, non-abusive environment--usually 30 to 60 days (but sometimes longer or shorter; we handle each situation on a case-by-case basis according to the needs of both the foster volunteer and the pet). There are no out-of-pocket costs to providing foster care, and you don't have to be an "expert" about animals. We provide food, medication and veterinary care. As a foster-care provider, you're asked to give love, care and time in a safe and nurturing environment. Each case is different. But in ALL cases, you're giving a pet the second chance he or she deserves.

Skills

  • Animal Care / Handling

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
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