Foster Care Program

Humane Society of Union County  FOSTER CARE APPLICATION

Fostering Saves Lives! Be a Hero!

HSUC does not have a shelter of its own, and depends on foster families to open their hearts and homes to dogs and cats in need. The number of animals we can save is determined by the number of people willing to step up and care for them.

People ask “what does it take to foster?”  It takes a heart of gold and you get it back. Humane Society supplies the foster home with food, crates, bowls, collars leashes, toys and all the animals medical needs. We ask that the foster home feed the animal daly, love and train them daly, provide a safe, nurturing environment and the opportunity to get adopted.

Some
pets have special medical needs. These animals may require numerous vet visits and administration of medication. Some pets may need time spent working on behavioral needs like crate training, developing appropriate house manners, socialization, etc.

If you would like to serve as a foster home, please review the Guidelines below and complete our Foster Application. We will schedule an experienced Foster
Care Volunteer to visit and share further information with you. Thank you for making a difference!

 Foster Guidelines

1) Fosters homes must be approved by the Foster Intake Committee.

2) All Foster homes must have personal pets spayed/neutered unless approved by Executive Board.

3) Foster pets can come to us sick unknowingly. Please be aware of this when around unvaccinated pets and weakened immune people.  We recommend follow quarantine protocol for a period of two weeks.

4) Foster pets vary on the time they stay in a home.  Special needs pets generally take longer so please be aware that when you take a special needs foster, you may be committing up to over 6 months.  The average length of stay is 2-3 months.

5) Foster care pets vet work must be pre-approved and at either at the Monroe Low Cost Spay Neuter Clinic or by a HSUC pre-approved vet and in a timely manner.  A foster coordinator can help you with this.

bonnie 21.46) HSUC prides itself on having trained dog, so if you are fostering a dog you must attend at least one training session.  A foster coordinator can help you with this.

7) HSUC supplies the foster home with food, crates, bowls, collars leashes, toys and all the animals medical needs. We ask that the foster home feed the animal daly, love and train them daly and provide a safe, nurturing environment.

8) To assist with adoption, HSUC also requires that foster homes make arrangement to get the foster pet to adoption events so the pet can be seen.

9)  Foster homes can adopt their fosters.

If you are interested in fostering, please fill out our online fostering application (link at top of this page). It will be emailed to us upon submission. Thank you for your interest in fostering.

Humane Society of Union County  FOSTER CARE APPLICATION

 

 

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The Humane Society of Union County is non-profit 501 (c) (3), charitable organization. We are totally supported by voluntary donations.