Have you ever thought about fostering an animal?
]Now is the perfect time to give it a try as the Shoalhaven Branch of the Animal Welfare League NSW is currently in urgent need of small dog carers.
What is fostering?
Fostering is when you take an animal into your home for a short period of time while it is waiting to be adopted. This could be a few weeks or it could be a few months depending on the animal and circumstances. The more foster carers a rescue has, the more animals that can be helped to find new loving homes.
What do you need?
Almost everything is supplied by AWL NSW Shoalhaven. Food, bedding and vet work are all provided. The only thing you need to supply is lots of love and your time.
Why foster animals?
Fostering allows animals the time they need to get ready for their new adoptive homes. It helps the rescue be able to assist more animals and to learn more about them so that they can be best matched with their perfect home. It also socialises animals to a home environment and gets them used to being around other people and even pets. Fostering is also a great way to have a trial run at keeping a pet before you take on the full time commitment of getting a pet of your own and it's also a way to have a pet for company without the long
Are there any requirements?
You must have permission to keep an animal, this may mean getting approval from your landlord or body corporate. If you have any other animals they must be desexed and vaccinated and friendly towards other animals. The ability to take animals to any vet appointments that are required is an advantage but not essential. For dogs your yard must be fully fenced and escape proof. Cats and kittens must be fostered indoors or in an outdoor run at all times.
What sort of animals can I foster?
The Shoalhaven branch fosters dogs, mostly smaller breed, and puppies. Cats, cats with kittens and orphan kittens. On occasion we will also require carers for other animals such as rabbits.
How do I find out more?
Contact the Shoalhaven Branch of AWL NSW to find out more about becoming a foster carer on 0429 429 885.