We are seeking dedicated foster parents for shelter animals that are not quite ready for adoption or require medical treatment due to upper respiratory infections. We provide the supplies, you provide the love!
In most states, kitten season begins in spring and lasts through early winter. In sunny South Florida, it can last almost year round. Cats start reproducing and continue to have several litters during this time causing a massive influx of kittens in shelters. Kittens need loving foster homes to care for them until they reach 2 lbs at which they can be spayed/neutered and adopted into their forever home.
THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE FOSTERING KITTENS:
- Are you willing to spend quality time with your foster kittens?
- Are you willing to monitor your foster kittens closely for any medical issues that may arise?
- Are you willing to monitor your foster kittens closely to ensure they are eating and gaining weight?
- Are you willing to weigh your foster kittens daily and keep a daily weight journal?
- Are you willing to keep your foster kittens in an enclosed space like a small bathroom?
- Are you willing to thoroughly disinfect this area to prevent cross-contamination between foster kittens?
- Are you willing to keep your foster kittens separate from your personal pets in your home?
- Are you emotionally prepared to return your foster kittens once able to be adopted into their forever homes?
- Are you emotionally prepared if your foster kittens become ill?
- Are you able to contact our clinic in the event of a medical emergency with your foster kittens?
We are also in need of medical fosters for
large dogs that have come down with CIRD/Kennel Cough (Upper Respiratory Infection aka Doggie Cold). The most common symptoms of CIRD are dry cough, hacking, and discharge from eyes/nose.
CIRD is highly contagious to other dogs. Typically, the treatment is for 10 days and dogs recover better when outside of the shelter environment.
THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE FOSTERING A DOG WITH CIRD:
- Are you willing to keep your foster dog separate from your personal pets in your home?
- Are you willing to keep your foster dog separate from other dogs in your neighborhood during walks?
- Are you willing to provide oral medication daily?
- Are you willing to monitor your foster dog closely to ensure they are responding to their medication?
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