Cat and kitten fostering

The Milton Keynes & North Bucks branch don’t have a traditional animal centre but instead rely on a network of volunteer Fosterers to care for the animals which are rescued. Our Fosterers help us to care for the animals which need a temporary home while they wait for adoption.

Cat Fosterers help to rehabilitate animals who have come into our care due to neglect, abuse, injury or suffering. These animals need patient care and support while they recover and wait for adoption. ​We provide all the equipment and supplies required to look after the animals while they are in foster care, plus all the advice and guidance to help the Fosterer fulfill their role.

CAT FOSTERER (Volunteer Role)

 

Aim

To provide loving care and a safe, temporary home for cats who are in need of a foster placement whilst they are in RSPCA care, either requiring rehabilitation or waiting for a suitable permanent home to be found.

 

Activities

  • To provide loving care in accordance with RSPCA policies, Minimum Standards, Minimum Expectations and guidelines.

  • To feed, water, clean, groom and exercise the animals as appropriate.

  • Administer medication if and when required and transport them to and from vets for treatment and checks.

  • Maintain records on the animal’s health and behaviour. To assist in the rehabilitation of the animal, as guided by the animal coordinator.

  • Provide suitable photographs in order for us to advertise the animal for adoption.

  • Make appointments and talk to members of the public about the animals in your care with the hope of rehoming them.

  • Complete adoption paperwork and handle adoption fees. Providing the animal coordinator with both by month end.

 

Requirements

  • Experience of cat ownership or care is preferred.

  • Own your own home or rent and have written permission to keep animals.

  • Preferably a spare room.

  • Existing owned animals must be neutered and up to date with vaccinations unless there are medical reasons why they can't be.

  • Have or have access to transport in order to transport animals in your care to local approved vets.

  • Training will be provided with ongoing support and advice.

 

Why Foster?

Animal fostering is an important role. It helps to play a vital part in the rehabilitation of animals and helps improve their chance of finding a new home. Many of the animals that we take in have either suffered and are not used to the care and affection that they deserve. Living with a foster family helps to provide them with one-to-one care. Allowing them to build up their confidence and get used to a normal lifestyle.

 

The rewards

Fostering animals can be a pleasurable experience. It's rewarding to know that you played a key part in the rehoming process when a foster animal is successfully rehomed. You'll have the opportunity to meet new people and of course get lots of animal cuddles!

How to apply

If you are interested in joining out Fostering team then please complete the online application form by clicking the button below.

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