Vacancy Volunteer Rabbit Fosterer

The Milton Keynes & North Bucks branch don’t have a traditional animal centre yet but instead rely on a network of volunteer fosterers to care for the animals which are rescued. We are currently looking for rabbit fosterers who can help us to care for the rabbits which need a temporary home while they wait for adoption.
 

As a rabbit fosterer you will be helping to rehabilitate rabbits 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. Most rabbits live in outdoor hutches so we would normally be expecting you to foster a single rabbit, or a bonded pair of rabbits in your garden. However, we would also like to hear from you if you have a spare room in your house and can foster any indoor rabbits that come into our care.

We will provide you with all the equipment and supplies required to look after the animals while they are in your care, plus all the advice and guidance to help you fulfil your role.

You will be invited to join our Volunteers Facebook group where you can share stories and gain support from our community of volunteers and fosterers.

If you would like to read more about caring for foster rabbits then please take a look at our Rabbit Fostering Guide.

Job Role

RABBIT FOSTERER (Volunteer Role)

 

The RSPCA Milton Keynes & North Bucks branch rescue and re-home animals who are victims of cruelty, neglect and suffering in the local area. We are a separately registered branch of the RSPCA and rely on the generous support of the public and businesses to help us continue our vital work.

Aim

To provide loving care and a safe, temporary home for rabbits 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 rabbits as appropriate.

  • Administer medication if and when required and transport 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.

  • Talk to members of the public about the rabbits in your care with the hope of rehoming them.

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

 

Requirements

  • Experience of rabbit ownership or rabbit care is preferred.

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

  • Suitable external location for hutch and secured garden for a run (hutch and run provided).
    And / Or a spare room suitable for an indoor cage and exercise area.

  • Existing owned rabbits must be neutered and up to date with vaccinations.

  • Having your own car would be preferable in case the animal in your care requires veterinary treatment.

  • Minimum Three month foster term.

  • Training will be provided with ongoing support and advice.

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