To respond to the occasional overpopulation problem caused by puppies/kittens less than 8 weeks of age or dogs/cats needing minor medical attention the shelter utilizes homes outside of the facility. Volunteers provide tender loving care in their own homes until the animals are ready for adoption and are returned to the shelter.
Criteria for Animal Fostering
1. Your home must not have any children under the age of 12
2. As a foster parent you agree to spend 12 hours volunteering @ the shelter before being considered for fostering.
3. You understand the animal you are fostering is the sole property of The Humane Society and must be returned on the designated date.
4. All food and sheltering costs incurred at your home are your responsibility.
5. All medical issues arising when the animal is in foster care MUST be discussed with either the Director or the Shelter Coordinator. No medical treatment will be paid unless prior authorization is given by the Director or the Coordinator and the animal is taken to the veterinarian of our choosing.
6. Some animals may still need to be euthanized even after being in foster care.
7. Any animal while in your care may be shown to family and friends with the hopes of a possible adoption, however, all adoptions MUST take place at the shelter and are @ the discretion of shelter staff. Shelter personnel have the final say as to whether or not an adoption will take place.
8. If you have animals of your own we will need a copy of your current vaccination records of all animals in your household.
9. If you are a home owner we need a copy of your home owner insurance policy on file at the shelter.
10. Pregnant animals may be put in foster care only at the discretion of Shelter Coordinator or Director.