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Foster Homes Needed!
The SPCA of Central Florida places dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens into foster homes for a wide range of reasons. The foster program allows us to temporarily house animals that aren't ready for adoption. However, the program ebbs and flows. There are times when we may only need two or three homes and other times we simply don't have enough.
Today, we have a critical shortage of available foster homes! We have a list of terrific foster volunteers, but with the chaos of life, sometimes they are unable to take in a foster animal.
Currently, we have eight (8) Heartworm positive dogs needing a foster home. While recuperating, the "patient" needs to be kept calm to prevent complications. The dog cannot be placed for adoption until treatment is finished which is roughly 45-60 days. Obviously, it is better to foster the animal in a home that will be far less excitable than a shelter environment. Heartworm is not contagious to other animals in the foster home.
If you know someone who could become a foster parent, please pass on the following information:
Foster parents must complete a Volunteer Application and attend a Volunteer Orientation.
At the Volunteer Orientation, s/he will learn more about the SPCA of Central Florida and complete a Foster Application.
After the Foster Application is approved, s/he will attend Shelter Training and be given a Foster Manual.
Foster parents are encouraged to have a separate room for foster animals.
The SPCA of Central Florida Medical Clinic provides the medical care required by shelter animals in foster care.
Current, active Bark Buddies or Kitty Cuddlers, are three steps ahead of a new applicant and only need to fill out a Foster Application.
If you rent, we will need proof that your landlord approves your fostering animals.
We have to act quickly - the need is immediate.
For more information or a foster application, contact me for our Orlando shelter or Deb Morrow for our Sanford shelter.
Orlando Volunteer Manager