What is it?
What is it?
Fostering animals is not only one of the most rewarding volunteer opportunities at the SPCA of Northern Nevada, but fostering save lives. By opening your heart and home to kittens, puppies, nursing cats, and animals of varying needs for a few weeks or months, you provide them with the care and shelter they need until they are ready to move onto the next phase in finding a loving home! (Click here for a recent post about the difference fostering makes!)
What types of animals need fostering and why?
Fostering opportunities include:
What do I need to become a foster?
Becoming a foster parent is fast, easy and a lot of FUN! Here’s what you need to do:
Don’t worry, we will provide you with all the equipment and knowledge you need to help your foster animals thrive! You’ll be a pro before you know it. Not to mention a literal life-saver.
In the Spring and Summer months, we will see an influx of kittens, many of them not old enough to leave their mothers. We will utilize foster homes to care for orphaned kittens, whole litters separated from their mother and mother cats with their litters. Foster parents will provide care for the kittens until they reach 2.5 – 3 lbs., a necessary weight requirement to have the spay/neuter surgery.
All puppies under the age of 10 weeks will require foster homes, as well. These baby animals are in need of a warm, safe and clean environment during their beginning stages of life until they are old enough to have spay/neuter surgery.
Whether you’re interested in jumping right in or just curious to learn more about fostering, join us for FOSTERING 101, an orientation and information session that’s open to the public taking place twice a month at the SPCA adoption center. You’ll have a chance to learn about the ins and outs of fostering and about how you can help save lives from the comfort of your own home!
Upcoming FOSTERING 101 sessions are:
February 22, 5:30-6:30pm
March 8, 5:30-6:30pm
March 24, 4-5pm
April 12, 5:30-6:30pm
April 21, 4-5pm
Mark your calendars and PLEASE help us save lives through fostering!!
If interested in becoming a foster, please contact:
Meagan at Meagan@spcanevada.org