WE ARE LOOKING FOR FOSTER FAMILIES
Since the majority of our foster care cases come from the street and a waiting period of about two months is needed to be able to detect FIV / FELV, if you have one or more cats at home, from now on we require proof of current vaccination against FIV / FELV in order to protect both your animals and those put in your care on behalf of the ARN.
What is a foster family?
A foster family temporarily welcomes into their home, a cat or kittens in need of the extra TLC that they can’t get in a shelter.
When a person or family decides to foster, they undertake to pay for the food and litter required for the duration of the cat’s stay, with the exception of cats with special diets. Veterinary expenses are fully covered by ARN. Ideally the foster family is required to transport the cat to and from the designated clinic for appointments, however volunteer drivers can be organized when needed.
Cats placed in a foster home stay with the family until they are adopted. Cats are placed in foster for various reasons such as:
What are the advantages to be a foster family?
The obligations of foster families:
If and when you can no longer continue to be a foster family, you must inform ARN at least two weeks in advance so that we can organize the animal’s return to the shelter, or to another foster home.
From time to time, your foster cat will need to make appearances at our adoption events. This gives the cat a greater chance at finding the perfect forever home. Ideally the foster family is required to transport the cat to and from these events, however volunteers drivers can be organized when needed.
You must be available and open to visits from potential adopters. These visitors are always accompanied by an ARN volunteer adoption counsellor.
If you need additional information, please send an e-mail to: ARNfostercare@gmail.com
If you wish to become a foster family, please complete the Online Form
The ARN Fostering Program Team
Réseau Secours Animal / Animal Rescue Network
BP 32203, CP St-André
Montréal (Québec) H2L 4Y5
Téléphone/Phone (514) 938-6215
Organisme de charité/Registered Charity 88486 5767 RR0001