News: Foster

Published Wed April 28, 2021

Team position title:Foster
Required prerequisites
  • foster module complete
  • kitten care module complete (recommended)
Position description
  • Must be an Osceola County resident
  • Be willing to socialize (work and play with) the animal.
  • Be observant of the animal and report any suspected illness.
  • Live in a home or apartment that allows animals.
  • Have the approval of the family to foster.
  • Have a safe, confined space tforr the animal.
  • Have transportation available to bring the animal to the shelter for medical appointments.
Other attributes required
  • access to the internet and email
  • at least 18 years of age
  • lift 30 - 50 pounds
  • not allergic to animals
Other position details

Foster Care Training is different from other facets of the shelter in that interested people may begin fostering as soon as the online module(s) have been completed. Please note: both cats and dogs need to be fostered, but the majority of the animals requiring this service are cats and kittens.

Animal Services will provide all food, equipment and medication required. Any equipment or medical expenses that the foster incurs without the permission of shelter staff will not be reimbursed.

Current volunteers in good standing do not need to complete the foster application, but should speak with the Volunteer Coordinator.

Separate application requiredyes
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