Your Heart and Home to Animals In Need
As a foster family,
you will not only provide shelter, food and health
care, you will help us learn about the pet's
temperament, character and abilities before
finding him or her a new home.
in Need of Foster Homes:
Recovering injured or ill animals
Animals too young to be placed up
Adoptable kittens or cat needing to
Nursing mothers with puppies or
Animals that need to be evaluated
for adoptability while in a home situation
Animals that show a need for extra
training or socialization
for Foster Parents:
An environment that is safe,
securely confined, comfortable and
appropriate for the foster animal
Ability to care properly for the
needs of a foster animal
Willingness to thoroughly review
and accept guidelines of foster and
adoption programs; foster care generally
lasts six weeks for young animals
Accessibility to staff and
prospective adoptive parents when
No prior problems in providing care
for other pets or animals in their
Willingness to bring the fostered
animal(s) to the Adoption Center and/or
portable adoption sites during weekend
hours in an effort to find a permanent
Our Foster Parents
Are Asked To...
foster animal lots of attention and affection.
The animal may have
lived a difficult life before coming to your home.
much as you can about pet care. Before
you bring your foster animal home, learn as much
as you can about caring for that particular type
of animal. Read about feeding, grooming, and
training. Read our guidelines carefully. Study
warning signs that may indicate the animal needs
home pet friendly. Before
you bring your foster animal home, make sure you
"pet proof" your home. For example,
remove poisonous plants and protect furnishings.
Keep the animal's room warm and comfortable.
animals away from your own pets, at least
foster pet may come into your home harboring
contagious diseases. Even though your pets are
vaccinated against many diseases, it's a good idea
to keep the foster animal away from your pets for
at least a week as an added precaution.
your limits. Fostering
requires a great deal of time and energy - both
emotional and physical. Don't overextend yourself
by fostering animals too frequently or you may
burn yourself out.
the requirements to become a foster parent.
Have the support
of all individuals living in your home.
Have the consent
of your landlord.
Have your own
pets current on all their vaccinations.
all animals remain the property of the
Woodford Humane Society.
a foster parent. Although
fostering takes a great deal of time and
commitment, it can be an incredibly rewarding
you believe your foster animal(s) need(s)
emergency care, please contact the Woodford Humane
Society at (859) 873-5491. If the emergency is
after 6 pm during the week or after 5 pm weekends,
please contact VCA Woodford Animal Hospital at
(859) 873-5181. VCA will
suggest either an emergency visit or make an
appointment for the next day. Approval for
treatment will be obtained from management by the
VCA staff. Any unapproved treatment will be at
the foster familys expense.