From time to time the Keysborough shelter has special needs animals which require some time out of the shelter environment. This may be a dog recuperating from surgery such as an amputation or perhaps a mother cat and litter of kittens. We recently fostered one dog which had a ringworm on his nose. The foster-carer responded to our plea on the webpage and cared for "Lucky" for several weeks until the ringworm was cured. "Lucky" has since been returned to the Shelter and was adopted by a lovely family. If a foster-carer could not be found "Lucky" would have been euthanased.
Potential foster-carers should complete an application form and discuss their wishes and concerns with Sue (the Animal Welfare Coordinator) or Viv (Welfare Liaison). We will match appropriate animals with your choices and the Shelter provides all food, bedding, medication and veterinary care.
The foster-carer provides a loving home, care and attention and the chance of a happy future. Before you receive your first foster animal you will be visited at home by AAPS personnel to receive accreditation.
Whilst you can obtain a lot of personal satisfaction from fostering, it can also be heartbreaking. Sometimes despite your best efforts the animal will not be passed by the vet for rehoming and will be euthanased. Please consider this before committing yourself.
As we would like to successfully rehome every animal which comes to our Shelter, our fledgling foster-care program will play an important part. We need your help
Ideally we require people who do not work or work part time. It's imperative that the foster animal be supervised while playing with other animals and cared for at all times, thank you.
Click here to print out the foster carer application form in pdf format (prefered format).
Please return this form via mail : 10 Homeleigh Road, Keysborough, 3173 or fax to 03 9769 0317.
Thank you for helping us help the animals!