Fostering not only gives animals a well deserved break from the kennels/cattery it also lets us know what they are like in a home environment giving them a much better chance of finding a permanent home.
There are several ways you can foster and animal, either long term, short term or nightly sleep overs.
Long term fostering is usually for one of our older animals or animals needing some form of health care.
Short term fostering gives an animal a well deserved rest and is ideal if you have time off work.
Nightly fostering is ideal for those living close to the rescue and is more for a canine residents. You can pick up a dog on your way home from work and drop him/her off in the morning. This gives the dogs a little rest bite and again helps us know what he/she is like at home.
Emergency Fostering this only happens occasionally, but it is always great to have a list of emergency foster carers that we can contact in short notice. The animals that you will be caring for would be animals that are due to be put to sleep from local pounds and owners who can’t keep their animals at short notice. Or fingers crossed this won’t be happening again, but we were unfortunate to experience flooding last year at our rescue, were we had to evacuate our kennels and get 40 dogs into emergency foster carers in a matter of hours.
Some of our foster animals even find permanent homes through fostering as you never know who you night meet when out walking.
If you are able to give some of your time to become a foster carer for NCAR, we would obviously have to fill in some forms and do a home check (similar to our adoption process), but this will be explained when you sign up to be a foster carer. Every animal will vary depending on breed, species and age, some will need a garden, some won’t, some can’t live with children, some can, so please be understanding when it come to matching you with your foster animal, we are obviously looking for the best environment for our animals, but we are very grateful for your kindness.
There are always animals at NCAR that need some sort of foster care, you will be helping our animals so much so please if you are interested then call us to find out more.
If you would like more information about our fostering schemes available to you, then please contact Karen on 01745 560546 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org