Foster Parent - Volunteer Opportunity Details

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Basic Information About This Opportunity

Title: Foster Parent
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- Foster parents must be able to provide a safe, loving and stable environment.
-Experience with specialized care such as behavior or medical issues is a plus, but not necessary.
- All fosterers must be 21+, complete a virtual home visit, and pass a routine background check. Any other members of the household that are 18+ must pass a routine background check, as well.
- you must be able to transport your foster animal to and from the shelter, and to the vet during regular business hours.

- You must be able to provide a separate space for quarantining new fosters in order to maintain the health and wellbeing of foster and resident cats.
- All foster cats must only be kept indoors and cannot interact with cats that spend time outdoors.
- All resident cats must be up to date on vaccines and routine medical care and if over the age of 4 months, they need to be spayed/neutered.
- Resident FIV/FeLV (+) cats must be kept separated from all foster cats and kittens.

What to expect
- Upon pick up, you will be provided with essentials for the first two weeks of care. As future needs arise, you can receive reimbursement for pre-approved self-purchased foster items OR you can pick up supplies with the Foster Care team lead.
- Almost Home Cat Rescue MKE is responsible for all medical and financial obligations for all foster animals. We do appreciate donations when possible, but it is not a requirement of fostering.
- Foster care team leads and case managers are readily available to help guide you through any situation that may come up.

Time commitment
- Every situation and animal is different, so the time commitment can vary. The average stay in a foster home depends on the age and socialization of the cat or kitten. Newborn kittens are fostered for 10 weeks prior to adoption. Any other cat or kitten is dependent on their health and adoptability.
- The average daily time commitment is 2-3 hours. Daily and total time commitments may be extended for various reasons, including health, behavior, rate of growth or space limitations at the shelter. Flexibility is appreciated.

If you are interested in this position, please feel free to fill out an application here:

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Before you can help out with this opportunity, you'll need to sign up as a volunteer. Once you've done that, you'll be able to contact the shelter and express your interest helping out with this opportunity. You'll also be able to create a volunteer profile, which will let shelters and rescue groups in your area find volunteer opportunities that best match your skills and interests.

Volunteering is a great way to help pets in need and meet other caring humans like you!

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