A successful Foster Care Program takes more than good intentions and Kitten Milk Replacer. Learn how to set up a network of skilled volunteers to give shelter animals in need a little more time to find a forever home.
Resources and Articles
From the Magazine
This system developed by the Animal Rescue League of Boston allows for the immediate transfer of young kittens to their foster families—while still making sure they get the necessary screenings and care.
Fledgling fosterers have a lot to learn before embarking on their first kitty-mentoring adventure. In this article, veteran fosterers offer their advice -- and their practical knowledge and experiences are worth their weight in kitten chow.
Shelters regularly receive inquiries from people who want to foster animals, but the job requires more than just good intentions. In this feature designed for volunteers and potential foster parents, a longtime fosterer provides tips to those interested in becoming temporary caregivers for homeless pets.
An all-encompassing manual that includes information for shelter staff and foster volunteers.
Use these sample materials from the Philadelphia SPCA to help you develop your group's own foster materials.
Policies & Programs
PetSmart Charities provides access to webinars on a variety of animal welfare-related topics, links to animal-welfare presentations, conference materials, as well as links to governmental forms helpful for nonprofits.