I have reached zero tolerance for the cruelty against our animal brothers. If we are to nurture our culture, let's begin with the animals who have been nothing but our beasts of burden for so long.
- Riki Rockett
Join The SPCA Selangor Angels Foster Club!
A foster parent provides a temporary home for kittens, puppies, dogs, cats, or other animals in need. The preferred length of fostering can vary from 2 weeks to 2 months depending on the amount of care or behavioral modification that is needed. The devotion and care given during this time allows the animal a second chance to be adopted by a loving home.
The rewards of being a foster parent are many. They include offering an animal a second chance and the added benefit of receiving the love and attention right back from the animal you nurture. You will directly experience 'temporary mother/fatherhood' by raising and cultivating young animals, or learn the art of healing by caring for sick or injured animals until they are strong enough.
Temporary foster families are needed for a variety of reasons. The three most common reasons are:
- Limited shelter space - The number of animals received at a shelter is sometimes overwhelming and adequate housing is not available. Foster homes provide shelters with an additional option until a space becomes available.
- Treatment and care after an illness or injury - Foster parents provide sick and injured animals with the additional time, medication, and space they need to recover. This may include time to recover from emotional, fear, or stress based situations that the animal may have encountered in the past.
- Extremely young animals - Young animals, such as kittens and puppies, which are not yet weaned, require special attention. Unweaned orphans require a serious commitment since they have special needs such as diet and frequent feeding schedules. One of the greatest rewards of nurturing these young animals is knowing that you are giving them a great start in life.
Fostering is a challenging but very rewarding experience. Foster homes provide shelters with the valuable option of temporary homes to care for their animals. They bridge the gap and offer the crucial extra time and space needed to be able to prepare a shelter animal to be adopted into a forever home.
Interested in fostering an animal? Call us at 42565312/ 42535179 (9am-4pm daily)for more information!