Why become a foster carer? 

Foster carers are wonderful people who dedicate their time to nurturing and loving those who need it most.
It is a rewarding experience to see a previously uncared for animal find who they are and learn to trust again.

 

What do foster carers need to provide?

 

Foster carers are asked to provide;

- Food & Water (however we often have donated food and will endeavour to make this available at your nearest collection point)

- Wormer & Flea treatment administering (we can provide the tablets but we need you to give them on time and advise us for our records)

- Shelter, safety and a comfortable place to sleep

- Love, affection and appropriate mental and physical exercise as required (with regard to vaccination status, health and age)

- Basic obedience, with additional behaviour support available from our knowledgeable volunteers

- Transportation to vet appointments as required

- Transportation to once off professional photo shoot for adoption advertising

 

How long will I have the animal for?

 

This will depend on many variables such as age, health, temperament, and so on. Some of our animals come to us very timid and obviously in need of help to build their confidence. Foster care gives these animals an opportunity to learn to trust again. Once they are shown kindness and love the transition is amazing and it’s very rewarding seeing your foster furkid grow and develop. The usually time frame is 2-10 weeks however some may take a little longer.

 

Who pays for the vet bills if veterinary care is required?

 

SHARI is responsible for all vetwork (desexing, microchipping, vaccination, heartworm test as well as any extra vet work) that is incurred during the time your foster is in foster care.

If you are interested in becoming a foster carer, please fill out our foster application

or email enquiries@shari.net.au for more information!

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