Thank you for considering becoming a foster parent to a CARA rescue!
Because CARA does not run an animal shelter, rescued animals need to be placed in a good home with fosters that are interested in investing energy and time as well as possibly financial resources in rehabilitating the animal and preparing it for its forever home.
It is important to understand the commitments that a foster makes, as most of the rescued animal have endured traumatic experiences and need people who are experienced in caring for animals to prepare them for adoption or even pamper them back to health.
The information below is designed to assist you during your time as a foster, give some basic information of what is expected of a foster and who to contact should you have further questions.
As a foster, your commitment usually lasts 3 months to 1 year during which CARA will add the animal to the adoption list and bring it to adoption events or meet ups with possible adoption families. During this time the foster family covers basic needs such as food, toys, vitamins.
Depending on the financial situation of the foster, either CARA or the foster cover medical expenses. We have some fosters who are of simple means, but still have a lot of love and a good home to offer, and other fosters who have better financial situations and may have the means to pay for medical bills. It really is a case per case basis that should be discussed before the animal goes to the foster. Honesty between the foster and CARA is of great importance not only before but also throughout the fostering period – caring for the animal should be a team effort.
If you end up falling in love with your foster animal and decide to adopt permanently – great! Please let CARA know and we will happily take the foster animal off our adoption list after going through the adoption formalities with you.
If you have questions, concerns or your foster animal needs medical attention please contact us immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org, (Tel) +632 5323340, or (Mobile) 0919 579 0047!
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