for becoming an MHS Foster:
are responsible to keep the pet for the time it takes to place
in a new home.
are from shelters, are strays or are owner release pets.
must consult with a board member before agreeing to foster
MHS has a policy that once the animal is brought in, it will
only be euthanised in extreme medical or
cases which would need consent of 3 board members.
a litter of kittens or pups are taken in the mother (if available)
must be brought in as well.
fostering member will be responsible for housing and placement
of the pet. This
can be a long term commitment so should be carefully considered
before taking the pet into care.
member is limited to 2 foster pets – a litter
of kittens or pups counts as 1.
pet should go to a MHS vet.
need to be feline LK tested, dogs need to
be HTWorm tested if over 3 months. If either
to be positive, further
consultation with board member
medical procedures should be provided. This includes routine
shots, worming, flea or heartworm control.
should be spayed or neutered.
Adoption Package and adoption contract
foster must use an MHS adoption contract and pet package.
The adoption contract should be filled in with the
appropriate medical notes and details
of the pet.
pet should be listed for adoption on the MHS dog/cat
list and web pages for advertisement purposes.
The foster should provide a photo and general
information as soon as possible.
can be scheduled to go into the cat condo
on the pet are forwarded to the foster. The foster/member
should contact the adopter in a timely fashion and screen
that person before adopting out
the pet. If possible they will do a home visit with the
adopter before placement. Guidance on this is available
from a board
you are interested in becoming an MHS Foster, please complete
the Foster Form: