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Blue Cross needs foster volunteers to care for poorly and unwanted pets

29 Jan 2013

Fancy looking after some newborn kittens or puppies, or a poorly cat in need of some love and care, until they are ready to find homes of their own? 

Blue Cross is appealing for animal lovers to become volunteer pet fosterers, to help us cope with increasing numbers of homeless animals. 

We took in 8,393 unwanted pets last year and our fostering scheme is one of our newest ways to increase the number of animals we can help.

Pet fosterers care for pets in their homes on a short term basis until they are ready to find a permanent home. 

With ever increasing numbers of pets being given up and abandoned, this is a really important way for us to be able to help as many homeless animals as possible. 

The animals needing foster care are often kittens and puppies who really benefit from spending their first few weeks in a real home, pets who are poorly and need some time to recover or those who aren’t coping well in the kennel environment.

Our foster carers will need to have some experience in looking after pets. 

Find out more about becoming a pet foster carer on the Blue Cross volunteering page.