Foster a furry friend and liven up your life.
Looking for love, happiness and an instant mood booster (read: adorable, furry companion) this year?
Providing the rewarding answer you never knew you needed, fostering a furry friend could be exactly what you need, especially if you can’t commit to caring for one indefinitely. Homeless dogs, puppies, cats, kittens, birds and ‘pocket pets’ arrive in pounds and shelters every day. To get the second chance they deserve, each of these animals desperately needs a foster carer.
Waggin Tails Animal Rescue, a Geelong-based rescue shelter, is currently desperate for cat and dog foster carers across the Geelong region and Melbourne.
The key takeaways
- This Geelong animal rescue is in need of foster carers for dogs and cats at risk of being put to sleep
- The shelter is being inundated with requests to take on surrenders and the more carers they have on board, the more they can help
- Carers need to be able to get to our vets in Geelong, Lilydale or Lynbrook
An organisation dedicated to breaking out death row pups of all shapes and sizes, unwanted cats/kittens and then providing them with quality health care, stability, rehab and retraining if necessary, their main aim is to provide a safe, happy and supportive environment while their forever home is found.
Taking to social media, the organisation has revealed they are in need of carers for cats and dogs with an increased number in people wanting to sadly surrender their animals.
“We are currently in urgent need of dog and cat foster carers. The pounds are filling up with dogs and kitten season is now in full swing,” the post read.
“We’re getting messages almost daily off people wanting to surrender animals and with our current carer numbers, we cannot help as many as we would like!
Carers can be in Geelong, Melbourne and surrounds.
Depending on the pet you wish to foster, you can welcome an adorable companion into your home temporarily for a few weeks right through to a few months, looking after them and helping them become well-socialised and ready for adoption.
Carers need to be able to get to their designated vets in Geelong, Lilydale or Lynbrook. They also have dog food donations in Geelong that can be provided to carers alongside the cat food donations when they have it!
If you can’t help out fostering, the shelter is also in urgent need of food and litter donations. They’re after Royal canin mum and babycat, Felix kitten wet, cat litter paper pellets and wambaroo formula.
You can apply to be a foster carer here. If your home is suited for any of the dogs or cats, you’ll be contacted!