31 - Foster Carer
When We Need You
From 25/09/2008 onwards
You will be responsible for meeting the daily needs of pets in your care, including feeding, cleaning, grooming, exercising and socialising until pet is re-homed. Work with the Development Manager with regards to admission and re-homing of pets, including visits to a potential adopter’s home. Maintain written records about pets in your care, including behaviour, health, dietary and other information. Organise trips to the veterinary surgery, as required. Increase the number of pets re-homed by the Blue Cross.
About Blue Cross Fostering Scheme (VC)
The Blue Cross is a registered UK animal welfare charity. Our aims are to: ensure the welfare of animals by providing practical care highlight the benefits of companionship between animals and people promote a sense of respect and responsibility towards animals in the community We provide support to the nations' pets and their owners by: treating pets whose owners cannot afford private veterinary treatment finding permanent homes for unwanted or abandoned animals educating the public in responsible animal ownership
Skills & Experience
You will have experience of pet ownership. You will have use of a suitable vehicle to transport a foster pet if needed. You will be able to work as part of a team and be a good communicator. You will be reliable, compassionate and able to work alone
In volunteer's home
parental consent required
Application Form, Induction/Training, Informal Chat, Other, References
Training and Induction Details
a Comprehensive training and information manual is provided along with ongoing support and as required professional behaviouris support.
Yes 40p per mile for first 100 miles and then 10p per mile thereafter phonecalls reimbursed subject to agreement. Stationery costs
No Wheelchair Access
No Disabled Toilet
Frequency & Commitment
Fulltime care during fostering
Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.
Opportunity Provided By
PO Box 6
Contact: Jennifer Elderkin
Tel: 0131 449 4393