Rehoming Foster Carer
When We Need You
From 05/03/2012 onwards
Cat and dog foster carers needed. Dogs are cared for in the volunteer's home, cats in the spare room, or in timber cat chalets in the garden, provided by the Blue Cross. Potential volunteers are asked to have experience of the species they wish to foster, and to not be in full time employment. We do not recruit carers who have children under five years old to foster in the house but there is the possibility for them using cat chalets. We are looking for proactive individuals who are computer literate, and have access to a digital camera. Pets are taken to the local vets, assessed buy the volunteer and advertised. potential adopters visit the pet in the volunteer's home. Foster carers should have access to a car t carry out home visits, and take the pet to the vets. Full training, equipment and support given.
About The Blue Cross
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.
Skills & Experience
Experience of pet ownership, use of a suitable vehicle if needed, able to work as part of a team, good communicator, reliable, compassiobate, able to work on your own initiative, adaptable, self-motivated, willing to learn, friendly approach, and animal welfare being of major inportance to you.
In the volunteer's home and local area.
Application Form, Induction/Training, Informal Chat, References
Training and Induction Details
A comprehensive training and information manual is provided, along with ongoing support and as required, professional beahviourist support.
By car or public transport - up to a maximum of £20 day, mileage by car 40p mile for first 100 miles, then 10p mile, phonecalls reimbursed subject to agreement, and stationery costs.
No Wheelchair Access
No Disabled Toilet
Frequency & Commitment
No minimum commitment required.
Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.
Opportunity Provided By
PO Box 6
Contact: Natalie Hogg
Tel: 0131 449 4393