The Metro Animal Care and Control Foster Program seeks to provide supplemental care to animals with special needs, decrease euthanasia of animals, increase animal adoptions, and increase the community’s involvement in caring for the community’s animals. The ultimate goal of the foster care program is find a permanent home for the foster animal.
Our Foster Care Guide contains information on our various foster programs, information to help you care for foster animals, and tips and advice on how to use social media and other means to help find forever homes for your foster animals.
Animals’ Participation in the Foster Program
Potential foster animals are initially processed according to our intake procedures. Each animal at least six months of age will be tested for heartworms or FELV/FIV and given vaccines, in accordance with regular intake protocol.
Animals will be selected for participation in the Foster Program based on a holistic assessment of the animal and its needs (including known medical and behavioral conditions), the available Fosters and associated resources, our capacity and resources, and other animals in need.
An animal will not be considered for volunteer foster care if the animal:
- Represents a threat to public health or safety; or,
- Has prognosis of poor quality of life, such as chronic pain and suffering.
Learn about the requirements for becoming a foster care provider and apply today.