FOSTERING NINE BUNNIES
FULL SUPPORT FROM SPCA TEAM
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO FOSTER AN ANIMAL?
Fostering an animal means you take a BC SPCA animal into your home and care for them for the SPCA. While they’re in your home, they provide you with food and medical care until the pet is available for adoption. Foster families help animals recover from illnesses/injuries or provide them with socialization and love.
If you are unsure about adopting an animal, or unable to make the commitment at this time (just like us), fostering can be a great way to bring animals into your life. While fostering is temporary, many foster families fall in love with the animal in their care and decide to adopt them (again, like us!).
WHAT MAKES A GOOD FOSTER FAMILY?
- Length of commitment from a couple of days to several weeks
- Ability to spend time with the animal every day
- Daily monitoring of the animal as needed
- Ability to accommodate time to transport the animal, as needed, for appointments, treatments and weigh-ins
- Nursing dog with puppies
- Nursing cat with kittens
- Orphaned kittens or puppies
- Sick or injured animals needing medical care
- Animals needing help with behaviour issues
- Puppies and kittens too young to be in the shelter
- Horses and other farm animals
If you are 19 years of age or older and this sounds like it might be up your alley, you can view foster care opportunities and apply to be a foster family through the BC SPCA website and watch the video below! Or take an even bigger leap and look into adopting one of the many animals looking for a long-term family.
Born & raised in Vancouver, and co-founder of Healthy Family Media and the Healthy Family Expo, Angela is a reformed divorce lawyer turned healthy family champion! By day, she thrives on connecting conscious brands with busy Vancouver families. By night, you’ll find her wrangling two feisty daughters, choosing between instant pot or healthy freezer meals for dinner, and singing with MomChoir. She especially loves sharing her favourite family-friendly finds with other Lower Mainland parents!