What is the Foster Care Program?
- The Cortland County SPCA places some animals in the homes of volunteers, who take care of them temporarily.
- The foster care program helps to save lives, by giving a second chance to animals who need special attention and would otherwise have a hard time becoming ready for adoption.
What kind of animals can be placed in foster care?
- Kittens and puppies, either with or without nursing moms, who are too young to be vaccinated, neutered and adopted; animals recovering from injuries or surgery; treatable sick animals who need socialization to become comfortable with humans or training to correct behavior issues, are first candidates for fostering.
- Animals who simply need some quiet and TLC in a home environment are also candidates for foster care.
What do foster parents do?
- Provide plenty of appropriate food and shelter in the foster parent's home.
- Ensure basic care (grooming, training and socializing).
- Give LOTS OF LOVE AND TENDER CARE!!!
- Return the animals to the shelter for vaccinations.
- Make the animals available for adoption events
- Once the pet is adoptable, return the animals to the shelter or put the shelter in touch with someone who wishes to adopt them.
What does the CCSPCA provide?
- Vaccinations for all animals.
- Basic medical care such as injected fluids, flea and ear mite treatment, and antibiotics.
- Special diet food if necessary.