Fosterer – Cats and Dogs

RSPCA volunteer with a collection tin

RSPCA volunteer with a collection tin


To provide a temporary home for cats and dogs in the Branch area who are in need of a foster placement whilst they are in RSPCA care, either requiring rehabilitation or waiting for a suitable permanent home to be found.

Tasks and responsibilities

  • To provide for the animal’s welfare needs as defined by the Animal Welfare Act 2006:
    • Need for a suitable environment
    • Need for a suitable diet
    • Need to be able to exhibit normal behaviour patterns
    • Need to be housed with, or apart from, other animals
    • Need to be protected from pain, suffering, injury and disease.
  • To provide care in accordance with RSPCA polices, Minimum Standards, Minimum Expectations and guidelines.
  • To maintain records on the animal’s health and behaviour
  • To assist in the rehabilitation of the animal, as guided by the fostering co-ordinator.
  • To assist the RSPCA, if required, in finding a permanent home for the animal either by providing photographic or written journals of the animal or by actively advertising the animal for rehoming.
  • Keep accurate records of authorised expenditure on fostered animals, via receipts and completed expense forms.
  • Have access to a vehicle to be able to transport fostered animal to the designated veterinary practice as and when required.
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