The Fredericksburg SPCA provides most supplies such as: food, toys, linens, and crates that you will need for your foster. We also provide medical care, a 24-hour emergency line, and general advice and guidance through our active foster community and case managers.
Minor medical illness can often be the reason a large portion of animals in shelters within the United States are euthanized. We believe that through our fostering program, we can prevent this unnecessary death. Medical fosters are needed in order for us to help increase these life-saving rates.
Through the guidance of our medical team, the Fred SPCA will provide medicine and teach the foster anything they need to know about the illness itself and how to care for the animal. We also coach on how to properly sanitize/quarantine to reduce the risk of spreading illness to any resident pets. The commitment for a medical foster is usually only 10-14 days.
Fostering an animal that is feeling under the weather allows animals to heal in a home environment where they are being provided the compassionate TLC they need. It helps our organization holistically, as it helps keep the other animals in the shelter healthy, as well as helps alleviate workload on staff so that they can continue to work hard at placing animals in homes.