Foster Families Needed!
FCHS Foster Program
Foster families provide temporary care for cats, kittens, dogs and puppies. Some animals need as little as a few days, while others may need care for up to three months.
Our greatest foster needs are:
- Adult Dogs
- Momma cats with litters
- Orphaned kitten and puppies
By offering your time, energy and home to an animal in need, you prepare the animal for adoption into a permanent home as well as help prevent overcrowding in our shelter. FCHS is always looking for more foster homes, especially throughout the busy spring and summer seasons.
Most common reasons animals require foster care:
- Kittens and puppies that are too young to be spayed or neutered and adopted out into permanent homes. Cats or dogs who are nursing a litter of kittens or puppies. Although the shelter is a safe environment, it is not the best for raising babies.
- Cats or dogs who are being treated for injuries or illnesses.
- Animals that are just too stressed in a shelter environment.
FCHS provides: all veterinary care and medicine for foster animals, plus plenty of support to foster parent volunteers. FCHS encourages foster families to provide their own pet supplies, such as litter and food, but these items may be provided if necessary.
Foster families provide: time, attention, pet supplies, such as cat litter, food, a place in their home and lots of love. Photographs and notes on animal personalities are highly encouraged, but not necessary.
How foster care works
- When FCHS receives an animal that is not ready to be put up for adoption, we contact our list of foster families. If a foster volunteer is not available to foster at that time, we simply try another person. There will be plenty of other opportunities to foster, so there is no pressure to take an animal.
- Foster families come to our shelter located in St. Albans, Vermont to pick up the foster animal to take home. At that time, volunteers receive information about the animal’s condition and needs.
- Foster parents may need to bring the animal to FCHS periodically to be examined by our veterinarian, receive vaccinations or other treatment.
- Once the foster period is over, the foster family returns the animal to FCHS.
Get started by filling out a Foster Volunteer Application today!
THANK YOU to everyone who has remembered Franklin County Humane Society and has made donations in funds or items that we so desperately need. Your generosity keeps our adoption center open and allows us to be here to care for these orphaned pets.
THANK YOU to those who have opened up their hearts and homes to give an orphaned pet a new forever home and family to love. Every animal that gets adopted allows us to take in one more.