Cat Fostering Volunteer Role
Want to be a Fosterer for Cats Protection ?
details of what it involves below and also advise having a look round our website and Facebook to get a feel for how we work then if its something you would like to do let me know a bit about you and we can go from there.
*CP & CP volunteers work in accordance with the Animal Welfare Act 2006; the Animal Health & Welfare Act (Scotland) Act 2006 and the principal legislation in Northern Ireland being the Welfare of Animals (Northern Ireland) Act 1972 and any secondary legislation or codes of practice introduced by parliament or the individual assemblies in due course.
Role Profile – Cat and Kitten Fosterer
Do you love getting hands on with cats? Are you caring, but not overly
sentimental, with a good working knowledge of cat welfare? Are you not
afraid to get your hands dirty, happy to deal with the public, to
maintain national standards, and do you understand that cats in care
can need attention outside of normal hours?
Yes? Then maybe you could help as a Fosterer! This very rewarding role
isn't just about stroking cats, its about looking after them night and
day, and includes showing cats to the public, talking to potential
owners about cat welfare, keeping up to date records, and transporting
cats to the vet as and when required. Fostering is normally done in a
purpose built cat cabin (which will be provided) in your own garden,
though spare rooms can be adapted for indoor fostering at first till
you are sure you want to make a commitment..
Summary of Responsibilities:
To provide a high standard of care for all cats and kittens in line
with the charity’s Cat Care Standards under the direction of the
branch’s Welfare Officers.
To ensure that sufficient quality time is spent with foster cats to
ensure that they are adequately stimulated
To ensure that your own cats are protected by vaccination and
segregated from foster cats, in line with the CP Cat Care Standards
To have a good working knowledge of basic cat care, and to provide new
owners with sound basic advice about cat care as well as background
details about the cat they are adopting
To present a professional image of Cats Protection to potential new
owners and members of the public
To transport cats to the vets for health checks and treatment if
required, unless this is managed by another branch volunteer
To keep accurate records of cats fostered and re-homed and to liaise
closely with the Welfare Officers.
To complete necessary branch paperwork including FosteringAgreement,
Equipment Agreement, and to issue a receipt/Gift Aid form for all
Equipment that will be provided:
Cat Care Standards Booklet, CP Rules,
Acceptance Forms, Homing Forms
Pen Agreement Form, Equipment Agreement Form
Donation Form (Receipt and Gift Aid Pad)
Veterinary Treatment Checks Form
Cat Cabin (outdoor fosterers only) and Cat Carrier(s)
Bed and Bedding,
Food dishes, bowls, Litter Trays
Toys, Food and Litter
All vet treatment is covered by the Branch (pending Coordinators
approval) and cats/kittens remain owned by the branch until adoption.