Feline Foster Volunteer

(Georgian Triangle Humane Society, Collingwood - 10th Line)

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Position ID: V-CWD0023 Last Modified: 19 Nov 2021 Last Full Update: 06 Sep 2021
Opportunity Details
ContactAdrienne Thorp, Volunteer Coordinator, Georgian Triangle Humane Society (GTHS); Phone: 705-445-5204 ext 230; Email: volunteer@gths.ca
DutiesFeline Foster Volunteers provide a safe, loving and temporary home for pregnant or nursing cats and kittens (litter sizes can range from 5-9 kittens). Other foster scenarios include caring for cats who are recovering from an injury or illness, and providing emergency boarding to assist when someone is temporarily unable to care for their cat due to a crisis (eg. in hospital or homeless). You must be able to separate the foster animals from any pets in your home by keeping them in a separate room. We will provide training and all the supplies you need. 
Feline Foster Volunteers are responsible for helping the cat/kittens in their care thrive until they are ready to be adopted (or returned to their owner in the case of emergency boarding). This will include feeding the animals at least twice a day, possibly more, cleaning litter boxes and socializing the animals. It may also include bottle feeding and administering oral medications. 
Fostering can be undertaken by children under adult supervision, however, the adult must register as the official Feline Foster Volunteer. 
NOTE: As at time of posting we are currently ONLY looking for new Foster Volunteers who are willing to care for nursing females and/or pregnant females with their litters once they’re born, and/or with bottle-fed orphaned kitten litters.  
Please complete a Foster Application Form on our website under the section entitled 'How to become a GTHS Volunteer' www.gths.ca/volunteer
More Info Linkhttps://www.gths.ca/volunteering/feline-foster-volunteer/
BenefitsCare for animals in need in your own home - all foster supplies are provided by the GTHS
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Youth (12-18) ; Highschool students ; Post-secondary students ; Persons with a hearing impairment ; Persons with a mental disability ; Persons with a physical disability ; Persons with a visual impairment ; Men ; Women ; Newcomers / English as a second language ; Couples ; Families ; Groups ; Individuals
Areas of InterestAnimal Services ; Community / Neighbourhood Volunteering
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Listening Skills ; Patience ; Planning & Organizing ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Team Work ; Please complete a Foster Application form to apply - located under 'How to become a GTHS volunteer' at www.gths.ca/volunteer
Commitment LengthApplicants are asked to commit to fostering for a minimum of 6 months. The length of each foster case will vary, examples: pregnant or nursing moms 10-14 weeks, bottle feed babies 8-9 weeks...
Interaction LevelVirtual Volunteering - Animals will temporarily live in your home ; Individuals, couples or families can foster cats and kittens. Visits to the Animal Centre may be required for health checks, surgeries, collection of supplies, etc.
Dates and TimesOne to four hours a day depending on the foster case
SeasonsYear Round ; Fostering is available year round, however, some foster scenarios are more seasonal than other (ie. pregnant/nursing moms and kittens from spring-early fall)
AccessibilityNot Applicable
Number of PositionsSimcoe County: 8 individual(s) 
8 individual(s) needed in total. 
Foster Volunteers must be within reasonable reach of the Animal Centre in Collingwood to attend appointments and in case of emergencies. Please complete a Foster Application Form to apply.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided - Resources, guidance and support are provided ; Foster Volunteers are expected to have some cat / kitten experience. Resources, support and guidance will be provided according to the foster animal(s) going into your care.
TransportationCar required
Police CheckNot Required
Start DateOn or after 09 Aug 2021
End Date10 Sep 2021
Agency Details
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Organization NameGeorgian Triangle Humane Society, Collingwood - 10th Line
Office Phone705-445-5204
Toll Free Phone24 hr reporting animal abuse or neglect Ontario wide: 310-7722 * 310-SPCA
Address & Map
549 10th Line
Collingwood, ON L9Y 0W1
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