So many of our teachers arrive in Australia and instantly miss their pets at home. Well have you ever thought about fostering a pet while you are here?
Responsibilities of Foster Parents
– Take care of kitten/cat or puppy/dog
– Provide food and make sure to feed your pet
– Give them lots of love!
– If they get sick, you will need to drive them to the vet
– Drop them off when the pound/organization has someone to adopt them or drop them off at the vets to get desexed.
What you are not responsible for?
– Vet bills (if your pet gets sick, you need to take them to the vet but you don’t pay anything)
– Litter box will be provided
– You do not need to find a home for them (although if you know someone who is looking for a pet, it is a great idea to suggest them to the organization as ultimately we want all the pets to be adopted).
You can stare at kittens playing together for hours. Doorways fascinate them. Moths terrify them. They hunt balled paper and ribbons. Any sort of jingling or loose thread is worth attacking, you know, just to see.
One of our kittens was so intrigued with a bit of leftover coke in the bottle, I thought I’d share an episode from “Kitty TV” with you, and you can see why fostering kittens could be for you!
If you are interested, contact your local pound or you can also go to Save-a-Dog Scheme (and they have kittens/cats/dogs/puppies to foster).